Homemade Shake and Bake Pork Chops: Tender + Juicy

This Shake and Bake Pork Chops recipe is a homemade version of the classic dish you loved as a kid. Juicy 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.

That’s why I love this homemade Shake and Bake recipe. 

Hand holding bag of shake and bake coating.

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.

I remember eating Shake and 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 (or chicken pieces) are coated in the crumb mixture. Then bake until the coating gets nice and brown and crispy.

It’s a quick weeknight dinner that the whole family will love!

🛒 Ingredients needed

  • Plain Bread Crumbs
  • Canola Oil – Or another neutral oil like vegetable oil.
  • Spices – Seasoning salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, dried oregano, parsley and black pepper.

📋 Shake and Bake directions

You can make pork, boneless chicken or bone in chicken.

How to bake Shake and Bake pork chops

Cook in a 425-degree oven for 25 minutes, until the internal temperature registers 145-degrees on a meat thermometer. I prefer to use boneless pork chops for this recipe, but you can also use bone-in pork chops.

If you’re cooking other items alongside your pork chops, you can adjust the temperature:

  • Cook pork chops at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. 
  • Cook pork chops at 375 degrees for 35 minutes. 
  • Cook pork chops at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

How to air fry Shake and Bake pork chops

To make air fryer shake and bake pork chops, cook at 400-degrees for 6-8 minutes, flipping halfway through.

How to make Shake and Bake chicken legs (bone-in chicken)

Cook in a 400-degree oven for 35-40 minutes, until the juices run clear and an instant read thermometer registers 165-degrees.

How to make Shake and Bake chicken breasts (boneless)

Cook in a 400-degree oven for 15-20 minutes, until the juices run clear and an instant read thermometer registers 165-degrees.

Coating mixture in bowl.

🕕 How to store and reheat

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

🍽 What to serve with them

🍷 Wine pairings

Shake N Bake Pork Chops on Baking Sheet.

🥓 More pork recipes

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

Homemade Shake and Bake Pork Chops Recipe

These Shake and 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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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 4-6 1-inch thick boneless pork chops
  • 1 1/2 cups plain bread crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil (or vegetable 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


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • 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.
  • Place the Shake N Bake in a plastic Ziploc bag.
  • One at a time, place your chops in the bag and shake to coat in the mixture.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or foil (if desired) and bake for approximately 25 minutes, until cooked through.
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Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1170mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2.2mg

This recipe was originally published in 2015. It was updated in 2023. The recipe remains the same. Enjoy! 

60 thoughts on “Homemade Shake and Bake Pork Chops: Tender + Juicy”

  1. 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

  2. 4 stars
    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.

  3. 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.

    • 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.

  4. 4 stars
    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!!!!

  5. 4 stars
    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!!

  6. 5 stars
    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!!

  7. 5 stars
    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.

  8. 5 stars
    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!

  9. 5 stars
    Found your site awhile back & have made this many times…I added 1/4 tsp of red pepper to the recipe…Oh my!!!!…thank you for the recipe…my family loves it better than the store bought…we are having it tonight…lol

  10. 5 stars
    These were fantastic. I made shake and bake once before but not like this. This taste just like shake and bake. thank you so very much What a great recipe. I am printing this now. A keeper.

  11. 5 stars
    I had a craving for shake n bake pork chops but no time to shop. This recipe is spot on! My only changes were due to necessity – my chops were 3/4” and I’m only cooking for two these days 😊 so I halved the coating ingredients. And since my oven heats up my house too much and it’s 90 degrees today, I “baked” them on my grill. Absolutely delicious!!!!

  12. I’m pumped to make mine this evening! I am using planko crumbs bc I’m gluten free. I thought I’d have to egg wash the chops, but ya got me thinking now (since there is oil in the coating mix… I’ll know soon enough – ha! Thanks!!

  13. Thank you for sharing this simple recipe. I loved shake and bake as a child but I think your recipe tastes a lot better and it’s made with spices I usually have on hand. I will definitely use this recipe again!

  14. 5 stars
    My husband and I have been looking for a juicy boneless Pork Chop recipe. We used Panko crumbs and broke them down with the spices. This was so delicious. We will definitely use this recipe regularly. Thank you so much. Rose

  15. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe! I grew up on shake n bake and this brings me back. My daughter loves helping to make this by shaking the bag. We make this about once a month. Thank you!

  16. I just made it today and it was delicious. They did cook in teh 25 minutes you recommended but I had to leave out the sugar as I didn’t have any….

    have one question…Can I use the same mixture that I just used for the pork for chicken or would it be better to make fresh batch?

    • Hi Kathleen – Unfortunately, because of food safety issues, I think you’ll need to make a fresh batch. Unless you are making the pork and chicken at the same time. Hope that helps!

  17. 5 stars
    This recipe is absolutely fabulous, and so simple! I’ve made his several times, and the pork chops always turn out perfectly! I use about 1 ” boneless chops and they’re always moist and flavorful. My husband is not crazy about pork chops, as sometimes they’re kind of tough or turn out dry, but he raves about these. This is in my regular rotation. Thanks for such a great recipe!


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