Versatile Meat Coating Recipe

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I like to season chicken breast, pork chops and other meats with this flavorful seasoning. It keeps well and lends a homemade, no packaged, flavor to meats. It's also great mixed with ground beef for hamburgers.—Chris Nash, Berthoud, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:44 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 44 servings


  • 3 cups finely crushed cornflakes
  • 1 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds, toasted
  • 4 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free garlic and herb seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 40 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a resealable plastic bag or airtight container, combine all the ingredients. Seal and shake well. Use to coat chicken, pork or fish. Store in the refrigerator for up to 6 months. Yield: 5-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Versatile Meat Coating in Taste of Home April/May 2002, p53

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