Do you love to make shake and bake chicken at home but are tired of the high cost that little seasoning package costs? Me too. There isn't much there for the price and it just never seems to go very far.
I went to make chicken one day and realized that the huge box of chicken seasoning that I had purchased was pretty much empty. With a family of 6 it simply does not last so I decided that I was talented enough to make my own.
What could it hurt to give it a try? Boy was I surprised what a wise move I was about to make. I started throwing things into a bowl (making sure I measured it all out so I could share the recipe (just in case it turned out).
Well let me tell you that while I was making it that homemade shake and bake seasoning mix was smelling pretty darned good. Then once it was on the chicken and all baked up I couldn't believe how great it tasted. I am so glad I decided to create my own coating recipe because I will NEVER go back to purchasing those expensive little boxes again.
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Here are the Seasoning's Ingredients
1 1/2 cups fine bread crumbs
1/4 cup flour (I used brown flour but white also works fine.)
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp parsley
1 tsp seasoning salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp paprika
This recipe makes a ton of chicken. On this batch I did up 16 large thigh pieces and had tons of shake and bake to left to spare. So if you are making a smaller batch you may want to cut everything in half or store half of the seasoning away for later use.
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I'm an extremely happy person. I love my family and am lucky to be married to my best friend Otto Phillips. I've always loved to write poetry and I also love to cook so you can kind of guess which topics I most often write on.