Family Friendly Fridays: Pretzel Baked Chicken

It’s been one of those weeks over here.  If you have kids then you definitely know the one.  Your youngest gets sick and life as you know it stops.  Then the following day you get the dreaded call.  Your oldest is in the nurse’s office at school and is clocking in with a 102 temp.  Could you please come pick him up?  No sooner than you get home and there’s a call from the preschool saying your middle child has a weepy eye and needs to leave early.  And just like that you go from a civil adult morning with a friend and a cup of fancy coffee to managing three rather ornery and sick kids trapped inside your home.

That’s been my life this week and all I can say is thank God it’s Friday.  Nick seems to be improving, Alex’s eye has stopped weeping (not sure what that was all about) and Drew is finally back to his old toddler self.  Scott’s home to help and assuming Nick gets the all clear, they’ll be camping out at a neighbor’s house tonight for Y-guides which means I’ll be one kid lighter for the evening (anyone have any good chick flick recommendations?).  The weekend is definitely looking up.

On that note, I’m proposing a super tasty and quick meal for Family Friendly Fridays.  It’s easy to put together and with the addition of pretzels and cheese, all three of my kids are guaranteed to gobble it up regardless of how they’re feeling.  Also, don’t forget to jump on to the Family Friendly Fridays link below!  All family friendly posts are welcome.  Recipes, crafts, stories, it’s all good.

Last but not least, I wanted to give a quick shout out to Biren from Roti and Rice for bestowing the Lovely Blog Award upon me.  Thank you so much for thinking of me!  And be sure to stop by and visit Biren’s blog when you’re done here.  Her food is delicious and her photography is stunning.  I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

Here’s what you’ll need for the chicken:

Ingredients Needed:

5 Chicken Legs
1/2 Cup of Panko Bread Crumbs
1/2 Cup of Pretzels, Mulched
1/2 tsp of Pepper
1/4 tsp of Salt
1/2 tsp of Garlic Powder
1/2 Cup of Flour
1/4 Cup of Milk
11/2 tsp of Mustard
1/4 Cup Shredded Cheese

Grab up three bowls.  In the first bowl combine your bread crumbs, pretzels, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. In your second bowl add your flour and in the third bowl add in the milk, cheese, and mustard.

Here’s my bowl with the pretzels and bread crumbs.

And here’s the bowl with the milk, cheese and mustard.

And I’m pretty sure you all know what a bowl of flour looks like so I’ll spare you the shot.

Dip each individual leg into the flour first, then the cheesy milk mixture, and finally the pretzels.  Lay them into your baking dish and repeat with all your legs.

Kick your oven up to 425 degrees and pop your legs in for about 15 minutes.  After 15 minutes, turn the heat down a notch to 350 and continue to cook them for another 35-40 minutes or until the juices run clear.

Pop em out and serve em up.  And I do declare, even your pickiest, sickiest child will be joining you at the table once he sees the delicious meal you’ve put together for him.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween weekend and stays healthy!

I linked this post up to Fat Camp Fridays and Fun on a Dime.

Print Save

Pretzel Baked Chicken

Ingredients:

5 Chicken Legs
1/2 Cup of Panko Bread Crumbs
1/2 Cup of Pretzels, Mulched
1/2 tsp of Pepper
1/4 tsp of Salt
1/2 tsp of Garlic Powder
1/2 Cup of Flour
1/4 Cup of Milk
11/2 tsp of Mustard
1/4 Cup Shredded Cheese

Directions:

Grab up three bowls. In the first bowl combine your bread crumbs, pretzels, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. In your second bowl add your flour and in the third bowl add in the milk, cheese, and mustard.

Dip each individual leg into the flour first, then the cheesy milk mixture, and finally the pretzels. Lay them into your baking dish and repeat with all your legs.

Kick your oven up to 425 degrees and pop your legs in for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, turn the heat down a notch to 350 and continue to cook them for another 35-40 minutes or until the juices run clear.


Pretzel Baked Chicken on Foodista

  Pin It!

41 Responses to “Family Friendly Fridays: Pretzel Baked Chicken”

  1. 1

    Brenda — October 29, 2010 @ 9:19 am

    Sorry you didn’t have the greatest week Julie but glad the little ones are feeling better. Your chicken sounds delish with the crunchy pretzels and gooey cheese. Yum! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

  2. 2

    Lamb — October 29, 2010 @ 9:25 am

    I love chicken and love pretzels. You just can’t go wrong with this recipe :)

  3. 3

    Sarah @ Mum In Bloom — October 29, 2010 @ 9:28 am

    Poor Julie :( I know what those week’s are like. My worst was when our daugther would get strep throat & I’d have to baby gate her in the room so our son wouldn’t get at her when he was a toddler. They both wouldn’t understand and would be so upset. Oh dear, I know what those week’s are like. Love love love your recipe for this chicken.. anything with that mustard and pretzels would be amazing. It looks like you don’t have to flip the chicken or anything – great recipe!

  4. 4

    Sommer @ A Spicy Perspective — October 29, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    Hey friend! This sounds delicious! I love that you wrote “pretzels, mulched”. Funny, but accurate description! Have a great Halloween weekend!

  5. 5

    Miranda — October 29, 2010 @ 9:52 am

    I love chicken when it is coated with a crunchy topping like that, awesome!

  6. 6

    anne — October 29, 2010 @ 10:17 am

    how about Something about Mary–a classic! anne

  7. 7

    Jessica Nunemaker — October 29, 2010 @ 10:34 am

    I love this stuff! How did I forget about it — it’s been AGES since I’ve made it. Thanks for the reminder. :)

  8. 8

    Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds — October 29, 2010 @ 10:55 am

    Hope they’re all better so you can enjoy the weekend!

  9. 9

    Mari's Cakes — October 29, 2010 @ 11:09 am

    Must taste wonderful! Will grab the recipe right now! :D

    Have a wonderful weekend

  10. 10

    Krystal — October 29, 2010 @ 11:33 am

    Ug, I hate days like that. Especially when you have plans. Hope everyone gets feeling better soon!

    ANd that chicken looks wonderful. Can’t wait to try it!

    -Krystal @ recipesofacheapskate.blogspot.com

  11. 11

    Faith — October 29, 2010 @ 11:33 am

    Whata great way to make pretzel baked chicken. I love your version. It looks very tasty and delicuos! Thanks for sharing this. Have a great weekend.

  12. 12

    Emily Z — October 29, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

    I don’t have kids, but one day in the near future, I will know what these weeks you describe are all about. In a weird way, I can’t wait for them. Is this similar to the recipe of Rachael Ray’s? (I am too lazy to go look in the cookbook right now, ha) I have that one lined up as something to try in the near future. Seeing yours makes me want to bump it up on the list! Glad your kiddos are feeling better! Have a safe and happy Halloween!

  13. 13

    Katerina — October 29, 2010 @ 3:00 pm

    I have only one kid and when he is sick my life comes upside down, I can imagine what happens when you have three. Hang in there, eventually they will grow up. This chicken was on my mind. It must have tasted heavenly.

  14. 14

    OMG! Yummy — October 29, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    Hi Julie! Sorry you had a rotten week with sick kids. It is unavoidable but so disruptive. And then there’s all the homework to catch up on :-) I love this recipe. My mom used to do something similar using up cornflakes or a cereal similar. But I never thought to use pretzels or the cheese. Going to have to try it. Hope everyone is well for the weekend and can enjoy Halloween – one of my personal favorite holidays!

  15. 15

    M @ Betty Crapper — October 29, 2010 @ 5:19 pm

    Next week has to be better. Have a great weekend.

  16. 16

    Anna Johnston — October 29, 2010 @ 8:21 pm

    Uughh! That sounded as if it was a pretty full on week for you. Good idea to veg out with a good chick flick or 2. Highly recommended to recharge the batteries I’m thinking.

  17. 17

    rebecca — October 30, 2010 @ 12:13 am

    looks tasty wow you poor thing that is a week hope your weekend is relaxing

  18. 18

    Monet — October 30, 2010 @ 1:34 am

    Having sick little ones is so hard! Thank you for taking the time to share this delicious recipe though…and for leaving such kind comments on my own blog. They mean so much to me. I hope that this upcoming week is full of health and happiness for everyone in your house!

  19. 19

    Gitte — October 30, 2010 @ 3:25 am

    One of THOSE weeks, yikes, hope everyone is better and you can get your sanity back :)

  20. 20

    claudia lamascolo — October 30, 2010 @ 9:07 am

    What a parining sounds fabulous~

  21. 21

    malia — October 30, 2010 @ 9:51 am

    Hi Julie, Sorry about your week… it’s that time of year. Hopefully everyone is better for Halloween. Your chicken looks so good– totally gonna try it! xoxo Malia

  22. 22

    grace — October 31, 2010 @ 8:11 am

    this is reminiscent of shake ‘n bake (“it’s shake ‘n bake, and i helped!”), but far, far superior. :)

  23. 23

    Ameena — October 31, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    Weepy eye? Now that isn’t something I’ve heard of but I would certainly been weeping if I was in your shoes. Sick kids just drive me up the wall. Terrible but true. I have zero patience for the whining!!

