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Pretzel Crusted Chicken

Kids of all ages will love being called to the table and find such a fun and delicious dinner.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min


¼ cup pretzels
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tbsp butter, melted
3 tbsp honey mustard
2 tbsp green onion, finely chopped
½ tsp each salt and pepper
1 egg, beaten
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 slices black forest ham

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF (190ºC). Chop the pretzels into small pieces; discard fine pretzel dust. Toss the pieces with the Parmesan and butter; set aside. Cut each chicken breast through the center, leaving one side intact, so it opens like a book. Stir the mustard with the green onion, salt and pepper. Brush all over the inside of the chicken. Place a slice of ham in the centre of each piece; fold over to enclose.

  2. Brush the tops of the chicken with egg and sprinkle with the pretzel mixture over top; press lightly to adhere. Arrange chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165ºF (74ºC) when inserted into the center of the largest chicken breast.

Helpful Tip

Serve with additional honey mustard for dipping.

Nutrition Info

Per 1 chicken breast serving Amount
Protein24 g
Fat6 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Carbohydrate8 g
Fibre1 g
Sugar1 g
Cholesterol82 mg
Sodium655 mg
Per 1 chicken breast serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A11
Vitamin C2
Vitamin B68
Vitamin B124