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Friday, October 15, 2021

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips/Festive Foodies Event

When I started writing about this recipe, I tried to say Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips 3 times in a row. I couldn't do it. But we had a lot of fun trying, and it was the cause of a lot of laughing! 

If you love chicken strips and pretzels, and you order them whenever you are out at a bar or restaurant, these homemade Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips need to be part of your recipes to make. They can be made ahead of time, and refrigerated until you are ready to pan fry them, saving you prep time. 

I crushed the pretzels sticks and they were easy to work with. The breading adhered to the pretzels easily. I also made a dipping sauce for your strips that is quick to make, with only three ingredients, and tastes great!



Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips

2 tbl. Sour Cream

2 tbl. Ranch

1 tbl. Yellow Mustard

3/4 lb. Chicken Breast

1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

10 Large Pretzel Rods

2 Eggs

1 ounce Milk

1-2 tablespoon Canola Oil



Start by mixing the dipping sauce together. Mix the sour cream, ranch dressing, and yellow mustard together in a medium bowl. Set aside to chill in the refrigerator. Rinse the chicken breast with cold water, then pat dry with a paper towel. Clean the chicken by cutting any fat pieces from the chicken and throw them away. Cut the pieces of chicken into strips, as shown above. Sprinkle with garlic powder and black pepper.


Break five pretzel sticks into smaller pieces and place them into a large zip lock bag. Crush the pretzels with a rolling pin. The pretzels will end up being various sizes of small and large pieces, like shown in the picture. If you use a food processor, you will be able to crush the pretzels in a more uniform manner. Use the plastic bag again and crush five more pretzels in the same manner above to finish coating the chicken. Place the crushed pretzels on a large dinner plate to use for breading.


Crack the two raw eggs in a medium bowl and mix in 1 ounce of milk.  Dredge the chicken piece through the egg and then roll it on the plate of crushed pretzels, covering the chicken with the pretzel pieces. Set on a clean plate. If you want, you can stop here and continue again closer to the time you want to eat the chicken pieces. 
Don't forget to refrigerate, if you are going to wait to cook later.



Pour a tablespoon or two of oil, in to the frying pan. Heat over medium heat. Once the oil is to temperature, which is approx. 350 degrees, add the chicken strips to the pan. Let them cook until the  chicken becomes brown, like in the picture. Flip the pieces over to cook the other side.

Enjoy these Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips for lunch, dinner, or a snack!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. You can find a printable recipe at the end of this page. Any questions? You can contact me and/or ask a question in the comments below.

Today I am participating with a group of bloggers to create a recipe using pretzels. Below is a list of the participating bloggers. I know you will love everything you see! 

Give these recipes a try!

  • Pretzel Bites {Air Fryer or Oven Baked} by The Fresh Cooky
  • Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips by The Freshman Cook
  • Pretzel Rolls (with Sourdough Discard Option) by Art of Natural Living
  • Reuben Pretzel Bites by Palatable Pastime
  • Spicy Honey Mustard Hard Pretzels by The Spiffy Cookie




  • chicken, appetizers, chicken breast meat, dinnertime, party food, easy to make, make ahead, pretzels, crushed pretzels, dipping sauce
    snacks, dinner, party food, kids food, game day food, pool party food
    American




    Yield: 4-5
    Author: The Freshman Cook
    Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips

    Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips

    These Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips are a great dish for an appetizer, family dinner, party food, or even to serve on a picnic. They can be made ahead of time and refrigerated, or serve them hot, right out of the pan!

    Ingredients

    Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips
    • 2 tbl. Sour Cream
    • 2 tbl. Ranch
    • 1 tbl. Yellow Mustard
    • 3/4 lb. Chicken Breast
    • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
    • 10 Large Pretzel Rods
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1 ounce Milk
    • 1-2 tablespoon Canola Oil

    Instructions

    1. Start by mixing the dipping sauce together. Mix the sour cream, ranch dressing, and yellow mustard together in a medium bowl. Set aside to chill in the refrigerator. Rinse the chicken breast with cold water, then pat dry with a paper towel. Clean the chicken by cutting any fat pieces from the chicken and throw them away. Cut the pieces of chicken into strips, as shown above. Sprinkle with garlic powder and black pepper.
    2. Break five pretzel sticks into smaller pieces and place them into a large zip lock bag. Crush the pretzels with a rolling pin. The pretzels will end up being various sizes of small and large pieces, like shown in the picture. If you use a food processor, you will be able to crush the pretzels in a more uniform manner. Use the plastic bag again and crush five more pretzels in the same manner above to finish coating the chicken. Place the crushed pretzels on a large dinner plate to use for breading.
    3. Crack the two raw eggs in a medium bowl and mix in 1 ounce of milk. Dredge the chicken piece through the egg and then roll it on the plate of crushed pretzels, covering the chicken with the pretzel pieces. Set on a clean plate. If you want, you can stop here and continue again closer to the time you want to eat the chicken pieces. Don't forget to refrigerate, if you are going to wait to cook later.
    4. Pour a tablespoon or two of oil, in to the frying pan. Heat over medium heat. Once the oil is to temperature, which is approx. 350 degrees, add the chicken strips to the pan. Let them cook until the chicken becomes brown, like in the picture. Flip the pieces over to cook the other side.
    5. Enjoy these Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips for lunch, dinner, or a snack!
    Did you make this recipe?
    Tag @thefreshmancook on instagram and hashtag it #Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips

    Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Chicken Teriyaki Fried Rice/#OurDinnerTable

    We are talking about rice recipes today, and I have a tasty Chicken Teriyaki Fried Rice recipe to share with you! This rice dish is easy to make, because most of the ingredients are prepped before you start to cook. You can prepare them early in the day, toss them in the fridge, and quickly put it all together before dinner. I used a boil in the bag rice, making this meal simple and quick.



    Chicken Teriyaki Fried Rice
    (printable recipe at end of page)

    1 bag uncooked White Rice
    1 pound raw Chicken Breast
    Black Pepper
    1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
    1 tablespoon Butter
    1 ear Fresh Corn on the Cob
    Salt
    Pepper
    1 stalk Green Onion
    1/2 package Fresh Broccoli
    1 tablespoon Butter
    3 fresh Eggs
    Teriyaki Sauce



    Cook the rice according to the package directions. Drain and set aside. Rinse the chicken and pat it dry with a paper towel. Filet the chicken by slicing the chicken through the middle from the top to the bottom. You will have two slices of chicken. 

    Sprinkle the chicken pieces with black pepper and garlic powder. Chop the chicken into small bite sized pieces. Add the butter to your frying pan and cook the chicken pieces in a frying pan until they are done. 
    Butter a corn cob and season with salt and pepper. Place on the grill and cook until kernels are golden brown and caramelized. 

    Once the corn has cooled, cut the corn from the cob using a sharp knife. Here's a little hint that I use: Place a corn cob holder on the flat end of the cob. Place your hand on the holder to control the corn while you are cutting the kernels off the cob. Start at the top of the cob and slice down. To keep things clean and neat, place the cob in a large bowl as you cut the kernels off otherwise they tend to fly around the counter and floor. You can also cut a little bit from the tip of the corn to make it stable to cut the bottom of the corn cob off.

    Chop a stalk of green onion into little pieces. Set aside.

    Chop the broccoli florets from the stalk. Place in a bowl and cover the broccoli with warm water. Cook in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Check the top of the stalk to test if it is done. If you need additional time, try a minute at a time. A sharp knife should go into the broccoli stalk easily, but you don't want it too soft.

    Place a pat of butter in a large skillet. Heat the pan on medium heat.  Add the rice, chicken, corn, green onion, and broccoli to the frying pan. Turn the ingredients around the pan as they are cooking. Add the raw eggs to a small bowl and beat them with a fork or small whisk. Pour the egg mix in with the ingredients. Use a spatula to turn the ingredients over. The goal is to coat the ingredients with the egg as it cooks.

    Toss and turn the ingredients in the pan until the eggs are fully cooked. Right before your eggs look done, add the teriyaki sauce.

    Spoon the Chicken Teriyaki Fried Rice into a bowl and enjoy!

    How to prep the ingredients so this recipe is quick and easy when you want to serve dinner:
    ~ Boil the rice and cook the chicken breast earlier in the day or even the night before you will use it. 
    ~Cook the corn on the cob. Cut the kernels off the cob now or right before making your dish.

    These are just a couple things you can do ahead to save time on a busy night. 



    Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this recipe! Check out all the chicken recipes listed below from my blogging friends! Then scroll down for a printable copy of this family favorite recipe!


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    chicken, dinner, lunch, food for a large group, rice dish, broccoli

    dinner, lunch
    Japanese
    Yield: 3-4
    Author: The Freshman Cook
    Chicken Teriyaki Fried Rice

    Chicken Teriyaki Fried Rice

    This tasty dish will make your dinner time decision easy! Full of flavor, start with a chicken breast, add veggies, rice and egg for a bowl full of amazing flavor !

    Ingredients

    Chicken Teriyaki Fried Rice
    • 1 bag uncooked White Rice
    • 1 pound raw Chicken Breast
    • Black Pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
    • 1 tablespoon Butter
    • 1 ear Fresh Corn on the Cob
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • 1 stalk Green Onion
    • 1/2 package Fresh Broccoli
    • 1 tablespoon Butter
    • 3 fresh Eggs
    • Teriyaki Sauce

    Instructions

    1. Cook the rice according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
    2. Rinse the chicken and pat it dry with a paper towel. Filet the chicken by slicing the chicken through the middle from the top to the bottom.
    3. You will have two slices of chicken.
    4. Sprinkle the chicken pieces with black pepper and garlic powder. Chop the chicken into small bite sized pieces. Add the butter to your frying pan and cook the chicken pieces in a large frying pan until they are done.
    5. Butter a corn cob and season with salt and pepper. Place on the grill and cook until kernels are golden brown and caramelized.
    6. Once the corn has cooled, cut the corn from the cob using a sharp knife. Here's a little hint that I use: Place a corn cob holder on the flat end of the cob. Place your hand on the holder to control the corn while you are cutting the kernels off the cob. Start at the top of the cob and slice down. To keep things clean and neat, place the cob in a large bowl or on a plate as you cut the kernels off.
    7. Chop a stalk of green onion into little pieces. Set aside.
    8. Chop the broccoli florets from the stalk. Place in a bowl and cover the broccoli with warm water. Cook in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Check the top of the stalk to test if it is done. If you need additional time, try a minute at a time. A sharp knife should go into the broccoli stalk easily, to make sure the broccoli doesn't overcook.
    9. Place a pat of butter in a large skillet. Add the rice, chicken, corn, green onion, and broccoli to the frying pan. Add the raw eggs to the pan, mixing it in with the ingredients. Heat the pan on medium heat, turning the ingredients. The eggs will cook at this time. Add teriyaki sauce and stir into mix.
    10. Toss and turn the ingredients in the pan until the eggs are fully cooked. Once the eggs are done, your dish is done.
    11. Spoon the Chicken Teriyaki Fried Rice into a bowl and enjoy!
    Did you make this recipe?
    Tag @thefreshmancook on instagram and hashtag it #ChickenTeriyakiFriedRice

    Saturday, September 4, 2021

    Chicken Tortillas

    Welcome to The Freshman Cook! Today I am joining a group of blogger friends to celebrate our Favorite Chicken Recipes, and I want to share mine with you also. 

    Most people who love chicken, have a favorite chicken meal. It may be fried chicken, or maybe chicken and rice, or your favorite just might be my favorite, Chicken Tortillas! 

    No matter what your favorite chicken dish is, chicken is delicious, easy to prepare, very versatile, perfect for a fancy meal or a weeknight dinner, and loved by almost everyone. 


    Chicken Tortillas
    (makes 2 full tortillas)
    (printable recipe at end of page)


    Ingredients:
    1-1.5 pound fresh raw Chicken 
    SW Chipotle Seasoning
    2 Cobs of Corn
    1 tbl. Jalapeno Pepper
    Butter
    2-3 tablespoon White Onion
    Salt and Pepper
    2 tablespoon Roma Tomato
    1 slice White Onion
    2 flour Tortillas
    Sour Cream
    Avocado



    Heat your grill to 350 degrees, or medium high. Cut the chicken breast into pieces as shown.  Sprinkle them with Southwest Chipotle seasoning. I use it because it tastes great, and you can sprinkle as shown above. It has a little bite, but it is not overwhelming or too hot. It is also salt free!

    Once the grill is ready, place the chicken, the pepper and the corn on the grill. Rub the corn with butter, and then lightly sprinkle the chipotle seasoning onto the corn. 

    Keep turning the pepper over as it chars the outside of the pepper. Once the chicken is finished cooking, let it sit, off of the heat for 5 minutes. Slice the chicken before serving.

