This Gluten Free Shake and Bake Chicken Recipe was developed in partnership with HP and is a healthy copycat version of the boxed seasoning mix that will help add tons of flavour to your chicken dinner in a flash!
When I was growing up, chicken was an absolute staple for my family. My mom didn’t like fish so that was out, and beef was an expensive Sunday roast indulgence, so chicken was on the table most nights of the week. From chicken nuggets, to strips, to roasts, to pulled sammies, my mom very quickly became a master at cooking poultry and Shake and Bake was one of our all time favourites.
So today I’m bringing it back to the main course with my own gluten free Shake and Bake chicken – a fun take on my mom’s hectic weeknight staple.
My Shake and Bake Passion Project
If you’ve been following along with my blog and Youtube channel, you may have noticed that I’ve been doing a lot of family throwbacks. Since I just got married, I have been updating some of my childhood staples and using my HP printer to help put them together in a little DIY cookbook for my family.
When I returned from my honeymoon, I knew things would be hectic, but it was comforting to know that one thing I wouldn’t have to do was pick up more printer ink. That’s because I have an HP Instant Ink subscription, which means my printer figures out when I’m low on ink and my ink is sentto me automatically in the mail. And I usually would worry that convenience means big moola, but the plans start at $3.99 so it’s ended up saving me about 50% on my ink purchases each month. And after the expense of a wedding, I’m going to need any penny I can save.
Aside from my wedding planner and maybe my now hubby (maybe), my HP has been my #1 wedding companion. I have been using my HP to print off all of my thank you cards, and create this fun little Passion Project. I wanted my cookbook to look as beautiful as possible, and I love the print quality here.
Take a look at some of my entries. You can watch me make vegan pesto pasta salad here.
And an amazing gluten free chocolate chip banana bread here.
How to Make Homemade Gluten Free Shake and Bake Chicken
So, my sister has recently been told to trial a gluten free diet after months of trialing with various FODMAPs and potential intolerance triggers. That meant that regular boxed shake and bake is now a no-no, and we needed something a little healthier in its place. My Gluten Free Shake and Bake Chicken uses a combination of high fibre gluten free oats (pulsed until they reach a powder) and coconut flour plus a ton of yummy spices.
How to Use Your Gluten Free Shake and Bake Mix
I like making a huge batch of the gluten free shake and bake mixture and then just pulling out a 1/2 cup portion per pound of meat every time I need to add a little flavour boost to an otherwise monotone meal.
This homemade gluten free shake and bake is not only great on chicken, but I love it on pork chops and turkey breast as well!
What were your family’s favourite recipes growing up?
Do you still make them today?
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Gluten Free Shake and Bake Chicken | Healthy Copycat Recipe
Shake and Bake Mix (Makes Extra):
- 1 lb skinless boneless chicken breasts
- Extra virgin olive oil in an atomizer
- Preheat your oven to 400 F. Place a baking sheet into the oven to pre-heat with the oven.
- Mix the shake and bake mixture together in an airtight container.
- Add the chicken breasts to a resealable bag and add 1/2 cup of the shake and bake mixture. Shake until fully coated.
- Lay the chicken breasts onto the heated baking sheet and spray the chicken breasts with olive oil in the atomizer.
- Bake for about 20-30 minutes (depending on the thickness of the breasts), or until a meat thermometer inserted into the centre reaches 165 F.
- Store the shake and bake mixture in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 2 months.
Disclosure: This recipe was developed in paid partnership with HP, however, all opinions are genuine.
Updated on May 12th, 2020
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.