Crispy pretzel chicken with honey-mustard sauce

Crispy pretzel chicken with honey-mustard sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins

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Serves 4 - 0

Pretzel crumbs create a super-crisp coating for chicken, and oven cooking reduces the fat content. This recipe makes extra for lunch the next day

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  • 100g salted pretzels
  • 12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • flour, for dusting
  • 2 eggs, beaten with a fork
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 100ml wholegrain mustard
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • green veg or salad and potatoes, to serve (optional)

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  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Crush the pretzels in a food processor or bash up in a plastic bag using a rolling pin. Transfer pretzel crumbs to a plate. Season the chicken, toss in flour, dip into the egg, then roll in the pretzel crumbs. Place on a baking tray, drizzle over the oil and bake for 35 mins until crisp and tender.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the mustard, honey and vinegar. Reserve 4 of the chicken thighs for lunch. (You can use them in the Caesar salad with crispy chicken recipe, look at 'Goes well with...') Serve the remaining chicken with the sauce and green veg or salad and potatoes.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2012

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Show comments's picture

Unusual take on chicken nuggets, quite tasty, and i might do again if I have any pretzels but won't make a special effort to cook. They just add an interesting texture.

ale_kiri's picture

This recipe is just so good. It's now a regular on our dinner table, we can't get enough of it. Don't smash the pretzels too finely as it loses the crunch.

buster1931's picture

Really tasty and easy

ballyclaire83's picture
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Really simple idea, but works surprisingly well. We now make this regularly as a tasty midweek meal!

autumnlight's picture
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I really liked these. Quick and easy for a weeknight and a really tasty, crunchy texture. Don't grind the pretzels too finely, otherwise it will be just like breadcrumbs.

rozmorgan's picture
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These were amazing. The pretzel coating gives it something extra special. Both myself and my boyfriend really enjoyed these warm and cold the next day in the salad as suggested. A fantastic meal.

bethocallaghan's picture
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Good but normal breadcrumbs would have been just as nice.