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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


  • 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


  • 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.

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Barbara Fay User ID: 2751679 152731
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

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

MichMajor User ID: 6203085 79193
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

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

sam52687 User ID: 5814580 167505
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!"

musicmom72 User ID: 5909136 154817
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

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

tatertotboo User ID: 5476178 98055
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

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

SamandTerry08 User ID: 3792601 166919
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5174062 209058
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1335843 168783
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3030716 167490
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010

"Very easy prep, and delicious!"

AngieLuan User ID: 2462620 167488
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

"Tasty & easy - great meal for the weekday paired with some corn & peas."

150113 User ID: 2070798 96757
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2008

"This was very simple, but added some great taste and texture, without a whole lot of extra fat or calories. I was low on pretzels (I was making this recipe to use up the last bit of broken up pretzels that no body wanted to eat) so I added some crushed chex cereal to it. I didn't put the melted butter on the chicken, but actually spread the chicken with honey mustard and then put the pretzels on them, and then sprayed them with butter spray before putting them in the oven. Something else that would be good with these is a slice of swiss cheese along with the ham. Great tender flavorful chicken."

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