Pretzel Fried Chicken

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 mins

nut free


  • 1 1/2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1 1/2 cups pretzels
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs or panko
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • olive, vegetable, avocado or canola oil
  • optional: ketchup, mayonnaise, hot sauce, BBQ sauce or other favorite dip/condiment


1. Place chicken breasts between two pieces of parchment and pound evenly until 1/2 inch thin. 

2. Place pretzels in a zipper bag, blender or food processor and pulse until crushed, similar to bread crumbs. It’s fine if there are slightly bigger pieces of pretzel as well. 

3. Whisk the crushed pretzels and breadcrumbs in a large, shallow bowl. 

4. Place the flour on a large plate or shallow bowl and the egg in a shallow bowl.

5. Create an assembly line with the bowls by coating each chicken breast first in the flour, tapping to remove any excess, then into the eggs and finally completely coating with the pretzel crumbs. 

6. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, high heat and add 1/2 inch of oil. When the oil is hot (about 350 degrees on a candy thermometer) add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until golden. *

7. Serve alone or with favorite dipping sauce. 

* You can also coat the outside of the chicken with cooking spray and air fry for 20 minutes on 350 degree or bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden.