I will warn you, if you're looking for a healthy recipe you have not found it here. When I first added this recipe to my menu for the week I didn't know it was fried. I actually didn't realize it until we had all the ingredients out and were getting ready to cook. So we went with it. Hubs did the chicken and I made the sauce which was really easy. Of course it was delicious, what fried chicken isn't? The sauce was the perfect touch to top the chicken off. Enjoy!
Pretzel Chicken with a Mustard-Cheddar Sauce
Courtesy of Taste and Tell
total time: about 30 minutes
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
about 6 ounces of salted pretzels
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon spicy mustard
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish
Completely butterfly each of the chicken breasts, making a total of 4 thin chicken breasts. One by one, put the chicken breast in between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and flatten slightly with a mallet.
Put the pretzels in a food processor and process until you have fine crumbs. Put the crumbs in a shallow dish and season with salt and pepper. In another shallow dish, beat the eggs.
In a large saute pan over medium heat, heat up the oil, about 1/8″ deep.
Dip each chicken piece into the pretzels, then into the eggs, then back into the pretzels. Add to the hot oil in the pan. Put the chicken into the hot oil and cook until the pretzels are browned and the chicken is cooked through. This only takes about 3 or 4 minutes on each side.
Meanwhile, make the sauce. In a saucepan, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the milk and the mustard, and cook until slightly thickened. Stir in the cheese. Season with salt and pepper, if needed.
Serve the chicken with the Mustard-Cheddar Sauce, and sprinkle a generous amount of parsley on top.