Copycat Shake 'N Bake Pork Chops Recipe

First you shake 'em, then you bake 'em. Shake 'n Bake pork chops are one of the most well-known pork chop dishes in the United States, and to know them is to love them. If you have a craving for pork and want to make your own version of the classic dish, then look no further than this simple and delicious copycat Shake 'n Bake pork chops recipe. Not only does it require just a few ingredients, but it doesn't take much time to prep, which is excellent for anyone looking for an easy family dinner. It's also worth mentioning that there are only four steps in the entire cooking process, making this recipe a piece of cake.

Jason Goldstein of Chop Happy is the mastermind behind this quick dinner that's sure to please. His favorite part about it is how easy it is. "I love the simplicity," he says. There's no need for a dredging station complete with flour, egg, and bread crumbs. "Just put seasoned pork chops in the bag with bread crumbs and bake," he says. 

Keep scrolling for more details on how to make copycat Shake 'n Bake pork chops.

Gather the ingredients

As we mentioned before, this recipe is relatively simple and requires only a few ingredients. You simply need plain bread crumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to start. The recipe also calls for a few other spices, including oregano and paprika. To round off the list, you'll need extra-virgin olive oil and bone-in pork chops. Alternatively, Goldstein shares, "You can use panko for sure," but the authentic recipe uses bread crumbs. 

Once you have everything together, you can get started!

Mix the spices

For the first step in the process, you'll need a Ziploc bag and all of your spices. Place the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, paprika, and olive oil inside the bag. Seal the bag and mix everything until it's well combined. Alternatively, you can mix the spices in a bowl first and then transfer them into the Ziploc bag, but why waste a bowl? Once your spice mix looks similar to the photo, you're ready to move on to the next step.

Season and add the pork chops

Now, you can take out your pork chops and get them prepared for cooking. Season each with salt and pepper. Then, add each one to the Ziploc bag with the spices. Seal the bag and then shake to coat each pork chop with the delicious mixture. Then place it on a plate or tray.

This is so much easier than sprinkling on the spices with your hands and it coats the pork better. Repeat the steps with all of your pork chops and set them aside before you continue. You're almost ready to cook the pork chops. See? We told you it would be easy! 

Cook the pork chops

For this step, you can place each of the pork chops on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Set your oven to 400 degrees F, and once it's hot and ready to go, set your timer for 25 minutes. Pop the pork chops in the oven and let them cook until your timer goes off. After that, take the pork chops out of the range. Now, you're pretty much ready to serve these. 

Servings and leftovers

Once you finish cooking the pork chops, take them off of the baking sheet and transfer them to a plate. You can plate them however you choose, and that will probably depend on what you're eating them with. 

There are plenty of items that pair well with this fantastic main course, including "creamy mashed potatoes, spinach, or fries," Goldstein says. As for leftovers, they should keep three to four days in the fridge.

Now that you have completed this quick and easy dish, you can enjoy with family and friends. Hopefully, you'll love these copycat Shake 'n Bake pork chops as much as we do! 

Copycat Shake 'N Bake Pork Chops Recipe
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If you have a craving for pork, look no further than this simple and delicious copycat Shake 'n Bake pork chops recipe. First you shake 'em, then you bake 'em!
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Copycat Shake 'n Bake pork chops on baking sheet
Total time: 30 minutes
  • 3 cups plain bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 bone-in pork chops
  1. Place the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, paprika, and olive oil in a Ziploc bag. Shake until fully combined.
  2. Add salt and pepper to each pork chop. Then, one at a time, add a pork chop to the bread crumb-filled bag, seal the bag, and shake to coat the pork chop.
  3. Place the chop on a sheet pan. Repeat for all 4 pork chops.
  4. Bake the pork chops on the sheet on the middle rack of the oven at 400 F for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and enjoy!
Calories per Serving 735
Total Fat 29.3 g
Saturated Fat 7.9 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 137.3 mg
Total Carbohydrates 62.3 g
Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
Total Sugars 5.3 g
Sodium 705.5 mg
Protein 52.8 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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