Shake And Bake

Shake And Bake; no frying needed! I made some chicken leg/thigh quarters this weekend and they were extremely good with this coating; not the first time.

Coating chicken with the mix is the easy part, but cleaning chicken is a big pain in the behind. Patience is definitely a virtue when cleaning chicken. I recommend some cold drinks and music while going through the task of cleaning chicken!  Chicken leg and thigh quarters can be purchased from Walmart very cheaply from .57 cents a LB to .80 cents a LB! The brand is "Gold Leaf" (a Tyson sub-brand) and sold in a ten pound bag, perfect for a a coating treatment.

Cleaning can be minimized by purchasing boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs. Make chicken nuggets easy by roughly cubing those chicken breasts then coating them! Again, Walmart wins with their $1.99 to $2.00 a pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts (everyday!). Chicken legs are pretty simple to skin and coat, reasonably priced and tasty. They look good, too, for any party as an appetizer! Wings are awesome and a big hit for a game day or any party using Shake And Bake. 

Pork chops, tenderloins and pork steak are even easier to prep and bake! Zero cleaning involved, though a little simple fat trimming will make them healthier. 

I recommend buying the "Value Size Shake And Bake" boxes for any meat because the simple fact is, you can't control the size of any cut of pork, chicken or seafood the way it's packaged. You want your meat & seafood choices covered completely with no bare spots. When you're making a meal like this, it's better to have more and not less with zero surprises ;) 

The box instructions say use water to wet the meat before shaking; I use an egg bath. I want the product to stick and egg does the trick.

* There's some talk these days about why you shouldn't clean chicken because of the germs and bacteria being splashed around while running water over the meat. I've been cleaning chicken for 30+ years like this and honestly, I don't know how you can eat chicken that's not clean or skinned. It's just nasty! I make sure I have some bleach spray right there with plenty of paper towels for the counter tops and I wash my hands if I move from that spot to do something else. It's all about careful preparation and constant vigilance.  

Chicken
Pork

Seasoned Panko Seasoned Coating Mix 3.8 Oz

"Per 1/8 Packet: * Coats about One Piece. 25 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 160mg Sodium, 5g Total Carbohydrate, <1g"

Original Chicken Seasoned Coating Mix 4.5 Oz

"Per 1/8 Packet: * Coats about One Piece. 30 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 180mg Sodium, 6g Total Carbohydrate, <1g"

Crunchy Pretzel Seasoned Coating Mix 4.6 Oz

"Per 1/8 Packet: * Coats about One Piece. 25 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 280mg Sodium, 5g Total Carbohydrate, <1g"

Crispy Cheddar Seasoned Coating Mix 4.75 Oz

"Per 1/8 Packet: * Coats about One Piece. 35 Calories, 1g Total Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 170mg Sodium, 5g Total Carbohydrate, 1g"

Hot & Spicy Seasoned Coating Mix 4.75 Oz

"Per 1/8 Packet: * Coats about One Piece. 30 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 180mg Sodium, 6g Total Carbohydrate, <1g"

Ranch & Herb Seasoned Coating Mix 4.75 Oz

"Per 1/8 Packet: * Coats about One Piece. 30 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 280mg Sodium, 5g Total Carbohydrate, <1g"

Parmesan Crusted Seasoned Mix 4.75 Oz

"Per 1/8 Packet: * Coats about One Piece. 30 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 240mg Sodium, 5g Total Carbohydrate, <1g"

Crispy Buffalo Seasoned Coating Mix 4.75 Oz

"Per 1/8 Packet: * Coats about One Piece. 30 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 190mg Sodium, 6g Total Carbohydrate, <1g"

Original Pork Seasoned Coating Mix 5 Oz

"Per 1/8 Packet: * Coats about One Chop. 35 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 200mg Sodium, 7g Total Carbohydrate, 1g"

Extra Crispy Seasoned Coating Mix 5 Oz

"Per 1/8 Packet: * Coats about One Piece. 35 Calories, 0.5g Total Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 260mg Sodium, 6g Total Carbohydrate, 1g"

BBQ Glaze Seasoned Coating Mix 6 Oz

"Per 1/8 Packet: * Coats about One Piece. 40 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 450mg Sodium, 9g Total Carbohydrate, <1g"

Original Chicken Seasoned Coating, Value Size 9 Oz

"Per 1/8 Packet: * Coats about One Piece. 30 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 180mg Sodium, 6g Total Carbohydrate, <1g"

Shake And Bake Value Sized Boxes

Parmesan Crusted Seasoned Mix, Value Size 9.5 Oz

"Per 1/8 Packet: * Coats about One Piece. 30 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 240mg Sodium, 5g Total Carbohydrate, <1g"

Original Pork Seasoned Coating Mix, Value Size 10 Oz

"Per 1/8 Packet: * Coats about One Chop. 35 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 200mg Sodium, 7g Total Carbohydrate, 1g"

Extra Crispy Seasoned Coating Mix, Value Size 10 Oz

"Per 1/8 Packet: * Coats about One Piece. 35 Calories, 0.5g Total Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 260mg Sodium, 6g Total Carbohydrate, 1g"

Original Pork Seasoned Coating Mix, Value Size 20 Oz

"Per 1/8 Packet: * Coats about One Chop. 35 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 200mg Sodium, 7g Total Carbohydrate, 1g"



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