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


  • 2 cups bread crumbs-I used plain but Italian style would be better I think.
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano


  • Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or other air tight container.


  • 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

  • Use 1/4 to 1/2 a cup of the mix for every 2 lbs of meat that you plan to use.
  • In a large zip top bag combine the mix and the meat.
  • Shake it until everything is covered.
  • Lay the meat out on a baking sheet that's been sprayed with cooking spray and sprinkle any of the remaining mix over top.
  • I like to pour a little melted butter over the tops of the meat to make them a bit more crispy.
  • Cook the meat in the oven as normal, making sure it reaches proper internal temperature.
  • This mixture can be used on chicken or pork.


Adapted from

Check out these other chicken recipes:

Breaded Barbecue Chicken 

Crunchy Cheddar Chicken

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

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