Over the last few months, I’ve been eating in a different way and it has left my family craving some of their old favorites. One thing my husband asked for was my brown sugar shake and bake chicken. This is not a food allergy-friendly recipe. (more of those coming soon!) However, it’s quick, easy, and a family favorite.
Brown Sugar Shake and Bake Chicken
You can make your own shake and bake. I have made my own a few times but if you are pressed for time you can purchase shake and bake at the store.
Brown Sugar Shake and Bake Chicken Ingredients
Shake ‘N Bake Original Pork – You could do the chicken mixture. I simply prefer the pork.
Chicken Breasts – Pick as many as you need for your family. I did a larger batch of 8 as I wanted to freeze the extra. The bag of mixture should coat quite a bit of chicken for you.
Onion Powder – 1 Teaspoon
Basil – 1 Teaspoon
Italian Seasoning – 2 Tablespoons
Brown Sugar – 1/2 Cup
Making the Brown Sugar Shake and Bake Chicken
Start by mixing all of your dry ingredients in the provided bag. – Give it a good shake to mix it together well. Brown sugar can clump so you have to make sure to shake well to dissolve all the clumps.
Cut your chicken into smaller pieces. We made small chicken nuggets so that they will be able to cook quickly. I prefer using a pair of kitchen scissors to be sure that I can get each piece cut evenly.
Once your chicken is done being cut up, coat your chicken. You will do this by adding small amounts at a time to the bag and then shaking well to cover. You want to make sure that it gets all of the chicken coated. If you have too much chicken in the bag, it won’t coat as evenly.
Place chicken on a greased cookie sheet. I used coconut oil but you can use the oil of your choice. Coconut oil is not required.
Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until completely done. – You can use a meat thermometer or cut open the chick to verify it is cooked to completion.
Serve and enjoy.
Easy Homemade Home Fries
Potatoes – 4 large potatoes
Onion Powder – 1 Tablespoon
Garlic Powder – 1 Tablespoon
Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
Coconut Oil – 1 tablespoon (You can use a different oil if you don’t have coconut.)
Making your easy homemade home fries
Cut your potatoes into fries. – I like to cut my potato length-wise and then slice them up from there. It’s a lot easier to cut a flat portion of potato and get the shapes you are really going for.
Set your potatoes aside. You will need them in a minute but first you need to mix your seasonings together.
Mix together all of your seasonings in a bowl. It doesn’t have to be a large bowl. The goal is simply to mix your seasonings together well so it is easier to season your potatoes.
Coat your potatoes with oil. You won’t need to use more than what was listed above in order to do that.
Lightly coat your sliced potatoes with seasoning mixture.
Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until crispy.
Serve and enjoy!
Making your own shake and bake mix
Are you looking to make your own shake and bake mix without some of the additives found in the boxed versions? I spent some time today looking for a few options for you as well. These recipes have different components and all seem pretty simple to put together. There is even a gluten-free option there if you are craving a taste from your memories.
My Organized Chaos Shake and Bake mix – This recipe uses flour and saltines.
Thrifty Frugal Mom Shake and Bake Mix – This one uses bread crumbs and corn starch.
Abbey’s Kitchen Shake and Bake Mix – This is a gluten-free mix using gluten-free oats and coconut flour for the bases.
Cincy Shopper Shake and Bake Mix – This recipe is like many of the others using breadcrumbs. However, this one adds in chili powder as one of the seasonings used.
Looking for more easy recipes?
Mashtinis 4 Ways – No, I didn’t say martinis! Mashtinis are a really fun way to have mashed potatoes with the kids or for a party!
Cheeseburger Eggroll Recipe – Who said eggrolls always have to be the same? These cheeseburger egg rolls are inspired by the ones sold at Disney’s Magic Kingdom!
Allergy-Friendly Baked Apples – Are you looking for a special treat and eating with food allergies? These baked apples are a delicious treat or breakfast option.
Pizza Lasagna Recipe – Looking for a delicious dinner option that is sure to make your family smile? Skip the traditional lasagna for this fun twist with a pizza lasagna that is sure to be a hit!
Blackberry Vinaigrette – This allergy-friendly salad dressing is the perfect topping to any salad without worrying about high-allergen foods!
- Shake 'N Bake Original Pork
- Chicken Breasts - Pick as many as you need for your family. I did a larger batch of 8 as I wanted to freeze the extra.
- Onion Powder - 1 Teaspoon
- Basil - 1 Teaspoon
- Italian Seasoning - 2 Tablespoons
- Brown Sugar - 1/2 Cup
- Start by mixing all of your dry ingredients in the provided bag. - Give it a good shake to mix it together well. Brown sugar can clump so you have to make sure to shake well to dissolve all the clumps.
- Cut your chicken into smaller pieces. We made small chicken nuggets so that they will be able to cook quickly.
- Once your chicken is done being cut up, coat your chicken. You will do this by adding small amounts at a time and then shaking well to cover.
- Place chicken on a greased cookie sheet. I used coconut oil but you can use the oil of your choice. Coconut oil is not required.
- Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until completely done.
- Serve and enjoy.