Monday, August 31, 2015

Pretzel Crusted Baked Chicken Tenders with Spicy Cheddar Sauce

A late summer heat wave is expected to hit here in Chicagoland later this week so before that happens I decided to make a recipe using my oven since I know I won't want to use it when it's 90 degrees outside! I've been making this pretzel chicken recipe for years but I normally serve it with a honey mustard sauce. I decided to mix it up this time around and serve it with a spicy cheddar sauce. Man, I am so glad that I did! It was a hit!

Pretzel Crusted Baked Chicken Tenders with Spicy Cheddar Sauce
Serves 4
Cal 199, Fat 2.2g, Carbs 15.2g, Fiber 0g, Protein 32.5g

16 oz. boneless skinless chicken tenderloins
2 cups crushed pretzels
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp paprika
3/4 cup reduced fat shredded sharp cheddar
3/4 cup lowfat milk
1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. horseradish sauce

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix pretzels, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder.

Dip each chicken tender into the pretzel mixture making sure both sides get well-coated.  Place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until pretzel coating is browned and chicken is thoroughly cooked.  Slice and drizzle with the spicy cheddar sauce. Enjoy!

For the Sauce:
In a saucepan, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the milk and horseradish sauce, and cook until slightly thickened. Stir in the cheese.

1 comment:

  1. Why have I never thought of using pretzels before?! Looks great! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!


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