I have not tried this recipe but have posted at the request of a Zaar member.
Make and share this Homemade Shake and Bake recipe from Food.com.
- Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl; mix well.
- Add oil.
- Mix well until combined.
- Place in zipper-top plastic bag and store in freezer.
- Use to coat chicken, pork, or veal.
- To use:.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Line a baking dish with aluminum foil; grease well.
- Moisten each piece of meat with water.
- Shake off excess water, and shake in bag of mix to coat, one piece at a time.
- Place in baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until done, depending on size of pieces.
- **Store unused mix in freezer.
I substituted panko crumbs for the bread crumbs and 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese for 1/2 cup of the flour. I also used skinless chicken thighs and cooked them on a baking sheet with a rack sprayed with cooking spray. They will get crisp on all sides that way. I added more seasonings only because I love highly seasoned food and I omitted the salt. That's just my taste. This recipe can be adjusted to anyone's taste. Great basic formula to start with. The cornstarch adds to the crispiness of the food so don't leave it out.
This was really very good. I only had on hand Italian bread crumbs so I used those along with the ap flour. My family loved it! It is very tasty. I also had dried onion flakes/minced onion so I used that in place of onion powder. I think next time I will use panko and try it that way. Definitely use the corn starch. My chicken thighs were done after about 35 minutes but I left them in for an additional 5 minutes for the deep brown crispy skin. I agree with another poster who said it helps tremendously with the crunch factor. I have my leftover mix in the freezer and I will be using again this week for some chops! A winner/keeper!
I substituted Panko for the bread crumbs as suggested by another reviewer. I used the mix to coat chicken and it was delicious. I froze the remaining mix and cannot wait to use it again.