Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner | Tuesdays with Jacob

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

August 10, 2011
Ya'll this Chicken Recipe is GOOD. It's not hard, expensive, or time consuming. You probably have most of the ingredients on hand. The combination might sound out there - but trust me, it WORKS.

Pretzel Chicken with Mustard - Cheddar Sauce

total time:  about 30 minutes

serves 4

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
about 6 ounces of salted pretzels
salt and pepper
2 eggs
vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon spicy mustard
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

Completely butterfly each of the chicken breasts, making a total of 4 thin chicken breasts.
One by one, put the chicken breast in between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and flatten slightly with a mallet.
Put the pretzels in a food processor and process until you have fine crumbs.
Put the crumbs in a shallow dish and season with salt and pepper.
In another shallow dish, beat the eggs.
In a large saute pan over medium heat, heat up the oil, about 1/8″ deep.
Dip each chicken piece into the pretzels, then into the eggs, then back into the pretzels.
Add to the hot oil in the pan.
Put the chicken into the hot oil and cook until the pretzels are browned and the chicken is cooked through.
This only takes about 3 or 4 minutes on each side.
Meanwhile, make the sauce.
In a saucepan, melt the butter.
Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
Whisk in the milk and the mustard, and cook until slightly thickened.
Stir in the cheese. Season with salt and pepper, if needed.
Serve the chicken with the Mustard-Cheddar Sauce, and sprinkle a generous amount of parsley on top.

We had ours with baked potatoes and peas, thanks to The Atwoods for the tip! 
1 comment on "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner"
  1. So glad you enjoyed this one! Isn't it easy?!? I just loved that it was done in less than 30 mins! The hubs really enjoyed it too, so that's always a plus!