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. 

Chicken Fajita in a Wok (Stir-Fry Chicken Fajita)

Wok this way. I have discovered a new way to make chicken fajitas and it’s super fast, easy, and fun. Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing the Wok! The wok is not just for Asian stir fry meals, you can make your favorite dishes as you would use a kitchen skillet. The bottom of the wok heats up to 700 degrees and locks in all the flavors…the food browns rapidly. Honestly, I don’t think I’ll ever go back to a skillet after cooking chicken fajita (stir-fry) in a wok. Plus, it’s a wonderful gluten-free meal.

Chicken Fajita, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

The wok I have been using, Gold Dragon Heritage Edition is moderately priced and does the job. But do research which wok works best for you. Just remember that when you get a new wok you must ‘cure’ it with heat and oil before using it. You can find this exact wok here at this link.

Gold Dragon Heritage Edition Wok (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Here is a video that shows you how to season your wok.

How to season your Wok (Gold Dragon Heritage Edition)
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Remember to use your oven vent or open a window once you add the food to your wok. The high heat will cause a smoking effect. See youtube video here.

Also, be sure not to use a metal utensil when cooking with your wok. Use only wooden spoons to stir or tongs with a plastic tip.

Cooking tools, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Chicken Fajitas in a Wok

The Comfy Cabin
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese, Mexican

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil NOTE: It's important to use oil that won't damage your wok. The oil has to have a high smoke point. Other oil options are sesame oil, grapeseed oil, or coconut oil. Research the best oil to use for your preference.
  • 2 chicken breast, sliced into strips Optional: You can use half a bag of frozen chicken strips to save time.
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced into rings
  • ½ cup mushrooms
  • ½ tbsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tbsp Onion Powder
  • ½ tbsp Cumin Powder
  • ½ tbsp Paprika Powder
  • ½ tsp Chili Powder
  • salt and pepper
  • Almond Tortillas or Corn Tortillas NOTE: I usually use gluten-free tortillas. You can use regular flour tortillas if you wish.
  • Fixings for Chicken Fajitas:
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese NOTE: I use dairy-free cheese.
  • Red Salsa
  • Sour Ceream
  • Guacamole 

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl add the cut peppers, onions, and mushrooms.
  • In another bowl add the sliced chicken along with the garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  • Add avocado oil to your Wok and heat at a super high temp. about 4 mins.
  • Add onions, peppers, and mushrooms and stir fry for about 3 mins.
  • Add chicken strips along with the spices and stir fry for another 5-8 mins.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Shortcut:
Use Mexican pre-mixed seasoning. About 1 tsp.
My favorite is Frontier CO-OP – Mexican Fiesta Seasoning or 
Penzeys – Fajita Seasoning

Here are two of my favorite Mexican Seasonings that are already mixed and saves time.
You can find my favorite Mexican Fiesta Seasoning here in this link.

You can find Penzeys Fajita Seasoning in the link below.

https://www.penzeys.com/online-catalog/fajita-seasoning/c-24/p-387/pd-s

Siete Almond Flour

For the gluten-free tortillas I used Siete Almond Flour Wraps. You can find these wraps in this link.