Pan-Fried Pretzel Chicken


We love a good fried chicken sandwich, and this is one of the best ones out there. Coat your chicken in crushed pretzels and fry for a few minutes on the stove for the crispiest outer coating, then finish it off in the oven.

Oven-Fried Pretzel Chicken
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 sandwiches


  • 2 ½ cup mini pretzel twists

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 ½ pound chicken breast tenderloins

  • cup coarse ground brown mustard

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 6 pretzel buns, split

  • Honey (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place pretzels in a food processor. Cover and pulse until a powder forms.

  2. In a shallow dish stir together pretzel powder, flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Spread chicken with mustard; dip in pretzel mixture, turning to coat.

  3. In a 12-inch heavy skillet heat oil over medium-high. Add chicken; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until browned, turning once. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until chicken is done (165°F). Divide chicken among buns spread with additional mustard. If desired, drizzle chicken with honey.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

566 Calories
18g Fat
64g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 566
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 914mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 35g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 354mg 8%
Folate, total 18.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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