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.
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. And 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.
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, shaking the bag of chicken is always fun.
Shake and Bake Chicken
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All you need is bread crumbs, I used plain. Onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, parsley, oregano, basil, sugar, and salt and pepper to taste. Thrown into a bowl or Ziploc bag to completely mix it.
You only need a cup of this for 4-6 chicken breast, maybe even more. Divide into 3. 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 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Chicken breasts 20-25 minutes until cooked through.
You don’t have to make shake and bake chicken, you could use this recipe to make homemade shake and bake pork chops as well.
- 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
- Mix everything together in a ziploc bag or bowl. Divide into 3. You can freeze the remaining for later use.
- With a third in a ziploc bag, toss your chicken round until completely coated.
- Bake at 425 for:
- chicken nuggets: 15-20 minutes
- chicken breast: 20-25
- Or until completely cooked.