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Homemade shake and bake recipe
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Homemade Shake and Bake Chicken

Homemade Shake and Bake is quick and easy to prepare, and stores well in your pantry, for an effortless homemade meal whenever life gets busy!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 96kcal


  • 1 ½ cups unseasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon celery powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil (divided)
  • chicken cuts


  • Combine breadcrumbs with herbs and seasonings. Store the dry ingredients in an airtight bag or container until needed.
  • Use ½ cup of the breadcrumb mixture per 2 pounds of meat you wish to bread.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of cooking oil per ½ cup of the coating into a gallon bag and combine together by rubbing the outside of the bag with your fingers.
  • Moisten meat with a little water and add meat to the bag. Seal it shut and shake to evenly coat the meat.
  • Place chicken on a baking sheet and set on the oven rack in the middle position.
  • Baked chicken nuggets - Bake the breaded nuggets at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
    Baked chicken breasts - Bake the breaded chicken breasts at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, depending on thickness of the chicken. 
    Bone-in Chicken - Bake the chicken pieces at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.


This seasoning mixture should make up to six pounds of chicken, however, the total yield will vary depending on which cuts you use.
Important: Do not store the seasoning with the oil and do not store any seasoning that made contact with raw meat!


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1553mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1060IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg