Oprah's Unfried Chicken

"Oprah's famous "unfried chicken" recipe from personal chef Rosie's cookbook. Very tasty, low fat substitute for the Colonel's. 1"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Remove skin from chicken pieces.
  • Place all chicken pieces in a large bowl with the ice water.
  • Put yogurt in a medium bowl; set aside.
  • Spray a baking sheet with vegetable oil.
  • Combine all breading ingredients in a large, tight-sealing bag.
  • Shake to mix.
  • Remove two pieces of the chicken from the ice water.
  • Roll each piece in yogurt.
  • Put chicken in plastic bag with the breading mix.
  • Seal and shake, coating each piece thoroughly.
  • Place on oiled baking sheet.
  • Repeat with remaining chicken pieces.
  • Spray chicken lightly with vegetable oil.
  • Place baking sheet on bottom of the preheated 400°F oven.
  • Bake for 1 hour, turning pieces over every 20 minutes for even browning.

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  1. BogeysMom
    I did this with chicken wings and it was really good. The smell while cooking was incredible. Do be generous with the spray on cooking oil.
  2. Shoga-chan
    i've tried this before and it's usually quite good. I had to substitute crushed saltine crackers as all my breadcrumbs were stale and i couldn't be bothered cleaning the blender, but it was still tasty, and the technique is great. I baked it on parchment paper and sprayed the tops but the coating still slipped off a few pieces. Rosie must have a trick she's not sharing?
  3. Jilly Beans
    My family loves this recipe. It comes out really well if you bake it on a silicone baking pad like a Silpat. Also, spray the top of the chicken well so it will be browned.
  4. Carrie Ann
    This was very tasty dish, however, I found that despite the fact that the baking sheet was sprayed gererously with non-cooking spray, the coating on the chicken stuck to the pan.The chicken, instead of the golden brown colour I expected, was quite dark in some spots, almost black which made it less apealing at the dinner table. I agree, the chicken itself and the pan need to be sprayed quite liberaly with the non-cooking spray.


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