Before I post on the blog, I do my fair share of research for each recipe to maximize my results. I want to post delicious recipes that need no adjustments. This recipe was no exception. For a few days, I looked at different recipes, came up with my own twists, and thought I had myself a unique and easy chicken dish. However, when we sat down for dinner (that smelled amazing) we were all a bit disappointed.
I started by making a honey mustard sauce to coat the chicken. I used store-bought honey mustard which I think is mistake #1. I combined honey mustard, white vinegar, touch of oil, and water together in a food processor. I think poured this mixture over the chicken.
I let it sit for about 10 minutes then I used my two fingers to draw off as much of the sauce as possible. Then the chicken breast was dunked into 4 cups of crushed pretzels and placed into a roasting pan.
I baked the chicken until it was done [well, two were done and Bryan’s was not and he never told me he was eating raw chicken!!! poor thing]
The presentation looked beautiful and like I said it smelled lovely too. However, it just wasn’t what I expected. Below, I have listed my pros and cons and my “next time changes”. Do you have some advice for Not So Doughie? Leave a comment on this post for me! I really want this recipe to work out as it sounds amazing, right?
I am going to try to link-up with some other food bloggers to maybe start a “Recipe Fail Friday” where we post our failures and can suggest ways to make it better.
The honey mustard used in place of the egg made the chicken a bit too sweet.
The chicken came out dry.
The pretzel taste was too overpowering.
The pretzel coating actually stuck to the chicken.
It had a very nice crunch to it.
NEXT TIME CHANGES
Use a flour and egg dredging process instead of the honey mustard sauce. [flour, egg, pretzel mixture].
Use a mixture of pretzels and panko bread crumbs instead of just pretzels.
Pulse the pretzels in the food processor to fine crumbs.
Serve with honey mustard dipping sauce.
Make my own honey mustard.
I was hesitant to post this failure because like I said, I want to show my readers great recipes to try. However, I am only human and failure happens. I look forward to your advice!
Are you a food blogger and have failures in the kitchen? I am thinking about creating a “Recipe Failure Friday” Link-Up where we post pictures and a description of our failed recipes and others can post advice for improvement. If you are interested in co-hosting a link-up like this with me, send me an email here.
Until next time,