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Maple Pretzel Chicken Recipe

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Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes: 4 servings

This unexpected combo delivers delicious results. The finer the pretzel crumb, the better. Larger pieces won't coat as well. —Tara Szlag, Columbus, Ohio

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  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

Nutritional Facts

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


Jan. 17, 2018

Use flour, then egg, and pretzel to make it stick better

Jan. 11, 2017

I used no salt pretzels and real maple syrup, then just added a little salt and pepper with the egg mixture. Flavor was good. I like the idea of baking the chicken from cmoczarski. I will try that next time. Thanks for the tip!

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!

Nov. 17, 2014

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

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

Mar. 17, 2014

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

Sep. 12, 2012

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

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

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.

Nov. 25, 2011

Tastes kind of funky.


Jan. 17, 2018

Use flour, then egg, and pretzel to make it stick better

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