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Keeping things fun, easy, and healthy with this Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken and Avocado Bacon Salad. Spicy chicken fingers, breaded in salty pretzel crumbs, oven baked and tossed together with fresh greens, avocado, and crispy bacon. Add a creamy honey mustard dressing and lots of parmesan for a colorful salad that’s anything but boring. This is quick to make and beyond delicious. It’s that salty, spicy pretzel chicken and sweet honey mustard dressing. The combo is hard to beat.

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Here is what I have come to learn about myself. I really, really like recipes that remind me of past adventures…usually when I was a kid. Chicken fingers? Yup, I love them. Mac and cheese with the crunchy edges? 100%. Chicken and rice…Dad’s pasta dish? Yep, all some of my favorite recipes, and each from childhood.

And then this salad? While it’s not something I ever ate growing up, it does remind me of the days I’d spend with my family in Florida over spring break. I know I’ve been talking a lot about Florida and spring break this last week, but clearly, I can’t help it. It’s spring break season and geez, I really wish I had some plans to go to Florida. But I don’t, so instead, I’m making recipes that bring back all my favorite memories.

It’s fun…and delicious. Because let’s be real, the foods we ate when we were young were GOOD.

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So this salad. When my family traveled to Florida for spring break we’d always stay with my Nonnie and Grandpa. My Nonnie and I were super close, so while mom basked in the sun and my brothers played in the pool with my dad, Nonnie and would sneak off, go do some shopping, then stop in somewhere for lunch.

When I was really young, I’d order chicken fingers nine times out of ten, but my Nonnie always switched up her order depending on where we were eating. Sometimes pasta, sometimes a sandwich, and then sometimes a salad. For some reason, I remember her eating a chicken salad with bacon. I’m feeling like it was a Cheesecake Factory Salad? Yep, that sounds about right.

Anyway, since I’ve been thinking so much about those trips and also trying to put ideas for lunches together, I took Nonnie’s salad and my chicken fingers and I combined the two. And you know? I really, really wish Nonnie was around to give this a taste test, because I think she’d fully approve. The bacon would really seal the deal for her and the pretzel chicken? Well, let’s just say that the salty pretzels would put the salad over the top. This salad has all of her favorite things. Mine too.

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The Details…Start with the Chicken

What I love about this fun salad is that for how much it has going on, it’s actually really easy.

Start with the chicken. Finely crush the pretzels into crumbs to bread the chicken. The finely crushed pretzels are key. They flavor the chicken with the perfect amount of salt, which pairs wonderfully

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with the sweet and tangy honey mustard dressing. I make the crumbs spicy with a little chili powder, smoked paprika, and cayenne. They are delicious.

Tip? Pulse the pretzels in the food processor to really break them down into a fine crumb. If you don’t have a food processor, just add the pretzels to a ziplock bag, then step on the bag with your feet to finely crush them. Trust me, this works. You can even just use the actual pretzel bag and step on that. It’s what dad used to do when he’d make potato chip chicken when I was a kid. This trick is an oldie but a goodie.

Bake the chicken in the oven until it crisps all over. My secret is to lightly drizzle the chicken with olive oil before it bakes. This helps the coating to really crisp up nicely in the oven. You can’t skip this step, it’s crucial.

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While the Chicken is Baking…

Toss the salad and make the dressing. For the salad, I kept it simple, mixed greens, tomatoes, lots of avocados, crispy bacon, and parmesan. Nothing fancy, but always a solid combo when it comes to salad. The avocado plus bacon is a favorite. Totally delicious.

And then the dressing. Hands down this is one of my favorite dressings. It’s extra creamy, sweet, and tangy, but with a kick from some cayenne. The tahini makes it extra creamy and the honey keeps things sweet, which is a nice balance to the spicy. And when you toss it all together with the pretzel chicken?

It is SO GOOD! Crunchy chicken, salty bacon, creamy avocado, and a sweet, creamy, and spicy dressing that really completes the salad and makes every bite special.

So you see? Salads can be delish…and fun!

Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken and Avocado Bacon Salad | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other spring salad recipes? Here are some of my favorites:

Burrata Caesar Salad Pizza

Pesto Chicken Caesar Salad with Tomatoes and Burrata

Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Chickpea Salad

Lastly, if you make this Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken and Avocado Bacon Salad be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken and Avocado Bacon Salad.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 394 kcal

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Ingredients

Honey Mustard Dressing

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
    2. In a bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Combine the pretzels, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne, and a pinch of pepper to a bowl.
    3. Dredge the chicken through the crumbs, pressing to adhere. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken. Drizzle the chicken with olive oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
    4. To make the salad. Combine the greens, tomatoes, parmesan, avocados, and bacon in a salad bowl.
    5. To make the dressing. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar and whisk until smooth. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper.
    6. Toss the chicken in with the salad. Add a little of the dressing. Enjoy! 

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  1. Second time making this! I eat a lot of salads, this is one of my favorites! I did leave tahini out, not a fan, the dressing is fav part. Thank you for sharing recipie

    1. Hey Katlynn,
      Happy Friday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thank you so much for making it! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    I have tried a lot of baked chicken recipes pretending to be fried and always been disappointed. This one lived up to the crunch. I used avocado oil to spray a foil lined baking sheet as well as the chicken and it came out so crunchy. I can’t wait to try the next recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    This is my first recipe I made from your blog and I can confidently say it will not be the last! I’ve never seen a recipe put crushed pretzels on the chicken but WOW did it taste good. This salad was delicious and filling. I forgot to grab tahini for the dressing but it was still really good without it!

  4. 5 stars
    This was REALLY good! A perfect summer salad that is also very filling and has a ton of flavor. The chicken was awesome and was so crispy that I couldn’t believe it was baked, not fried. I did drizzle olive oil over it and use an olive oil spray to really coat it as well as throw the pretzels in the food processor to start. The dressing was perfect, even for my husband who doesn’t typically love honey mustard. Thanks for a recipe that I’ll be sure to make again and again! XO

    1. Hey Liz,
      Happy Friday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    10/10 Amazing! My husband who’s not a big salad lover said this is the BEST salad he’s ever had! I love that it seems pretty healthy and the flavor is amazing! I’m keeping this one in my recipe book! Thanks Tieghan, you really knocked this one out of the park!

    1. Hey Tiara,
      Wonderful! Thanks a lot for making this recipe, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed! xxTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    Made this tonight for dinner. It was so good!!! Baked the chicken in the air fryer instead of the oven. Definitely making this again! My family loved it!

    1. Hey Angela,
      Happy Wednesday! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a try! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    HOLY MOLY. Soooo good and SO simple! Just so happened to have all these ingredients on hand and made last minute. Will definitely be making again!

    1. Hey Rachel,
      Fantastic! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a go! xTieghan

  8. 4 stars
    My BF loved it! I liked it too but wasn’t crazy about the chicken, but everything else was amazing. I tend to lean more toward the lighter Halfbaked Harvest salads (especially the ones with seasonal fruit!). My boyfriend absolutely loved every part of the salad so we’ll definitely be having it again!

    1. Hey Kate,
      Happy Wednesday!! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it! xxTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    Made this last night and it was a hit! The chicken was perfectly crunchy even though it is baked and I was skeptical of the tahini in the dressing, but it is seriously the best honey mustard dressing I have ever had. I added some fresh corn cut off the cob and some shredded carrot to add a little more veggies and it was a perfect summer meal! Even my 4 year old and 2 year old loved it and that is so rare for me to find a meal that everyone in our family loves. Thank you for the great recipe as always!

    1. Hey Jenny,
      Awesome! It is so great to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a go! xTieghan

  10. Great salad and dressing. Had lots of dressing left over but it’s great for dipping, especially all the left over pretzels.

  11. 5 stars
    My husband and I really enjoyed this salad. It had a good spice level, but was very refreshing for a summer evening meal.

