Baked Pretzel Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard dip

Preztel pomelo no hand

You will love these!  Pretzles are so flavourful that no additional seasoning is required and with the honey-mustard dip, it just satisfies all cravings – salty, sweet, crunchy with the juicy warm chicken on the inside.

This recipe is family and figure-friendly and when you can whip these up in minutes, what’s not to love? 🙂

Best served hot out of the oven.

Pretzels : pretzel (German: Brezel) is a type of baked bread product made from dough most commonly found in a unique knot-like shape, often claimed to represent hands in prayer. Read more on:

Preztel dip
I couldn’t resist snacking


pretzel dipping hand
So delicious. Crunchy on the outside – warm and juicy on the inside

Baked Pretzel Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard dip

Yield: 4 servings Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 min


2 Tablespoons olive oil
3 cups salted pretzels
1 1/4 pounds uncooked chicken tenders
3 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 Tablespoons honey mustard, plus more for serving (I didn’t have prepared honey-mustard so I used regular French’s Mustard and regular honey. I measured equal parts of each – adjust to your liking and you can use Dijon instead of yellow mustard)


Preheat the oven to 475°F with the rack in the lower third of the oven. Line a baking sheet with foil and brush it with the olive oil.

Place the pretzels in a resealable plastic bag, and using a rolling pin, crush them until they’re finely ground (a few bigger pieces is ok). Transfer the crackers to a wide, shallow bowl.

In a separate wide, shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs with the honey mustard. Place the flour in a third wide, shallow bowl.

Bread each tender by coating it in the flour, shaking off any excess, and then dipping it in the eggs. Transfer the tender from the eggs to the crushed pretzels, pressing the pretzels into the chicken to ensure an even coating, and then place the tender on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat the breading process with the remaining tenders, arranging them in a single layer about 2 inches apart.

Bake the tenders, turning them over once, until they’re golden brown, about 15 minutes total. Remove the tenders from the oven, season them with salt (optional) and serve immediately with additional honey mustard for dipping.

pretzel chicken rolling pin            Preztel uncooked


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One response to “Baked Pretzel Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard dip”

  1. An uplifting comment from a reader:

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