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Cheddar and Pretzel Crusted Baked Chicken

Cheddar and Pretzel Crusted Baked Chicken is a quick, weeknight chicken dinner recipe that your entire family will love! Kids love the pretzel taste and texture on this fun play on the classic chicken tender!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time19 mins
Servings: 2
Author: Amanda Paxton


  • 8-10 chicken tenders
  • 2 cups of pretzels crushed
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a shallow dish, mix together pretzels, panko, cheddar cheese, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. In another shallow dish, mix together egg and dijon.
  • Dredge chicken in egg mixture then pretzel mixture, coating well.
  • Place chicken on a baking sheet. Spray chicken with non-stick spray to help brown.
  • Bake for 12-14 mixtures, or until cooked through. Serve warm.