    1. Hey Kayla,
      Fantastic! I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for making it! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

    2. 5 stars
      This was overall pretty easy and so tasty. Love the homemade honey mustard dressing. Very refreshing and felt healthy! Will definitely make again:)

      1. Hey Allison,
        Awesome! So so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! xxTieghan

  12. 3 stars
    I thought the chicken tasted kind of like a dorito, and was not a particular fan of it. The dressing, however was delicious!

  13. 5 stars
    WOW! This was the best dinner we’ve made in a long time, and for a salad…absolutely no words! The dressing pulls all of the flavors together so well. We cannot wait to add this into the rotation.

    1. Hey Ashley,
      Awesome!! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

  14. 4 stars
    Great recipe, especially for out of the box chicken tendies.

    BUT-

    It doesn’t really need to specify thick cut bac-y, regular bac-y does just fine since you’re crumbling it.

    It doesn’t really need to specify “pretzel twists”, as you are crumbling the pretzels, so normal pretzels do just fine. Especially if you are a typical husband going food shopping and end up spending 15 extra minutes trying to find gosh darn “Pretzel twists” and end up buying these gross “butter flavored twists” as those are the only twists you can find, and your wife gets mad, but then luckily you find an open bag of pretzels sitting in the back of your pantry about to go stale anyways and you save the day and all is well.

    .. so yea, great chicken tendies, probably wont make the salad again.

    1. Hey Gabriel,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I’m glad the chicken tenders were enjoyed! xTieghan

    2. I’m laughing at this because I am guessing you did the same exact thing that I did. In my head I thought a Twist was what is actually a braid and that was hard to find. But a Twist is actually the standard pretzel shape.

    1. Hey Mary,
      Happy Saturday! Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! I would say the dressing is good for a few weeks in the fridge. xTieghan

  15. 5 stars
    This is to die for!! The whole recipe is phenomenal but the dressing is what takes this to the next level. The dressing is better than any I have had at any restaurant. Still have yet to make a HBH recipe that I don’t like!

    1. Hey Susie,
      Awesome! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed and I really appreciate you giving it a try! Have the best week:) xTieghan

  16. As big fans of the Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken Fingers, we LOVED this salad! It was as delicious as it was beautiful AND easy to throw together on a weeknight. Will definitely be making this again!

    1. Hey Melissa,
      Happy Friday! I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! xTieghan

  17. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious salad!! I made it for dinner and it was amazing, especially the dressing and chicken tenders. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hey Kailey,
      This recipe is not spicy. I hope you love the salad, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Amy,
      Happy Monday! Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  18. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight after staring at this recipe for 2 weeks! This was an absolute delight for dinner. Every element of this salad was delicious and the chicken tenders are so freakin good! Cannot wait to have this again for lunch tomorrow!

    1. Hey Tamara,
      Awesome!! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

  19. 5 stars
    This was delicious! My husband said it was some of my best work — which is high praise for a salad in a house where magic cookies are also on the table. Love the tahini in the dressing. Thanks for the recipe, Tieghan!

    1. Hey there,
      Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a go, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  20. This was delicious! My husband said it was some of my best work… which is high praise for a salad. The tahini in the salad dressing is bomb. Thanks, Tieghan!

    1. Hey Kaelan,
      Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a go, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  21. 5 stars
    “The only thing that could make this better is if it were Chik-fil-A nuggets on top”
    – my husband (this is high praise 😂)

    1. Hey Laura,
      Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a go, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

    1. Hey Missy,
      Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a go, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  22. 5 stars
    This recipe was really easy to put together and DELICIOUS! I made the chicken & dressing as part of my meal prep for the week for lunches. The homemade honey mustard dressing was better than any store bought dressing in my opinion. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Hey Erin,
      Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a go, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  23. 5 stars
    This was so easy and delicious! We sped up timing on this to make it weeknight friendly by cooking the chicken in our air fryer at 400 degrees. Took about 8 minutes and in a total of 15 we had dinner on the table. My 18 month old loved the pretzel coating, he may never eat a chicken nugget if these are the alternative! Dressing was so good I might need to make another batch to use on greens throughout the week!

