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Homemade Shake and Bake Chicken

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.

homemade shake and bake chicken tenders

Easy Homemade Shake and Bake Chicken Tenders

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What you need:

  • bread crumbs, I used plain
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • chili powder
  • parsley
  • oregano
  • basil
  • sugar
  • 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 breast, 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 round until completely coated.

Bake in a pre-heated 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.

homemade shake and bake chicken tenders

Shake and Bake Chicken

Yield: 5
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

We are big fans of skinless, boneless chicken breast, given that I can buy them 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 you’re 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
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