Growing up, one of my parent’s favorite meals to make for us was Shake ‘n Bake, especially on nights when things were crazy with sports and other schedules. It was quick and easy and my brother and I loved helping to make it – we always got to do the shaking part. It brings back fond memories of eating together as a family; some of my most favorite childhood memories.
This recipe is a nostalgic nod to those good times and not only is it still just as quick, it uses just a few simple ingredients that do not contain any extra sugars, salts, maltodextrin (huh?? It's a food additive...) or weird ingredients you don't know. In fact, you probably already have most of these on hand. So, it’s healthier, easier and most importantly, super delish, too!
1lb thinly sliced boneless center cut pork chops
1T all-purpose flour
2T Dijon mustard
½ cup French’s French-fried onions
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp dried thyme leaves
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray a baking dish with nonstick spray.
In a large plastic bag, place the flour, onions, garlic powder and thyme leaves. Using your hands or a rolling pin, crush the onions and mix all of the ingredients together.
Place about 3T of the onion mixture into the bottom of the baking dish, just to give the chops something to rest on…we want them to be comfy, right?
Before placing the chops onto the crumbly mixture, spread the Dijon mustard onto both sides of the chops.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until browned.
Remove from the oven and serve!
I served ours with mashed sweet potatoes and veggies.
Serves 3 – two chops eachCalories 251 / Carbs 7g / Fat 11g / Protein 31g / Fiber 0g / Sodium 494m