This recipe works best with butter-flavored pretzels, but really any type of pretzel will work.

Kate
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the flour in a bowl, and set aside. Beat the eggs in another bowl. Mix together the crushed pretzels, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, and paprika in a third bowl.

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  • Rinse the chicken breast halves, and pat them dry with paper towels. Gently press the chicken breasts into the flour to coat, and shake off the excess flour. Dip into the beaten egg, then press into the pretzel crumb mixture. Gently toss between your hands so any crumbs that haven't stuck can fall away. Place the breaded chicken breasts onto a plate while breading the rest; do not stack.

  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and fry the coated chicken breasts about 5 to 7 minutes per side, until the coating is golden brown and the juices run clear.

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Nutrition Facts

388 calories; 16.6 g total fat; 165 mg cholesterol; 690 mg sodium. 31.2 g carbohydrates; 27.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2009
This tasted really good had a nice crunch and the chicken came very tender. I used all the listed ingredients but half the cayenne because it was for the kids too. I used large breasts and cut them into 4 quarters. I ran out of crumbs after 3 breasts - used italian style breadcrumbs for the remaining chicken. Make MORE pretzel crumbs or use less chicken because the pretzel crumbs were MUCH better! Ran out of egg too - use 3 eggs or 3 large breasts not 4. I also put it in the oven at 400 for 20 min. on a foil lined baking sheet instead of frying - I'm just no good at frying on the stove top.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/05/2010
First I had TONS of leftover pretzel mix which I think is weird since a lot of reviewers said it wasn't enough. I was able to do 6 breasts with the amount of flour egg and pretzel mix with more leftover. I followed another's suggestion and baked at 400 for 20 minutes but would fry next time for more flavor. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 51
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2009
This tasted really good had a nice crunch and the chicken came very tender. I used all the listed ingredients but half the cayenne because it was for the kids too. I used large breasts and cut them into 4 quarters. I ran out of crumbs after 3 breasts - used italian style breadcrumbs for the remaining chicken. Make MORE pretzel crumbs or use less chicken because the pretzel crumbs were MUCH better! Ran out of egg too - use 3 eggs or 3 large breasts not 4. I also put it in the oven at 400 for 20 min. on a foil lined baking sheet instead of frying - I'm just no good at frying on the stove top.:) Read More
(46)
Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2009
This tasted really good had a nice crunch and the chicken came very tender. I used all the listed ingredients but half the cayenne because it was for the kids too. I used large breasts and cut them into 4 quarters. I ran out of crumbs after 3 breasts - used italian style breadcrumbs for the remaining chicken. Make MORE pretzel crumbs or use less chicken because the pretzel crumbs were MUCH better! Ran out of egg too - use 3 eggs or 3 large breasts not 4. I also put it in the oven at 400 for 20 min. on a foil lined baking sheet instead of frying - I'm just no good at frying on the stove top.:) Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2009
I used one large chicken breast that I cut into chunks. After breading I deep fried the nuggets for 4 minutes at 350 F. I originally chose this recipe because I had some very slightly stale pretzels to use up. It's definitely a keeper! I've already had to share it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2010
We thought this was a little bland. The second time I made it I used only one egg and added 1 tablespoon each of dijon mustard and honey. This made such a nice combination with the final dry coating. Sweet salty & savory all together. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2009
I used H.K. Anderson's pizza bites pretzles which I found really cheaply at Grocery Outlet. I just ground them up in my blender on the ice chip function. I also baked my chicken only to make it less greasy. I served this with Pasta with Chicken Mushroom Cream Sauce(minus the chicken)and garlic broccoli. We enjoyed this. It was really easy for me who happened to be short on time today. NOTE: You might want to drizzle a little butter over the top if you don't fry the chicken and add a little more spice. It might be a little bland and dry if you don't. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2009
Easy to make looks beautiful with its brown crust takes very little time and the meat eaters in my family really liked it. If you crush up the pretzels well there is no problem with them sticking to the chicken. Next time I may change it up a bit and add a layer of mustard as well. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2010
This is EXCELLENT chicken and my whole family loves it! What a great idea to use pretzels for a coating! It makes quite a mess in the pan but... totally worth it! The chicken is flavorful and juicy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2010
thought this was great i baked the fingers instead of frying. before i put them in the oven i sprayed with canola oil and the fingers came out crispy and awesome. served with honey dill dipping sauce Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
Really really liked this! Great way to use up stale pretzels and very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/05/2010
First I had TONS of leftover pretzel mix which I think is weird since a lot of reviewers said it wasn't enough. I was able to do 6 breasts with the amount of flour egg and pretzel mix with more leftover. I followed another's suggestion and baked at 400 for 20 minutes but would fry next time for more flavor. Read More
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