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Coating mix for chicken or fish

Mix up a batch of this easy coating mix. It makes whipping up baked chicken or fish a snap.

Number of servings: 9
Serving size: 1/2 cup


1 cup white flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 cups bread crumbs or panko

1/2 cup cornmeal

1 1/2 tablespoons paprika

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder


Time needed: 5 minutes preparation

  1. Mix all ingredients together in bowl.
  2. Store in jar or container.

See the “Tips and Variations” section to direction on using the prepared mix to coat chicken or fish.

Nutritional Information*

Calories 219
Total Fat: 2.0 g
Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 179 g
Total Carbohydrate: 43.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
Total Sugar: 2.0 g
Protein: 7.0 g

Allergens: Wheat

*This analysis is for the coating mix only.

Tips and variations

To use this mix, place the prepared mix on a plate. You will need about 1/2 cup per piece of meat. Pour 1/2 cup of skim milk into a bowl. Dip a piece of raw meat into the milk and then into the mix, flipping to coat. Place the coated meat on a greased baking pan and bake until time. Baking time will depend on the type and thickness of the meat.

When using this mix, throw away any unused mix that has come into contact with raw meat.

Try using different seasonings in place of the garlic powder, onion powder, or paprika.

You can also use this mix to coat other types of meat, such as pork chops or turkey cutlets.


This recipe was developed by University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development staff.

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