Are you looking for a nostalgic dish that brings back memories of your childhood? Look no further than this homemade Shake and Bake Pork Chops recipe. With a flavorful breadcrumb coating and a golden brown finish, these juicy pork chops are sure to delight your taste buds.
A Healthier Alternative to Frying
If you, like me, have a fear of frying, then this recipe is perfect for you. Deep frying can be intimidating, with concerns about getting the temperature just right and worrying about the coating sticking properly. But fear not! Baking is our friend, and it also happens to be a healthier option.
The Homemade Shake and Bake Recipe
Shake N Bake is a classic product manufactured by Kraft Foods since 1965. It has been marketed as a healthier and less-greasy alternative to frying, with slogans like “Shake N Bake: It’s better than frying” and “Why fry? Shake N Bake.” It’s a simple and convenient flavored bread crumb-style coating for chicken and pork.
Taste the Nostalgia
If you remember enjoying Shake and Bake as a kid, you’ll love this homemade version. While time has passed, this recipe manages to capture the essence and flavors of the original dish. All you need to do is pour the breadcrumb mixture into a Ziploc baggie, shake your chops (or chicken pieces) in it, and then bake until the coating turns nice and crispy.
The Perfect Weeknight Dinner
With its quick preparation and cooking time, Shake and Bake Pork Chops are an ideal choice for a delicious weeknight dinner that the whole family will love. You can enjoy the tender and juicy pork chops without the hassle of deep frying.
- 🛒 Ingredients Needed
- 📋 Shake and Bake Directions
- 🕕 How to Store and Reheat
- 🍽 What to Serve with Shake and Bake Pork Chops
- 🍷 Wine Pairings
- 🥓 More Pork Recipes
🛒 Ingredients Needed
To recreate this nostalgic favorite, you will need the following ingredients:
- Plain Bread Crumbs
- Canola Oil or another neutral oil like vegetable oil
- Spices such as seasoning salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, dried oregano, parsley, and black pepper
📋 Shake and Bake Directions
You can use this recipe for pork, boneless chicken, or bone-in chicken. Here’s how to achieve perfectly baked Shake and Bake pork chops:
How to Bake Shake and Bake Pork Chops
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and cook the pork chops for 25 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees on a meat thermometer. This recipe works best with boneless pork chops, but you can also use bone-in pork chops.
If you are cooking other items alongside your pork chops, you can adjust the temperature and cooking time accordingly:
- Cook pork chops at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Cook pork chops at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.
- Cook pork chops at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
How to Air Fry Shake and Bake Pork Chops
If you own an air fryer, you can make air fryer Shake and Bake pork chops by cooking them at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes, flipping them halfway through.
How to Make Shake and Bake Chicken Legs (Bone-in Chicken)
For bone-in chicken legs, cook them in a 400-degree oven for 35-40 minutes until the juices run clear and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
How to Make Shake and Bake Chicken Breasts (Boneless)
For boneless chicken breasts, cook them in a 400-degree oven for 15-20 minutes until the juices run clear and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
🕕 How to Store and Reheat
If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. To reheat, either bake them in a 350-degree oven for 10-15 minutes or pop them in an air fryer basket and cook at 350 degrees for 4-5 minutes.
🍽 What to Serve with Shake and Bake Pork Chops
To complete your meal, here are some delicious side dish options that pair perfectly with these Shake and Bake Pork Chops:
- Glazed Carrots
- Vinegar Coleslaw
- Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream
- Arugula Salad
- Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas
- Mexican Street Corn Salad with Pearl Couscous
🍷 Wine Pairings
If you’re in the mood to pair your Shake and Bake Pork Chops with wine, I recommend trying it with a light-bodied red like Pinot Noir. The bright acidity of the wine complements the flavors of the pork without overpowering them.
🥓 More Pork Recipes
If you’re a fan of pork, be sure to check out these delicious pork recipes:
- Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce
- Slow Cooker Pork Chops
- Pork Piccata (30 Minute Easy Recipe)
- Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
- Instant Pot Cuban Mojo Pork
- Instant Pot Carnitas
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