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Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders

The following recipe and photography was provided by Christina Musgrave of Tasting with Tina.

Make dinnertime easy with these Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders! These chicken tenders are simple and delicious. They’re paired with an easy homemade honey mustard dipping sauce that you’ll love! These are great for a busy weeknight or meal prep. Serve with roasted vegetables, on salads, or as a snack.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This recipe is a healthy alternative to fried chicken tenders, making this great for the whole family!
  • These chicken tenders are made with Pasturebird chicken, a premium brand that is higher in vitamins, minerals, and fatty acid content than traditional chicken. Pasturebird chicken is also non-GMO and antibiotic free!
  • Very meal prep friendly, so you can make a double batch and enjoy throughout the week.

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders
Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders
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  • 2 lbs. Pasturebird chicken breasts
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 Heinen’s pasture raised eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups Heinen’s pretzels, finely ground
  • 1 tsp. Heinen’s garlic powder
  • 1 Tsp. Heinen’s onion powder
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp. Heinen’s Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. Heinen’s honey
  • 2 tsp. Heinen’s apple cider vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Slice chicken breasts in half, then slice into tenders. Pat chicken dry.
  3. Combine 2 cups finely ground Heinen’s pretzels, 1 tsp. Heinen’s garlic powder, and 1 tsp. Heinen’s onion powder in a medium bowl.
  4. Dredge chicken tenders in flour, then egg, then pretzel mixture. Repeat until all chicken tenders are coated.
  5. Place chicken on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes per side, until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  6. While chicken is baking, combine 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 3 Tbsp. Heinen’s Dijon Mustard, 2 Tbsp. Heinen’s Honey, and 2 tsps. Heinen’s Apple Cider Vinegar in a medium bowl. Stir well.
  7. Serve chicken tenders with honey mustard sauce.

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders

Christina Musgrave
By Christina Musgrave
Christina Musgrave is a recipe developer, food photographer and food writer. She’s always looking forward to her next meal. Her blog, Tasting with Tina, is a celebration of easy yet delicious recipes that help busy families create delicious meals and memories in their homes.

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