These homemade shake and bake pork chops are coated in a flavorful seasoned breadcrumb mixture and oven baked until they're golden brown. In this post, I'll walk you through everything you need to know to make this nostalgic dish at home and give you tips to avoid soggy pork chops. It's a perfect recipe for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love!
Why this Recipe Works
Store-bought Shake 'N Bake is a classic dish for a quick family dinner. But you can easily make homemade shake and bake mix with common pantry ingredients and skip the artificial flavorings and preservatives that come along with the boxed mix.
The best part of this delicious pork chop dinner is the flavorful seasoned breadcrumb mixture which adds a crispy coating to these tender, juicy pork chops. It also tastes great on baked chicken!
This easy homemade shake-and-bake pork chop recipe is ready in just 30 minutes, so it's a great recipe for a quick weeknight dinner!
And for another delicious pork chop recipe, try my smoked pork chops!
- Pork chops - I use 1-inch thick bone-in pork loin chops for this recipe because they are well-marbled and flavorful. You can use boneless pork chops if you prefer, but the leaner meat will not be as juicy and flavorful. Boneless pork chops will also require around 5 minutes less cooking time, so adjust accordingly.
See the recipe card at the bottom of this post for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
- Preheat your oven to 425°F and line a sheet pan with foil or parchment paper, then set a wire rack in the pan. Combine the breadcrumbs and seasonings in a large plastic bag.
- Brush the pork chops with olive oil on all sides. Working one at a time, add a pork chop to the bag, seal the top, then shake until the pork chop is coated in the breading mixture. Before removing it from the bag, press the pork chop into the mixture to help get a good thick coating. If you don't have a plastic bag, you can use a large shallow bowl. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining pork chops.
- Bake the pork chops for around 20-25 minutes. Use a digital meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches 145°F. For best results, do not flip the pork chops while baking. The rendering fat will cause the breadcrumbs on the bottom to be a little soggy, and not flipping will help preserve the crispy crust on the top and sides.
Tips to Prevent Soggy Shake and Bake
- Using a wire baking rack and leaving plenty of space between your pork chops will allow for better air circulation. It also keeps your pork chops out of the fat and juices that render out as they cook. You can also use a broiler pan if you don't have a baking rack.
- Cooking at a high temperature is also key to a crispy browned crust. Cooking at a lower heat will result in a soggy coating.
- Do not flip the pork chops as they bake. The rendering fat will make the bottom side a little soggy, even when using a baking rack. Not flipping will preserve the crust.
What to Serve with Oven Fried Pork Chops
I recommend serving these oven-fried pork chops with my herb-roasted potatoes and garlic butter green beans. The potatoes can be cooked on a separate sheet pan right in the oven with the pork chops and they take about the same amount of time, so it's a great pairing!
Frequently Asked Questions
Store leftovers in a single layer in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3-4 days.
I do not recommend freezing these breaded pork chops.
Reheat leftovers in a 325°F oven until warmed through. Individual portions can be reheated in the microwave, but they will not be as crispy as pork chops reheated in the oven.
Yes, to make these in an air fryer, preheat your air fryer to 400°F, then place the breaded pork chops in the basket and cook for 10 minutes. Flip and continue cooking for 8-10 minutes until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F
The box of pork Shake 'N Bake offers up some tasty ideas for variations that you can apply to this homemade shake and bake recipe too.
- Try spreading a light coating of Dijon mustard on the pork chops instead of olive oil before applying the breading for a more savory flavor.
- Finely grated parmesan cheese is a tasty addition to add more flavor to the breading. Try adding ¼ cup of cheese to the crumb mixture, then proceed as directed.
- For an extra crispy coating, swap half a cup of the breadcrumbs with panko breadcrumbs.
More Weeknight Dinner Recipes
Homemade Shake and Bake Pork Chops
- 1½ cups plain breadcrumbs
- 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1½ teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons table salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 4 thick cut bone-in pork chops, around 1 inch thick
- Preheat your oven to 425°F and line a sheet pan with foil, then set a wire rack in the pan. Combine the breadcrumbs and seasonings in a large plastic bag.
- Brush the pork chops with olive oil on all sides. Then working one at a time, add a pork chop to the bag, seal the top, then shake until the pork chop is coated in the breading. You can press the pork chops into the mixture to help get a good thick coating. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining pork chops.
- Bake the pork chops for around 20-25 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 145°F. Do not flip while baking.
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