    1. Hey Erin,
      Awesome!! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! Have a great weekend:) xxTieghan

  24. 5 stars
    This was SO GOOD! The honey mustard pretzel chicken tenders recipe was my favorite ever. So now adding that goodness in a salad is AMAZING. And easier, since you’re using a honey mustard dressing instead of dredging each chicken piece through it’s own honey mustard. These fingers are obviously a little crispier so they won’t get soggy in the salad. But I LOVE them on their own. I made a whole extra plate of them. Thank you again for your amazingly creative recipes!! I get bored so easy with food, but never on your site!

  25. 5 stars
    This is a DELICIOUS elevated salad recipe! The chicken has awesome texture and flavor with all the spices and the dressing is the perfect compliment! I will definitely be making this again! Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes!

    1. Hey Selena,
      You can skip the tahini here if needed. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  26. How spicy is the dressing ??? Should I omit cayenne if making it for the kiddies ?? Can’t wait to try this one !!!!

    1. Hey Danielle,
      The dressing is not spicy at all, but if you are concerned you can certainly omit the cayenne. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  27. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe, especially the salad dressing. I subbed Creole mustard for the Dijon and had no tahini. I made extra to have leftovers!

    1. Hey Kelly,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a fantastic week! xTieghan

  28. 5 stars
    Made this tonight while I was home visiting the ‘rents. They are pretty simple eaters and couldn’t get enough. I was short in time (see:lazy) and used our favorite bottle honey mustard dressing instead. Think I might need to use the food processor on the pretzels next time but what a great twist on breading the chicken!! Another home run recipe!!!

    1. Hey Molly,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a fantastic week! xTieghan

  29. 5 stars
    Another slam dunk salad. Dressing was delicious on its own. The Tahini really helps if you do have it. Pretzel chicken was super good, as I used chicken thighs.

    I’m pretty sure I could eat salad everyday picking from the site.

    1. Hey Percy,
      Happy Sunday! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

    1. Hey Brittney,
      Yes, avocado oil will work just fine here. I hope you love this salad, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  30. 4 stars
    Followed the directions and all ingredients. It was yummy. Next time I make this I will definitely season my chicken beforehand; my family and I thought it was sort of bland despite the pretzel coating. Can’t wait to make this again.

    1. Hey Kristine,
      Fantastic! I am thrilled this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a go! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

  31. 5 stars
    I’m new to your site and this was the first recipe I made. This was amazing!! So simple yet sooo good!! I had my daughter help me with the pretzels. And that dressing is beyond delicious! It was a complete meal and got rave reviews from my hubby and young kids. A total win. Love how you pair flavors and can’t wait to try out more recipes. Thank you!

  32. 4 stars
    Made these for dinner last night. I believe there’s a misprint in the recipe with the salt. It’s listed as an ingredient, but you’re never told when to use it so I accidentally left it out….
    So NOTE: add the salt in the preztel mixture with the chicken, probably about 1/2 a tsp.
    My tenders came out our crispy but rather bland w/o any salt..,

  33. Incredible! The flavors come together so nicely. Pretzels give it a great crunch as well. Definitely recommend frying up your own bacon, and adding some green onion to the salad!

  34. 5 stars
    Incredibly delicious! The chicken was perfect and seasoned, but the real star is that dressing! I added cucumbers and hard boiled eggs to my salad.

  35. 5 stars
    This was amazing! My husband loved every bite and that dressing was delicious. Definitely a new favorite in our house! Followed the recipe exactly.

    1. Hey Bri,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Monday! xTieghan

  36. 5 stars
    This was delicious! Made plenty for dinner tonight plus lunches tomorrow. I used the leftover dressing from the roasted cauliflower/chickpea salad. The chicken came out great.

    1. Hey Bethany,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Monday! xTieghan

  37. 4 stars
    Made this yummy salad tonight for dinner. Me and my husband both really enjoyed it, especially the kick in the dressing.

    1. Hey Ashley,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Monday! xTieghan

    1. Hey Hannah,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Monday! xTieghan

  38. 5 stars
    Made this last night with friends! So simple but so satisfying! It’s like Chicken Tenders for adulting but better than ever. We topped our salads with local fermented hot sauce to add extra kick and enjoyed with hazy IPA. I will definitely be making it again!

