Brace yourselves people, I’m sharing my weekly secret weapon, my Homemade Shake and Bake Recipe!
My kids are picky. What else is new, right?
When it comes to chicken with a bone, sauces or spices alone just won’t do. They love Shake’n Bake on their chicken! So, it’s usually something I have on hand in the house.
Yet one afternoon I was prepping for a meal that included Chicken Drumsticks, and there wasn’t any Shake’n Bake packages in the pantry. Fabulous!
Not wanting to run to the store yet again this day, I knew there had to be a recipe online. Thank god for the internets, right? Homemade Shake and Bake
Indeed I found many recipes, yet chose a couple that used simple and common ingredients. Some can get pretty fancy, yet I wanted easy, simple and most like the original.
The final recipe I used is tweaked a little from one I found online, since I didn’t want as much salt as that recipe called for.
Turns out this is the best coating I’ve ever tasted, and most likely won’t go back to the store bought varieties. Sorry, Kraft.
This recipe makes a huge batch, just keep it all in the fridge in an airtight container. It doesn’t make so much that you’ll need a massive container taking up room in the fridge though. For us, I make
~9-12 drumsticks at a time and this one batch lasted for 3 meals. You could cut the recipe in half, yet I like making the full batch, so that I have some whenever I need it.
Even if you don’t need a coating for today’s meal, make a batch if you have time. Having it on hand might save your day very soon!
Here’s my recipe for Homemade Shake’n Bake coating. Enjoy!
Homemade Shake and Bake
- 4 cups flour
- 4 cups finely crushed saltine crackers
- 1/3 cup salt
- 2 Tbsp . sugar
- 1 Tbsp . garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp . onion powder
- 1 Tbsp . pepper
- 4 Tbsp . paprika
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Mix all dry ingredients together.
Drizzle oil over mixture then mix thoroughly until oil is well distributed and particles are fine.
Store mix, refrigerated, in a tightly covered container.