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Crispy Pretzel Chicken with Parmesan Honey Mustard Sauce - An easy and delicious family-friendly meal that both kids and adults will love!

We’re always looking for ways to change things up when it comes to kid-friendly meals at home!  This Crispy Pretzel Chicken with Parmesan Honey Mustard Sauce combines several favorite flavors and foods together into one terrific dish that both kids and grownups will love!

Our recipe uses some crushed Parmesan and garlic flavored store-bought pretzels in place of traditional bread crumbs and we use that to coat our chicken strips.  The pretzel crumbs give these chicken tenders great flavor in a light crispy coating!

Crispy Pretzel Chicken with Parmesan Honey Mustard Sauce - An easy and delicious family-friendly meal that both kids and adults will love!

But the best part about this recipe – in my opinion – is the Parmesan Honey Mustard Sauce!  Seriously – I could eat this sauce by the spoonful – it’s that delicious!  It’s creamy and slightly sweet with a mild zing from some Dijon mustard – and it is the absolute best sidekick to the crispy pretzel coated chicken!

Crispy Pretzel Chicken with Parmesan Honey Mustard Sauce - An easy and delicious family-friendly meal that both kids and adults will love!

Our crispy pretzel chicken with Parmesan honey mustard sauce is the perfect weeknight dinner when you want something a little different!  Serve it with a delicious salad, french fries, or rice pilaf.

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Crispy Pretzel Chicken with Parmesan Honey Mustard Sauce - A Family Feast

Crispy Pretzel Chicken with Parmesan Honey Mustard Sauce

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 ½ to 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 large breasts)
  • 6 ounces pretzels (we used Snack Factory ‘s Garlic Parmesan Pretzel Crispsone !important; margin:0px !important;” />)
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pan spray

For the Sauce

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut chicken into thick strips (about four per breast)
  3. In a food processor, pulse chips until semi fine then pour onto pie plate.
  4. In a medium to large bowl mix mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese.
  5. Spray a glass baking dish with pan spray and set aside.
  6. Dredge each piece of chicken into the mayonnaise mixture then into the crumbs then into the prepared baking dish. Continue until all pieces are in the pan. Spray each piece with pan spray and place the pan in the oven for 18-20 minutes or until cooked.
  7. While the chicken is cooking, mix all of the sauce ingredients in a small bowl with a small whisk. Set aside to serve with the chicken.
  8. Serve each portion with sauce on the side.


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  • esperanza wrote:

    Has anyone tried this recipe on bone in thighs? or drumsticks? My family is a lot about the bone in chicken… any thoughts?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Esperenza – This coating will absolutely taste great on bone-in chicken pieces!

  • Dawn wrote:

    I have loved every one of your recipes that I have tried and this was no different. Big hit with the kids! Thanks for the recipe!!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you so much Dawn! You’ve made our evening! We’re very glad you are enjoying the recipes – and thank you for taking the time to write us! Have a great weekend!

  • Maria wrote:

    Must!! to do this weekend.. Mmm!!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Maria!

  • Connie | URBAN BAKES wrote:

    LOVE this idea of pretzel crusted chicken! Sadly I haven’t had it yet but it’s definitely on my to-do list, very soon!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Connie! Hope you like it!

  • Nutmeg Nanny wrote:

    LOVE the idea of coating chicken in pretzels. Totally delicious!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Brandy!

  • Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox wrote:

    My kids would love this!!!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Kellie!

  • Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic wrote:

    Those Garlic Parm Pretzel Crisps are my favorite snack! I bet they’re fabulous when encrusting chicken.

    • Martha wrote:

      You have to give it a try Kristen!

  • Samantha wrote:

    I’m instantly starving now! I LOVE Pretzel Crisps and honey mustard… what a perfect combo with the chicken. Seriously awesome…!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Samantha!

  • Jessica (Savory Experiments) wrote:

    I’ve used a lot of things to crust chicken, but never pretzels, I love this idea!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Jessica!

  • Lana @ Never Enough Thyme wrote:

    Wow, these sound delicious! There’s not much better than a crispy coating on a chicken strip. And those Parmesan Truffle Fries look really great, too.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you Lana!

  • Susan wrote:

    I have got to give this a try! I love doing faux fried chicken and this sound of a pretzel crust is calling out to me.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Susan – hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we did!

  • Marjory @ Dinner-Mom wrote:

    What a great family meal. I know everyone at our house would like this…especially the yummy sauce. I bet a little drizzle on some veges would go over well too!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Marjorie!

  • Paula – bell’alimento wrote:

    My boys go nuts for homemade crispy chicken tenders!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks for stopping by Paula!

  • Angela @ Mind Over Batter wrote:

    I can’t… OMGosh. You coated chicken with pretzels! I love, love, love everything about this!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Angela!

  • Ginny McMeans wrote:

    Love the pretzel crust. I will be doing this quite a few times 🙂 Thanks!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Ginny!

  • I use Parmesan in so many recipes but have never tried it in my honey mustard sauce, what a great idea, now I must!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Brenda! Hope you like it as much as we do!

  • Colleen (Souffle Bombay) wrote:

    I love everything about this! So will my Little Chef, I am Pinning this for her Must Make List, thanks!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Colleen – I hope your little one enjoys the recipe!

  • Amy @Very Culinary wrote:

    I’ve used bread crumbs, panko, corn flakes… but it never occurred to me to use pretzels. It’s SO smart!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Amy – they really do stay crunchy!

  • Lauren Kelly Nutrition wrote:

    My kids would go crazy for this! I am definitely making this soon. PINNED 🙂

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks so much Lauren!

  • Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) wrote:

    I love love love pretzel crusted chicken. But that parmesan honey mustard? That is absolutely drawing me in!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Kim! (That sauce really is the best part…)

  • Sarah Caron (Sarah’s Cucina Bella) wrote:

    Oh. Wow. My kids are wild for pretzel-coated chicken … and these look amazing, especially with that dip!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Sarah!

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