Pretzel-crusted chicken tenders with honey-mustard dip

5
3
3
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
You'll love the savory combination of chicken, pretzels, honey mustard, and whole-grain mustard. Perfect for happy hour or for a kid-friendly family dinner, these pretzel-coated chicken tenders are irresistible dunked in an easy dip. You'll have these chicken tenders and the dip ready in just half an hour. The chicken requires a quick dredge in seasoned flour, egg, and crushed pretzels, then is baked in the oven to crispy perfection. Yes, we call for both honey mustard and whole-grain mustard for a unique, tangy flavor we can't get enough of, but if you only have one kind on hand, that's totally fine too.

Ingredients

white all-purpose flour

3 Tbsp

kosher salt

1 tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp

egg(s)

1 large

plain salted hard pretzel

3½ oz, crushed (coarse or fine)

uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast

1 pound(s), tenderloins

cooking spray

5 spray(s)

honey mustard

2 Tbsp

whole-grain mustard

1 Tbsp

light mayonnaise

1 Tbsp

water

1 Tbsp, warm

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place a wire rack over a baking sheet; lightly coat rack with cooking spray.
  2. Combine flour, salt and pepper in a small shallow bowl. Beat egg in a second shallow bowl. Place crushed pretzels in a third shallow bowl. Dip each chicken tender first in flour mixture; shake off any excess. Next dip in egg and then in crushed pretzels; turn to coat. Place on prepared rack in a single layer. Repeat with remaining ingredients; bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  3. While chicken cooks, whisk together both mustards, mayonnaise and water; serve with chicken.
  4. Serving size: 2 1/2 oz chicken plus 2 1/2 tsp sauce

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