    1. Hey Cortney,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Monday! xTieghan

  39. 5 stars
    I’ve never commented before though I’m a longtime fan/lurker. But WOW this was AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS and so easy. I finished eating a while ago but am still thinking about how yummy it was. I love a good salad every once in a while but not the biggest fan of salads. But I will happily eat this anytime. So healthy but tasted like Chick-Fil-A… so a win win 🤩

    1. Hey Anisha,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a great weekend! xTieghan

    1. Hey Katherine,
      Fantastic!! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Johanna,
      Fantastic!! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

  40. 4 stars
    Another winner!!! Tasty and oh so pretty. Thank you. Loved how the baked chicken turned out so nice and crispy thanks to the pretzels and the drizzle of olive oil. I liked the honey dijon – but I think next time I’ll try ranch. Seems like a good (less sweet) choice too with the bacon/avocado/tomato!

  41. 5 stars
    Chicken is so good that I have made it 2x this week! I also used gluten free pretzels and it was still delicious!

  42. 5 stars
    I just made this salad for lunches this week and all I can say is it is my new favourite! My boyfriend even commented that it was the best salad yet. The crust of the chicken fingers and dressing really compliment each other! It is sweet with a hint of spicy. This is one of many recipes I have tried of yours and they are all amazing (although my presentation is not as good)

    1. Hey Rachelle,
      Awesome!! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a go! xTieghan

  43. 5 stars
    WOW! This was easy and amazing. I’m late to the game and just discovered Half Baked Harvest last week. I’ve already completed 4 recipes and have not been disappointed. This chicken was awesome and the dressing was a keeper. Thanks!

    1. Hey Mical,
      Awesome!! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a go! xTieghan

    1. Hey Rachel,
      Awesome!! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a go! xTieghan

  44. 5 stars
    Just made this for dinner and it was so so yummy! It will be on a regular rotation in this house! Thanks for another bomb recipe, girl!

  45. 5 stars
    My fiancé and I love your recipes. So much so that try and make at least 2-3 of your meals per week! Each and everyone has been amazing!
    Thank you!

  46. 5 stars
    This was just incredible. The perfect meal for spring. I ended up using burrata instead of parmesan because I didn’t have any but it was still fabulous. The chicken made me feel like I was eating fried chicken without any of the guilt. And I could have poured the vinaigrette in a glass and just taken a sip. 100/100 recipe as per usual when it comes to HBH.

  47. 5 stars
    This was delicious. Didn’t change a thing. I do wish though that instead of the ‘juice of one lemon’, the recipe specified how much lemon juice. My first batch of dressing was like water. Made a second batch with what was a less juicy lemon and it had the perfect consistency. Either way, great recipe, we all loved it!

  48. I have not tried this yet, but could
    I add some fruit to this salad? Perhaps strawberries or pears? Thanks!

    1. Hey Abby,
      Sure, that would be great! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  49. This salad is unreal. Half Baked Harvest recipes are in our kitchen 5x a week, and we are so thankful! This salad though, rocked my world. Salads can be boring, but this one makes me love salads.

  50. Looks amazing! Can’t wait to try this. My son has a sesame allergy. Do you have a good recommendation for a substitute for the tahini?

    1. Hey Becky,
      I would just skip the tahini here. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  51. 5 stars
    Made this last night, and no complaints. 2lbs of chicken (double the breadcrumb mixture and add 1 more egg) still fit on one sheet tray for 20 mins and give more leftovers. Used mix of spinach, baby kale, and arugula for the greens. Subbed a mild blue cheese for the parmesan (the creamy blue was my favorite part). Easily adaptable. Don’t feel like making the dressing, use ranch. Add hard boiled egg to make it more like a cobb salad. I wanted to add persian cucumber slices, but my cucumbers went bad too fast. When I oven bake chicken, I use an oil mister (like the coconut or avocado oil spray from Trader Joes) to get a small amount of oil all over to help get it really crispy. Tiegan’s baked chicken tender recipes are always a hit at my house.

