Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken

My little 5 year old loves pretzels.  So I was excited to give this recipe a try because I thought that he would like it.  Not sure you can go wrong with chicken crusted in pretzels with a homemade honey mustard sauce.

honeymustardfinal1The homemade honey mustard sauce was fantastic!  Then dipped in crushed pretzels and panko crumbs made it delicious!


This was a hit with the family including the 5 year old!   The chicken was so moist and tender inside and I loved the added crunch that the pretzels gave.  The honey mustard sauce really balanced out the flavor making it a perfect meal!


4.7 from 3 reviews
Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken
Delicious pretzel crusted chicken with amazing homemade honey mustard sauce!
Serves: 4
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups panko crumbs
  • 2 cups pretzel crumbs
  • ½ cup neutral tasting olive oil
  • ½ cup Dijon mustard
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ¼ cup bottled water
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • coarse salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ cup flour
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a non stick baking sheet or line with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  2. In a medium skillet, toast the panko crumbs until lightly golden, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a food processor, pulse the pretzels until coarsely ground and mix with the panko crumbs.
  4. Wipe out the crumbs from the processor, and place oil, mustard, honey, water and vinegar and pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Pound the chicken with a mallet to even the thickness and season well with salt and pepper.
  6. Set up a dredging station by pouring half of the dressing in a shallow bowl, put the flour in a large plate, and the pretzel mixture to a shallow bowl.
  7. Dredge the chicken in the flour, then into the dressing and lastly coat in the pretzels. Place each chicken breast onto the baking sheet.
  8. Bake 16-25 minutes or until cooked though. Serve with remaining honey mustard dressing.






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  1. YUM!! This looks so great! I love anything with honey mustard so I will be giving this a try! Pinned!

  2. Looks amazing and I bet the texture is fantastic! Would love to try this…

  3. Making this tonight and I have to say the honey mustard tastes VERY tart….I’m a little nervous!

  4. Low and behold this was yet ANOTHER hit for us! My 15mo year old even liked it, I’ve never seen her eat that much chicken in one sitting!! I seriously was starting to think she would be a vegetarian!

  5. That pretzel crust is PURE GENIUS!

  6. This was absolutely delicious when my daughter-in-law made it!!!!

  7. Made this for my wife and I, turned out great. The mustard sauce, however, doesn’t need nearly that much vinegar. It was way too strong. I recommend adding that one last, and doing it to taste (small bits at a time).

    The first attempt for this was a total bust for me. I used tap water instead of bottled water like the recipe said, which resulted in my kitchen bursting into flames. I tried to put the flames out with my extinguisher, but this was no earthly fire- it seemed to almost laugh at my attempts, and I heard the sounds of screaming souls and Metallica lyrics played backwards, as the flames beckoned me to join them in the underworld . I think this was because of toxins in the water.

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