Crispy pretzel chicken with honey-mustard sauce

Crispy pretzel chicken with honey-mustard sauce

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal400
  • fat12g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre1g
  • protein41g
  • salt2.2g
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  • 100g salted pretzel
  • 12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • flour, for dusting



    Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

  • 2 eggs, beaten with a fork



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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 100ml wholegrain mustard
  • 4 tbsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 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.

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ChefKittyKibbles's picture
10th Sep, 2015
Very crunchy and delicious! Minus one star for being a bit heavy in the stomach though. I will probably make it again, but maybe only as an appetizer, instead of the main meal.
27th Nov, 2013
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.
9th Nov, 2013
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.
23rd Jul, 2013
Really tasty and easy
9th Mar, 2013
Really simple idea, but works surprisingly well. We now make this regularly as a tasty midweek meal!
17th Feb, 2013
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.
16th Mar, 2012
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.
11th Mar, 2012
Good but normal breadcrumbs would have been just as nice.
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