Shake and Bake Pork Chops

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Shake and Bake Pork Chops with homemade shake and bake mix baked on a sheet pan. A perfect homemade natural copycat with dinner done in just 30 minutes.

Shake and Bake Pork Chops with homemade shake and bake mix baked on a sheet pan. A perfect homemade natural copycat with dinner done in just 30 minutes.

Shake and Bake Pork Chops or as they’re more classically known, Shake ‘n Bake Pork Chops are an EASY and fun copycat of the boxed variety a lot of us grew up with.

As a kid I have two very strong pre-made ingredient memories, Shake ‘n bake pork chops and Chicken Tonight. Someone PLEASE back me up in the comments, do you guys remember Chicken Tonight? “I feel like Chicken tonight! Like Chicken Tonight!” PS, it still EXISTS, I don’t know if you still have to do the chicken dance though.

So anyway, there is literally no good reason at all for you to be paying crazy high prices for the boxed variety when the homemade one is SUPER easy and much less expensive to make. Plus, no extra ingredients you don’t need thrown in with it.

The perfect Shake and Bake Pork Chops taste just like your favorite shake 'n bake childhood memories!

How long do you shake and bake pork chops?

It takes just ten or so seconds to shake the chops in the bag, but if you find the coating not sticking well, you can add the pork chop to the sheet pan and add additional breading and lightly press it onto the pork chop.

How long does it take to cook pork chops in the oven at 400?

If you are opposed to cooking them at 425 degrees for 25 minutes, you can alternately cook them at 400 degrees for 30 minutes (the crust will not be as caramelized. You can also cook them at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes but the crust will stay softer and the pork will be drier.

How do you make crispy pork chops?

The trick to getting crispy pork chops from the oven is cooking them at a high temperature. Cooking at 425 allows the pork to cook and the oil in the breadcrumb mixture allows the crust to brown and become crispy.

How to cook 1″ thick Shake and Bake Pork Chops:

YES, I love a good thick chop, if you have a thicker chop, cook it at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until you reach 145-155 degrees.

Shake and Bake Pork Chops with mayo:

Some people LOVE coating the chops in mayo before adhering the coating. I totally get it, there is a parmesan breadcrumb chicken that uses mayo too that is very popular. While this recipe does not call for or need mayo, if you do use it you will get a nice THICK coating. Cook it at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until you reach 145-155 degrees.

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Shake and Bake Pork Chops in just 30 minutes! The perfect copycat!

Tools Used in the making of these Shake and Bake Pork Chops:
Sheet Pan: A classic, inexpensive sheet pan that is high quality and can hold up to high temperatures in the oven. If you’d prefer you could also use…
Baking Pan: Easy to use, doesn’t warp, freezes well and has high enough sides for all your favorite other casserole dishes.
Bread Crumbs: Standard breadcrumbs, not panko variety, I love this brand but if you want you can use any other brand or even Italian flavored.



Shake and Bake Pork Chops

4.96 from 49 votes
  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
Shake and Bake Pork Chops with homemade shake and bake mix baked on a sheet pan. A perfect homemade natural copycat with dinner done in just 30 minutes.


  • 3 cups bread crumbs (not panko)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons table salt (not kosher)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 6 bone in 1/2" thick pork chops


Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large ziploc bag add the breadcrumbs, oil, salt, paprika, celery salt, black pepper, garlic salt, garlic powder and onion powder.

  3. Close the bag and rub all the ingredients together until fully mixed.
  4. Add one pork chop to the bag at a time and close with some air trapped inside.
  5. Shake gently until covered.
  6. Repeat with each piece of pork.
  7. Place on a sheet pan and bake in the oven for 15 minutes then turn the pork chops over, and bake 10 more minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 Servings, Amount per serving: 295 calories, Calories: 295g, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Sodium: 1655mg, Potassium: 121mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 330g, Calcium: 99g, Iron: 2.8g

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      1. OK, so I made these last night and I’m not sure what I did wrong.
        They didn’t get crispy at all, they were mostly just wet and sticky.
        I even put them under the broiler for a bit but that didn’t help much.
        Has this ever happened? It must have been something I did since there are so many great reviews. Any ideas?

        1. I have never heard of this issue, I’m so sorry. I’m thinking that your pork had too much saline pumped into it that released when it cooked. Hope this doesn’t happen for next time.

        2. I find that, in the past, when I have bought walmart meat of any kind you end up with a pan of boiling water. Try again, if you did happen to buy them there. Get your chops, for shake and bake, in a grocers that has good quality meat that doesn’t need saline pumped into it. Well worth it.

    1. Just put bread crumbs and seasoning together and as I don’t happen to have garlic powder or onion powder on hand (it’s a tight month) I used 4 tsp of a rub from Hanks Smokehouse and grill in VA. Added in 2 tsp of smoked paprika. Oh myyyy, so looking forward to dinner. Can I brush with oil and then dredge through crumb mix? No zip lock bags and walmart/grocery bags too flimsy. This will be a blast from my childhood.
      Thank you!??

      1. You could do that in a pinch or add it to a tupperware that has a tight lid and shake it in there too. I hope you enjoy it!

  1. If you’re really wanting the classic shake n bake than yes no panko but if you don’t mind the difference the recipe is absolutely lovely w/panko style breadcrumbs or even half and half panko/regular. I think it’s the cooking times and temp that are really spot on. Thank you!

  2. These were really good. Will never use any other breaking again! My 11 year old grandson says they are the best ever. Making them for about the eighth time tonight!