    Love the pretzel chicken idea…it looks delicious!

  24. 24

    Biren @ Roti n Rice — October 31, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

    Sorry to hear bout your kids. I have had some of those days when my boys were little and even now, especially during the change of seasons. This baked chicken looks good and will surely cheer up the team. Hope they get well soon.

    Thanks for the shout out :)

  25. 25

    Mrs. Mordecai — October 31, 2010 @ 8:08 pm

    I think my four-year-old will love this, as he loves pretzels so much that we have had a dedicated pretzel jar since he was one! I can’t wait to make it with him. Thanks for sharing, and hope your kids get well soon!

  26. 26

    ingrid — October 31, 2010 @ 8:56 pm

    Oh, I hear ya. I had a week like not too long ago except my guys got sick one after another.

    Love the pretzel breading.
    ~ingrid

  27. 27

    Maranda — November 1, 2010 @ 4:42 pm

    Wow that looks good! Sorry you had a crap week. I hope this one is going better for you!

  28. 28

    Holly L — November 4, 2010 @ 2:55 am

    With pretzel in the title it must be fabulous!

  29. 29

    Kristina — November 4, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

    This sounds so fantastic. Poor little boys… they must have enjoyed this. Nice and easy to eat. I’m glad they were feeling better by Halloween!

  30. 30

    Friday Brag Fest – 11/5 | Fun On a Dime — November 5, 2010 @ 10:03 am

    [...] made this yummy Pretzel Baked Chicken for her Family Friendly [...]

  31. 31

    Alex Fitzpatrick — November 5, 2010 @ 12:28 pm

    These would brighten up my day for sure. I hope the boys are feeling better. I feel like I’m coming down with something myself. UGH!

  32. 32

    val — November 6, 2010 @ 11:48 am

    Hope your kiddies feel better soon. This chicken looks so yummy.

  33. 33

    Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 — November 7, 2010 @ 2:46 pm

    MMMM….What an original and incredible recipe! Yours was the standout spotlight over at Holly’s “Tickled Pink”!

    Thank you so much for stopping by from SITS. I’ll be back for sure!

    Jenn

  34. 34

    Celeste Jenkins — November 15, 2010 @ 10:13 pm

    OMG I think my husband will fall in love with me all over again if I make this. It looks AMAZING! Great recipe!

  35. 35

    Jenn — November 19, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

    This looks amazing! Very creative. Can’t wait to try it!

  36. 36

    Kulsum at JourneyKitchen — December 5, 2010 @ 1:19 am

    Hey Julie! Thanks for visiting the blog :) I recently found you and passed ur link to a struggling mommie cook friend of mine ;)

    This is pretty much how I make my baked chicken but sometimes when I’m feeing al Indian, I add an Indian flair by marinating the chicken in dry rub of tandoori spice, or adding turmeric to the coating mix (gives a beautiful color) or add a bit of semolina to the coating, adds a great crunch! I do talk a bit too much when it comes to food, so hello “friend” :)

  37. 37

    cooking rookie — May 2, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

    They look so juicy and crunchy!
    The more I look at your site, the more I love it :-), Great blog! YUM.. I’ll be coming back often…

  38. 38

    How Parents Can Create Healthy Habits at Home — May 18, 2011 @ 10:52 am

    [...] Pretzel Baked Chicken (MommieCooks) Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share [...]

  39. 39

    Maple Beef Stew | Create With Joy — June 20, 2011 @ 8:35 am

    [...] Platter ThursdayTip Day ThursdayThe Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe SwapFamily Food FridaysFamily Friendly FridaysFat Camp FridaysFeature Yourself FridayFoodie FridaysFriday FavoritesFriday PotluckFresh, Pure and [...]

  40. 40

    pretzel baked chicken « that's forking good — July 18, 2011 @ 7:36 am

    [...] going to be my go-to weeknight meal when I have kids: pretzel baked chicken (adapted from Mommie Cooks). It’s delicious, fast and the majority of the [inexpensive] ingredients are found in your [...]

  41. 41

    Featured Blog: Mommie Cooks | *Mangoes and Chutney* — August 2, 2011 @ 10:54 pm

    [...] Pretzel Baked Chicken [...]

Leave a Comment