These shake and bake pork chops are a homemade version of the nostalgic Shake 'N Bake pork chops you probably had as a kid. This recipe features juicy pork chops that are coated in an outrageously flavorful combination of bread crumbs and spices to create a crispy crust that's to die for. In addition to tasting delicious, these homemade shake and bake pork chops are as easy to make as the packaged kind!
If you grew up eating Shake 'N Bake pork chops from Kraft Foods, just wait until you make your own homemade shake and bake pork chops with this recipe!
I remember my mom making the classic Shak 'N Bake pork chops pretty regularly when I was a kid, and they were honestly one of my favorite things to eat. So I had to make a homemade version of the deliciously crispy baked pork chops. I know I'm biased, but I think they're even better than the packaged kind! Just like my shake and bake chicken.
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Why You'll Love This Recipe
So legit. The seasoning mix, along with the bread crumbs, makes the perfect coating for the pork chops. The result is tender and juicy baked pork chops with a super crispy exterior to give it a flavor and texture like no other.
Easy to make. You basically just mix the seasoning, shake the pork chops in them, and the oven takes care of the rest. The entire recipe takes just over 30 minutes, so it's the ideal quick weeknight dinner.
Versatile. These crispy pork chops go with everything! You serve them as your main meal with a side salad or veggies or with things like beefaroni, crockpot cheesy potatoes, grit cakes, or sweet potato biscuits.
Ingredients You'll Need
- Thick pork chops- you can also use bone in pork chops.
- Breadcrumbs- make sure to use regular breadcrumbs, Italian breadcrumbs, or gluten free bread crumbs. Do not use panko bread crumbs.
- Vegetable oil- or any oil.
- Salt and pepper
- Paprika powder
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Dried parsley
- Dried oregano
- Sugar- optional.
How To Make Shake and Bake Pork Chops
Step 1: Make The Seasoning Blend
First, begin by preheating the oven to 425°F and lining a baking sheet pan with parchment paper. Then, you can take out a small bowl and combine the bread crumbs, vegetable oil, salt, pepper, paprika, onion flakes, garlic powder, parsley, oregano, and sugar if you're using it. Give everything a mix in the bowl and add them to a large Ziploc bag.
Step 2: Season and Bake The Pork Chops
Add the pork chops to the bag and seal it up. Then give the bag a few good shakes until the pork chops are evenly coated in all of the seasonings.
Next, you can place the coated pork chops on the baking sheet and bake them for 25-30 minutes or until they're crispy and fully cooked through. You'll know the pork chops are done if you check them with a meat thermometer and the internal temperature reaches 145°.
Step 3: Serve The Pork Chops
Once all of the breaded pork chops are cooked to perfection, you can serve them a salad or anything that you want. Enjoy!
Storing and Reheating Leftovers
If you do end up with leftover pork chops, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Alternatively, if you want to store the leftovers for longer, you can freeze the pork chops in an airtight container - or freezer-safe bag - for up to 3 months.
The best way to reheat them is to just put the chops in an oven-safe dish covered in foil and heat them in the oven at 350°F for around 10 minutes or until they're fully warmed through.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use bone-in pork chops?
Yes, you definitely can! You'll just want to bake them for about 5-10 minutes longer. Make sure to check the center of the meat with a thermometer to ensure it's cooked through.
How do you make shake and bake pork chops not soggy?
The best way to make shake and bake pork chops not soggy is to coat them in vegetable oil before coating them with spices and bread crumbs. The vegetable oil will keep the pork chops moist and make the breading stick. Then baking them at 425°F will crisp up the breading, and it won't be soggy.
What are the instructions for shake and bake pork chops?
The instructions for shake and bake pork chops are to mix the seasonings and breadcrumbs together and then coat the pork chops in it. After that, you just bake the pork chops until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F.
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- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Combine breadcrumbs, vegetable oil, salt, pepper, paprika, onion flakes, garlic powder, sugar (if you are using it), parsley, and oregano.
- You can combine these in a bowl or directly in a zip-lock bag. Add the pork chops and shake the bag until the pork chops are evenly coated in the seasonings.
- Place the pork chops in the baking dish lined with parchment paper.
- Bake the pork chops for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.
- Serve the pork chops warm with some salad on the side.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 25g