Pretzel Crusted Chicken Breast

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Have some pretzels just sitting on your shelf that you need to get used up? This Pretzel Crusted Chicken Breast is calling your name! 

The kids will love the crunch and you’ll love the fact that they’re eating something other than pop tarts for dinner.

This simple recipe is a great addition to any meal plan and it’s easy to make, too. Consider this your no-brainer hardly-any-work needed recipe to get you through the week.

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Breast

Tired of eating the same old chicken meals time and time again? Aren’t we all….aren’t we all. This is why this chicken recipe needs to happen. 

It’s simple, it’s tasty, and it’s downright crunchy good.

Won’t the pretzels be stale or soggy?

They won’t! As soon as you pop the chicken in the oven, the whole thing is going to crisp up quite nicely! This is such a great way to have that “fried” taste without it actually being fried.

What goes well with Pretzel Crusted Chicken Breast?

Anything that you want. This dish just leaves the door wide open to pairing up with a nice salad or delicious veggies. You can even make it totally simple by having a veggie tray and some ranch dip just sitting out on the table. 

Variations on this Pretzel Crusted Chicken Breast

There aren’t really a lot of variations to do with this recipe but one that you could try would be to try out different flavors of pretzels. Some are hot and spicy while some are salty and sweet. 

Trying out a different pretzel crust could be a really cool way to make this dish taste different over and over again.

Ever time you make this recipe, you might think of a new way to try it. 

Ingredients: 

  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 2-3 chicken breasts, about 1 lb
  • honey mustard for serving

How to make Pretzel Crusted Chicken Breast:

Preheat oven to 425. Grease an ovenproof skillet or baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
 
Crush pretzels by placing them into a freezer bag and using a rolling pin to crush them into 1/4″ or smaller pieces.
 
 
If desired, cut the chicken breast into smaller pieces so they cook faster and you have more to go around.
 
Add flour, salt, and pepper to a shallow bowl and mix well. Add egg to a separate bowl and beat well. Add pretzels to the third bowl.
 
 
 
Dip chicken into the flour mixture, coating both sides. Follow with the egg mixture coating both sides, and finish with the pretzels, coating both sides.
 
Place on a prepared baking sheet and repeat until all chicken is coated. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear.
 

Serve with honey mustard for dipping.

 
 

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Breast

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Breast

This Pretzel Crusted Chicken Breast is so good!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 2-3 chicken breasts, about 1 lb
  • honey mustard for serving

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425. Grease an ovenproof skillet or baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Crush pretzels by placing them into a freezer bag and using a rolling pin to crush them into 1/4" or smaller pieces.

If desired, cut the chicken breast into smaller pieces so they cook faster and you have more to go around.

Add flour, salt, and pepper to a shallow bowl and mix well. Add egg to a separate bowl and beat well. Add pretzels to the third bowl.

Dip chicken into the flour mixture, coating both sides. Follow with the egg mixture coating both sides, and finish with the pretzels, coating both sides. Place on a prepared baking sheet and repeat until all chicken is coated. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear.

Serve with honey mustard for dipping.

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