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Jul 16

Pretzel Coated Chicken Nuggets

Pretzel Coated Chicken Nuggets

Looking to easily elevate an old standby? Look no further! Pretzel crumbs give these Pretzel Coated Chicken Nuggets a fun and unexpected twist that hungry family and friends of all ages will love. The chicken bakes up nice and moist in the oven and the pretzel crust is crunchy and flavorful. I highly recommend serving these with mustard or honey mustard for dipping (it goes so well with pretzels!) but my boyfriend ate them with barbecue sauce and loved them that way, so eat them however you like. These Pretzel Coated Chicken Nuggets make a great main course, but they would also be perfect as finger food on game day or for a movie night. I served them with oven fries that I’m still working on perfecting the recipe for, so keep your eyes peeled – it’s coming soon!

Pretzel Coated Chicken Nuggets


Pretzel Coated Chicken Nuggets

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose or white whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 3 egg whites, beaten
  • 4 oz salted pretzels, crushed into crumbs (you can do this manually, but it is much easier to toss the pretzels in a food processor or blender)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425. Place an oven-safe cooling rack on a baking sheet and lightly mist with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, mustard powder, pepper and garlic powder. Place the chicken chunks into a gallon Ziploc bag and cover with the flour mixture. Seal the bag and shake until the chicken pieces are completely coated.
  3. Place the egg whites in a small bowl and the pretzel crumbs in a shallow dish. Dip each flour-coated chicken chunk into the egg whites and then into the pretzel crumbs – coat liberally. Place each coated piece of chicken onto the prepared rack on the baking sheet. When all the chicken is prepared, bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes until chunks are cooked through.

MyWW SmartPoints per (1/4th of the recipe) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Green: 6 SmartPoints/ Blue: 4 SmartPoints/ Purple: 4 SmartPoints

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
7 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Nutrition Information:
281 calories, 32 g carbs, 1 g sugars, 2 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 30 g protein, 1 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

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Pretzel Coated Chicken Nuggets

9 comments on “Pretzel Coated Chicken Nuggets”

  1. These look so YUM! Definitely going to try them. Love everything about this site! Thanks so much for all of the great recipes!

  2. I love pretzel coated chicken, but never realized it could be WW friendly! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I will be bookmarking it to try for dinner.

  3. I apparently have been missing out on pretzel coated chicken because I have never had it before. I made this recipe and it is delicious!

  4. I made these this weekend, but used seasoned pretzel thins and they were delicious! Excellent with mustard, too. Thanks for the great recipe, Emily!

  5. The kids gobbled these up!

  6. How many nuggets are in a serving?

    Thank you!

    • Hi Ashley, the serving info is located directly under the recipe title in the recipe section of each post. Hope that helps!

  7. try using gluten free flour and gf nachos to turn this into a gf dish , just as tasty !

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