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Copycat Shake ‘N Bake

I bet you use this stuff all the time!  Truth is, most kitchens already have all the ingredients, so why buy this mix at the store?

4 Cups Flour
2 teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
1 Cup Bran Flake Cereal (crushed)
2 tablespoons Parsley Flakes
2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
1 tablespoons Onion Powder
2 teaspoons Chili Powder
2 tablespoons Taco Seasoning
1 teaspoons Ground Pepper
1 teaspoons Curry Powder
1 teaspoons Basil
1 teaspoons Oregano
Mix together well.  Use immediately or store in an air-tight container.

To prepare chicken; Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Dredge chicken pieces in the Shake ‘N Bake mixture.  Melt 1/4 cup butter in a shallow 9″ x 12″ baking pan. Place chicken skin side down and baste top with melted butter from the pan. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes.  Turn skin side up, reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake for another 30 – 35 minutes or until cooked through.

ChefTom

13 Comments

  1. Shake and Bake is in essence stuffing mix. I commend the author on their originality in ingredient choices but in the end the chili powder, taco seasoning, and curry powder are going to lead to great variations in flavor depending on the brand of products purchased. At my website I have a homemade version of shake and bake that remains true to the original flavor and is easily reproducible with a very short list of ingredients. I have decided to use crackers instead of dried bread crumbs but bread crumbs could be substituted. The recipe is not an exact duplicate of shake and bake but it is very close to the older version of shake and bake that anyone growing up in the 70s would have had. Basically it has less salt (if you use bread crumbs or low sodium crackers) and no MSG and a little more pepper.

    You can find the entire recipe here: http://www.thingsweliketoeat.com/Things_We_Like_To_Eat/Recipes/Entries/2009/1/2_Pork_Loin_Nuggets.html

    Here is a list of ingredients:

    1 sleeve Ritz Crackers (About 30 Crackers)
    1 Brown Egg
    1 cup Water
    1/2 tsp Mediterranean Sea Salt (Kosher or course salt)
    1/2 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper
    1/2 tsp Paprika
    1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
    1/2 tsp Ground Sage
    1/2 tsp Ground Coriander
    1/4 tsp Ground Thyme
    1/4 tsp Garlic Powder

  2. I used to work for Kraft. They use panko bread crumbs in the Shake and Bake… NOT flour OR Ritz Crackers.

  3. foodcrazy, I am sure that while you worked at KRAFT you might have noticed that they also use a variety of chemicals and additives that the home cook would not use. Thanks for the obvious.

    The point of this blog is to approximate the taste and texture of commercial products. It is not to backwards engineer a product and use every single ingredient and process used in the original product.

    Perhaps you should try making one of these recipes and comparing it to the original before raining on everyone’s parade.

  4. foodcrazy, thanks for the heads up on the panko. I actually new that but decided that the crackers tasted better and more like the early versions of the product.

    If I seemed upset it was because you seemed to be yelling with your use of capital letters.

    Sorry if I seemed rude.

  5. Anybody know the recipe for shake n bake buffalo wings seasoned glaze? They discontinued this flavour and i am pissed…grrr =/

  6. Does anyone know how to make Shake’N’Bake for Wings???????

  7. Original Recipe From: buffalowings.org/dry-rub-buffalo-wings-recipe.html
    Dry Rub Buffalo Wings

    Ingredients:

    24 Lean Chicken Wings
    1/2 Cup Of Dark Brown Sugar
    3 Teaspoons Of Chili Powder
    3 Teaspoons Of Sweet Smoked Paprika
    1 Tablespoon Of Ground Cumin
    1 Teaspoon Of Hot Cayenne Pepper
    2 Tablespoons Of Ground Garlic Powder
    3 Teaspoons Of Ground Mustard Powder
    5 Teaspoons Of Table Salt
    3 Teaspoons Of Black Pepper
    1 Cup Of Pure Vegetable Oil
    1 Bottle Of Blue Cheese Dressing

    Preparation Instructions:

