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How to Make Pretzel Chicken

There are some things that I have learned over the years that I think have made me be an okay mom.  For one, working in restaurants taught me to cook and to be okay with having variety in my menu at home.

Secondly, I learned is that simple recipes are the best recipes. And finally, I learned that if you are going to please a picky eater, don't force anything.

In the case of my son, I will not force him to eat red meat and he will finish his vegetables, all of them.  I feel that is a fair trade off.  Needless to say, I make a whole lot of chicken.  One of his favorites is pretzel chicken.

You will find several varieties of pretzel chicken but mine is what I have used for the last several years and I thought it was clever until I googled it while writing this, I'm not clever, but I am sharing my son's favorite recipe anyway.

Pretzel Chicken


  1. Chicken (cut or purchased in strips)
  2. Honey mustard (I've also used just honey)
  3. Water
  4. Pretzels
  5. Pam or non-stick spray

What to do

  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Based on how much you are making - Mix honey mustard in a bowl with just enough water to make it thin and marinade the chicken in it.
  • While chicken is soaking in the honey mustard mixture pulverize your pretzels.  I did mine in my mini food processor but I've also put them in a baggy and rolled a rolling pin over them - which ever works for you.
  • Once your oven is heated and the pretzels crushed it's time to coat the chicken.  I like to do it in a plastic bag but in a bowl is fine, too.
  • Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray and place coated chicken on the pan.  Lightly spray the tops of the chicken in non-stick spray; bake for 20 minutes flipping them over after ten minutes.

My kids don't dip but set a side some honey mustard for dipping.

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