Monday, August 16, 2021

Pretzel-coated chicken with honey mustard

Pretzel-coated chicken ingredients

  • 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 3 tbsp salt (or 4 tbsp kosher salt)
  • 2-3 cups pretzels
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder

Pretzel-coated chicken directions

  1. Cut each chicken breast into 3-4 pieces of equal thickness.
  2. In a large bowl, stir salt into hot water.
  3. Add chicken pieces to salt water and place in fridge for a few hours.
  4. About 30-40 minutes before mealtime, preheat oven to 425°F.
  5. Prepare sheet pan with cooking spray or foil.
  6. Remove chicken from salt water, rinse and pat dry with paper towels, then place on plate.
  7. Using a food processor, break down pretzels to make crumbs and pour into bowl.
  8. Stir seasonings (to taste) into bowl of pretzel crumbs.
  9. Mix mayo and ranch dressing in a separate bowl until well combined.
  10. Coat chicken pieces with mayo/ranch, then coat with pretzel crumbs, then place on sheet pan.
  11. Cook chicken for 15-20 minutes at 425°F. (Note: Safe cooking temp for chicken is 165 ºF. Use meat thermometer inserted into thickest piece of chicken to check if it's done.)

Honey mustard ingredients

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 heaping tablespoon yellow mustard

Honey mustard directions

  1. Add ingredients to bowl or cup and whisk until well-combined. (May need to pop honey in microwave first to liquify.)
  2. Use honey mustard as dipping sauce for pretzel-coated chicken.