Gluten-Free Shake and Bake Chicken Recipe

I love a quick meal, especially one that yields leftovers to keep me stocked in chicken legs for the month.  This is my version of that old classic shake and bake.  All you do is toss the ingredients into a plastic bag, shake it up and then bake.

You can of course use this recipe with any cut of chicken but the drumsticks are a really good value and they are very flavorful.  They also make great party foods because it comes with it’s own handle!  You can serve them for the big game.

You can also change up the spices to change the taste.  You can make it a little more spicy by adding in some smoked paprika instead of the sweet paprika and bump up the cayenne pepper a little.  For another option you can serve it with different dipping sauces.


1-2 cups of garbanzo bean flour

1/4 cup sweet paprika

1/2 tsp red and black pepper

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp granulated garlic

1 tsp toasted onion powder

1 tsp Celtic Sea Salt

large package of organic chicken legs


Add all the ingredients into the bag, shake and then place onto a foil or parchment paper lined large cookie sheet.  Place into a 375 degree preheated oven.  Cook for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees fahrenheit.

Serve with your favorite vegetables like Roasted Pee Wee Potatoes with Mushrooms and Green Beans.



8 Responses to Gluten-Free Shake and Bake Chicken Recipe

  1. Shirley @ gfe January 17, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    This chicken looks fantastic, Diane! I have a gf Shake and Bake recipe that I created, but I don't know where it is. 🙁 Thank goodness, you've come to my rescue! 😉 YUM!


    • Diane Eblin January 17, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

      Shirley I'd love to hear what spices you add to yours.

  2. Kelly Smith January 17, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    Is toasted onion powder something you buy or make?

    • Diane Eblin January 17, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

      Kelly toasted onion powder is a spice that I buy from Penzeys spices. I get most of my herbs and spices from there. I have a store near me but you can also order online. Any granulated onion powder will work, just check that it's gluten free.

  3. Charis @ MannaTreats January 17, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    we are going to have to add this to our section to try! thank you!

    • Diane Eblin January 17, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

      Charis I hope you will share when you do.

  4. Alta January 17, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    Love that you've reinvented Shake N Bake! These sound tasty.

    • Diane Eblin January 17, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

      Thank you Alta. The fun part is the shaking!