I was not financially compensated for the following post. Pretzels were provided by Pretzel Crisps. All thoughts, opinions, & ideas are my own. Thank you to Pretzel Crisps for partnering with me. And thank you readers for supporting the brands that support this blog & my family.
I contacted the fresh, fun, & friendly folks at Pretzel Crisps a few months back when I was trying to land a sponsor for Blog Her ’14 (I still am if anyone out there is interested!). While they couldn’t help me out, they were super sweet & sent me a giant package full of several Pretzel Crisps flavors. I’ll take that consolation prize any day!
Since I had a plethora of Pretzel Crisps as my disposal, I thought I would get creative & plan some recipes around the crunchy snack. One of my family’s favorites were these Fooled Ya Fried Chicken Strips. They were crunchy on the outside, juicy on the inside, & my littlest kids thought they were from a fancy restaurant. And by fancy restaurant, I mean a place where you sit down to eat, not a five star dining experience. For us, fancy is any place where we can manage to wrangle our children through a meal while the staff tolerates food being tossed onto the floor & requests for extra napkins. Anyways, I’m trying to tell you that this is a meal you can make that won’t get you any flack from the kiddos. Pour a side of ranch or ketchup along with these, “fingers,” & you’ll be Super Mom for the night.
one package of Pretzel Crisps (any flavor of choice, we used Everything)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into strips
2 tablespoons of seasoning (ex: lemon pepper, poultry; we used a BBQ rub)
Place your Pretzel Crisps in a large zip-up baggie & shake, pound, beat, or otherwise take out any pent up anger on them until they have been crushed into smithereens. Place in a large bowl. In a separate smaller bowl, beat your eggs & seasonings together until well combined; set aside. One a time, drop one chicken tender into the egg mixture & cover completely. Next, drop it into your smithereened Pretzel Crisps & coat evenly. Place into your baking pan & repeat until all tenders are coated. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Serve with your favorite veggie or if you’re feeling indulgent, some crispy french fries.
For more Pretzel Crisp recipes, head over to their blog, Fresh From the Oven, & get some inspiration from other bloggers like me.
Holly is a self-described SoCal Mama with a Michigan heart. The mother of a blended family, she is passionate about normalizing step-mother and step-children relationships and bringing awareness to the ever growing blended family lifestyle. Holly is the creator of popular lifestyle blog OurHollyDays.com and writes for her local and regional newspapers as a recipe columnist. She is a lover of holidays and a stationery addict who is never without her trusty planner.