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Gluten Free Pretzel Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich

Do you remember the battle of the chicken sandwiches? There was that strange period in time where people would wait in line indefinitely just to try the latest fast food fried chicken sandwich. Not only will this Gluten Free Pretzel Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich be the best chicken sandwich you’ll have, it brings ingredients you can feel good about serving your loved ones.

Gluten Free Pretzel Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich

There is a difference between good food fast, and fast food. I love knowing exactly what I am eating and what I am serving those I love. Every component of this sandwich, starting with the chicken, brings quality and flavor

The Source Matters

The star of this fully loaded and stacked crispy chicken sandwich is the chicken itself. When creating this Gluten Free Pretzel Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken I used chicken breast from Butcher Box.

Anyone that knows me well knows how much I love having food delivered right to my door, especially when it’s this high quality. Butcher Box allows you to pick from either their boxes, or customize your own box.

Their beef is all grassfed and finished, free of antibiotics and hormones, and pasture raised. There pork is raised completely crate free and without hormones or antibiotics. You can taste the difference.

Their chicken, like the chicken breast used in this recipe, is certified organic, free-range, and never given and antibiotics or hormones. They also carry seafood which is sustainably sourced and wild caught. This means you never have to worry about artificial coloring or additives.

Building Your Gluten Free Pretzel Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich

This sandwich is as easy as it’s delicious. Let’s break it down and take it step by step.

You will want to create three separate dredging stations. One for cornstarch, one for an egg wash, and one for your Gluten Free crushed pretzels. You can use your food processor to make the pretzel crumbs fine.

Preheat your oil so it’s ready to go once you have crusted your chicken. You want to heat it on medium heat so it isn’t hot enough to burn the pretzel crumbs. This is only a shallow pan fry so it won’t take long.

Next dip your chicken into the cornstarch, shaking off the excess, before going into the egg wash. The final step is dipping it into the pretzel crumbs. give the chicken a little press to ensure they’re hugging the chicken.

These fry up quickly because we’re using chicken that’s been pounded thinly. In the amount of time it’ll take them to cool slightly you can mix up your honey-mustard sauce. Use your favorite Dijon mustard for this since it’s the predominate flavor.

When it comes to toppings for your Gluten Free Pretzel Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich, I like to keep them as fresh as the chicken. Baby spinach and avocado add that refreshing note while crispy bacon and Dairy Free cheese give an extra savory bite. Have fun with it though!

Looking for more lunch time inspiration? Make sure you check out my recipe for Gluten Free Chicken and Chorizo Tacos with Tropical Pineapple Slaw. Now let’s make a Gluten Free Pretzel Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich!

Gluten Free Pretzel Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich

Gluten Free Pretzel Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich

The Pretzel crust and honey mustard sauce is the perfect pairing. This is good as a sandwich, on top of a salad, or eating solo.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • measuring spoons/cups
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Skillet


Ingredients For Chicken

  • 1 lb chicken tenders
  • 2 cups gluten free pretzels crushed fine
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 egg + 1/2 cup water mixed
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil.

Ingredients for Honey Mustard Sauce

  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • pinch of salt


  • You will need three bowls.
  • One bowl cornstarch, one bowl egg wash and third bowl pretzels.
  • Add the oil to a skillet and place over medium heat.
  • To dredge the chicken first dip in cornstarch, then egg wash and
  • then pretzels.
  • Place in the skillet and cook each side for 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove and place on a paper lined plate.
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