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Homemade Shake and Bake Mix

Homemade Shake and Bake Mix-Quickly make a batch of homemade shake and bake mix to keep in your pantry-you probably have the ingredients on hand already!

A box of shake and bake mix was a staple in my mom’s cabinet when I was growing up. I remember having shake and bake pork chops fairly often alongside au gratin potatoes. Yum!

While grocery shopping recently I spotted a great deal on chicken legs and I stocked up. Thank goodness for deep freezers! Jason’s request for how to fix some of the chicken legs was shake and bake style. I thought that sounded like a great idea too cause it had been ages since I had fixed that for us. 

This homemade shake and bake mix is delicious and I know my pictures don’t do it any justice but take my word for it. I almost didn’t post this because the pictures are cringe worthy but when everyone is starving and dinner is ready and I stop to take pictures it makes me feel a little rushed. So I snapped a few and we went on to chowing down. 

This is a great weeknight meal and one that we will be enjoying more often.

Homemade Shake and Bake Mix
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups bread crumbs-I used plain but Italian style would be better, I think.
  2. 1 tbsp garlic powder
  3. 2 tsp onion powder
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  6. 2 tsp paprika
  7. 1 tsp oregano
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or other air tight container.
Optional
  1. Before adding to the jar I used my food processor and pulsed it a few times to help get a finer texture. Not too fine though cause you don't want it to be powdery.
To use the mix
  1. Use 1/4 to 1/2 a cup of the mix for every 2 lbs of meat that you plan to use.
  2. In a large zip top bag combine the mix and the meat.
  3. Shake it until everything is covered.
  4. Lay the meat out on a baking sheet that's been sprayed with cooking spray and sprinkle any of the remaining mix over top.
  5. I like to pour a little melted butter over the tops of the meat to make them a bit more crispy.
  6. Cook the meat in the oven as normal, making sure it reaches proper internal temperature.
  7. This mixture can be used on chicken or pork.
Adapted from https://dishesanddustbunnies.com/homemade-shake-and-bake-mix-recipe/
Adapted from https://dishesanddustbunnies.com/homemade-shake-and-bake-mix-recipe/
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Crunchy Cheddar Chicken

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Born and raised in Southern Illinois. My journey has brought me to Louisville, Ky where I live with my architect husband, Jason and our little dog, Fonzie. We enjoy exploring our city and eating good food. I am happy to be able to share great recipes with you and snap some photos along the way. I sincerely hope you enjoy exploring my blog as much as I have enjoyed creating it!

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