Easy Shake and Bake Chicken


Shake chicken in a blend of flour and seasonings, then bake in butter until golden and crisp for a very enjoyable and very easy-to-make family dinner!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


  • 3 pounds chicken, cut into pieces

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon sage

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ cup butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) and gather all ingredients.

    Ingredients lined up for easy bake and shake chicken recipe

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  2. Mix flour, salt, paprika, sage, and pepper together in a resealable plastic bag. Place chicken parts into the bag; seal and shake until well coated.

    Chicken and seasoning in a ziplock bag, ready to be shaken up and coated

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    Chicken in ziplock bag, coated with seasoning mixture

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  3. Melt butter in a 9x13-inch baking dish in the preheated oven. Arrange coated chicken pieces in the baking dish skin-side down and bake for 20 minutes.

    Chicken in a oven safe pan, ready to be baked

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  4. Turn chicken pieces over and bake until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

    A top down view of bone-in chicken turned halfway through cooking time.

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  5. Serve hot and enjoy!

    high angle looking at a plate of shake and bake chicken


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

460 Calories
33g Fat
8g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 460
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 590mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 296mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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