Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tenders and about 2 tablespoons sauce)

A crunchy coating from a snacktime favorite is sure to win big with the kids--especially when paired with a creamy garlic dip. Honey mustard would be good, too.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Place 4 tablespoons cornmeal in a shallow dish. Combine milk, 2 teaspoons mustard, and egg in a separate shallow dish, stirring with a whisk. Combine pretzels, remaining 1 tablespoon cornmeal, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a third shallow dish, stirring with a whisk. Lightly dredge chicken in cornmeal, dip in milk mixture, and dredge in pretzel mixture, pressing gently to coat thoroughly. Lightly coat chicken with cooking spray.

Step 3

Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes or until browned. Turn chicken over, and place pan in oven. Bake at 375° for 7 minutes or until done.

Step 4

While chicken cooks, combine mayonnaise, yogurt, chives, lemon juice, remaining 1 teaspoon mustard, remaining 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Serve sauce with tenders.

Ratings & Reviews

A hit with the kids

September 19, 2015
Pretty quick and easy. I too could not find unsalted pretzels so I just used regular ones. Nice crunchy coating and the sauce was awesome.


August 13, 2015
I couldn't find unsalted pretzels (do they really make that?) so I just knocked most of the salt off the ones I had.  They made a very nice crust. It didn't flake or slide off once you transferred it to the frying pan or when I flipped the chicken before putting it in the oven.  The garlicky dipping sauce was sooooo good! I served the chicken with buffalo cauliflower so I had some extra Frank's Hot Sauce in case someone wanted to use that to dip the chicken.  My teen loved that!  I loved dipping it in both the Frank's and the garlic.