A while back, I purchased several bags of a different brand of pretzels than what I usually buy for my family. After the family sample the pretzels, they informed me that they didn’t like them. Now, I didn’t want them just to go to waste so I began to think of ways to use them. I had the idea of using it as a breading for chicken. Hence, this Pretzel Crusted Chicken.
I thought that both the buttery flavor and saltiness of the pretzel would work well as a coating for chicken. It worked ok, but it needed to be mixed with bread crumbs to get it to coat the chicken well as I wanted.
This is the recipe that worked for me. My family also thought the honey mustard sauce is what really makes this chicken fantastic. It is make with honey, mustard, oil, water, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Half of the sauce is used when coating the pretzel crusted chicken. The other half of the sauce is served with the cooked chicken.
I served this chicken over a bed of cooked rice. Then all you really need is some vegetables on the side. I used a nordmandy mix. This mix included orange and yellow carrots.
Recipe adapted from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice.