Ham Stuffed Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Recipe
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Ham Stuffed Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Recipe

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Buttery pretzels, mustard and deli ham "fancy up" this scrumptious chicken recipe. The combination's a hit with my fussy family! —Marie McCarthy, Cobleskill, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup honey mustard
  • 8 thin slices deli ham
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup crushed pretzels

Nutritional Facts

6 ounce-weight: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut a horizontal slit in one side of each chicken breast half to within 1/2 in. of the opposite side. Spread honey mustard inside each pocket; stuff with two ham slices.
  2. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Brush with butter; sprinkle with pretzels. Bake, uncovered, 40-45 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pretzel-Crusted Chicken in Simple & Delicious September/October 2007, p16

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Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

"This was quick, tasty, & moist. I might add a slice of cheese next time. Provolone or Swiss?"

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

"Everyone from our kids to the adults liked this crunchy twist!"

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"Very easy, had all the ingediants except for the chicken breast right in the house. Like others suggestions, i also put the mustard on the outside before applying the pretzels! Enjoyed by myself& family, will definatly make this again!"

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"Excellent and so easy! My kids loved it too which was a great plus!"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"My kids even ate this! I substituted prosciutto for the deli ham, yum!"

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