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Offline Sassafras

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Don't use Shake'n Bake (MSG)... use your own blend of spices
« on: January 24, 2007, 07:48:07 PM »
I was reading a recipe on Yahoo which started out with boneless, skinless chicken breast
and SHAKE 'N BAKE Original Chicken Seasoned Coating Mix... then I stopped.   :o  Excuse Me!?! 

Then I wrote this review:
I find this recipe revolting because I'm allergic to Monosodium Glutamate and through research I have found many ready-mixed spice packets, like Shake-n-Bake, contain this harmful ingredient.  When I've ate foods with MSG in the past, I have been sick for up to 3 days.  Once I had an episode so bad I should have gone to the hospital, and I always get a migraine.  My reactions are similar to the "one day flu", but I have found through my research the "one day flu" is actually food poisoning usually caused by an MSG reaction.  I hope more people in the world, or at least the United States, would realize and understand the dangers of MSG and STOP EATING IT!!!  Signed, Sassafras

Instead of using already prepared packets of spices containing MSG, I propose having your own spices and make your own mixture of spices.  It really isn't that hard or time consuming.  You just have to have the spices available to you.  When you purchase your spices, make sure you have the essentials.  When deciding whether to purchase the big container or the small one, consider each spice you are purchasing - Essentials, big container and Special spices, small container. 

Essential Spices
  • Pepper
  • Celery Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Oregano
  • Chili Powder
  • Thyme
  • Basil
  • Bay Leaves
  • Marjoram
  • Rosemary

Special Spices
  • Tarragon
  • Chervil
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon

And now, what you've all been waiting for...
Recipe for Shake'n Bake
  4 Cups Flour
  2 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  1 Cup Bran Flake Cereal (crushed)
  2 Tbls. Parsley Flakes
  2 Tsp. Garlic Powder
  1 Tbls. Onion Powder
  2 Tsp. Chili Powder
  2 Tbls. Cumin
  1 Tsp. Ground Pepper
  1 Tsp. Curry Powder
  1 Tsp. Basil
  1 Tsp. Oregano

  • Mix together well.
  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Dredge 1 disjointed chicken in above mix.
  • Melt 1/4 cup butter in a shallow 9 x 12 baking pan.
  • Place chicken skin side down and baste top with melted butter from the pan. Bake uncovered for 25 min.
  • Turn skin side up, reduce heat to 350F and bake until tender; 30 - 35 minutes.

Tell me how it turns out!

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« Last Edit: February 03, 2007, 08:40:17 PM by Sassafras »

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Re: Don't use Shake'n Bake (MSG)... use your own blend of spices
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2007, 10:38:04 PM »
 Sas and Mick, I tried this and mmmmmmm   :)
I however did not have the curry.
 You have convinced me to try to cut as much msg out of my diet as I can. I bet that has alot to do with my migraines. Sure worth a try, it can only be good for me!!!!!
 Keep in touch, yah?  lol         melody