    1. Hey Tori,
      So great to hear! Love that this recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for making it! Have a great week🌟 xTieghan

  52. 5 stars
    Phenomenal! Don’t change a thing on this – everything about it is so delicious especially that dressing! My husband declared this the Best Salad Ever ™️

    1. Hey Kristine,
      So great to hear! Love that this recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for making it! Have a great week🌟 xTieghan

  53. 5 stars
    Delicious!!! Will have to add this to our regular dinner rotation. The flavors were delightful – especially the dressing. Thank you for a yummy and easy recipe.

    1. Hey Caitlin,
      So great to hear! Love that this recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for making it! Have a great week🌟 xTieghan

  54. 5 stars
    Just made this a few minutes ago. Absolutely fantastic and was a little heavy handed on the cayenne which gave the chicken a great zing. Cooked chicken to 160 and let it come to 165

    Family loved it

    1. Hey Dave,
      So great to hear! Love that this recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for making it! Have a great week🌟 xTieghan

  55. 5 stars
    Made this tonight for dinner and it was delicious! Thank you so much for this amazing salad recipe! It will now be in my weekly rotation.

    1. Hey Emily,
      So great to hear! Love that this recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for making it! Have a great week🌟 xTieghan

  56. Another hit in our house… especially loved the pretzel crusted chicken on the salad with the honey mustard dressing! Thx for sharing your delicious recipes and adding some fun creative dishes to our kitchen table!!

    1. Hey there,
      So great to hear! Love that this recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for making it! Have a great week🌟 xTieghan

  57. Question!! I’m making this dressing for a meal prep salad this week. If I want to put it on the side, what do you think the serving of just the dressing is? 2-3 tbsp? Thanks!!

    1. Hey Nick,
      I think it really just depends on the person, some people love a lot of dressing or just a little, so I would just go with what feels right! xTieghan

  58. 5 stars
    So this was delicious! The dressing is amazing, my husband had a second helping and we just couldn’t stop eating it. I didn’t have the Parmesan or the bacon, so I sub some feta. I want to for sure try with the bacon next time.

    1. Hey Lauren,
      So so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! Happy Sunday:) xTieghan

  59. 3 stars
    I loved the dressing for the salad! My just and loved the chicken as well! Unfortunately I didn’t think the chicken was seasoned enough. I’ll double up on the spices and add kosher salt to the pretzels next time! Thanks!!

  60. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight and it was soooooooo amazing!!! I was kind of scared the breading/pretzels wouldn’t adhere to the chicken nicely but it wasn’t a problem at all, and the dressing along with it really brought everything together at the end! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    1. Hey Lucas,
      Thank you so much for giving this recipe a try, I am delighted that it was enjoyed!! Have a great weekend! xTieghan

    1. Hey JoAnn,
      You could just skip the tahini for this recipe:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  61. 5 stars
    Seriously so quick and easy to whip up. I used a food processor to get the pretzels ground up. Also, in addition to drizzling the olive oil on top of the chicken. i did a quick spritz of an extra virgin olive oil spray. While the chicken cooked, I microwaved the bacon, cut up the avocado and tomato, and whipped up the dressing, which made a very generous amount. It came together in about 30 minutes and was SO GOOD. It even looked fancy on the plate with little to no effort!! Thank you!!

    1. Hey Kristen,
      Awesome! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

  62. I wish you would/could include nutritional values. Your recipes sound so good, but we have some dietary restrictions and need this information.

    Cheers,
    Lora

    1. Hey Lora,
      Sorry, at this time I am only able to provide an estimated calorie count:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  63. 5 stars
    Super tasty and will be added to our repeated recipes list. Human error- accidentally spilled paprika in the dressing vs cayenne but still delicious!

    1. Hey Colette,
      Awesome! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

  64. 5 stars
    We made this two nights in a row we loved it so much. The pretzels + seasonings add so much flavor! Absolutely will be a regular recipe for us. (Only change we did: no tahini. We had it, I’m just not the biggest fan.)

    1. Hey Alexis,
      Awesome! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

  65. 5 stars
    This is the best homemade salad I’ve ever made! So easy to make and tastes amazing. The chicken and dressing is really good.

