Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Who needs Shake 'n' Bake? Do-it-yourself and with a little imagination, create your own variations! Serve with a tossed green salad and a baked potato for a complete meal!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In the Ziploc bag, combine the bread crumbs, parmesan, salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder.
  3. Brush each chicken piece with the olive oil, then drop singly, into the crumb mix in the Ziploc bag and shake well to coat.
  4. Place each coated chicken piece together on an UNgreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake in the preheated 375°F oven for 1 hour or until the chicken is 170° and the juices run clear.
  6. Variations: This is a hugely versatile recipe, where seasonings are interchangeable depending on the type of cuisine you're aiming for --.
  7. Make it a little Italian by swapping out the paprika for some italian seasoning; Make it a little Tex-Mex by swapping out the paprika and garlic powder for chili powder and ground cumin -- you get the idea.
  8. If you're anything like many cooks, you probably have all kinds seasonings lurking in your cupboard; Throw caution to the four winds and experiment a little -- see what you come up with!
Most Helpful

Made two times.Very good and easy.Good 5. star.

Marty D. March 05, 2015

This was REALLY good! I was tired of doing chicken the same old way so I came on here and started looking.I stumbled upon this and was happy I did! It was super easy to make and tasted delicious. the only thing I added was that when I finished I had leftover breading, so I sprinkled it as a layer on the bottom of the pan. not sure if it added anything, but it looked nice. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I look forward to making it again!

ebristol September 28, 2014

This was SO GOOD! The only change I made was to double the parmesan cheese and I went ahead and used the optional 1/2 tsp. of salt. This could put Shake and Bake out of business! Thanks for sharing! UPDATE: It has been several years since I first reviewed this recipe, and I now have two small children. I make this recipe often and my kids love it! Panko bread crumbs really make a difference and I've found that I can really tweak this recipe to accommodate just about anyone's tastes. We still really enjoy the double parmesan and a double dip in the bread crumbs. Occasionally, I will add Italian seasonings or poultry seasoning. Thank you again for a truly wonderful and EASY recipe!

jennyc42 November 06, 2013