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Ham Stuffed Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Recipe

Ham Stuffed Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.