Homemade Shake and Bake Chicken

Homemade Shake and Bake ChickenWe are chicken lovers at our house. Well most of us anyway. Our 14-year-old, nicknamed Little Floating Feather by my mother in law, is a vegetarian. So she doesn’t get to enjoy it, but for the rest of us this is one of our favorite meals. One reason we began eating more chicken is because of the high price of ground beef.

I like this recipe because I can put it in the fridge in a container and use it up to 5 times. I am able to use my batches for about 6-8 weeks.

You are free to adjust the amount of spices used to cater to your families preferences. This makes a large amount of Fake & Bake Coating. You should be able to use at least 5 times for a family of 4. You use this coating just like you would with name brand coating.

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2 eggs
½ C Flour
6-8 Chicken breasts
1 C Coating Mix

Coating Mix

2 C flour
2 C finely crushed
saltine crackers
⅛ C salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
¾Tbsp. garlic powder
¾Tbsp. onion powder
½ Tbsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. paprika
⅛ C vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Cover chicken with flour.
  3. Beat 2 eggs in a bowl and coat your chicken. You can use milk or water if you prefer but I find that an egg coating makes for a crisper result.
  4. Place the chicken in a bowl with 1 cup of coating and thoroughly cover.
  5. Bake at 400°F in ungreased baking pan until cooked through. Do not cover or turn chicken during baking. Discard any remaining used mix.

Approximate Cooking time: Bone-in: 45 minutes; boneless: 20 minutes.

I usually fix my Dirty Taters with this. I will share that recipe next time. Talk to me fellow homemakers. Do you like chicken? If so what is your favorite way to prepare it?

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Born in Kentucky, I am a wife and mom to 1 son and 2 daughters . I have an ink pen obsession, as well as a love for all things planner. I have been married for 10 years to my high school crush. I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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6 thoughts on “Homemade Shake and Bake Chicken

  1. We eat a lot of chicken, as well. And we like it just about any way you could imagine. And we love the seasoned baking crumbs from the store. Can’t wait to try this!!

    1. Weigh your budget with your time. Even though our budget is tight, if it weren’t I would use this over the boxed stuff anyway. It tastes better to me. Then again it may be all in my head because I know that I washed my hands before fixing it. I don’t know that Sally Factory Worker did!

  2. Thank you for posting this recipe! I recently found out that I like Campbell’s Wild Rice soup and I make it with a can of low sodium chicken broth instead of a can of water for a richer flavor. CAT

  3. Saw this recipe yesterday morning and decided to make it for dinner last night. (Since I already had all the ingredients on hand.) It was delicious and was approved by all! I’ll definitely be adding this to my really-easy-and-good-things-to-do-with-chicken collection! Thanks for sharing!

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