Quick and Easy Pretzel Chicken


Having a better camera is so much fun! This picture makes my mouth drool.


In my effort to meal plan better and actually make quick meals, I’ve scoured the world-wide-web (and pinterest of course) for hours and hours looking for some of the best meals that will better suit my family and my picky eaters. Sundays are our great days. It’s where a big meal hits the table and chatter boxes get ta chatterin’. But through the week, between work and work I’m always in a crunch for time. Literally everything needs to be timed. I’m crazy.

I’ve come across a recipe like this on pinterest a few times already when it came time to write out my meal plans and it didn’t really interest me. It’s so funny my meal planning. Whatever I actually put on the schedule to eat always changes the week of. So I started to just make a tentative schedule. -My taste buds are demanding.

Today I was in the mood for a quirky meal mixed with a little comfort. I think I succeeded as my big little person asked me to repeatedly give him more.

I usually go for baking my meat or something like that but I figured the oil that has been sitting in my cabinet for a while should probably be used at some point. Glad it was peanut oil and no one is allergic.

The recipes I looked at didn’t seem intriguing enough so like always I followed and wandered.

Here it is:


I used about five boneless chicken breast and butterflied them (cut them in half to be thin)

salt and pepper (to taste but not a lot)

Mrs. Dash (just to add some kind of spontaneity)

4 eggs

2 cups broken pretzel sticks (mine were sourdough)

3 cups peanut oil (or just enough to cover the chicken after it’s been coated)

1. Butterfly your chicken breast after cleaning and prepping.

2. Break up pretzels in a food processor (I don’t own one so I used my trusty meat tenderizer and a zip lock bag)

3. Season chicken (optional, I didn’t)/ season pretzels with salt and pepper and Mrs. Dash (M.D also optional)

4. Turn your pan on medium high heat with oil in it

5. Crack your eggs in a separate bowl and beat well

6. Here we go: Dip your chicken in the pretzels and coat as much as you can, then dip in the egg, and back into the pretzel mix and next in the pan.

Bring it out and on to a plate lined with paper towels. And repeat until all the chicken is finished.

That’s it. It tasted almost like Chik fil A’s Chicken. You be the judge and enjoy. I topped my off with a cheesy mustard sauce that I found on pinterest and paired the chicken with ranch roasted carrots and baked sweet potatoes.


This will be going in my pocket for the ages. I hope it is the same for you!

With all that I post, tell me what you think and what you did different. Don’t forget to click the link and follow me on pinterest. I’m always pinning something good!

Can’t wait to hear!

Homemade Cherry Pie Bars

Who doesn’t love a great dessert??

I don’t think anyone can actually answer that with a straight face. In fact, if I could eat dessert everyday I would..but don’t tell my boys!

I’m always so busy these days so I am always looking for something good to prepare that’s easy and yummy. I’ve found a keeper for my list of “dessert crack.” Yup, this is one you’ll put down and think about every second until you pick it back up. So good you just might slap yo mamma. But please don’t. LOL!


Easy Cherry Pie Bars

Recipe adapted from: therecipecritic

Original source: Julies Treats

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 (21 ounce) cherry pie filling

1. Cream together butter and sugar, add all the eggs and beat them well then beat in both extracts.

2. In a separate bowl combine flour and salt and add that to the cream mix. Mix until combined.

3. Grease a 9×13 pan and spread 3 cups batter in the bottom of the pan, spread the pie filling on top of the batter mixture. Once the filling mix is spread all over, drop some leftover batter on top of the pie filling sporadically.

4. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes clean

This made our Sunday extra special! Let me know how it turns out.

-Choose Love