Copycat Shake and Bake Chicken

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Homemade Shake and Bake Chicken is super quick to make, and this copycat shake and bake breading makes the chicken flavorful and crispy.

Homemade Shake and Bake Chicken is super quick to make, and this copycat shake and bake breading makes the chicken flavorful and crispy.

Our sister site, Cook the Story, recently published a recipe for Homemade Shake and Bake mix. Once we read what was actually in Shake and Bake, we wondered why anyone even bothered to buy it pre-made from the store in the first place.

Shake and Bake is simply a mixture of breadcrumbs, herbs and seasonings that most of us always have in the pantry. It’s really fast to throw it together in a bowl, whisk together and then add to meat, like chicken.

You can use this recipe for any cut of chicken – thighs, drumsticks, even wings. You’ll just need to adjust the cook time accordingly. Our favorite cut of chicken for Shake and Bake is breast meat. It gets really crispy and the breading locks in the moisture. The seasonings in the Shake and Bake mix also pair perfectly with poultry.

We guarantee you’ll add this non-boring chicken recipe to your meal rotation on a regular basis. Now let’s get cooking!

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Copycat Shake and Bake Chicken

Homemade Shake and Bake Chicken is super quick to make, and this copycat shake and bake breading makes the chicken flavorful and crispy.

  • Author: Allie McDonald
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 batch of Homemade Shake and Bake
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp. oil (olive or vegetable works)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Prepare the homemade shake and bake according to the directions in this post.
  3. Add the chicken to a plastic bag. Pound the chicken out so it is an even thickness.
  4. Add the oil to the bag. Coat the chicken with the oil thoroughly.
  5. Add the shake and bake and shake well, until all the chicken is covered.
  6. Lay the chicken on a shallow, greased baking sheet and bake for about 35 minutes, or until the breading is browned and the chicken has reached 165°F internally.

Homemade Shake and Bake Chicken is super quick to make, and this copycat shake and bake breading makes the chicken flavorful and crispy. #chickenrecipes #shakeandbakechicken

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Homemade Shake and Bake Chicken is super quick to make, and this copycat shake and bake breading makes the chicken flavorful and crispy. #chickenrecipes #shakeandbakechicken

Allie Doran

Allie Doran is the photographer, recipe developer and creator of Miss Allie’s Kitchen, a recipe website that serves up real food recipes from the heart. Allie is a small town girl that loves meals packed with veggies & even wild game but her favorite dessert is definitely pie (with a side of red wine).