Pretzel Crusted Chicken with Cheesy Beer Sauce

Yield: 4 servings

Pretzel Crusted Chicken with Cheesy Beer Sauce is a quick and easy meal that plays on all your bar food favorites. Having worked in retail since I was 16, there...

18 Responses to “Pretzel Crusted Chicken with Cheesy Beer Sauce”

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    Kelly — August 7, 2013 at 6:33 am

    I have worked in both food service & retail and have witnessed so much craziness from the public. I was so surprised at how rude people can be. I’m so glad I work in an office now with people who are friendly πŸ™‚ And this chicken looks amazing. Pretzels, cheese and beer? Yes please!

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    Tieghan — August 7, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Alright, first I love this chicken! Pretzels on chicken or so good and I do it all the time, but the beer sauce is incredible! WOW!! Love that!!

    Ok, now seriously your retail stories are like horror stories! Oh my gosh, wow! Those are some crazy people!

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    Natalie || The Devil Wears Parsley — August 7, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Working in food service is always pretty special, isn’t it? HAHA The craziest thing I think I’ve ever witnessed was some drunk guy putting a heavy cast iron/wood park bench through one of our front windows, with PEOPLE sitting RIGHT THERE on the other side of the glass. That was a scary night, and a testament to where alcohol abuse can get you. There are tons of stories, but that one took the cake for craziest.

    This recipe though? Man, we’re in the midst of a pretzel craze, and I ‘aint mad at it! This looks and sounds fantastic. πŸ™‚

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      Tessa — August 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      WHOA! Angry drunks are terrifying :/

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    Gerry @ foodness gracious — August 7, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Yeah I worked for WFM for 10 years and some customers were just plain rude or needy. But there were way more awesome customers which made up for it πŸ™‚

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      Tessa — August 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      Yes! For every 100 awesome customers is one crazy. Thank goodness for that.

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    Marysue — August 7, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I’ve worked at a grocery store and in food service and and have seen my share of nuts, violence, and utter lack of morals. When I was 19 and working at the grocery store, one of my jobs was writing letters of intent to customers who had written bad checks. After two letters and no reply, I issued a warrant for their arrest. One of these customers who had written a check on an Account Closed (and it had been for several months) was the daughter of a mayor, and she came flying in the store with such force she cracked the glass on the door as it swung back and hit the bubble gum machine. She started screaming at the top of her lungs, “Do you KNOW WHO I AM?” over and over as she stormed to the office, where I was standing in disbelief. She knew who I was from previous interaction, so there was no point in trying to “make my escape”, and nowhere to go to avoid her. She grabbed the top of the glass door to the office (it was one of those where you could look over but not open) and began to shake it, all the while screaming at me to KNOW who she was. I looked at her and I said, “I know who you are; you’re a thief.” Her mouth dropped open (and she finally shut up) and she looked at me like NOone had EVER said such a thing to her before. (I guess that was due to who she THOUGHT she was). By that time, our security had come up front and escorted her out of the store.

    That was one of several instances there, and there were LOTS more at the phone company restaurant I worked at…all which opened my eyes to the truth: who and what you are doesn’t depend on what you’re wearing or what you have in your wallet, but rather, what you have in your heart and mind…your moral compass. It taught me how NOT to be, especially in public.

    Thanks for sharing your yummy chicken recipe!

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      Tessa — August 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      Oh man… there is NOTHING worse than a customer with serious entitlement and ego issues. I wish everyone could work a few months in a service job because you really don’t realize how your actions as a customer affect the employees until you’re on the receiving end.

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    Ali — August 8, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I once worked at a bank where they had safe deposit boxes. A man came into the bank with his son and asked for access to his safe deposit box, which was in a separate back area of the bank. Just before heading back there he asked if the bank had a public restroom because his son had to go the bathroom. Unfortunately, the bank did not allow the public to use the bathroom, and I told him that. Well, he went in the back with his son and as per policy, I left them alone in there until they came back out again. I had just been in the safe deposit viewing room just before they came into the bank, and had left my almost-empty water bottle in there. When I went back IN to the room my water bottle was there, BUT it was FULL and the color of the liquid was NOT clear… (I know, EWWWW…. )

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    Nicole — August 9, 2013 at 7:36 am

    This sounds absolutely amazing. I’ll be making it for dinner next week for sure!

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    Megan — August 9, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I worked at Hot Topic for years. Scariest incident was when a young customer came in and was being followed around by an old smelly drunken bum of a “man”. She had been followed for 5-6 stores and NO ONE thought to call mall security. The “man” even went as far as to telling this young girl that he was going to marry her. I contacted security, while doing so the “man” attempted to short change me as well. Security got ahold of him and he had several warrants out for his arrest it turned out and was sent to jail!

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    Avida — August 10, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    This dish looks delicious, but I am not a fan of dijon mustard. Could I use anything in its place?

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    Rachel Cooks — August 15, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    This is awesome, Tessa! Putting it on the menu asap!

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    Kimberly — August 19, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Oh so good!!! I had a few friends over for game night, and this was a hit! Pure yumminess!

    I work in an ER, so I don’t want to spoil any appetites. However, those entitlement and ego issues carry over into medicine. We were in the middle of a code (CPR in progress) when some lady started screaming, “What about my toe? I have an ingrown toenail and it hurts NOW!” So sorry we were actually trying to save someone without a pulse or respirations. And yes, she knew the code was going on! People never cease to amaze me. However, I LOVE my job!

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    Manu — August 25, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    We just did this receipe with some friends and it was just amazing! Everybody were freaking out (in a good way of course!). So thank you!

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      Tessa — August 26, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      I’m so excited to hear that!! Thanks for the comment πŸ™‚

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    jenna — February 6, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    This recipe sounds sooooooo good!! I’m just not a mustard fan, any suggestions on a substitute for it?

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    Amber — April 7, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    I can’t wait to try this recipe.

    I worked at Best Buy and OMG Ppl were nuts. I remember one lady was mad because she didn’t buy the geek squad warranty so she would have to pay to get it fixed and she was so mad she literally threw her camera on the ground and it broke into a million pieces. I guess that fixed the problem. Haha! Had one crazy guy that came in once a week stayed forever never bought anything and “threatened” us cashiers with a fake sheriff badge saying we should be in jail for not knowing CPR. Another dude put Bob Dylan cds in front of all our faith hill CD and told me that Bob Dylan was the greatest man to walk the planet since Jesus Christ and Faith Hill stole his phone number and she was a baby stealing who’re. I was like um okay Have a great day crazy dude! A French dude who basically took all his hate for Americans out on me til my manager made him leave. The worst one was the lady who told me hair color at the time was disgusting and I was a disgrace to my mother because of it in front of other customers and her 2 small children. Took everything inside of me not strangle her!

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