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Ham Stuffed Pretzel-Crusted Chicken

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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°.
Nutrition Facts
1 stuffed chicken breast half: 330 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 118mg cholesterol, 787mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 41g protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Dec 28, 2017

    Very good chicken. I thought the honey mustard was a bit overpowering. I may try honey mustard dressing next time. If not, I will cut back on the amount.

  • Barbara Fay
    Oct 29, 2014

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

  • MichMajor
    Oct 10, 2011

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

  • sam52687
    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!

  • musicmom72
    Mar 30, 2011

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

  • tatertotboo
    Oct 28, 2010

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

  • SamandTerry08
    Aug 4, 2010

    This was a great recipe. I made this for my husband and I and only had chicken tenderloins on hand. so instead of stuffing the chicken I just cooked the chicken in cubes in a skillet then added the honey mustard, ham, and crushed pretzels and served it over a plate of spinach. It was fast and incredibly delicious.

  • deveykelly
    Jul 2, 2010

    I also added some swiss cheese, very good! It was the first thing my son wanted me to make after he healed from wisdom teeth removal! Be careful not to over cook as I did one time, it needs to be tender and juicy or it doesn't taste right.

  • NyxRizzi
    May 30, 2010

    I did as another reviewer mention: I coated the chicken with the honey mustard (I used raspberry honey mustard) to make the pretzels stick and I added a slice of swiss cheese between the ham slices. Yum!

  • bethjensen
    Feb 18, 2010

    Very easy prep, and delicious!