Pretzel Crusted Chicken and Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce

Pretzel Crusted Chicken

I don’t look at those languishing boxes and bags of pretzels, crackers and tortilla chips the same way I used to: as half-eaten, forgotten and destined for the trash. I see them for their possibilities. They can be turned into all sorts of sweet and savory pie crusts or used in crumbles to replace flour. Or sprinkled over the tops of casseroles like mac and cheese. Crushed up fine they can replace bread crumbs in just about any recipe. Or used as a coating for chicken, shrimp and even vegetables like fries to make them extra crispy.

And so when I spied a bag of pretzels that needed to be used up I immediately thought of chicken. And peanut butter. Because pretzels and peanut butter love each other. Like Winnie the Pooh and honey.

The crushed pretzels make a delicious, extra crispy crust that can be used on bone-in chicken or boneless breasts. The peanut sauce is made with garlic, soy sauce and ginger. It’s a little zingy and a lot addicting. It’s one of my favorite things in the whole world. I could drink it. With a straw. It’s that good.

Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce for Pretzel Chicken

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Recipe
Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce Recipe

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Pretzel Crusted Chicken


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  1. Pegasuslegend says

    I can just imagine the crust so crunchy on this sounds divine love the sauce terrific recipe!

  2. Susi's Kochen u says

    What a great idea! With 3 kids we always have tons of bags of pretzels and chips flying around. This is a fantastic way to use up all these little odds and ends :o)

  3. says

    SO unique!! I love it! I, too, could drink peanut sauce!! Pretzels and PB is a great snack, so I'm sure it's even better when paired with chicken for a meal.

  4. Melissa says

    That is such a good idea Reeni! I always have half eaten bags of pretzels and chips laying around my pantry.

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