Homemade Shake and Bake Recipe – Barbecue Flavored

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1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. smoky paprika
1 Tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. cumin
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. cayenne
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 1/2 Tbsp. tomato powder (1/3 cup of dried tomatoes ground in blender) (optional)
2 Tbsp. canola oil


  1. Mix all ingredients until well blended.
  2. Store in a freezer bag.
  3. Once you have used the mix, immediately place any remaining mix in the freezer. If you want to reuse any of this mix, you must store it in the freezer to prevent dangerous bacteria from contaminating other food.

To use this homemade shake and bake with chicken or pork:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Place the shake and bake mix into a shallow cake pan.
  3. Dip chicken or pork into egg beaten with a splash of Worcestershire OR 1 part ketchup, 1 part honey and a splash of red wine.
  4. Then dredge in the shake and bake coating.
  5. Place onto a sprayed baking sheet and bake. Bake 20-30 minutes for boneless chicken or pork or 50 to 60 minutes for bone-in chicken pieces.