This is our favorite homemade shake and bake chicken recipe. It is so crispy and full of flavor, you’ll be hooked after just one bite. And it’s easy to make, you’ll want to make it again and again. Just follow the simple recipe below and you’ll be on your way to homemade shake and bake chicken perfection!

homemade shake and bake chicken tenders

Easy Homemade Shake and Bake Chicken Tenders

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The other day I bought chicken nuggets and for the first time Gauge had chicken nuggets. I’m not sure if that makes me a bad mom or a good mom, but either way, he loved them. Since he loved them, I made some homemade shake and bake chicken strips. Homemade is always better than store-bought in my opinion.

What you need:

  • 4 chicken breasts – boneless, skinless
  • 3 cups of bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to make homemade Shake and Bake Chicken Tenders

Shake n' Bake Chicken Seasoning

You only need a cup of this for 4-6 chicken breasts, maybe even more. I divide my seasoning into three equal parts for later use.

You can freeze the remaining for later use.

With a third in a Ziploc bag, toss your chicken around until completely coated.

Bake in a preheated oven at 425. Chicken strips or nuggets for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Chicken breasts 20-25 minutes until cooked through.

You don’t have to only make shake and bake chicken with this seasoning, you could use this recipe to make homemade shake and bake pork chops as well.

Scroll below the recipe to learn how your kids can help you make this recipe.

We are big fans of skinless, boneless chicken breasts, given that I can buy them in bulk for less. You’ll find a lot of chicken recipes here, including a garlic Parmesan chicken recipe that is to die for!

This is really simple to make chicken breast recipe. You don’t need to make chicken nuggets or strips, you can do chicken breast the same way. I chose to cut my chicken into strips simply because Gauge, and kids, in general, are more likely to eat finger foods.

Easy Homemade Shake and Bake Chicken Tenders

Kids in the Kitchen Tip:

If your kids are interested in helping out in the kitchen, or you want them to get interested in helping out in the kitchen this recipe is a great one to work with.

They can:

  • measure out the ingredients in the seasoning
  • divide the seasoning into smaller portions for later use
  • shaking the bag of chicken
homemade shake and bake chicken tenders
Yield: 5

Shake and Bake Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Homemade shake and bake tenders, strips or full breasts, are delicious and easy enough to make any night of the week. Kids love these!

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts - boneless, skinless
  • 3 cups of bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix everything together in a ziploc bag or bowl. Divide into 3. You can freeze the remaining for later use.
  2. With a third in a ziploc bag, toss your chicken round until completely coated.
  3. Bake at 425 for:
  4. chicken nuggets: 15-20 minutes
  5. chicken breast: 20-25
  6. Or until completely cooked.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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