Copycat Shake and Bake

Copycat Shake and Bake

Copycat Shake and Bake

This is an older post that I want to share with my readers again. I don’t make a lot of copycat recipes, but this one is a favourite around here. I just found a great resource for copycat recipes. They have tons of amazing copycat recipes, so if copycat recipes are your thing, pay them a visit, you will not disappointed! https://www.allfreecopycatrecipes.com

Shake and bake was such a huge dinner night at our house when I was a kid, and until this day, I still love it so much, but since I am trying to cut down on processed food I decided to create my own, after all, how hard could it be, right? Well, I have to admit that over the years I have tried and tried, and although I had the flavours right, something was missing.


Copy Cat Shake and Bake

So I decided to look it up and Google copycat recipes for shake and bake. In all of them the one common ingredient I was always missing was oil! Yes oil! Notice how shake and bake mix is somewhat moist? Well that’s the secret to making a good copycat shake and bake. (I can’t believe I did not figure out that part myself) My spice mix was right, although it does not taste exactly like the original, but anyhow, I always preferred the Italian version, and that’s what I was going for.

Copy Cat Shake and Bake

Adding the oil to the mix of bread crumbs and spices provides that extra fat, to crisp the skin of the chicken in the oven. The spices are really up to your taste, but don’t be afraid to put a lot of them. This is definitely not the time to be shy, you want your mix to be tasty.

Copy Cat Shake and Bake

I prepared a good amount of it, stored the left over in a masson jar and keep it in my pantry. This mix will keep just the same as regular bread crumbs, so no worries there. When in a rush to make a quick week night meal, you will have it on hand, put in a ziplock bag, add your chicken thighs shake and bake! Voilà!

Copy Cat Shake and Bake

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Copy Cat Shake and Bake
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 cups bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp of flour
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp onion salt
  • 1 tbsp of chili powder
  • 3 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dry parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dry basil
  • 1/2 tsp dry oregano
  • 1/2 tsp of all spice
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
Directions
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Store in masson jar.

4 comments

  1. Aussie Bill says:

    Lovely. Thank you. The only comment I would make is about the cayenne pepper in the copy recipe. Either 1/2 teaspoon or 1/4 teaspoon… but not both as listed.
    I’ve long held that most if not all recipes found on the internet will have at least one ingredient missing or extra. This, I believe, is so the final product is never as good as that produced by the chef producing the recipe. Always, always double check!

    • mario says:

      Thank you for pointing that out! Even when I double check sometimes things like that slips, I have edited the recipe, again thank you for taking the time to point that out to me!

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