    1. Hey Meghan,
      Awesome! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

  66. This looks FABULOUS! Stupid question: What exactly are “chicken tenders?” Someone commented that she used chicken fingers instead. OK, so what the heck are chicken fingers???

    1. Hey there,
      You should be able to find chicken tender or chicken finger pieces at your local grocery store, it’s just a chicken breast cut into smaller pieces. I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan

    1. Hey Michelle,
      I am so excited that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! 💕Tieghan

  67. This recipe is was easy, quick and delicious! The honey mustard dressing was so tasty! We will be making extra to keep in the fridge!! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Hey Samantha,
      I am so excited that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! 💕Tieghan

  68. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe. Loved the honey mustard dressing. I made exactly as is except only used 1T of tahini instead of 2T. The pretzel crumbs were really well seasoned. I didn’t have chicken tenders so used chicken breast and slides it to resemble the size of a tender. It’s going on my fav Pinterest board to make again. It’s gonna be great for the summer.

    1. Hey Kimm,
      I am so excited that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! 💕Tieghan

    1. Hey Laura,
      I am so excited that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! 💕Tieghan

  69. 5 stars
    Can’t wait to try this recipe! I also called my grandmother Nani (pronounced the same way you spelled Nonnie) and was also super close with her. I was closer with her than my mom and miss her everyday. It was lovely to read about someone else’s similar family experiences! Thanks for sharing the recipe… everything I make from your site has been a winner so far!

  70. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight, but substituted the chicken for tofu (I’m a vegetarian who loves bacon). It was AMAZING, and the substitution worked just fine! Thanks Tieghan!

    1. Hey Rachel,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed. Have a great Wednesday! xTieghan

  71. Just reading your post and the recipe makes me want to go to the store. RIGHT. NOW. This will definitely e on our rotation soon. Quick question – think I could do the chicken in my air fryer?

    1. Thanks so much Teresa! Yes, I’m sure the chicken would work well in the air fryer. I hope you love this salad! xTieghan

  72. 5 stars
    🤩 My husband and I love salads! This was sooooo good. Crunchy, sweet, yummy and simply delicious!
    Thanks for another great recipe. Looking forward to more twists for summer salads!!

    1. Hey Nicole,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed. Have a great Wednesday! xTieghan

  73. 5 stars
    Another winner! I actually forgot to make the bacon (bacon makes EVERYTHING better), and this was an absolute slam dunk! I never, ever follow a recipe for a salad, but this was a great way to use up half a bag of gluten free pretzels I had sitting around, and it got rave reviews in the house!

    1. Hey Autumn,
      I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Jenny,
      You can just skip the tahini. I hope you love this salad, please let me know if you give it a try! Thanks! xTieghan

  74. This looks so good! For the crushed pretzels, is it 1 cup of whole pretzels which I then crush, or measure out 1 cup after crushing? Thanks.

    1. Hey Denise,
      It’s one cup of crushed pretzels, so measure after they are crushed. I hope you love this salad, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  75. 5 stars
    It’s on the table as we speak and I had to stop eating to tell you what a winner this one is! 🙂 I love all the classic “kid foods” too, and crispy chicken tenders with dipping sauce is one of my all-time favorites…adding it to a salad makes it just adult enough! 😉

    1. Hey Aline,
      I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try! xTieghan

  76. OMG, I’m so making this tonight. That said, pls don’t take offence but I’m going to have to change out the parmesan for blue cheese, I think it might pick up on the mustard and pretzel flavours a bit better. Thanks for the inspo!!!!

  77. Funny, I just mentioned in yesterday’s 9 Favourite Things that I love lots of colourful food at this time of year and ‘boom’ you pull this fantastic recipe out of the bag for today. I will definitely be making this one this week. Have a great week 🙂

  78. This looks so good! Going to try it when the sun is shining.

    You obviously loved your Nonnie so much. I’m sure she’d be so proud of you. 💖xx

  79. Will be making this soon with few subs i never had salad before perfect for my after office meals will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya