I don’t know about you, but I don’t eat much fast food. When it comes to eating on the fly, I’m more likely to grab a sandwich from Jimmy John’s or order a pizza from Via 313 (one of my favorite pizza places in Austin). Rarely do I grab a burger and fries on the go. Now, this isn’t to say that I don’t crave those foods, I just try to avoid them.
This week, I found myself craving chicken nuggets. Not wanting to give in to my fried food craving, I did a little research for recipe to make chicken nuggets at home. Lo and behold, I found so many recipes for homemade chicken nuggets!
My favorite recipes involved honey mustard and pretzels. I did a little bit of tweaking on a recipe I found from Dashing Dish and ended up with a very quick and easy recipe.
I don’t love the chicken that I find in the grocery stores here in Texas. The chicken tends to look a little odd and ridiculously large. I usually buy organic chicken for that reason even though it’s a little more expensive. I even found some organic chicken strips this week! I’m not quite at the point where I feel comfortable buying meat at the farmer’s market, but I think I’ll get there eventually.
Start by mixing honey and mustard together. I used equal parts of both because the mixture needs to be thick to coat the chicken properly.
Next is the fun part. Crushing pretzels! If you have any pent up anger, take it out on the pretzels. The finer they are crushed, the better they will stick to the chicken. I used gluten free pretzels, but you can use the pretzels you like best
Finally, coat the chicken in the honey mustard and dip it in the pretzel. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes. And that’s it!
These chicken strips will definitely satisfy your next fast food craving. And it’s so much better than any drive through can offer. Bon appetite!
Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken Strips
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons mustard
- 1 cup pretzels crushed
- 1 lb chicken
Preheat the oven to 425 and trim any excess fat off the chicken.
In a small bowl, mix together honey and mustard.
In a large Ziploc bag, finely crush the pretzels
Toss the chicken in the honey mustard and then roll the chicken in the crushed pretzels.
Lay chicken on a medium sized baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Serve with honey mustard sauce on the side