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I make my own shake and bake base. It's easy. In a large jar, I add all my leftover bits of broken chips, pretzels, bread crumbs and cereal crumbs when the cereal container is empty. Each time I add to my crumb jar, I give it a shake so all the crumbs are mixed. Right before I use it, I take some out, put it into a ziplock bag, and use the rolling pin on it to make the crumbs smaller if needed. When I need a coating for chicken, pork chops or to add to meatloaf, I use from this jar.
A few weeks ago I dipped chicken into BBQ sauce, then rolled it into this mixture, before baking. It made perfect crunchy oven baked BBQ chicken. I also use it on pork chops regardless of if cooked in the oven, fried, on the George Foreman or outside on the grill.
You can also use it with an egg wash as well.
What a great idea, thanks for sharing personally I can't wait to try this myself!
I opt to use Panko bread crumbs because Panko makes the coating crispier than corn flakes or bread crumbs (you will find it in the Asian isle of your grocery store). I have also used garbanzo/chickpea flour in place of all purpose flour and it adds a nice very slight nutty flavor. The amount of ingredients listed here makes the exact amount as one Shake n Bake packet; enough to coat 6 to 8 pieces of bone in chicken. I know it's called Shake n "Bake" but more often than not, I fry with it rather than bake.
Combine ingredients well in a small bowl and transfer to a large plastic storage bag.
If baking, preheat oven to 400 degrees; if frying, begin heating oil in a large skillet.
Place two pieces of very slightly moistened chicken in bag, shake until well coated, repeat until all pieces are coated and discard any remaining mixture including the bag. If planning to fry allow coating to set for ten minutes before cooking.
Bake in an ungreased baking dish until cooked through, about 35 to 45 minutes.
Fry until cooked through, about 10 to 12 minutes each side.
By Deeli from Richland, WA
This is a recipe I will keep!
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This is a recipe that has garlic and salt and pepper and olive oil. This makes the broccoli really come out really crunchy and delicious.
I make my own version of Shake and Bake that works for chicken or pork chops, or veggies, such as zucchinis or eggplant, and its virtually free.
Recipes for homemade Shake and Bake.
Mix ingredients together.
Put corn flakes in a food processor and blend until fine. Add parsley flakes, garlic powder, and grated Parmesan cheese. Dip chicken breasts in beaten egg and roll into the corn flake mix.
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What can I use as an alternative to Shake 'n Bake?
By Sheri C.
Mrs. Dash or corn flakes / Special K
Shaking Baking Coating Mix
By Linda Larsen, About.com Guide
Shaking Baking Coating Mix"
Make your own meat coating mix, or Shake 'n Bake, to control flavors and sodium.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
4 cups flour
4 cups finely crushed saltine crackers
1/4 cup salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. onion powder
1 Tbsp. pepper
3 Tbsp. paprika
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Mix all dry ingredients together well. Drizzle oil over mixture and mix thoroughly until oil is well distributed and particles are fine. Store mix, refrigerated, in a tightly
covered container. Adjust spices and salt level to your taste and nutritional needs
Shake and Bake Chicken
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place 1 cup Homemade Shake and Bake Coating Mix in a shallow bowl. Rinse chicken or fish; pat dry. Dip chicken or fish into beaten egg, buttermilk, milk, or salad dressing to coat, then dip into Homemade Shake and Bake Coating Mix. Place on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees. Bake 20-30 minutes for boneless chicken or fish strips. Bake one hour for bone-in chicken pieces, until meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.
I use corn meal with a small amount of flour ( or corn muffin mix ) a pinch of salt and pepper and a couple of shakes of paprika. You can add other spices like Italian Seasoning, garlic /onion powder or any you like.Give it a try. GG Vi
I am looking for a copycat recipe for Shake 'n Bake BBQ pork coating mix.
Does anyone have a recipe that is close to this?
By Susan from Dalton, GA
This may sound crazy but I have heard people use crushed Corn Flakes. You can either dip the pork in egg and then into the Corn Flakes to help it stick, or try it without. Put a little olive oil in the bottom of the pan and bake.
There are some good recipes in the Thrifty Fun index. Here is mine:
1 1/4 cup flour
1 3/4 cup bread, cornflake, or cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons brown sugar, do not pack
2 tablespoons herbs of choice (I like a nice mix of herbs. Paprika, garlic and onion powder is about closest to shake and bake. but you can do italian herbs, too)
Mix thoroughly in zip lock bag or canister.
How to use to make 8 nice chops
oven at 425 degrees
Shake your basic mix up real well. Measure 1 cup into a bag. Rinse the chops off, and shake them off until they are just damp. Put in bag of crumbs just like you would with shake and bake. Put on a well greased baking sheet and bake until done, 40 or 50 minutes.
Here's what I use whether pork or chicken:
Shake 'n Bake Coating
Makes enough for 1-1/2 lbs
2/3 cup crushed corn flakes
1 Tbsp all-purpose
1 1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp onion salt
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground mustard seed
Mix ingredients together.
I need the recipe for copycat Shake'N Bake?
By Sheri C.
1 cup dry plain breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated romano cheese or 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons oregano
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon basil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Years ago I bought it and you made small round meatballs, shook in the bag with coating and baked on cookie sheet for maybe 15 or 20 min. That is the recipe I am searching for.
By Dianne N
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Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine. Use the same way you would store bought shake and bake.
To prepare; shake 2 1/2 lbs, 6- 8 pieces of chicken in coating mix until chicken is well coated. Bake chicken at 400 degrees F degrees for 20 minutes for boneless chicken or for 45 minutes to 50 minutes for bone in chicken.
By Christi from Paducah, KY