Isaiah's Pretzel Fried Chicken

Isaiah's Pretzel Fried Chicken

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"This recipe works best with butter-flavored pretzels, but really any type of pretzel will work. "
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30 m servings 388 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 388 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 16.6 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.2g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 27.6 g
  • 55%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 165 mg
  • 55%
  • Sodium:
  • 690 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place the flour in a bowl, and set aside. Beat the eggs in another bowl. Mix together the crushed pretzels, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, and paprika in a third bowl.
  2. Rinse the chicken breast halves, and pat them dry with paper towels. Gently press the chicken breasts into the flour to coat, and shake off the excess flour. Dip into the beaten egg, then press into the pretzel crumb mixture. Gently toss between your hands so any crumbs that haven't stuck can fall away. Place the breaded chicken breasts onto a plate while breading the rest; do not stack.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and fry the coated chicken breasts about 5 to 7 minutes per side, until the coating is golden brown and the juices run clear.


  1. 68 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

This tasted really good, had a nice crunch and the chicken came very tender. I used all the listed ingredients, but half the cayenne because it was for the kids too. I used large breasts and cut...

Most helpful critical review

First, I had TONS of leftover pretzel mix, which I think is weird since a lot of reviewers said it wasn't enough. I was able to do 6 breasts with the amount of flour, egg, and pretzel mix with m...

This tasted really good, had a nice crunch and the chicken came very tender. I used all the listed ingredients, but half the cayenne because it was for the kids too. I used large breasts and cut...

I used one large chicken breast that I cut into chunks. After breading, I deep fried the nuggets for 4 minutes at 350 F. I originally chose this recipe because I had some very slightly stale pre...

I used H.K. Anderson's pizza bites pretzles which I found really cheaply at Grocery Outlet. I just ground them up in my blender on the ice chip function. I also baked my chicken only to make it ...

We thought this was a little bland. The second time I made it, I used only one egg and added 1 tablespoon each of dijon mustard and honey. This made such a nice combination with the final dry c...

Easy to make, looks beautiful with its brown crust, takes very little time, and the meat eaters in my family really liked it. If you crush up the pretzels well, there is no problem with them sti...

This is EXCELLENT chicken and my whole family loves it! What a great idea to use pretzels for a coating! It makes quite a mess in the pan, but... totally worth it! The chicken is flavorful an...

thought this was great, i baked the fingers instead of frying. before i put them in the oven i sprayed with canola oil and the fingers came out crispy and awesome. served with honey dill dipping...

Really, really liked this! Great way to use up stale pretzels and very yummy!

This was delicious! I used butter pretzels as recommended. My 2 dinner guests really enjoyed this as well.

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