    Cut the corn kernels from the cob. Set the kernels aside in a medium bowl.

    Split the jalapeno down the center. Remove the seeds.

    Remove the outer skin, and throw it away. Now you are left with the beautiful and tasty inside of the pepper.


    Slice 3 slices of onion and chop them into small pieces. Chop the tomato the same way.

    Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Add salt or pepper, if desired. Refrigerate until ready to eat.

     
    Take another slice of white onion, cut into small pieces, and cook until a little brown.

    Place tortillas on grill until warmed and slightly browned.

    Add sour cream and avocado slices for a fantastic meal! Slice the chicken, roll up a tortilla and enjoy your Chicken Tortillas!


    Thank you for stopping by today. Chicken Tortillas are one of my favorite meals, and I hope you enjoy this recipe!

    Keep scrolling down the page to find more favorite chicken recipes from my blogging friends. Towards the end of the page is a printable recipe of the Chicken Tortillas! Thank you for stopping by!








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    chicken, tortillas, onions, dinner, chipotle seasoning, corn, tortillas, sour cream, avocado,
    lunch, dinner, dinner party,
    Yield: 2
    Author: The Freshman Cook
    Chicken Tortillas

    Chicken Tortillas

    These Chicken Tortillas are full of amazing flavor, and make a delicious meal for two, or increase the ingredients for as many people as you are serving.

    Ingredients

    Chicken Tortillas
    • 1.5 pound fresh raw Chicken
    • SW Chipotle Seasoning
    • 2 Cobs of Corn
    • 1 tbl. Jalapeno Pepper
    • Butter
    • 3 tablespoon White Onion
    • Salt and Pepper
    • 2 tablespoon Roma Tomato
    • 1 slice White Onion
    • 2 flour Tortillas
    • Sour Cream
    • Avocado

    Instructions

    1. Heat your grill to 350 degrees, or medium high. Cut the chicken breast into pieces as shown. Sprinkle them with Southwest Chipotle seasoning. I use it because it tastes great, and you can sprinkle as shown above. It has a little bite, but it is not overwhelming or too hot. It is also salt free!
    2. Once the grill is ready, place the chicken, the pepper and the corn on the grill. Rub the corn with butter, and then lightly sprinkle the chipotle seasoning onto the corn.
    3. Keep turning the pepper over as it chars the outside of the pepper. Once the chicken is finished cooking, let it sit, off of the heat for 5 minutes. Slice the chicken before serving.
    4. Cut the corn kernels from the cob. Set the kernels aside in a medium bowl.
    5. Split the jalapeno down the center. Remove the seeds.
    6. Remove the outer skin, and throw it away. Now you are left with the beautiful and tasty inside of the pepper.
    7. Slice 3 slices of onion, and chop them into small pieces. Chop the tomato the same way.
    8. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Add salt or pepper, if desired. Refrigerate until ready to eat.
    9. Take another slice of white onion, cut into small pieces, and cook until a little brown.
    10. Place tortillas on grill until warmed and slightly browned.
    11. Add sour cream and avocado slices for a fantastic meal! Slice the chicken, roll up a tortilla and enjoy your Chicken Tortillas!
    Did you make this recipe?
    Tag @thefreshmancook on instagram and hashtag it #Chicken Tortillas

    Sunday, August 1, 2021

    Fresh Chicken and Veggie Pizza /#FarmersMarketWeek

    Welcome to #FarmersMarketWeek! This week I will be sharing 3 recipes that can be made with vegetables and fruits from your local farmers market. There are a lot of possibilities when buying at the Farmers Market, and it was difficult to decide what recipes to share this week. But I narrowed down the possibilities to recipes I think you will love! Todays recipe is a Fresh Chicken & Veggie Pizza! It is full of flavor and tastes amazing!



    Building this pizza was fun! I picked all our favorites that we like on our homemade pizzas. This one is topped with store bought pizza sauce, grilled chicken breasts, onion slices, grilled corn, and fresh avocado. I piled it all on a pizza crust that is long and thin, with a light, chewy crust. The flavor and texture is a winner! 

    After putting the pizza together, I grilled the pizza instead of using the oven. It gave the pizza an amazing taste that was a bit different, and very tasty! Give it a try!


    Fresh Chicken and Veggie Pizza

    1 Long Pizza Crust (Trader Joes)
    1 jar favorite Pizza Sauce
    1  slice of Onion
    1 raw 8 oz. Chicken Breast
    Black Pepper
    Garlic Powder
    1 Corn on the cob
    Fresh Avocado


    Slice the onion into a few slices, then place the onion into a foil square, and top it with a pat of butter. Sprinkle pepper over the onion. Close the foil around the onion slices.

    Wrap the corn in foil, after sprinkling it with pepper. Add a butter pat to the packet, then close the foil.

    Sprinkle the chicken breast with black pepper and garlic powder. 

    Place the chicken and corn on the grill and cook until done.

    After the chicken is done and removed from the grill, unwrap the corn and place it on the grill to get brown. If additional butter is needed, cut a pat of butter and roll the butter over the corn as it sits on the grill. Turn as needed until it is as brown as you want it to be.

    Remove the corn from the grill, and cut it from the cob.

    Place a piece of foil on a cookie sheet. Place the pizza crust on the foil and start covering the crust with the pizza sauce.

    Add the cheese to the pizza.

    Top the pizza with shredded chicken, corn and onion pieces. The baking sheet is only used to carry the pizza to the grill. Anything sturdy can be used.



    Set the grill to high heat. It takes approx. 12 minutes on the grill.

    When the pizza is done, return it to the baking sheet. Chop half of the avocado into small bites and place them on the top of the pizza.

    Enjoy your pizza!
    Thank you so much for stopping by and allowing me to share my pizza recipe with you!


    Scroll down just a bit to find a printable recipe for the Fresh Chicken and Veggie Pizza!

    Don't forget to check out what everyone else made. There are a lot of tasty recipes to choose from!


    Here’s more Farmer’s Market Week Recipes

    Starters and Drinks Recipes

    Side Dishes Recipes

    Main Dish Recipes

    Dessert Recipes








    Farmer’s Market Week is always the first week in August. Whether you have a great local farm stand or market, are a member of a CSA or purchase your fruits and vegetables at the supermarket, follow our Pinterest board, for great recipes including those for appetizers, drinks, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and more.


    chicken, vegetables, pizza, grilled, Long Pizza Crust (Trader Joes), favorite Pizza Sauce, Onion, Chicken Breast, Corn on cob, Avocado
    snack, dinner, kids food, baked, grilled
    dinner, snack, lunch, picnics
    Yield: 8-10
    Author: The Freshman Cook
    Fresh Chicken and Veggie Pizza

    Fresh Chicken and Veggie Pizza

    Fresh Chicken and Veggie Pizza is a recipe everyone will love. Built on a plank of pizza dough, starting with pizza sauce, piled high with chicken breast, corn, cheese, onion and avocado.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Long Pizza Crust (Trader Joes)
    • 1 jar favorite Pizza Sauce
    • 1 slice of Onion
    • 1 raw 8 oz. Chicken Breast
    • Black Pepper
    • Garlic Powder
    • 1 Corn on the cob
    • Fresh Avocado

    Instructions

    1. Slice the onion into a few slices, then place the onion into a foil square, and top it with a pat of butter. Sprinkle pepper over the onion. Close the foil around the onion slices.
    2. Wrap the corn in foil, after sprinkling it with pepper. Add a butter pat to the packet, then close the foil.
    3. Sprinkle the chicken breast with black pepper and garlic powder.
    4. Place the chicken and corn on the grill and cook until the chicken is done.
    5. After the chicken is done and removed from the grill, unwrap the corn and place it on the grill to get brown. If additional butter is needed, cut a pat of butter and roll the butter over the corn as it sits on the grill. Turn as needed until it is as brown as you want it to be.
    6. Remove the corn from the grill, and cut it from the cob.
    7. Place a piece of foil on a cookie sheet. Place the pizza crust on the foil and start covering the crust with the pizza sauce.
    8. Add the cheese to the pizza. Place pizza on the foil and top the pizza with shredded chicken, corn and onion pieces. The baking sheet is only used to carry the pizza to the grill. Anything sturdy can be used.
    9. Set the grill to high heat. It takes approx. 12 minutes on the grill.
    10. When the pizza is done, return it to the baking sheet. Chop half of the avocado into small bites and place them on the top of the pizza.
    11. Enjoy your pizza!
    Did you make this recipe?
    Tag @thefreshmancook on instagram and hashtag it #Fresh Chicken and Veggie Grilled Pizza