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Shake Yo' Chicken!

Shake Yo' Chicken!

HI There!

So this post is about the easiest chicken recipe I’ve made and it’s so fun to make with kids. I have no idea what to call it other than shake yo’ chicken because I sort of made this recipe up one day years ago.

I love fried chicken, but don’t love how I feel after the fried-ness has settled in my stomach. I was looking for a “healthier” non-fried version forever ago, so I decided to come up with a baked chicken recipe and let me tell you, it’s super yummy! ( to be honest, nothing compares to fried chicken though…).

I have to apologize first off, I don’t have any measurements for this recipe. It was kind of an “add more of this and that” and “ oh that tastes about right” recipe. So if you like more salt normally, by all means, add more salt, or pepper, or if you like a kick, add cayenne pepper.

Let’s get started!!

You’ll need however much chicken you want to make. I cut up two thawed chicken breasts and pounded them a little bit so they weren’t so thick. Ive used chicken breasts and chicken tenderloins… truth be told, the tenderloins are actually better :)

You’ll need however much chicken you want to make. I cut up two thawed chicken breasts and pounded them a little bit so they weren’t so thick. Ive used chicken breasts and chicken tenderloins… truth be told, the tenderloins are actually better :)

Place your chicken in a ziploc bag or a bowl, whichever you have, and soak them in milk (i don’t recommend skim milk, use at least 1%) and place in fridge for at least 30 minutes. Make sure the chicken is completely covered in milk. I like to do this step mid day and then finish up after I pick up my daughter from school, making sure the chicken has had plenty of time to soak.

Place your chicken in a ziploc bag or a bowl, whichever you have, and soak them in milk (i don’t recommend skim milk, use at least 1%) and place in fridge for at least 30 minutes. Make sure the chicken is completely covered in milk. I like to do this step mid day and then finish up after I pick up my daughter from school, making sure the chicken has had plenty of time to soak.

These are the ingredients you need to make the “breading” or “coating”. Salt, pepper, seasoned salt, flour, paprika, and if you want a little kick, some cayenne pepper.

These are the ingredients you need to make the “breading” or “coating”. Salt, pepper, seasoned salt, flour, paprika, and if you want a little kick, some cayenne pepper.

Now for the fun part. This is where the kids get to help and have a little fun, plus a lot of mess ( there’s always flour everywhere). For the ingredients, you’ll need a ziploc gallon bag. Have your kids put all the ingredients in a bag, ( however much or little you want. It’s up to you).

Now for the fun part. This is where the kids get to help and have a little fun, plus a lot of mess ( there’s always flour everywhere). For the ingredients, you’ll need a ziploc gallon bag. Have your kids put all the ingredients in a bag, ( however much or little you want. It’s up to you).

Put the flour in first. Give or take a cup or two, unless you’re making more chicken, then add more flour.

Put the flour in first. Give or take a cup or two, unless you’re making more chicken, then add more flour.

Flour Flour Flour!

Flour Flour Flour!

Now, for the spices, I usually give my littlest kids the spices that I don’t want too much of and the big kids the spices I want more of. My daughter handles the salt, my son handles the pepper. Surprisingly it actually even out pretty well! Sorry I don’t have any measurements for this, it’s more of a “add a little more if you need to” kinda recipe.

Now, for the spices, I usually give my littlest kids the spices that I don’t want too much of and the big kids the spices I want more of. My daughter handles the salt, my son handles the pepper. Surprisingly it actually even out pretty well! Sorry I don’t have any measurements for this, it’s more of a “add a little more if you need to” kinda recipe.

Again, my younger one has the spice (season all) I don’t want to add too much of and my son (paprika) handles what we need more of :)

Again, my younger one has the spice (season all) I don’t want to add too much of and my son (paprika) handles what we need more of :)

Now for the fun part, zip up that bag and….. SHAKE!

Now for the fun part, zip up that bag and….. SHAKE!

Place your shaken spices and flour in the counter and go about doing whatever it is you need to do, nap, read, vacuum, laundry, or in my case go pick up the big sister from school! When you get home,preheat the oven to 350, grab a dish, line it with tinfoil (you don’t have to, it just makes easier clean up) and cut up about 4 tbsp of butter. place the dish in the oven with only the butter and let it melt. Take the dish out WITH OVEN MITTS and place it on the oven and go grab your chicken from the fridge. Drain the chicken and grab your flour mixture.

Place your shaken spices and flour in the counter and go about doing whatever it is you need to do, nap, read, vacuum, laundry, or in my case go pick up the big sister from school! When you get home,preheat the oven to 350, grab a dish, line it with tinfoil (you don’t have to, it just makes easier clean up) and cut up about 4 tbsp of butter. place the dish in the oven with only the butter and let it melt. Take the dish out WITH OVEN MITTS and place it on the oven and go grab your chicken from the fridge. Drain the chicken and grab your flour mixture.

Now that the oldest is home from school, she finishes up the last part of the chicken, placing it in the flour mixture (which I actually do because she “can’t touch chicken” it’s grooooossss!

Now that the oldest is home from school, she finishes up the last part of the chicken, placing it in the flour mixture (which I actually do because she “can’t touch chicken” it’s grooooossss!

Zip that puppy up shake shake shake, shake shake shake…. and shake some more making sure the chicken in completely covered.

Zip that puppy up shake shake shake, shake shake shake…. and shake some more making sure the chicken in completely covered.

Place the chicken in the melted butter dish and USE OVEN MITTS! The dish will still be hot!!! (I learned the hard way) and place it in the oven for 35 minutes. If you’re using tenderloins, cook 25 min or until cooked through.

Place the chicken in the melted butter dish and USE OVEN MITTS! The dish will still be hot!!! (I learned the hard way) and place it in the oven for 35 minutes. If you’re using tenderloins, cook 25 min or until cooked through.

Voila! You’re tasty “shake yo’ chicken” chicken is done! We pair this chicken with homemade french fries, and a side salad. Makes for a great dinner!

Voila! You’re tasty “shake yo’ chicken” chicken is done! We pair this chicken with homemade french fries, and a side salad. Makes for a great dinner!

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