Gluten Free “Shake and Bake” Chicken


One day my husband asked if I would make him fried chicken. Now the longer I’m a vegetarian (that eats fish) the less I like to mess with raw meat. However, I dug through some of my old favorite recipes and found this one. It was easily adaptable to be gluten-free and I just used a fish fillet for me. It’s easy, quick, and yummy!

Gluten Free "Shake and Bake" Chicken!

Gluten Free “Shake and Bake” Chicken!

Oven Fried Chicken

Adapted from Taste of Home

1/2 cup gluten-free bread crumbs or crushed brown rice cereal
2 T flax seed
2 T parmesan cheese (I used a soy alternative, but next time I will be using a homemade version like this one.)
1 t minced garlic clove in olive oil
1/2 t smoked paprika
1/4 t rosemary, thyme, and oregano
1/4 t black pepper freshly ground
4 chicken breasts

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a cookie sheet with some foil and baking spray. Mix all the ingredients in a bag until well mixed. Add the chicken breasts one at a time and shake around until they are covered with the mixture. Remove from the bag and place on the cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then flip the pieces of chicken over. Finish baking for another 10-15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Serve with your choice of side dishes although mashed potatoes and broccoli are really yummy! Add cranberry sauce if desired.


About Bethy

I'm a wife and mother who loves cooking and organizing and crafts! I blog about my various food intolerances and how I am always learning new ways to feed my family in spite of them! I am also a Lemongrass Spa consultant! Please contact me if you want more information about an awesome company! Thanks for reading my story!

8 responses »

    • You are brave to try frying! I don’t think I’ve fried anything since 2007 because I’m just scared of hot oil–not for any particular health reason since I think everything is okay in moderation.

      I think baking tastes quite yummy although I didn’t eat any of the chicken. 🙂


      • It all started when I vowed to give up fried chicken in feb 2013. When I tried it the next month I almost gagged. That sparked the no more fried chicken campaign for a year. Then I found brown rice bread crumbs and celebrated. Lol but after a week I was done. I would love to try the baked version.
        Question. How did you become a vegetarian? And do you find it more or less expensive when it comes to grocery shopping?


      • That is a Question! 🙂
        I became a vegetarian when I gave up dairy in October of 2012. I just finished doing some testing with my chiropractor and meat was one of the things that I showed an allergy to–even grass fed meat! So I was sad for a bit, ate my “last meal” and just stopped eating it. I was feeling so horrible I figured that I would try anything to get better. I did not show an allergy to fish so I do eat that several times a week.
        As for budget wise it’s hard to say. If I were just a vegetarian and didn’t worry about organic then maybe it might be less expensive? But with the gluten free, the sometimes dairy free cheese, the fish, and what I can afford organic/local it’s a tough balance. Also I still have to buy meat because my husband and daughter eat it quite regularly. I manage though with some couponing when I can and supplementing with frozen veggies in my stash from couponing. It does not help that food prices keep going up and our salary does not!


      • I know the feeling about rising pricea but no rising paycheck. Anything gluten free is expensive. For me it is a way of life.
        I had bee thinking about ways to reduce my grocery bill and from one of your posts about reusable bags started doing that and it works. I find that I frequent the grocery stores less and I am now thinking maybe I am eating too much meat and it is hard for me to get rid of the middle section. I rarely eat fish and sometimes two days of beef is too much. Pretty much I consistently eat chicken but find I do need to switch it up a bit. If I have to give up eggs then I might as well be vegan part-time. Lol


      • I understand. I was stuck before I gave up meat. I really was eating too much meat and I had gotten stuck in the processed gluten free junk trap, so just giving up meat and realizing that if I was hungry my options were pretty much limited to fruits and veggies!

        I’ve found eating from my pantry once a month for a week helps too in the budget area. That way I only go for veggies that week.

        I just started reading a book called VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6 by Mark Bittman and I think I’m going to review it here on the blog eventually, but so far I’m finding it an interesting concept. I don’t know if I could sell my husband on it, but it certainly makes much more sense to me then say Paleo.


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