Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Crystal's Gluten-Free Shake and Bake Copycat Recipe

Crystal's Gluten-Free Shake and Bake Copycat Recipe

Shake and Bake is childhood comfort food for me.  If you are gluten-free and feeling nostalgic this recipe will take you back!  


2 cups of gluten-free flour (I use Namaste brand)
2 cups of gluten-free bread crumbs (I used    )
3 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder
1/2 tablespoon of dehydrated onion flakes
1/2 tablespoon pepper 
4 teaspoons of salt
1/4 cup of vegetable oil

Mix all ingredients gluten-free flour through salt thoroughly. 
Slowly whisk in vegetable oil.  

I put the amount I think I might need for dinner in a gallon-size ziptop bag.  Go with less as you can always add more, but whatever is left you are going to throw out so you don't want to waste.

Store the remainder in a tightly sealed container in the freezer.  I use a freezer ziptop bag.  If you use fresh ingredients this will easily last a year if you keep it frozen and take out what you need each time.  


Friday, August 14, 2020

McCormick Original Chicken Seasoning Copycat Recipe

McCormick Original Chicken Seasoning was my go-to for years and a staple ingredient in many of my recipes. Sadly McCormick rebranded it as Just a Pinch Original Seasoning and then discontinued it. I have searched and searched for a copycat to fill the void to no avail. So after many many failed attempts, this is what I find to be as close as my taste buds remember. If you miss McCormicks Original Chicken Seasoning I hope this will help fill the void

McCormick Original Chicken Seasoning Copycat Recipe 

 Makes about 1 cup 


4 Tablespoon Paprika 
2 1/2 Tablespoon Celery Salt 
2 Tablespoon Chicken Bouillion (I used Full Flavor Chicken Soup Stock Mix) 
1 Tablespoon Chicken Tomato Flavor Bouillion (I used Fiesta Brand) 
1 Tablespoon Sugar 
1/2 Tablespoon Rosemary (crushed or ground) 
3/4 Teaspoon Basil (crushed or ground) 
3/4 Teaspoon Parsley (crushed or ground) 
3/4 Teaspoon Thyme (crushed or ground) 
3/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder 
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper 


 1. Mix all ingredients together and store in and airtight container. 


 To crush or grind the rosemary, basil, Parsley, and Thyme you can rub them between your fingers, grind them with a mortar and pestle, or use a spice grinder. I have and extra coffee grinder I use as a spice grinder.