Homemade Shake N Bake Pork Chops

Overhead shot of baked Shake n Bake pork chops on baking sheet.

These Shake N Bake Pork Chops are a homemade version of the classic dish you loved as a kid. Pork chops are coated in a tasty breadcrumb mixture and baked until golden brown and delicious.

I have F.O.F. – Fear of Frying. I believe that I have yet to make any recipe that calls for deep frying. I vow to someday get over that fear. BUT I get nervous around a pot of hot oil. It seems like you have to have the temperature just right, and I always worry that my coating is not going to stick, the meat will be raw inside, it will be too greasy, etc. etc. etc. Definite fear of frying!

For now baking is my friend. Plus, obviously, it’s a healthier option.

Shake N Bake is manufactured by Kraft Foods and was first introduced in 1965. With slogans such as “Shake N Bake: It’s better than frying”, and “Why fry? Shake N Bake” it has been marketed as a healthier and less-greasy alternative to frying. It’s a flavored bread crumb-style coating for chicken and pork that comes with a baggie for you to shake your meat in order to cover it with the breading mixture.

Hand holding ziploc bag of shake n bake.

I remember eating Shake N Bake as a kid, growing up. That was quite a while ago, but I’ve got to say that I think this version tastes pretty similar! Pour your breadcrumb mixture into a Ziploc baggie and shake until your chops are coated in the crumb mixture. Bake for a half hour, and the coating gets nice and brown and crispy.

For this recipe, I’m roasting my pork chops in a 425-degree oven for 25 minutes. The high heat ensures that your pork chops are crispy. However, if you’re cooking other items alongside your Shake N Bake pork chops, you can adjust the temperature:

How Long to Cook Pork Chops in a 400-Degree Oven:

  • Cook pork chops at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. 

How Long to Cook Pork Chops in a 375-Degree Oven:

  • Cook pork chops at 375 degrees for 35 minutes. 

How Long to Cook Pork Chops in a 350-Degree Oven:

  • Cook pork chops at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Shake N Bake Pork Chops on Baking Sheet.

How to Make Shake N Bake Chicken:

You can also use your homemade Shake N Bake to coat chicken. Cook chicken in a 400 degree oven. Bone-in Shake N Bake chicken will take 35-40 minutes. Boneless Shake N Bake chicken will take 15-20 minutes.

If you loved this homemade Shake N Bake I would appreciate it so much if you would give this recipe a star review! Also, be sure to snap a picture of your finished dish and share it with me on Instagram using the hashtag #platingsandpairings and tagging me @platingsandpairings. 

Overhead shot of baked Shake n Bake pork chops on baking sheet.

Shake N Bake Pork Chops

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork chops, shake and bake, shake n bake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 233 kcal
These Shake N Bake pork chops are a homemade of the classic dish you used to have as a kid. Pork chops are coated in a tasty breadcrumb mixture and baked until golden brown and delicious.
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Ingredients

  • 4 1-inch thick boneless pork chops
  • 1 1/2 cups plain bread crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  • Pinch of black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Combine bread crumbs, seasonings and oil in a bowl. Using a fork, mash to combine so that bread crumbs are uniformly combined with the oil.
  3. Place the Shake N Bake in a plastic Ziploc bag.
  4. One at a time, place your chops in the bag and shake to coat in the mixture.
  5. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or foil (if desired) and bake for approximately 25 minutes, until cooked through.

Nutrition Facts
Shake N Bake Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 1170mg 49%
Potassium 96mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 7.4%
Calcium 8.1%
Iron 12.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This recipe was originally published in January 2015. It was updated in December 2018 to update the photos and content. The recipe remains the same. 

Wine Pairings for Shake N Bake Pork Chops: 

  • Pork pairs awesomely with Pinot Noir. It’s a light bodied red that doesn’t overpower the flavors and the bright acidity is a nice match for the slight fattiness in the pork.

Shake N Bake Pork Chops on Baking Sheet.

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36 comments

  1. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    I definitely am craving pork chops right now – these look so delicious.. and super simple to make too!

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  2. Jane

    What oven temperature?

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    1. Erin

      This should be baked at 425 degrees.

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  3. Mrs Lopez

    I made this without the sugar & used olive oil instead of vegetable oil and it was great! As good or better than the original!

