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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.

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.