Shake and bake pork chops are not just a nostalgic throwback but a delightful way to enjoy a quick and easy dinner, perfect for those busy weeknights. These pork chops, coated in a homemade spice blend, are baked to golden brown perfection, offering a crispy, juicy, and flavorful meal that beats any store-bought version.
Homemade Shake & Bake Pork Chops
Shake-and-bake pork chops are a favorite of mine. They're so juicy and tender, seasoned to perfection, and coated with just the right amount of crunch; these flavorful chops are always appealing!
The simplicity of this dish, combined with its delicious results, makes it a versatile choice for a family meal or an elegant dinner. With a total cooking time of just 30 minutes, these shake-and-bake pork chops are a surefire way to impress your family and friends with minimal effort. You'll find that once you try this homemade version, you'll never need to reach for the boxed mix again!
It doesn’t take much to whip up these shake-and-bake pork chops. Simple seasonings blend perfectly for a familiar comfort food flavor that hits the spot.
- Pork Chops – 6 pork chops, either bone-in or boneless (approximately ½-inch thick). Ask your butcher for their recommendation, and be sure to get chops that are about the same size so they cook evenly.
- Olive Oil – 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). This adds a touch of flavor to every bite and helps keep the breading in place.
- Breadcrumbs (or Panko) – 1½ cups of breadcrumbs. Panko results in a crispier pork chop, but both are equally delicious. Choose plain breadcrumbs, not seasoned breadcrumbs.
- Cornmeal (optional) – 2 tablespoons of cornmeal gives a unique texture, and some added “oomph.” In my opinion, when you run your cornmeal through a grinder (my coffee grinder works best), the resulting fine cornmeal gives the best DIY shake-n-bake pork chops!
- Salt & Pepper – 2 teaspoons of salt and ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper. Pump up the overall flavor and highlight all of the ingredients! Add more to taste.
- Paprika – 2 teaspoons of paprika will take the pork chop flavor up a notch. Some smoked paprika is a fabulous addition, although regular paprika is wonderful as-is! (Or, you can use a paprika substitute).
- Celery Salt - ¾ teaspoon of celery salt. (Or, try a celery salt substitute.)
- Garlic Powder – ¾ teaspoon of garlic powder. Mellow but with its own unique flavor, you gotta have garlic.
- Onion Powder – ½ teaspoon of onion powder. Part of the familiar shake-n-bake flavor!
*Be sure to see the free printable recipe card below for ingredients, exact amounts & instructions with tips!*
From start to finish, expect the process to take about a half-hour. You will have dinner as fast as it would take for a pizza to arrive!
You only need a baking sheet, some parchment paper, a large food storage bag, and measuring utensils. This recipe yields 6 servings of pork chops.
- Preheat. Preheat the oven to 425ºF (220ºC/Gas Mark 7) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Rinse. Rinse 6 pork chops boneless or bone-in pork chops under lukewarm water, then pat them completely dry with paper towels.
- Brush. Brush 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) of olive oil on all sides of all the pork chops.
- Combine. In a large ziploc or zip-top plastic storage bag, add 1½ cups of (162 grams) breadcrumbs (or Panko), 2 teaspoons (10 grams) of salt, ½ teaspoon (2.5 grams) of pepper, 2 teaspoons (10 grams) of paprika, the optional 2 tablespoons (30 grams) of cornmeal, ¾ teaspoon (3.7 grams) of garlic powder, ¾ teaspoon (3.7 grams) of celery salt, and ½ teaspoon (2.5 grams) of onion powder. Close the bag securely and combine the ingredients by shaking the bag gently.
- Add. Reopen the bag of breadcrumbs and seasonings, then place 1 pork chop in the bag at a time. Seal the bag, leaving a bit of air in the bag so there's room to shake the coating.
- Shake. Next, shake gently to coat the breadcrumb and seasoning mixture over the entire pork chop until completely coated on all sides. Place the coated pork chop onto your parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat for each pork chop and leave space between each on the baking sheet. Toss the bag when you’re finished.
- Bake. Bake the pork chops in your preheated oven at 425ºF (220ºC/Gas Mark 7) for approximately 20-25 minutes until cooked and the internal temperature is 145ºF (62ºC).
- Serve. Remove from the oven when done, and serve immediately.
🥗 What To Serve With Shake & Bake Pork Chops
Shake and bake pork chops are succulent as-is, so there’s no need for sauce, but I enjoy a dip of sweet and sour sauce or honey barbeque when I want something with a little punch. Even ketchup tastes great with these pork chops, so grab what you like and dig in!
💭 Tips & Notes
- Always discard your used breadcrumb mixture; do not try to store it in the refrigerator for later use.
- Avoid overcrowding your baking sheet so that the pork chops can cook evenly.
- Use a meat thermometer to ensure that your pork is properly cooked. The internal temperature should read 145ºF (62ºC).
🥡 Storing & Reheating
You can store any leftover shake and bake pork chops in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. They are best stored in a shallow container in a single layer.
Reheating Pork Chops
Reheat your shake and bake pork chops in the air fryer at 350ºF (175ºC) for 4-5 minutes until heated to your satisfaction. This works best for preserving the crispy texture of the breading.
Alternatively, these tasty pork chops can be reheated in the oven at 400ºF (205ºC/Gas Mark 6) for 10-15 minutes.
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It only takes a few seconds of shaking to get your pork chops fully coated. If, for some reason, your coating isn't sticking as it should, you could always press some more onto the pork after laying it on the baking sheet.
For an extra crispy coating, place your pork chops onto a lightly greased wire rack set inside a baking sheet. This allows the air to fully circulate around the pork and makes it super crisp!
Absolutely! Simply cook them in your air fryer (in batches, if needed) at 400°F (205°C). It should take about 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through. Check out my air fryer shake and bake pork chops recipe here!
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📖 Recipe Card
Shake And Bake Pork Chops
- 6 pork chops (bone-in or boneless, approximately ½ inch in thickness)
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 ½ cups breadcrumb (or Panko)
- 2 tablespoon cornmeal (optional)
- 2 teaspoon salt (table salt)
- 2 teaspoon paprika (smoked paprika is best)
- ¾ teaspoon celery salt
- ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C/Gas Mark 7) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Rinse the pork chops, then pat the pork chops with a paper towel until completely dry.
- Brush olive oil on both sides (all surfaces) of all the pork chops.
- In a large ziploc plastic storage bag add the bread crumbs, optional cornmeal, salt, paprika, celery salt, garlic powder, ground black pepper, and onion powder. Close the bag and mix the ingredients together by shaking the bag gently until well combined.
- Reopen the bag of breadcrumbs and seasoning, then place 1 pork chop in the bag at a time. Seal the bag leaving a bit of air in the bag.
- Next, shake gently to coat the mixture over the entire pork chop until coated on all sides. Place the coated pork chop onto your prepared baking sheet, leaving space between the pork chops. Repeat for each pork chop, then discard any remaining breadcrumb mixture.
- Bake in your preheated oven at 425°F (218°C/Gas Mark 7) for approximately 20-25 minutes until cooked, and the internal temperature is 145°F (62°C). Remove from the oven when done, and serve immediately.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!