Baked Parmesan Pretzel Chicken

Baked Parmesan Pretzel Chicken, (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Okay, I have to admit that I love baked parmesan pretzel chicken because it is healthy and the possibilities are endless! Add the chicken strips to a salad with croutons, and you have a healthy salad. You can serve it with pasta and tomato sauce, and you have a lovely Italian dish.

Also, you can serve the chicken strips along with your favorite dipping sauce and fries on the side.

For this dish, I used dairy-free parmesan cheese and gluten-free pretzels.
But of course, you can use regular cheese and pretzels.

Warm Regards,
Debra Roinestad

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Here are the alternative options

My favorite dairy-free cheese from Follow Your Heart
Pretzel Crisps by the Snack Factory
Breading Pretzel Mixture, (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Baked Parmesan Pretzel Chicken

The Comfy Cabin
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 2 cups pretzels optional: Gulten Free Pretzels
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese optional: Dairy Free Parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400° degrees F
  • Grease a baking pan with a little bit of oil.
  • Cut the chicken breasts into slices about 1 -1½ inches wide.
  • Chicken breasts need to be thinned out. Use mallet and wax paper. Cover the chicken slices with wax paper and pound down to 1 " thick.
  • In a blender, combine the pretzels, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and paprika. Pulse until you get a fine consistency. Place in a mixing bowl.
  • In another mixing bowl, beat the egg with salt and pepper.
  • Dip the chicken strips (one at a time) into the egg mixture and then into the pretzel mixture. Then place each chicken strip onto the baking pan.
  • Bake in the lower oven rack for 20-25 mins, or until coating is golden.
  • Remove from the oven and top with extra cheese.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Example: Honey-Mustard, BBQ Sauce.
  • Extra Bonus: Add tomato sauce and mozzarella, bake for another 5 mins and you have chicken parmesan.

Notes

You can serve this dish with as a salad and add the chicken strips on top.  Also, you can use pasta and add sauce and you have a quick Italian dinner. 

Setting-Up Trail Cameras In The Woods

The back of our woods belongs to bears that hibernate and start poking around for food and adventure during the Spring. I wanted to set up some new trail cameras to catch some of the action. I gathered up my hiking equipment and had a fun yet, grueling two-hour hike through the woods behind our cabin. The trail was once a logging road…I’m guessing back in the 1800s. Now it is overgrown with trees and mountain laurel. It winds through steep rolling hills. I wore my sturdiest boots since snake season had just arrived. The woods are mature, but you can still see signs of an old farm including rusty strands of barbed wire and the remnants of a shed.

We researched and decided on the Visionner 4.0 WiFi 830 Trail Camera, though there are many other excellent trail cameras out there. The camera has a function that captures high-quality images and videos with night vision. The images can download directly to an app on your cellphone if you are within 60 feet of the camera.

App. for the Visionner 4.0 WiFi 830 Trail Camera. (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Read more about the trail camera here.

Video of the Bears Visiting Us Last Year

Black Bear and Cubs. (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Hiking Trail, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

The trees in this area are covered in a blanket of moss. It was challenging to find the right tree with the correct thickness to hold the cameras steady. Trail cameras need to wrap securely around the tree trunk with velcro straps. We encountered a small brown snake and an adorable ‘spiny lizard.’


Read more about the lizard here.

There were bear tracks along the area during our hike. So, I’m hopeful we will get some footage! I’m excited to share the trail camera images with you.

Warm Regards,
Debra & Kurt Roinestad

Honey Lemon Shrimp with Garlic

Here is a delicious, tangy and sweet recipe for all the shrimp lovers out there. Honey Lemon Shrimp with Garlic can be served with any rice dish, salad, grits, or artisan bread. I use white rice for this shrimp dish so the rich flavors can permeate the entire dish.

Honey Lemon Shrimp with Garlic. (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Honey Lemon Shrimp with Garlic

The Comfy Cabin
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb large shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee or butter
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp lemon
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil in a medium pan.
  • Add shrimps with garlic and ghee.
  • Saute for 1-2 mins. until the shrimps turn slightly brown.
  • Add honey, lemon, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  • Stir frequently until the shrimps are opaque and the honey lemon sauce thickens.
  • Add parsley and serve immediately.

Also, here is my favorite movie scene about shrimp. 🍤

Shrimp… According To Bubba Gump. From the movie, Forrest Gump, 1994