Millennial Grocery Guide

Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken Recipe

Pretzel Encrusted Chicken DRIZZLED with Homemade Honey mustard Sauce. AND It's only 5 ingredients! |

How this guide works: Ingredients are broken down into approximate location in the grocery store, by order that you'd usually purchase them (stop by the meat section and then head to dry goods). There is also a cost of ingredients scale ranging from $ (very cheap) to $$$$ (extremely expensive - I'm not sure any of my recipes even have an ingredient like this yet). 

About Millennial Staples: These are items you should always keep stocked in your fridge, freezer, or pantry. It will make throwing together a quick dinner easy and simplify grocery shopping. It allows you to purchase food on sale, and all these items are extremely unlikely to go bad before you use them! This recipe is actually a Millennial Staple Meal meaning you can always have every ingredient on hand to make it at any time!


  • 1 serving of chicken breasts (1-2 breasts) $$ Millennial Freezer Staple I usually buy a small pack chicken breasts and freeze them in individual portions (for me, that's one breast) with my FoodSaver. If there's a good sale, don't be afraid to buy a larger pack and freeze! Substitute: Chicken thighs or chicken tenders (which I like because they're in smaller portions and cook quicker)

Dry Goods

  • 1 cup flour $ Millennial Pantry Staple Whether you choose to have all purpose flour, wheat flour, or white whole wheat on hand, whatever you've got in your cabinets will do. Make sure to store your flour in an airtight contianer or plastic bag to prevent pests! Substitute: Any gluten-free flour.
  • 1/4 cup honey $ Millennial Pantry Staple Buy a small bottle. This is on my list of things to always have in your pantry because it is a great addition to salad dressings, drinks, or any baked good. Honey lasts FOREVER (actually) so it will never hurt to have a bottle on hand. Substitute: You can buy pre-made honey mustard if you'd prefer to skip the step of making it yourself.
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard $$ Millennial Pantry Staple Buy a small jar. I love dijon mustard, and it's great in salad dressings or as a marinade for other meats (like salmon!). It keeps well in the fridge, so it's okay to not use the entire jar in this recipe. Substitute: You can buy pre-made honey mustard if you'd prefer to skip the step of making it yourself. Or, you can substitute yellow mustard if that's what you have - the taste will be a bit stronger, so adjust the honey as needed.
  • 2 cups pretzels, chopped $ Millennial Pantry Staple You can buy a snack pack of pretzels at the front of the grocery store or a convenience store, but you'll get more bang for your buck if you just buy a whole bag and use the rest for snacking (with hummus and guac, anyone?). Any shape of pretzel will do - I actually use Pretzel Thins since that's what I have in the house for snacks. I also think this recipe would be super tasty with the Snyder's Honey Mustard & Onion Pieces for extra flavor. Substitute: Gluten-free pretzels.
  • Salt, pepper, and oil $$ Millennial Pantry Staples Any kind of cooking oil will work - canola, vegetable, or olive oil, for cooking the chicken on the stovetop. Not needed if you decide to bake it, though!