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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.

Honey Mustard Chicken cut into strips on a white plate and drizzled with honey mustard, with a side dish of honey mustard on the plate.The homemade honey mustard sauce was fantastic! Then dipped in crushed pretzels and panko crumbs made it delicious!

Honey Mustard Chicken cut into strips on a white plate and drizzled with honey mustard, with a side dish of honey mustard on the plate.

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!

Honey Mustard Chicken cut into strips on a white plate and drizzled with honey mustard, with a side dish of honey mustard on the plate.

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Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken

By: Alyssa Rivers
Delicious pretzel crusted chicken with amazing homemade honey mustard sauce!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 4 chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 2 cups panko crumbs
  • 2 cups pretzel crumbs
  • 1/2 cup neutral tasting olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup bottled water
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • coarse salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a non stick baking sheet or line with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • In a medium skillet, toast the panko crumbs until lightly golden, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a food processor, pulse the pretzels until coarsely ground and mix with the panko crumbs.
  • 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.
  • Pound the chicken with a mallet to even the thickness and season well with salt and pepper.
  • 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.
  • Dredge the chicken in the flour, then into the dressing and lastly coat in the pretzels. Place each chicken breast onto the baking sheet.
  • Bake 16-25 minutes or until cooked though. Serve with remaining honey mustard dressing.


Calories: 994kcalCarbohydrates: 97gProtein: 62gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 1233mgPotassium: 1075mgFiber: 5gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 90IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 183mgIron: 6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

    1. Usually I buy very thick chicken breasts and butterfly them so I would love to know how many pounds of chicken are the 4 chicken breasts. Thanks!

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