Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Chicken Shake and Bake Mix

If you were a child in the 80's you most likely grew up eating Shake N' Bake. Most mothers worked, the low fat craze was at its peak, and people weren't yet eating as many foods from different cultures on a regular basis. I had a request for a Chicken Shake N' Bake recipe this week so I figured it would be a good dinner tonight...

Chicken Shake and Bake Mix (single use)

1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon dried onion flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/8 teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon basil
1/8 teaspoon marjoram
pinch thyme
pinch rosemary

What else you'll need

2 tablespoons oil
4-6 pieces of chicken

Combine mix with oil in a bowl and stir until evenly mixed. Toss chicken with mix in a bag or covered bowl until evenly coated. You can also coat the chicken in beaten egg first, but I never do this. Lay chicken on a baking sheet. After I have shaken the chicken I spooned the remaining crumbs on top to maximize the crunch.

Bake the chicken pieces for 30-45 minutes at 350 degrees F, until tops are slightly browned and crispy.

I served mine with steamed carrots and mashed potatoes. It wasn't exactly like commercial Shake N' Bake, but I think it was better. Judging from how we all gobbled it up I would say it was a success...


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