Monday, October 31, 2011

Pretzel Crusted Chicken

I loved the crunchy layer of this chicken dish. I love the fact that I am eating healthy and can still have bacon! :) I didn't think that 5 strips sounded like a lot for a whole chicken, but it definitely had a bacon flavor that permeated throughout all the pieces... It was delicious!

Pretzel Crusted Chicken
(recipe found in Taste of Home Healthy Cooking)

4 cups miniature pretzels
5 cooked bacon strips, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1 egg
1/2 cup light or nonalcoholic beer
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 pounds) cut up and skin removed

Place pretzels, bacon, cheese and parsley in a food processor; cover and process until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, whisk the egg, beer, flour and spices. Dip a few pieces of chicken at a time in beer mixture, then pretzel mexture. Place chicken in a 13x9 inch bakign dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.

Serves: 6
Points: 9 per 4 ounces of chicken

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