There's no need to buy the expensive boxes of Shake 'N Bake when you can make your own quick and frugal copycat version using a base of cornflake crumbs with your own spices.
Prep Time5 minutesmins
Cook Time30 minutesmins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Chicken, Homemade Mix
2cupsCornflakes (or enough to make 1/2 cup of crumbs)
Place the cornflakes in a food processor and process until they are crumbs. You should end up with about a 1/2 cup of cornflake crumbs.
Add in the rest of the ingredients. This can either be done in the food processor, or the remaining ingredients can be stirred into the crumbs by hand.
To use, put your crumb mixture in a bag (I use a large ziploc bag). Moisten chicken pieces with water. Put one or two chicken pieces at a time into the bake and shake to coat with the crumb mixture. Place the coated chicken pieces on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees. Larger pieces will take about 30 to 40 minutes, and smaller pieces will take 20 to 30 minutes.
This recipes makes about 3/4 cup of crumb mixture. This will be enough to coat 3 or 4 larger chicken breasts, or several smaller chicken pieces.This recipe can also be doubled or tripled and used as a make-ahead pantry mix for a quick dinner time helper.