    To begin, first you will want to completely defrost your chicken, then remove the tips
    from the wings. Next you will want to take out a large sealable mixing bowl, and then thoroughly
    whisk together the dark brown sugar, chili powder, sweet smoked paprika, ground
    cumin, hot cayenne pepper, ground garlic powder, ground mustard powder, table
    salt, and black pepper. Next you will want to take a brush, and evenly coat each
    chicken wing with the pure vegetable oil. Once all of your chicken wings are
    coated in the oil, place them into the bowl with the dry rub mix, seal the lid
    on to the bowl, and then vigorously shake the chicken so that it gets evenly
    coated with the seasonings. You will then want to preheat your oven to 400
    degrees Fahrenheit, or 205 degrees Celsius. Place your seasoned chicken wings
    into a baking dish, and then cook them for about half an hour, or until they
    reach a desired doneness, and all the inner meat is white. At about the half way
    baking marker, sprinkle the remaining seasonings over the top of the baking
    chicken, then slide the dish back into the oven. Serve the chicken, alone with a
    side of blue cheese dressing dip. Cheers, we hope you enjoyed it.

    Here’s What I did:

    Ingredients:

    16 LARGE Chicken Wings – The monsters they sell today
    1/2 Cup Of Regular Brown Sugar
    3 Teaspoons Of Chili Powder
    3 Teaspoons Of Paprika – Added mesquite smoke powder, about 1/4 tsp.
    1 Tablespoon Of Ground Cumin
    1 Teaspoon Of Hot Cayenne Pepper
    1 Tablespoon Of Ground Garlic Powder
    1 Tablespoon Of Ground Onion Powder
    3 Teaspoons Of Ground Mustard Powder
    1/2 Tablespoon Of Seasoned Salt
    1/2 Tablespoon Of Black Pepper
    Olive Oil
    1 Bottle Of Blue Cheese Dressing

    My Preparation Instructions (With Thanks to the Author, I’ve just modified the original):

    To begin, first you will want to completely defrost your chicken, then remove the tips
    from the wings. Next you will want to take out a large sealable mixing bowl, and then thoroughly
    whisk together the dry ingredients. The defrosted wings were in a 1 gallon bag to which I added
    about 1oz of olive oil & about the same of Frank’s Hot Sauce. This mixture was refrigerated for 1 hr.
    Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, or 190 degrees Celsius. I put the wings into a
    clean bowl about 6 at a time & them mixed them with the seasonings –
    about half the seasonings were left. Place your seasoned chicken wings
    into a baking dish (I used a cookie sheet lined with foil on bottom, then parchment)
    and then cook them for about half an hour, then turn & add the rest of the seasonings.
    Total cooking time was 1 hour, turning about every 15 min.

    Serve the chicken, along with a side of blue cheese dressing dip. (I prefer Ranch). My wife and I were
    fans of the Shake N’ Bake Wing coating mix. While this is not quite the same, it’s pretty darn good. ENJOY

  8. Hello All, Glad I found this site and hope someone can help. My hubby loves the Glaze Shake n Bakes, but so far I haven’t been able to find a copycat recipe that replicates them.

    Also, I’ve noticed the use of oil in quite a few of the copycat recipes for shake n bake. Is oil a necessity since I am on Weight Watchers and need to watch what I eat?
    Thanks in advance
    Fritzmom

  9. I enjoy what you guys are up too. This type of clever work and exposure! Keep up the awesome works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my personal blogroll.

  10. Unfortunately the shake ‘n bake recipe here is not the original chicken recipe of 1965 that was a flour based highly seasoned coating mix if you remember with that shake ‘n bake after cooking the chicken you could take the drippings from the chicken and make the best gravy you can’t do that with today’s shake ‘n bake. The original shake ‘n bake did not have bread crumbs or corn flakes in the mixture.

  11. Don’t use chili powder for copy cat shake in bake because it will change the flavor to Mexican style pork-chops which then have meat tasting like taco’s. Use corn flakes instead of the flour. I found a lot to be wrong with the copy cat recipes. So be careful!

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