Salad With Pretzel-Crusted Chicken

A hearty chicken salad that's ready in 20 minutes flat.

Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

Pretzel-crusted chicken cutlets. Enough said, right? A crushed pretzel coating delivers seasoning and a beautiful golden-brown crust to seared chicken breast. Lay your crispy cutlets over a vibrant green salad tossed with juicy strawberries, creamy avocado, and zingy red onions. A store-bought honey-mustard vinaigrette saves you time and brings all the flavors together. If you'd like to tame down the oniony bite, simply soak the slices in ice-cold water for about five minutes.


  • 2 cups miniature pretzel twists (2 1/2 oz.)

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (8 oz. each)

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

  • 2 romaine lettuce hearts, trimmed and chopped (8 oz. each)

  • 2 cups strawberries (10 oz.), quartered

  • 1 large avocado, diced

  • cup sliced red onion (from 1 onion)

  • ½ cup store-bought honey-mustard vinaigrette


  1. Place pretzels in a zip-top bag and use a rolling pin to crush into fine crumbs. (Or pulse in a food processor.) Transfer crumbs to a shallow dish. Beat egg in a separate shallow dish.

  2. Cut chicken breasts in half horizontally to make 4 thin cutlets. Season with salt. Working with 1 cutlet at a time, dip into egg, let excess drip off, and coat in pretzels, pressing gently to adhere.

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium. Add chicken; cook for 4 minutes. Flip and cook until a thermometer inserted in thickest part registers 165°F, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a towel-lined plate.

  4. Combine lettuce, strawberries, avocado, and onion in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss gently. Slice chicken and serve on top of salad.

    Ptetzel Crusted Chicken Cutlet Salad
    Greg DuPree

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

602 Calories
34g Fat
43g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 602
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 956mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 32g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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