Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

This is borrowed from Oprah’s website with a few minor alterations on Patti Labelle’s recipe. There was no parsley available, which seems like a useless addition anyway so cilantro was substituted. Read below to create a healthy alternative to Southern Fried Chicken made..in the oven!

Servings: Makes 4 servings


Oven-Fried Chicken

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 halved chicken breasts , bone in, skin removed
  • 1 cup panko (or other seasoned bread crumbs)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 large cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup nonfat yogurt


In a large bowl, combine chicken broth with 3 cups ice. Add chicken; chill 1 hour.

Meanwhile, in a resealable bag, combine bread crumbs, flour, salt, cayenne, oregano, garlic, parsley, and pepper; shake.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a large baking sheet with vegetable or olive oil spray; set aside.

Place yogurt in a medium bowl. Remove chicken from broth. One piece at a time, dip chicken into yogurt, then place in bread crumb mixture and shake. Place breaded chicken on baking sheet. Spray tops of chicken with vegetable spray. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, until golden brown. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Nutritional Information:

402 calories

A Comme-ci Comme-ça Pie Recipe Fixed!

We have never heard of this ‘Pie Day’, which happened on January 23rd. However, National Pi Day, which recognizes the mathematical π is celebrated on March 14 inspired from the first three digits of pi: 3.14.  Thus, we don’t really know if there is a connection between the two but since pies are delicious, we decided to provide a recipe for sweet apple pie.

If you noticed, she put the pie crust in first and dumped 3/4 cup of sugar in. One of the problems of putting pie crust in and then putting apple slices on top is that there is the chance that the bottom crust will not be cooked.

Solution? Cook the pie crust separately for about 5 minutes until the top of the crust looks slightly cooked.
(NOTE: You can also buy pre-made pie shells. They already come in a container you can slip right into the oven)

We would also recommend using lesser sugar or no sugar at all (if you’re adventurous like us). Also, there are a lesser amount of calories if you substitute BROWN sugar for the white. You might be able to even use raw sugar.

The rest of the ingredients she used we liked. If you are using lesser sugar, use a smaller amount of salt.

If you like cinnamon and nutmeg, go crazy. However, anything in too much excess is a bad thing.

On that happy note, enjoy!