If you’ve been missing chicken nuggets, this is for you! The chicken in this recipe turns out fantastically tender and juicy while the pretzel coating cooks up perfectly crunchy. Make as chicken strips for a quick meal or in nugget shapes for snacks or entertaining. Great dipped in honey mustard sauce, your favorite gf BBQ sauce, or if you like it spicy, try hot sauce!
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gluten free pretzel chicken
what you’ll need:
2 egg whites
TIP: You can use the entire egg, but omitting the yolk will save on cholesterol
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
2 – 3 chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch nuggets or strips
150 g of gluten free Glutino pretzels
pepper to taste
1/2 cup potato starch (or other gluten free flour)
non-stick oil spray
What you’ll do:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In small bowl, mix together the honey and mustard.
Remove 2 tablespoons of the honey mixture and place in flat bowl. To these 2 tablespoons add 2 egg whites and lightly whip. Reserve the rest of the honey-mustard mixture for dipping sauce.
Crush the pretzels to small bits and pour into another shallow bowl.
TIP: We put them in a heavy plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Great for relieving any pent up stress!
Place potato starch in a third bowl.
Take each piece of chicken and coat lightly in the potato flour. Remove and dip into the egg/honey/mustard mix. Let any excess drip off. Now generously roll in the pretzel crumbs.
Place onto cookie sheet and when the sheet is full, spray the pretzel chicken pieces with a non-stick oil spray. Turn them over and spray the other side.
Now bake in oven, turning once, for approximately 8 minutes per side.
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