Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Homemade Shake n' Bake

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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