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Homemade Shake 'n Bake Recipes

You can easily make your own version of Shake 'n Bake coating mix at home. This page contains homemade Shake 'n Bake recipes.


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March 31, 2017

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.

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April 2, 20171 found this helpful

What a great idea, thanks for sharing personally I can't wait to try this myself!

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April 27, 201217 found this helpful
Someone was just asking for a Shake n Bake coating mix substitute. Here's one I came up with a few years ago that tastes very, very close to Kraft's Original Shake n Bake recipe. Haven't made it in so long that I almost forgot I even had it, guess what I'll be making tonight for old times sake. ;-)

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.



  • 9 Tbsp. Panko crumbs, slightly crushed
  • 2 tsp. all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, or more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder, or more to taste


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

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May 3, 20120 found this helpful

This is a recipe I will keep!

Guess what we're having for dinner tonight?

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August 1, 2013

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.


  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 any size ziplock bag


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Chop a head of broccoli that is dry (not just rinsed).
  3. Put broccoli, salt, pepper. olive oil and garlic in a bag and shake shake shake.
  4. Spread out on baking sheet, place on top rack, and bake for about 30 minutes.
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  6. Serve.
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January 11, 2014

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.

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September 10, 2007

Recipes for homemade Shake and Bake.

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March 19, 20101 found this helpful

Mix ingredients together.

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April 28, 20120 found this helpful

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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April 24, 2012

What can I use as an alternative to Shake 'n Bake?

By Sheri C.

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April 25, 20120 found this helpful

Mrs. Dash or corn flakes / Special K

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April 26, 20120 found this helpful

Shaking Baking Coating Mix

By Linda Larsen, 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.

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April 26, 20120 found this helpful

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

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March 26, 20150 found this helpful

I am looking for a copycat recipe for Shake 'n Bake BBQ pork coating mix.

By Angela

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March 28, 20150 found this helpful

Here is the link I used:

http://chickens  ork-coating-mix/

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January 16, 2011

Does anyone have a recipe that is close to this?

By Susan from Dalton, GA

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January 17, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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January 18, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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January 18, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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January 16, 2013

I need the recipe for copycat Shake'N Bake?

By Sheri C.

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January 20, 20130 found this helpful

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

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September 22, 20130 found this helpful

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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March 16, 20100 found this helpful


  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp corn flake crumbs
  • 2 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder


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

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