Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders with Spicy Cheddar Sauce

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 and a new family favorite!

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. This sounds crunchy and tasty. Great idea for plain ole chicken.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

  2. Oh I need to pin this for later ... when we go to NW Indiana to see family, we always stop at a little pub in town and they have the very best pretzel crusted chicken that Hubby loves ... I'm gonna have to give this a whirl! Thanks for sharing at Miz Helen's Full Plate party!

  3. This sounds super yummy! Pinned! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I just pinned this recipe and can't wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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