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Pretzel Crusted Chicken Nuggets

published Thursday, January 14, 2021

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4

Adults and kids alike devour these healthier, crunchy pretzel-coated chicken nuggets! Great as-is for dinner or appetizers or serve on top a salad. Air-fryer and oven instructions are below.


Step 1

Preheat air fryer to 350°F. Crush pretzels into coarse crumbs in a food processor or blender. Transfer to a shallow dish or plate and set aside. In a separate dish whisk together flour, chopped thyme and garlic powder. Add 1 1/2 cups dressing to a third dish.

Step 2

2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Lightly coat chicken in flour, dusting off any excess. Dip flour coated chicken in dressing, letting excess drain off. Dredge dressing coated chicken in pretzel crumbs, pressing to adhere.

Step 3

Working in batches place chicken in a single layer in preheated air fryer. Spray with nonstick cooking spray and bake for 8- 10 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Continue until all chicken is cooked.

Step 4

Serve chicken with remaining honey mustard dressing for dipping.

Cook's Notes

Oven Baking Instructions: Preheat oven to 400°F and coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Bake until lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes.

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