It's a week of all new shows March 24-28 (taped earlier this year) on ABC's "The Chew" (1 p.m., weekdays on ABC) that feature co-host Daphne Oz, who gave birth to her first daughter Philomena Bijou earlier this month. Oz remains on maternity leave and is expected to return full-time to "The Chew" in late April.
Monday, March 24 - "Southern Fried Suppers" - Day 1 of "Fried Chicken Week" features Husk Restaurant in Charleston, S.C.; Carla Hall and Clinton Kelly team up for a "C & C Food Factory" featuring fried catfish and hush puppies; Mario Batali shares a favorite recipe inspired by local New Orleans delicacies.
Tuesday, March 25 -"Sweet 'N' Salty Spectacular!" - Day 2 of "Fried Chicken Week" showcases Chicago's Honey Butter Restaurant; Gillian Jacobs visits; the hosts test the audience's knowledge about sweet and salty foods.
Wednesday, March 26 - "Chicken It Up A Notch" - Day 3 of "Fried Chicken Week" features Country Cat Dinner House and Bar in Portland; Chef Ryan Scott (Live Well Network's "Food Rush") joins Daphne to make his sloppy joe with white cheddar fondue and roasted tomatoes recipe.
Thursday, March 27 - "The World On A Plate" - Day 4 of "Fried Chicken Week" spotlights D Bar in Denver; Daphne and Clinton make a sweet and tangy beef stir fry with mango carrot slaw and Daphne shares her recipe for the perfect nonalcoholic grapefruit mojito.
Friday, March 28 - "Extra Value Friday: Pies 'N' Thighs"— Day 5 of "Fried Chicken Week" looks at New York City's Hill Country Barbecue; Carla demonstrates the "how to" of easy and delicious peanut butter pie pops.
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