Pretzel Coated Chicken Nuggets


Pretzel coasted chicken nuggets are amazingly good. When I first thought of the concept of coating chicken with plain old salted pretzels, I thought no way, but it was worth a try. Low and behold, they came out with a taste and texture that was simply out of this world. As with any dish of this sort, there is some dredging to be done, but the outcome is well worth it. I simply could not believe that chicken nuggets coated with a pretzel mixture could be this good. As a result of them being done in about 15 minutes, they make a great midweek meal or snack too.

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Pretzel Coated Chicken Nuggets

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 30 mins
Calories: 230
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



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  1. Heat your oven to 425 F or 220 C.

  2. Slice the chicken breast into chicken nuggets.

  3. In the first bowl add the flour and spices. Mix until well combined.

  4. Place the eggs in the second bowl and beat until combined.

  5. In the third bowl add the crushed pretzels

  6. Dredge the chicken in the flour first, followed by the eggs, and then the pretzels. I always use three different tongs to prevent a messy buildup.

  7. Set them aside on a wire rack over top of a baking tray. I usually line the rack with some aluminum foil to catch the drippings.

  8. Place the in air fryer for 12 - 15 minutes until browned and cooked through.

  9. To make the sauce add the mustard and the honey to a small bowl and mix until well combined.

  10. Serve and enjoy your pretzel coated chicken nuggets.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Protein 33g66%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


There are a few tips and tricks to the recipe. I season my flour with some secret ingredients which the contents of the recipe reveal, but you can use the seasoning of your choice. We use boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the recipe, but chicken tenderloins could also be used. It is also a superb recipe for parties, game nights, and social gatherings. Give it a try and, as always, let us know what you think.

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