Monday, February 27, 2012

Pretzel Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken

Pretzels and mustard go hand in hand, right? So why not honey mustard and pretzels?… and while we’re on that subject… why don’t we dunk some chicken in that said honey mustard and then coat it with some crushed up pretzels?!

THAT, my friends, is how my brain works. hah

And THAT is how some of our favorite dinners are born:

This is one heck of a meal! And one of the easiest as well…

5 ingredients, folks. That’s right – F.I.V.E. ingredients (and that even includes what you need to make your own homemade honey mustard dressing!).

You. will. love. it.

It’s no secret that we are fans of coating our proteins…

Jalapeno Kettle Chip Crusted Chicken with Jalapeno Ranch

Parmesan Panko Crusted Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce

Crispy Baked Chicken with Citrus Teriyaki

Crispy Honey Mustard Chicken

Cashew Panko Chicken Tenders with Polynesian Sauce

Ritz Cracker Chicken

Pork Schnitzel with Cider Braised Red Cabbage

Crispy Shrimp Tacos

Have I ever steered you wrong up to this point?! Try this chicken… it’s easy, it’s delicious, the kids will love it, the husband will love it… WIN.NING.

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Pretzel Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Easy crispy honey mustard chicken that will knock your socks off!


For the Honey Mustard:
1 1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup Grey Poupon dijon mustard

For the Chicken:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/4"-1/8" thick
1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels


For the Honey Mustard:
Whisk together ingredients until completely combined. Set aside until ready to use.

For the Chicken:
Preheat oven to 400° F. Set a oven-safe cooling rack over a baking sheet and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Place crushed pretzels into a shallow pie plate. In another pie plate, place 1/2-2/3 cups of the honey mustard (reserving the rest for serving).

Dunk the chicken breasts (one at a time) in the honey mustard and then into the crushed pretzels, being sure that you coat the chicken well. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the chicken is cooked completely and is no longer pink when cut into.

Serve hot with a side of honey mustard.

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27 Responses to “Pretzel Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken”

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    Kathryn — February 27, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    Love 5 ingredient meals! I love honey mustard chicken and the idea of that pretzel crust just takes it over the top!

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    Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy — February 27, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    This is fabulous. Making ASAP.

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    Cassie — February 27, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    Pretzel crust…could not be more brilliant. This is amazing, Tina!

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    Emily — February 27, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    This sounds so so so good! I love the short ingredient list too 🙂

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    Jama — February 27, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    I am soooo going to make this on Wednesday

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    Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) — February 27, 2012 @ 11:22 am

    oh yah! I’ve had pretzel crusted chicken and it’s awesome!

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    Emma — February 27, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

    Ohhhh this looks delicious, there’s another meal planned for this week:)

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    Suzanne — February 27, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    R-Ray has a recipe of this and it is sooo good, chopped pickles on top mmmmm!

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    Jessica — February 27, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    I am SO down with this! YUM!

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    Nancy — February 27, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

    5 Ingredients….COUNT ME IN!!!! And the combination of them all.. BRILLIANT!!!

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    Emily — February 27, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

    YUM! This sounds amazing. I love pretzels, I love honey mustard. I can’t wait to try this!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — February 28, 2012 @ 2:57 am

    Crushed pretzels?! How innovative! Will definitely have to try this. Also love that it just takes 5 ingredients – makes it a lot easier for dinners during the week.

    I’m also super excited about the Jalapeno Kettle Chip Crusted Chicken too.

    • Kristina replied: — March 6th, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

      ooo that’s another favorite of mine!!!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — February 28, 2012 @ 7:08 am


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    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — February 28, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    I love easy and delicious, and this look like it is both. I cannot wait to try it.

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersj — February 28, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    I’ve made this before I love it! Nothing like a salty, crispy topping on your chicken!!

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    Megan — February 28, 2012 @ 3:32 pm

    I need to action this. Like, now. Yum!!

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    Deborah — February 28, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

    I love pretzel covered chicken! I did a version with a mustard cheddar sauce that was delicious – and this one sounds amazing!

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    Laura — February 29, 2012 @ 12:19 am

    I tried this for dinner tonight and it was delicious!! Thank you for posting these recipes!:)

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    Andrew — February 29, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    Been making something like this for my family for several years after trying it a restaurant. For variation, I mix mustard powder in with crushed honey wheat pretzels and coat the chicken with a mixture of yellow, honey, spicy, and stone-ground mustards. Keep up the great blog, Mrs!

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    Leslie — March 3, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

    Looks yummy Tina.! Honey mustard and chicken go perfectly together!

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    Lorna — March 18, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

    Served this last night for our dinner club (started in 1985 with 6 couples and still going!) It was very moist and tender. Great taste and the honey mustard sauce is excellent! Thanks for the recipe.

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    Gail — March 20, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    Made this for dinner tonight.
    Thanks for the recipe!

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    katieDid — March 28, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    I HAVE to make that dressing. I’ve been browsing through some of your recipes, they all sound right up my alley… easily adapted for my GF lifestyle and so flavorful sounding 🙂

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    cheryl — January 6, 2013 @ 6:57 pm

    so good and easy! I only had buffalo wing flavored pretzels; it was delicious. next time I will try plain pretzels. thank you for sharing!

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