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This cripsy chicken reminds me soooo much of fried chicken... but it's baked, with NO BREADDING. That's right it's got a crispy, high fiber bread free secret that will blow you away! I woke up from my Sunday nap craving fried chicken. I’m not the kind of person who has random food cravings (at least not since I stopped dieting), but I would chock this one up to my final month of pregnancy and a series of instagram photos of a friend’s friend chicken sandwich.

Why is it such a thing to post food photos on instagram? I honestly think it’s cruel to post photos of delicious looking food that I have no access too, especially seafood. Oh how I wish I lived on a coast so I could get fresh seafood…

But we’re not talking about seafood here, we’re talking about chicken. My craving for fried chicken to be specific. So I woke up from my Sunday nap and realized that

A. I had no access to fried chicken, and we had no plans to eat out.

In truth, I could have played the pregnancy card and sent my husband to get some, but there was also…

B. I know that deep fried foods don’t make me feel that great, and honestly, they usually aren’t worth eating.

So I decided to try making something that might satisfy my craving for crunchy, breaded, flavorful chicken with a few ingredients I happen to have on hand. The results were this recipe, which I absolutely adore. I served it with broccoli and roasted potatoes that Sunday night, and the next day added the leftovers to a salad. Both were phenomenal, and my husband loved it too. He had no idea that I used oat bran instead of bread crumbs for the “breading”.

Crispy Ranch Chicken

Crispy Ranch Chicken


  • 2 pounds chicken (breast or thighs)
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 packet ranch dip mix
  • 1 cup uncooked oat bran
  • 2 tsp garlic powder


  • Mix Greek yogurt with 1/2 of ranch packet
  • Mix the other half of ranch packet with oat bran and garlic powder
  • Coat chicken in Greek yogurt mixture, then dip in oat bran mixture.
  • Place on a baking sheet that has been well oiled (coconut oil) or with parchment paper.
  • Bake 375 degrees for 25-35 minutes, or until cooked through.

Serves 6-8


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Ashley Palmer
Ashley is a Registered Nurse with a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition. Ashley loves her son, her husband, and lifting heavy things then putting them back down repeatedly. She is a nutrition, fitness and weight loss coach and blogs at www.youtrition.net.


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