Pretzel Chicken Minis

Pretzel Chicken Minis – transform refrigerated crescent rolls into a delicious snack! Super easy to eat and even easier to eat! These things fly off the plate at parties. You can’t eat just one! Frozen popcorn chicken, honey mustard, and crescent rolls boiled in water and baking soda then baked. Great for parties, tailgating, and even a quick lunch or dinner. Dip the pretzel bites in some honey mustard, Raising Cane’s sauce or beer cheese dip. YUM!

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Pretzel Bites Made with Crescent Rolls

Stop what you are doing and make these Pretzel Chicken Minis. OMG! These little chicken crescent bites are AH-MAZ-ING! I made these for a party last week and they flew off the plate. Chicken wrapped in crescent rolls, boiled in a baking soda bath and baked. These chicken bites are my kryptonite. I can not control myself around them! I just keep popping them in my mouth. We make these for parties, tailgates, and a quick lunch or dinner. They are SOOOO good! You must try them ASAP!

crescent roll wrapped chicken nuggets in a strainer

How to Make Pretzel Chicken Minis

These chicken pretzels are very easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Start by separating crescent rolls into triangles. Cut each triangle into 3 smaller triangles. Spread honey mustard on top of crescent roll dough. Top the wide end with a piece of frozen popcorn chicken and roll it up.

In a large pot, bring water and baking soda to a boil. Dip the crescent rolls into the boiling water and let them cook for 15 to 20 seconds. Place the boiled crescent rolls on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush the rolls with an egg wash and top with pretzel salt. Bake until golden brown.

  • I used a spider strainer to dip the crescent rolls into the baking soda mixture.
  • Why do you put pretzels in baking soda? Dipping the crescent rolls into the baking soda mixture is what gives the dough the brown texture. The baking soda creates a chemical reaction giving the dough that signature chewy crust.
  • You do not have to fully thaw or precook the frozen popcorn chicken. It will cook in the boiling water and oven with the crescent rolls.
  • I used Boise Salt Co. Pretzel Salt on top of the pretzels. I bought it on Amazon. Here is my affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3mNcnjj The salt really makes the pretzel bites. It gives them the authentic flavor you are looking for.
    • If you can’t find the pretzel salt, you an substitute coarse sea salt.
plate of chicken pretzel bites

What to Serve with Chicken Crescent Rolls

These chicken bites are a favorite at our house. We absolutely LOVE them! We like to dip the chicken bites into honey mustard and our Homemade Raising Cane’s sauce. They are also delicious dipped into our Homemade Beer Cheese Sauce. Ridiculous!! I get hungry just reading this post!  These bites taste great hot out of the oven or cooled to room temperature. Great for parties and tailgating!

These pretzel bites are a staple at all of our parties. Here are a few more of our favorite recipes from the blog to complete your party spread:

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Pretzel Chicken Minis

Yield: 4 dozen
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Pretzel Chicken Minis – transform refrigerated crescent rolls into a delicious snack! Super easy to eat and even easier to eat! These things fly off the plate at parties. You can't eat just one! Frozen popcorn chicken, honey mustard, and crescent rolls boiled in water and baking soda then baked. Great for parties, tailgating, and even a quick lunch or dinner. Dip the pretzel bites in some honey mustard, Raising Cane's sauce or beer cheese dip. YUM!

Ingredients:

  • 48 pieces frozen popcorn chicken
  • 2 (8-oz) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • cup honey mustard
  • 10 cups water
  • cup baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • pretzel salt or coarse sea salt

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • In a large pot, combine 10 cups water and baking soda. Bring to a boil.
  • Unroll both cans of the dough; separate into 16 triangles. Spread a heaping teaspoon of honey mustard on each triangle. Cut each triangle lengthwise into 3 narrow triangles.
  • Place popcorn chicken on the wide side of each triangle. Roll up.
  • Using tongs or a strainer, dip each wrapped chicken into boiling water for 15-20 seconds. Place dipped rolls on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
    crescent roll wrapped chicken nuggets in a strainer
  • Whisk together egg and 1 Tbsp water. Brush on dipped crescent rolls. Sprinkle tops with pretzel salt.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes.

Notes:

bag of pretzel salt
  • I used Boise Salt Co. Pretzel Salt on top of the pretzels. I bought it at Amazon: https://amzn.to/3mNcnjj The salt really makes the pretzel bites. It gives them the authentic flavor you are looking for. If you can’t find pretzel salt, you can substitute coarse sea salt.
  • I used a spider strainer to dip the crescent rolls into the baking soda mixture.
  • Why do you put pretzels in baking soda? Dipping the crescent rolls into the baking soda mixture is what gives the dough the brown texture. The baking soda creates a chemical reaction giving the dough that signature chewy crust.
  • You do not have to fully thaw or precook the frozen popcorn chicken. It will cook in the boiling water and oven with the crescent rolls.

Steph

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