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Homemade Shake N Bake Breading Mix

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Create this dinner classic at home! Make your own Homemade Shake N Bake Breading Mix with bread crumbs and seasonings you may already have in your pantry! Great for pork, chicken, fish and more! For more great recipes see my Main Dish page.

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There are a million ways to make pork chops, but sometimes you just want that fast and easy flavorful crust that you would get from the Kraft Shake N Bake mixes. I think everyone has tried these mixes at least once when they first begin to cook. They are super simple to prepare and full of flavor.

Well, you no longer need to buy the mix anymore! The ingredients are pretty basic and you may even have most of them on hand in your pantry right now. Try this easy way to make oven baked pork chops with a crispy crust without the calories of frying pork chops!

For those of you have not tried the Shake N Bake mixes, they are mixes you pour into a bag, add chicken, pork or fish dampened with water, then shake the bag to coat the meat with seasonings. Place the meat on a sheet pan and bake it to a golden brown.

Kraft has lots of flavors in their Shake N Bake line of seasoning. You can tweak this basic recipe by replacing the breadcrumbs for Panko crumbs to make the panko version, adding Ranch dressing mix for the Ranch & herb version, and even crushed pretzels instead of bread crumbs for the pretzel version. The possibilities are endless!

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Homemade Shake N Bake Breading Mix

FYI, this recipe is a little different than most, we prefer to place the mix in a shallow dish instead of shaking in a plastic bag. See the notes at the end of the recipe. You can use a gallon zip lock to shake your mix onto the meat. Here is our version of this classic recipe favorite!

MAKE AHEAD: Place single servings in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. 
FREEZER: Place in an airtight container or freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Add frozen chops to a baking pan and bake on 350 for 15-25 minutes.

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Create this dinner classic at home! Make your own Homemade Shake N Bake Breading Mix with bread crumbs and seasonings you may already have in your pantry! Great for pork, chicken, beef and more!
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Calories: 221


  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • tsp black pepper
  • tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 pieces pork chops or chicken, 1/2 inch thick, or 1 lb chicken breast or pieces
  • ¼ cup olive oil


  • Set oven to 400° F.
  • Mix all dry ingredients together in a shallow bowl.
  • Drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil onto the dry ingredients and blend thoroughly.
  • Lightly brush each piece of meat with a thin layer of the left over olive oil.
  • Add meat of choice one at a time, press the meat into the mixture to coat the meat.
  • Place meat on a sheet pan on a metal rack. (This will help keep the bottom from being mushy).
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the meat has registered at the correct internal temperature. The safe internal temperature for pork is 150° F and chicken is 165° F.


The Traditional way to make the Shake N Bake Mix:
  • Add dry mixture and 1 tbsp of oil to a gallon zip lock bag or roasting bag.
  • Add water to moisten the meat and add them one at a time to the bag and shake to coat the meat. Bake as directed above.


Serving: 1chop | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 40mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition info provided is only an estimate. See my nutrition disclaimer for more info on how the data is collected for recipes.

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  1. Cathy Ebersole says:

    This mix is just as good if not better than store bought mix. Not to mention it is much cheaper to make. We loved it!! I plan to make some ahead for those nights I’m short on time. You won’t be disappointed with this mix!

  2. Was not good. Breading was mushy after baking. I made the recipe and cooked it as posted.

    1. I noticed that too the last couple of times we made this. This is my husbands recipe, I tweaked it and added some cornstarch and oil. That should make it cook up more crispy. I definitely helps to not cook it directly on a sheet pan, but on a rack so all sides get crispy. I have used the real Shake and Bake it can come out mushy on one end too. So adding the cornstarch should make it crisp up better. I edited the recipe.

  3. YUMM!!!! I actually made Shake and Bake chicken last week, lol! I was feeling nostalgic on my once-a-week grocery outing and bought a package. We still have two chicken pieces left and those will probably be lunch today. ;) Thanks for the easy recipe and I forget how easy it is to make your own…

    Happy spring,
    Barb :)

  4. Thanks so much for the recipe Kim. We haven’t been able to find any Shake ‘n Bake in the stores since the lockdown started so I can’t wait to try your version.

  5. Boxed mixes are handy but if you can make them from scratch they are always better. Looking forward to trying this one.

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