Maple Pretzel Chicken Recipe
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Maple Pretzel Chicken Recipe

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This unexpected combo delivers delicious results. The finer the pretzel crumb, the better. Larger pieces won't coat as well. —Tara Szlag, Columbus, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 472 calories, 19g fat (2g saturated fat), 118mg cholesterol, 492mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein .


  1. Flatten chicken breasts to 1/2-in. thickness. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg and syrup. Place pretzels in a separate shallow bowl. Dip chicken in egg mixture and coat with pretzels.
  2. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Maple Pretzel Chicken in Simple & Delicious October/November 2010, p29

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luigimon 214182
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"This wasn't too bad! I too soaked the chicken in the egg and syrup, but I made the mistake of not reading the reviews before I went to the store, and I did not use real maple syrup. I bet that would make a difference. But the pretzel coating was crunchy and the chicken was juicy. I'll make this again!"

cmoczarski 176234
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"Excellent combination! For a healthier version I baked ... 400 degrees - 25 minutes, then flip - cooked another 12 minutes."

Cklee1403 131133
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2014

"This was pretty good I used honey because I didn't have maple syrup . I guess it was honey pretzel chicken I don't think my pretzels were crushed fine enough but all in all the chicken was juicy and had a good taste"

JaniceBaer 181039
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"This was very good! Loved the mix of the pretzels and maple."

gingerriss 115064
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2012

"wonderful. i am sorry i waited so long to make it. had a super great flavor not to overpowering."

vieux 176280
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2012

"@ howeavenue. There is definitely one and possibly 2 reasons why your fried chicken isn't crunchy like KFC. First and foremost is that I'm sure you don't own and use a pressure fryer such as they do. The other possible reason is that you fry the chicken immediately after coating. Try putting the coated chicken on a plate. cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour before frying. BTW the idea of egg and honey mustard is a keeper. Tried it and it is excellent"

joeychick 121935
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"Quick & easy and flavorful. I've made it twice now, and I prefer a more coarse pretzel coating vs. a finely chopped pretzel breading. I also dredged the chicken through both the egg bath and the pretzels twice, just to give it extra coating & flavor. The breasts came out juicy both times. I'll make it again for a quick meal."

LauraLiz 189994
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"Tastes kind of funky."

tcarver 191092
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"So easy and the whole family loved it."

tallenuf2c 191091
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"5 stars for speed of prep."

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