Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a recipe of my sisters, it is one of her tried and true family standbys.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 -3 lbs broiler-fryer chickens, cut up into portion sizes
  • 2 eggs, beaten until lemon yellow
  • 12 cup milk
  • 3 cups fine crushed pretzel crumbs, made from cocktail type pretzels (I use fat free ones)
  • vegetable oil


  1. Dry the chicken pieces with paper towel.
  2. Mix the eggs and milk well.
  3. Place the pretzel crumbs in a bag.
  4. dip each piece of chicken in egg-milk mixture; then place in bag and coat well.
  5. Drop into 350F vegetable oil and fry till golden brown.
  6. Place the chicken pieces on foil in a large baking pan and bake in 300F oven for 35 minutes.
  7. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

This was really yummy. The only thing I did different was added a little mustard to the egg mixture, and it turned out great. It reminded me of Chick-Fil-A.

Cher Oliver December 28, 2011

My husband was skeptical as he isn't the pretzel fan I am but he LOVED it. It was so easy -- timing for cooking was perfect, it came out beautiful, and delicious. We probably had about 1 cup of pretzel crumbs for two boneless breasts and had just enough to coat. I threw the extra on top and then poured what stayed in the frying pan into the baking pan. Because I poured in the oil too (I used olive oil) I did have to blot the breasts on paper towels before serving. It didn't need any other spice, sauce or anything. Terrific recipe!

lauraads November 29, 2007

This was a delicious recipie! I thought 3 cups was a bit too much though I had a ton of crushed pretzels left over lol. :) Thanks though it is a great recipe!

Chef smileyzookie September 22, 2005

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