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Homemade Shake and Bake (includes instructions for Shake and Bake Chicken)

This homemade shake and bake is easy to make, healthier than store bought and inexpensive too! And it make the best chicken!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1
Author: Lydia @ ThriftyFrugalMom.com


  • 1 cup fine bread crumbs
  • ½  cup flour
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • ¼  tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 ¾  tsp. onion powder
  • 1 ¾  tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 ¼ tsp. poultry seasoning*
  • ½  tsp. season salt
  • ¼  tsp. pepper


  • Combine ingredients; mix well.
  • Rub cut-up chicken with oil or melted butter, then roll in crumbs.
  • Bake covered at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, then uncovered for 30 minutes or until done.


* Once when I was out of poultry seasoning I just upped the season salt and that was really good too.
YIELDS: 1 ½ cups
-- This makes enough for 1 whole chicken (cut up) or 8 whole legs (thighs and legs).  If using a smaller amount of chicken, just pour a small amount of Homemade Shake and Bake into a bowl and store any unused portion in an air container to use another time.