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    1. Erin

      So glad to hear that you enjoyed it!

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    1. Erin

      Thanks so much Amanda – Welcome!

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  4. Sharon

    They take a lot more then 20 minutes to cook! I cooked mine for about 40 minutes. They would have been raw after 20 minutes of cooking time

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    1. Erin

      Hi Sharon – If your pork chops are very thick, they may take longer to cook.

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  5. Tom

    Great recipe! The chops were delicious. Today I will try it on Chicken.

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    1. Erin

      I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed them Tom!

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  6. Tosha

    Love love love the chops. SO DELICIOUSLY AWESOME!!

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    1. Erin

      So glad you liked them Tosha! Cheers!

      Reply

  7. Gary V


    Great recipe! I’ve done it “as scripted” and lately I’ve been adding 1 1/2 – 2 Tbsp. Parmesan Cheese to the mix. It makes the coating stick more uniformly and is pretty yum to boot.

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    1. Erin

      That addition of the parmesan cheese sounds delicious Gary – Definitely going to give that a try!

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  8. James Graham


    Thank you.

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  9. Bill

    Instead of all (some of) the spices could you just use Italian Bread crumbs. Right now that’s all I have…hoping to save a trip to store.

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    1. Erin

      You could definitely do that Bill, it just won’t have quite the same flavor or amount of flavor.

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  10. Janet

    Can you keep unused/not touched pork chop breadcrums?

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    1. Erin

      Hi Janet – You definitely can!

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  11. Alex

    Would this recipe work with panko breadcrumbs?

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    1. Erin

      Hi Alex – I think you can definitely give that a try. I may try crushing them a bit, to get them to a finer texture just so that the sugar and other spices blend in better with them.

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  12. Lisa


    One of my favorite recipes! I’ve made this more than a few times and every time the chips are delicious and moist!

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    1. Erin

      So happy to hear that you like them Lisa!

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  13. Kelley


    wish I read this first threw my mix out. Making new batch for chicken tomorrow. I didn’t use sugar or salt or parsley. I used Mrs. Dash and used 1 cup Italian Bread Crumbs 1/2 Garlic Bread Crumbs coated six bone in chops probably could have done a dozen with this recipe. Can’t wait to taste this. cooking on rack with foiled pan underneath at 425 . They came out beautiful and juicy going to eat now with my applesauce. Yummy!!!!

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    1. Erin

      I’m so happy the recipe worked well for you Kelley!

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  14. Catherine @ To & Fro Fam


    I totally remember those Shake n Bake commercials! I don’t think we ever used it – my mom made homemade pork chop coating – but it looks like your own version looks even better.

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  15. Create/Enjoy


    I’ve never made shake-n-bake anything but man, this looks delicious!!

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  16. Danielle


    These sound so delicious! One of my favorite things is to bake traditionally fried things, like wings and chicken tenders. I’ll have to add this one to my list!

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  17. Gabby


    Hi,
    Easy enough recipe and I made my own seasoned salt, too. Mine were 1” thick and needed 30 minutes at 425 and a 5 minute rest before eating.. Also, I would NOT keep the leftover breadcrumbs if they have touched raw pork or chicken due to risk of salmonella. You could make the entire batch of coating and use only what you think you might need, adding more as you need it. Once it comes in contact with raw meat, you need to toss it. Safety first!!

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  18. Lisa J


    Oh my goodness! Mine are still in the oven but I can already tell by the scent they are going to be so delicious! What a perfect replacement for the Traditional Shake n Bake without the preservatives/extra stuff!!! Thank you so much. I cannot wait to check to more of your recipes!!

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  19. Lisa J


    Sorry I commented before tasting earlier Erin, but I was not wrong. So delicious! Tasted better than the original from childhood but alike enough to be a nostalgic hit! I highly recommend. Thank you.

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    1. Erin

      So glad you liked it Lisa!

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  20. Laura


    I made these pork chops for my family last night and they LOVED them. My 5 year old loved helping me prep shaking the pork chops. My husband ate two chops -he really enjoyed it. I’m going to be adding these to my monthly rotation!

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    1. Erin

      I’m so happy to hear that – Thanks for the feedback Laura!

      Reply

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