Pretzel Crusted Cheddar Stuffed Chicken

September 9, 2013

When you eat chicken as much as we do, every now and then, you start to crave something a little different.  Lately, I’ve been going outside the box to make tasty chicken that’s man pleasing, too!  Today, that means Pretzel Crusted Cheddar Stuffed Chicken.

2 chicken breasts
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup flour
1 egg, beaten
1 cup pretzels, crushed

In 3 separate plates, set up your crusting station with
1 plate of flour
1 plate of beaten egg
1 plate with crushed pretzels

I crush the pretzels by putting them in a baggie and rolling them out with a rolling pin.
Another trick of the trade- PAPER PLATES.  They are the perfect size and make for easy clean up when crusting proteins.

Preheat your oven to 350.
Filet your chicken breasts to create a pocket, and stuff each with 1/2 cup shredded cheese.
Coat both sides of the chicken with Flour, Egg, and Pretzel.
Swirl some olive oil in a skillet, twice around the pan, and heat over medium high.
Add in the chicken and cook 2-3 minutes per side.
Transfer the chicken to a baking dish and continue to bake at 350 for 25-27 minutes depending on size and thickness.

These were the perfect delight of salty crunchiness and gooey cheesiness.  I’ll definitely be adding them into our rotation, and I was told that the leftovers made an awesome sandwich.  (Told because well, my husband ate them all!)

Until tomorrow, and Creamy Sun-dried Tomato and Artichoke Tortellini,

Happy Eating!
J

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