Chipotle Shake’N Bake

It has been a long, long time since I have made Shake’N Bake pork chops. They were a staple in my bachelor days. I also recall my mom making Shake’N Bake chicken or pork chops back when I was knee-high to a grasshopper. Honestly, I’d forgotten all about it until the other day when I came across a copycat recipe for Shake’N Bake. I instantly flashed back to the pork chops of years passed, and thought… boy, I really need to make those again. So I made the copycat of the mixture, but of course I had to add my own little twist. That twist came in the form of great, spicy smoky chipotle powder. What a great addition. I so loved these chipotle Shake’N Bake pork chops.
Chipotle Shake'N BakeDo go crazy adding the seasoning to this chipotle Shake’N Bake. I wanted just enough to get a hint of smokiness. I hint of heat. Subtle is what I was after and that’s what I ended up with. If you want less subtle and enjoy curry, try my curry Shake’N Bake.

My favorite way to use chipotle Shake’N Bake is on pork chops cooked in my Big Easy.

Chipotle Shake'N Bake

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Seasoning Mix
Cuisine: American
Author: Mike

Ingredients

Copycat Shake'N Bake

  • 1 tablespoon or more, to taste chipotle powder
  • 3 cups unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 3 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Instructions

Copycat Shake'N Bake

  • Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Add the oil and stir until the lumps are all gone.
  • Store in an air-right container for up to 2 months until ready to use.

For pork chops

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Rinse chops and pat dry.
  • Working in batches, transfer chops to a resealable bag.
  • Add chipotle Shake'n Bake mix.
  • Seal and shake to coat chops.
  • Shake off excess coating and transfer chops to a foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until done.

For chicken

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Working in batches, transfer chicken pieces to a resealable bag.
  • Add chipotle Shake'n Bake mix.
  • Seal and shake to coat chicken.
  • Shake off excess coating and transfer chicken to a foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes for bone-in chicken or 20 minutes for boneless chicken until done.

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