Shake and Bake Pork Chops: A Homemade Favorite

A Healthier, Tastier Version of Your Childhood Classic

This recipe for Shake and Bake Pork Chops is a delightful twist on the beloved childhood dish. Tender pork chops are coated in a delectable breadcrumb mixture and baked to perfection, resulting in a golden brown and irresistibly delicious delight.

Embracing a Fear of Frying

Confession time: I suffer from F.O.F – Fear of Frying. Deep-frying recipes have always intimidated me. The precise oil temperature, concerns about undercooked meat, and excessive greasiness make me nervous. My solution? Baking! It’s a safe, healthier, and equally delicious alternative.

That’s why this homemade Shake and Bake recipe is perfect.

The Unforgettable Shake N Bake

Shake N Bake, created by Kraft Foods in 1965, revolutionized the way we prepare chicken and pork. With catchy slogans like “Shake N Bake: It’s better than frying” and “Why fry? Shake N Bake,” it quickly became known as a healthier, less-greasy option. This flavored, bread crumb-style coating is conveniently packaged with a handy bag for easy meat coverage.

I vividly recall enjoying Shake and Bake as a child, and I must say, this homemade version is just as scrumptious!


To make this delightful dish, simply pour the breadcrumb mixture into a Ziploc bag, add your pork chops (or chicken pieces), and shake it up until coated. Then, bake until the coating turns beautifully golden and crispy. It’s a quick and satisfying weeknight dinner that’s guaranteed to please the whole family.

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🛒 Gather Your Ingredients

  • Plain Bread Crumbs
  • Canola Oil (or any neutral oil)
  • Spices: Seasoning salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, dried oregano, parsley, and black pepper.

📋 Shake and Bake Directions

You can make this recipe with pork, boneless chicken, or bone-in chicken.

How to Bake Shake and Bake Pork Chops

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Cook the pork chops for approximately 25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Boneless pork chops work best for this recipe, although bone-in chops are also an option.
  • If you’re cooking other items alongside your pork chops, adjust the temperature accordingly:
    • 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
    • 375 degrees for 35 minutes.
    • 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

How to Air Fry Shake and Bake Pork Chops

  • For a delightful twist, try making air fryer Shake and Bake pork chops.
  • Set your air fryer to 400 degrees and cook for 6-8 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Shake and Bake Chicken Legs (Bone-in Chicken)

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cook the chicken legs for 35-40 minutes, or until the juices run clear and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Shake and Bake Chicken Breasts (Boneless)

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cook the chicken breasts for 15-20 minutes, or until the juices run clear and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

🕕 Storing and Reheating

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, simply bake in a 350-degree oven for 10-15 minutes. Alternatively, pop them in an air fryer basket and cook at 350 degrees for 4-5 minutes.

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🍽 Pairing Suggestions

  • Glazed Carrots
  • Vinegar Coleslaw
  • Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream
  • Arugula Salad
  • Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas
  • Mexican Street Corn Salad with Pearl Couscous
  • Hook’d Up Bar and Grill for more delightful side dishes for pork chops.

🍷 Wine Pairings

  • Pinot Noir pairs beautifully with pork. Its light-bodied nature complements the flavors perfectly, and its bright acidity balances the slight fattiness of the pork.
  • For more wine pairing suggestions, check out the article on the best wine pairings for pork chops.

🥓 More 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
  • and many more! Explore our collection of 35+ Easy Boneless Pork Chop Recipes.

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This recipe was originally published in 2015 and was updated in 2023, but the recipe itself remains unchanged. Enjoy!