These crispy, tender honey mustard chicken bites are coated with crushed pretzels for great sweet-salty flavor! They make a delicious and healthy meal (or party appetizer) for kids and adults alike!
As a child, I always looked forward to the nights when my mom cooked foods I didn’t like. That’s right, didn’t like. Why? It meant my dinner was basically a free-for-all. I could eat whatever I wanted – cereal, peanut butter and jelly, pizza – while my folks dined on white fish (which I love now) or stinky sautéed liver (sorry, mom). The fridge was my oyster. But, usually, my meal of choice was chicken nuggets. A kid favorite, for sure!
Instead of shaken from a frozen box, my favorite chicken nuggets these days are panko-crusted and baked ’til crispy. Served with a spicy ketchup or homemade honey mustard, they’re heaven on Earth. But, now I think I’ve found the second best secret to scrumptious chicken bites… pretzels!
I love that these crunchy, pretzel-coated chicken bites are so kid and adult-friendly! They’re super easy and fun to make, too. Just coat your chicken in flour, then in a honey mustard-egg mixture. Roll ’em up in your crushed pretzels, and onto your baking sheet they go. Just 15 minutes in your oven, and you have a delicious weeknight meal that everyone will love.
These bites are even better served with honey mustard… and I like mine spiced up with a little hot sauce! For a fun party appetizer, stick the bites with toothpicks and serve with a small bowl of honey mustard (or a variety of sauces) for dipping.
You’re just gonna love these!
Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken Bites
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup honey mustard, plus more for dipping
- 1 1/2 cups finely crushed pretzels
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a shallow dish, combine flour, salt and pepper. In a separate dish, whisk eggs and honey mustard. In a third dish, pour in crushed pretzels. Coat chicken pieces in flour, dip in egg, then coat with crushed pretzels. Place chicken bites on prepared baking sheets.
- Bake for 15 minutes, flipping bites halfway through baking, until chicken is cooked through.
- Serve with additional honey mustard for dipping, if desired.
Oh my! These are the healthier and more tasty version of chicken nuggets! I will make this at my next birthday, it totally fits in with the rest of the menu.
These are a perfect way to dress up home-made chicken nuggets and who doesn’t love honey-mustard sauce!
These would disappear so fast at a party!
What a great appetizer! Great recipe, thanks……:)
ok. i will have to make these for my daughter…she loves chicken nuggest & honey mustard pretzels!! win-win. thx, ljp
These little bites are totally irresistible!
I love this!! I just posted a similar recipe except it’s for buffalo chicken and coated in Cheez-It (weird…. but good!!) I could totally eat chicken nuggets/bites every night even as an adult!
Crunchy chicken? I’m ALL in!
Love the oven method! These look so delicious!
When I saw you photo’s, I had to learn more, I love them, they will be a big hit this weekend.
pretzel seems to be everywhere right now- buns, bagels, hot dogs. etc. but I love that you used it as a coating for the chicken. It looks delicious and my kids would love it
I love this recipe, Georgia. There is just something about chicken with honey mustard that is so comforting to me!
You took chicken nuggets to a whole new level. These look addictive!
These look too good, the coating for the chicken is so clever! Crunchy, delicious pretzels, mmmm ^ ^