  3. I will never buy shake and bake for pork or chicken again! This is an absolutely perfect recipe for never failed baked pork chops.

  4. Sorry, I’m not the greatest cook, so I need to know whether BONELESS pork chops are supposed to be cooked the same way? Also do I need to pound them with a meat hammer before adding them into a bag and then cooking?

  5. I am afraid to add the oil to the ingredients in the bag, will it make a paste? I just rubbed them with a light coating of the oil and threw them into the bag. Delicious!!!

  6. CHICKEN TONIGHT! My son used to run to the TV and flap his elbows like chicken wings EVERY TIME that commercial came on! Good times! I’m making these pork chops TONIGHT!

  7. Try this tonight this is better then the store bought any time. I will never buy store bought again my family love this. Best recipe I have found. Thank you. Oh and yes I do remember The jingle Chicken tonight as well. Best pork chops ever

  8. This is so good! I cut the bread crumbs in half and used it in small batches and love it more than Shake and Bake because it is more flavorful now. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Thank you! I think Chicken Tonight was a thing I loved when I was a kid. I thought I would never have it again. But your post reminded me of it and I’ll be looking for copy cat recipes.

    Mayo under the pork chops was great!

  10. This is super yummy and oh so easy! I only made 2 chops, so i mixed all dry ingredients in bowl (saving 1/2 for later, maybe on chicken) and patted chops with veggie oil.

  11. Hi! I liked these pork chops unfortunately my very picky husband did not. he told me he didn’t care for them and not to make them again…told him I was tired of the same old food all the time and that he can cook more if he doesn’t like to try new recipes..

  12. Made these last night. Easy and tasty. My Hubby particularly liked them. Agree that this is one you will use and reuse, opposed to buying the box. All ingredients were available in my pantry. Like I said, easy…

  13. Haven’t made it as of yet, plan on it for tonight. Reading your comments, I remember Shake ‘N Bake and Chicken Delight. (“Don’t cook tonight, call Chicken Delight”). In the last few years have wanted that chicken, however haven’t found one anywhere.

    These look easy enough and can’t wait to get started.

  14. This was my first time finding your site, but it will be my first stop from now on! I made these pork chops last night and they were amazing! My husband even had seconds. I love that it was super easy to make and I already had everything in my pantry. For a last minute dinner, this was a definite win! Thanks so much!

  15. These are AMAZING!!! My husband literally told me “These are the best pork chops I’ve EVER had!” Love the fact that dinner comes together so quickly too! Thank you!

  16. HELLO Sabrina! I had laid out from my freezer only 3 breakfast boneless pork chops (these are very thin) since there are only 2 of us at home. I was going to broil them with Butter Pam in oven but was internet surfing looking at recipes and I came across your homemade ‘Shake & Bake” recipe. Since this recipe called for 6 thick cut pork chops I had to cut down on my portions. I used 1/2 cup of plain bread crumbs (all I had) 1/8 teaspoon of all the spices including salt and pepper but used the 1/4 cup of vegetable oil and cook them like you have in your recipe of 15 minutes and 10 minutes after turning. They came out great!……..Needless to say, THIS RECIPE WENT INTO MY THICK COOK BOOK! I also have a Recipe website and if okay by you, I may use it sometime. Keep on bringing these great recipes. I have put you in my favorites on my computer internet!

  17. I made these and they are so awesome. We had company over and it was a HIT! Thank you so much for this fabulous recipe.

  18. Took pork chops out of the freezer for dinner tonight, I was going to use up the generic shake and bake I had left in the pantry only to see that it has traces of tree nuts in it. Daughter has a newly found tree nut allergy, so into the garbage that went. Hopped online and came across this recipe, going to try it out!

  19. How awesome of a recipe is this! So simple!!!

    I used to loathe buying the branded box that’s soooo expensive just for bread crumbs and some flavoring ingredients. Plus, the fact that one envelope is never enough to coat 4 chops and two of them would be too much – only to have to waste it. When I was a kid (back when they had Chicken Delights’ – LOL – still am a kid), Shake ‘n Bake portions were almost twice the size containing enough in each envelope to get everything coated.

    Tonight, I even used a dried up baguette to make my bread crumbs, so total cost using a storage bag for the shake part – maybe .25 cents?

    Who loves ya! 🙂

    1. This was posted last year, so happy to see it (2018). I grew up eating the boxed stuff (married 26yrs and 3 boys later) and love to invent my own concoctions but never thought to try this one. Guess what’s for dinner tonight…

  20. These were pretty much amazing!! Had planned on grilling the large pack of chops won at a local meat raffle, but the rain prevented that – so I happened upon this recipe and decided to give it a go. Followed it to a “T” – easiest and best tasting chops ever.  Thank you!

  21. Perfect recipe for chops! The coating came out crispy but the chops were still tender. Made this last night and should of taken a pic before the family inhaled it. I will be using this recipe frequently!! Thank you for sharing.

    1. My family inhaled it as well. The pork was cooked perfectly and the flavor was amazing. Also so easy to prepare. Thank you!

  22. Oh my….you are way too young. I grew up with the radio ad jingle “Don’t cook tonight, call Chicken Delight!” As I recall it was like KFC (before it was around ) and they delivered. My mom thought it was ridiculous so I don’t ever remember having it for dinner, but the jingle has never left my memory.

    As for the shake & bake, thanks for your recipe. I do buy the box, so I’ll try this. Also I coat my chops with dijon mustard and bake at 425 for 15 mins…they come out moist & juicy.

    Thanks….good blog site.