Not very many kids out there don’t like chicken nuggets, and this recipe for Pretzel Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard makes it even more fun by covering them in a crunchy pretzel coating. They are also baked not fried so they up the healthy factor a bit. Add an easy and delicious homemade honey mustard dip and you have a winner for dinner or toss them in a fun container for a great back to school lunchbox.
Pretzel Crusted Chicken Nuggets
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Making a healthier version of kids favorites is easy with this recipe for crusted chicken nuggets featuring pretzels. You get that crispy texture that you want, but without all of the fat! I love adding the mustard to the liquid mix of this because it adds, even more, flavor to the chicken without a ton of calories.
To keep this chicken crunchy without deep frying, I recommend using a baking sheet and silicone baking mat to keep them from sticking while cooking.
Ingredients for Crusted Chicken Nuggets:
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
20 Pretzel Sticks or Mini pretzels
1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
1/4 cup skim milk
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Directions for Crusted Chicken Nuggets:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Put pretzels in a plastic zippered bag and seal. Crush with a rolling pin or glass. You can also chop in a food processor to desired texture.
In 3 shallow containers place the following ingredients:
- Whisked milk and mustard
- Crushed pretzel pieces
Cut chicken into small bite-sized pieces.
Dredge chicken in flour, then mustard mixture, and finally pretzel pieces.
Place on a lined baking sheet and bake for 20-23 minutes, until golden brown. We use a silicone baking mat for this.
These nuggets freeze well so it is easy to make a big batch and put them up for quick snacks, dinner, or school lunches.
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 20 Pretzel Sticks or Mini pretzels
- ¼ cup spicy brown mustard
- ¼ cup skim milk
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp. black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Put pretzels in a plastic zippered bag and seal. Crush using a rolling pin, heavy glass, or a food processor.
- Use 3 shallow containers to create your dredging station.
- Place the flour with pepper and garlic into one. Place the milk and mustard into a second container. Place the crushed pretzels into the final container.
- Cut chicken into small bite-sized pieces.
- Dredge chicken in flour, then mustard mixture, and finally pretzel pieces.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20-23 minutes, until golden brown.
Makes 4 Servings
5 PointsPlus per serving
3 SmartPoints on the FreeStyle or Flex Plans
5 SmartPoints per serving on Beyond the Scale
Serving options for crusted chicken nuggets:
We love having these easy pretzel crusted chicken nuggets with some homemade dipping sauce. There are many options out there for light or healthier sauces. If you have enough SmartPoints however, our homemade honey mustard is a great option. Simply mix together a few ingredients below.
Ingredients for Honey Mustard:
1 tablespoon mustard
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon Montreal Steak Seasoning
Directions for Honey Mustard:
Mix together until smooth
Makes 4 Servings (2 tablespoons)
Other great serving options include our Healthy Homemade Ranch Dressing option that pairs great with chicken nuggets and vegetables! No matter what you choose, this is sure to be a hit with your kids! Add in your favorite healthy sides and you have a great low point meal the whole family will adore!