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Pretzel-Crusted Chicken with Broccoli

Dinner just got more interesting with Pretzel-Crusted Chicken and Broccoli! This isn’t your usual chicken—it’s got a unique twist. Imagine a regular chicken wearing a crunchy pretzel coat, making it stand out. Plus, it comes with a green sidekick – steamed broccoli, creating a perfect combo.

Start by gathering your ingredients – chicken, pretzels, flour, eggs, and some secret spices. Crush the pretzels into crumbs, creating a sort of magic dust for your chicken.

Set up your cooking station. Flour first, a dip in the egg bath, then roll it in the pretzel dust. Ensure those pretzels stick well.

Time to cook! The sizzle of the pan, the smell of golden chicken—that’s your pretzel-crusted chicken coming together. A quick oven stint ensures it’s perfectly cooked.

While the chicken does its thing, steam the broccoli until it’s just right. A sprinkle of salt, a dash of pepper—your green sidekick is good to go!

Finally, the big moment. Place that pretzel-covered chicken on a bed of broccoli. It’s a flavorful meal that adds a delightful twist to your day.

And there you have it—Pretzel-Crusted Chicken with Broccoli. A simple, tasty dinner that brings some excitement to your evening. Enjoy every bite!

Pretzel-Crusted Chicken with Broccoli

Pretzel-Crusted Chicken with Broccoli

Transform your chicken dinner with Pretzel-Crusted Chicken and Broccoli – a quick, playful recipe combining crispy pretzel-coated chicken with steamed broccoli. Ready in 40 minutes for four servings at $15-$20, this American delight offers a golden twist to your weeknight routine. Enjoy a crispy exterior, tender chicken, and a flavorful pairing with steamed broccoli. A simple, exciting dish with approximately 400 calories per serving.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 40 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 400 kcal


  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Frying Pan
  • Tongs


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups pretzels crushed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 cups broccoli florets steamed


  • Preheat Oven: Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Prepare Pretzel Coating: In a food processor or using a plastic bag and a rolling pin, crush the pretzels until they form coarse crumbs. Place the crushed pretzels in a shallow dish.
  • Set Up Dredging Station: In three separate shallow dishes, set up a dredging station. Place flour in one dish, whisk together eggs and milk in another, and combine crushed pretzels with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper in the third dish.
  • Coat Chicken: Dredge each chicken breast in the flour, then dip it into the egg mixture, and finally coat it with the pretzel mixture, pressing the pretzels onto the chicken to adhere.
  • Cook Chicken: Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat and coat it with cooking spray. Add the pretzel-crusted chicken breasts and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until the pretzel crust is golden brown.
  • Bake: Transfer the seared chicken breasts to the prepared baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  • Steam Broccoli: While the chicken is baking, steam the broccoli until tender yet crisp. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve: Serve the pretzel-crusted chicken on a bed of steamed broccoli. Optionally, garnish with fresh herbs or a squeeze of lemon.


  • You can customize the seasoning of the pretzel coating according to your taste preferences.
  • Ensure the chicken is cooked through by checking the internal temperature.
  • Leftover pretzel-crusted chicken can be refrigerated and reheated in the oven for a crispy texture.
Q: Can I use frozen broccoli?
A: Yes, you can use frozen broccoli, but make sure to thaw and drain it before steaming.
Q: Can I substitute pretzels with breadcrumbs?
A: Yes, you can replace pretzels with breadcrumbs if desired. Adjust the seasoning accordingly.
Keyword Broccoli, Pretzel-Crusted Chicken
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Erika Herbert
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