Oprah Discusses Hilarious Clip of Her Wincing at Unseasoned Chicken

LOS ANGELES - AUG 12: Oprah Winfrey at the "Lee Daniels' The Butler" LA Premiere at the Regal 14 Theaters on August 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA - Image

This week, a hilarious 2006 The Oprah Winfrey Show clip went viral online. In it, the talk show queen tries to politely tell a guest chef that her baked chicken recipe is lacking in the taste department.

When asked if she likes the dish, Winfrey remains silent as she chews, but she  eventually asks if the chicken has the bare minimum of seasoning, salt and pepper. When the chef confirms no seasoning has been used, Winfrey smirks and laughs as she assures her guest that the recipe is delicious although a bit bland.

Winfrey addressed the clip on her Instagram page, saying she wanted to be honest while allowing her guest to have a “good experience.”

“This is what I was thinking: I always wanted anybody that came on the show, no matter what they did, to have a good experience. I also wanted to stay in my own truth while wanting them to have that good experience.”

Winfrey went on, “So, I was having a moment of trying to decide, ‘do I want her to have a great time? What is my real moment of truth?’  Because the truth for me is that I am used to having salt and pepper on my chicken! That’s just the truth. That’s what I was thinking, ‘this chicken need some salt and pepper.’”

Hear Winfrey explain her thought process below, then swipe to see the original clip in question.

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