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Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips with Peach Dipping Sauce

Salty pretzels and mustard are an undeniably good combination. Here they are combined with honey to flavour chicken strips and served with a spicy-sweet peach dipping sauce

August 24th, 2012

Recipe by Paula Bowman

Salty chicken with spicy-sweet dipping sauce? It really doesn't get much better than that!
Makes about 12 chicken strips and 1/2 cup dipping sauce
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
  • Chicken Strips:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil and more for greasing pan
  • 2 cups small, thin pretzels
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp spicy brown or Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch strips
  • Peach Dipping Sauce:
  • 3 peaches, pitted and coarsely chopped

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp honey

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp chopped garlic
  • pinch red pepper flakes, or to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Lightly grease a rimmed sheet pan with olive oil and set aside.

  2. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse pretzels until finely chopped with some coarse chunks remaining. Pretzels could also be placed in a sealed plastic bag and rolled with a rolling pin until crushed, if desired. Transfer to a shallow bowl and set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper and stir.

  4. In a third bowl, combine egg, honey and mustard and whisk until mixed.

  5. Working with one chicken strip at a time, dredge chicken in flour mixture; shake off excess flour and submerge into egg mixture to thoroughly coat. Allow excess egg to drip back into bowl and dredge in pretzel mixture until coated.

  6. Transfer chicken to prepared sheet pan and repeat with remaining chicken, spacing evenly on sheet pan. Brush chicken strips with olive oil or mist with cooking spray and bake in oven until golden brown and cooked through, about 10 to 12 minutes.

  7. To Prepare Dipping Sauce: n a blender or food processor, combine all the ingredients and puree until mostly smooth; a few small chunks of peach are fine.

  8. Transfer peach mixture to a saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat until flavours meld and the mixture is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper, transfer to a small bowl and set aside. Serve with chicken strips

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips with Peach Dipping Sauce
Photography by Carlo Mendoza

One response to “Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips with Peach Dipping Sauce”

  1. sounds good but what is the nutrient count…?? thnx

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