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Baked Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders | Creme de la Crumb

Baked Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders

Juicy seasoned chicken strips with a pretzel crust - perfect for serving with your favorite dipping sauces for dinner or a tasty appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 500kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to ½ inch thickness
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups pretzels (sticks or twists), crushed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • sauce for dipping (see note)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a baking sheet.
  • Slice chicken into 1 1/2 inch strips. Place pretzels in a medium bowl. Whisk together eggs and water in a second bowl. In a third bowl stir together flour, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Toss chicken strips in the flour mixture to coat, then dredge in the egg mixture being sure to coat all sides. Lastly, roll chicken pieces in the crushed pretzels and place in a single layer on the greased baking sheet.
  • Bake chicken for 15-20 minutes until cooked through and browned. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.


Some of my favorite dipping sauces are blue cheese dressing, ranch dressing, barbecue sauce, and honey mustard sauce (my personal favorite!). 


Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 226mg | Sodium: 1095mg | Potassium: 949mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 261IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 4mg