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honey mustard & onion pretzel encrusted chicken tenders // cait's plate

honey mustard & onion pretzel encrusted chicken tenders

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: baked

Description

don’t let the long name of this recipe fool you! it comes together in just about 30 minutes with less than 10 ingredients making it a perfect weeknight meal that the whole family is sure to love!


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken tenderloins or boneless, skinless breasts
  • 2 cups honey mustard & onion pretzels (I used Snyder’s, you can use any brand or flavor you like best!)
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour (all-purpose would work here too)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Honey mustard dipping sauce, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Process the pretzels in the food processor until you get a fine grain
  3. Gather 3 shallow bowls.  In one bowl place the beaten eggs.  In a second bowl place the flour.  In the third bowl place the finely ground pretzels.
  4. Dip chicken in the egg, then in flour, then back in the egg then finally in the snack mix making sure to fully coat each piece.
  5. Place coated chicken on prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through in the center (when a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F).  You can also flip halfway through for even browning, though I never do that and they come out great!
  6. Serve with a vegetable and a starch or throw on top of a salad for an easy meal.


Notes

  • You can also make this using tofu.  Simply use a block of extra firm tofu that has been drained & pressed.  Slice into sticks or 1 inch blocks and sub in place of the chicken.  Decrease oven temp to 425 degrees F and bake 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Keywords: chicken, dinner, quick, easy, family meal, chicken tenders

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