Using simple pantry ingredients you can mix up this Homemade Shake and Bake inexpensively and it tastes even better than the original.
Hi! I’m Amanda from Life at Cloverhill and I’m sharing how I make breaded chicken for my family that tastes even better than the store bought Shake ‘n’ Bake that I remember as a kid. It still keeps the chicken moist and tender with lots of crispiness but at a fraction of the cost.
The great thing is that you can mix up a whole jar of this Homemade Shake and Bake to keep in the fridge whenever you need it. The canola oil in the mixture is what helps make it crispy while it bakes, and it’s why it’s best to refrigerate the mixture to prevent the oil from going rancid. It’ll easily keep in the fridge for a couple of months.
Whenever you want to make some breaded chicken or pork chops, you just scoop some out of the jar into a large resealable bag, shake up the meat and bake it like you would with the original store bought kind.
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Kitchen Tools and Supplies:
- 2 cups breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup Oil
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1-1/2 tsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- pinch Dried Parsley
- pinch Dried Oregano
- pinch Dried Basil
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until evenly mixed.
- Store in the fridge for up to 2 months. Makes the equivalent of 2-3 boxes
- To use the Shake and Bake, spoon some of the mixture into a large sealable plastic bag. Rinse meat under cold running water and let the excess water drip off. Place meat, one piece at a time, into the bag. Seal the bag and shake it until the meat is coated in the breading. Remove meat from the bag and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Continue with the remaining meat.
- For Boneless Chicken: Bake for 400°F for 20 minutes.
- For Bone-in chicken - Bake for 400°F for 45 minutes.
- For Pork: Bake at 425°F for 15-20 minutes.
I always like to make a couple extra pieces to have on hand for lunchtime wraps or to top a caesar salad.
I hope that next time you want to make breaded chicken for your family you’ll put down the box and give this delicious Homemade Shake and Bake version a try.
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Amanda is the lifestyle blogger behind Life at Cloverhill. Along with her family, she is restoring Cloverhill, a 1903 farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. When she isn’t creating new projects and developing delicious recipes, Amanda can be found outside in their flower field.