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Pretzel Crusted Chicken with Cheesy Beer Sauce

Course: Entree | Beer Style: Oktoberfest

Pretzel Crusted Chicken with Cheesy Beer Sauce

This crispy pretzel crusted chicken with cheesy beer sauce created by Tessa of Handle the Heat has a little something for everyone.


Pretzel Crusted Chicken
  • 3 cups pretzels
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Cheesy Beer Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Pretzel Crusted Chicken
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the pretzels until finely ground with a few larger pieces still remaining. In a shallow dish combine the pretzels and flour.
  3. Sprinkle chicken with pepper to taste and coat evenly with the mustard. Dredge the chicken with the pretzel mixture, pressing to adhere.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the chicken and cook until well browned all over and 165°F internal temperature, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  6. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.
  7. Cheesy Beer Sauce
  8. Prepare sauce while the chicken is cooking. In a medium saucepan set over medium heat melt the butter.
  9. Add the flour and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  10. Gradually whisk in the Oktoberfest, milk, mustard, and thyme and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring, until thickened.
  11. Add the cheddar cheese and heat until melted.
  12. Divide the chicken between four plates and spoon sauce over chicken.

Meghan Storey has been lucky enough to work in the world of craft beer since graduating from the University of Mississippi. Now living in Nashville, TN, with her big yellow dog Wally, she loves introducing friends to new craft beer and food pairings. Since beginning work on she can be found adding beer to just about everything she cooks.

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