Not only is Patti LaBelle the “Godmother of Soul,” but her cooking has earned her a reputation as the “Godmother of Soul Food.” This recipe, perfect as a side or feature dish, comes from her 2004 cookbook for diabetics, Patti LaBelle’s Lite Cuisine. Try this soulful spin on the traditional Caesar salad for a healthy meal that doesn’t skimp on flavor.


4- 6 ounce boneless chicken breast halves

1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

1 teaspoon Poultry seasoning


1 head Romaine lettuce

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons reduced sodium chicken broth or water

2 tablespoons reduced fat sour cream

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

3/4 teaspoon Red pepper sauce


1. To make the chicken, preheat the oven to 375. Coat a baking sheet with fat-free cooking spray. In a small bowl, mix together the Cajun seasoning and poultry seasoning. Sprinkle seasonings evenly over both sides of the chicken breasts.

2. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake until an instant-read thermometer registers 160F and juices run clear, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven, let chicken cool. Chop into bite-sized chunks.


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