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Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken Strips

  • Author: Jen Elizabeth's Journals
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Oven Baked


These oven-baked Pretzel Chicken Strips are easy to make in 30 minutes, with just 6 ingredients! Tangy, salty, sweet, crispy, and so delicious!



  • 1 pound organic, pastured, skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1/4 cup stone ground Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Olive oil spray


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment or aluminum foil. Place a wire rack on the baking sheet. (The wire rack helps the chicken to become crispy while baking.)
  3. Cut chicken into strips. Set aside.
  4. Place pretzels in a plastic bag and seal. Pound pretzels with a meat pounder/tenderizer until pretzels are broken down into a thick breadcrumb mixture. Pour pretzel breading onto a large plate or platter. Set aside.
  5. To a large bowl, add the honey, Dijon mustard, and thyme. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.
  6. Next, create your breading station. Working one strip at a time, first dip chicken into Dijon-honey mixture until thoroughly coated. Then dip chicken strip into pretzel breading until thoroughly coated. Place chicken strip on the wire rack on the baking sheet.
  7. Arrange chicken strips on the wire rack so they’re evenly spaced and not touching. Coat each strip with a thin layer of olive oil spray. (The oil helps the pretzel breading turn evenly cripsy and golden.)
  8. Bake until pretzel breading turns crisp and golden, about 18-22 minutes. Serve.


  1. Because the Dijon mustard and the pretzels already contain salt, I find that no additional salt is needed in this recipe.
  2. For the crispiest oven-baked chicken strips, be sure to place the chicken on a wire rack and spray with olive oil spray!

Keywords: chicken fingers, chicken tenders, chicken strips, oven fried, oven baked, pretzel chicken, honey, mustard, Dijon