Prep time: 9 mins | Cook time: 6 mins | Total time: 15 mins | Servings: 3 (or 4 smaller servings)
These are the best garlic butter chicken bites. Super easy to make using pantry ingredients and ready in no time. Pair these savory chicken bites with steamed or roasted veggies for a quick meal or with lemon couscous.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/4” pieces
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic (4 cloves)
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
How to make Garlic Butter Chicken Bites
Step 1: On medium-high, preheat a 12-inch non-stick skillet. In the meantime, pat dry all sides of the chicken using paper towels. Sprinkle the chicken with flour, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Toss well until the chicken is evenly coated.
Step 2: To the hot skillet, add 1 tbsp each of olive oil and butter. Tilt the pan to evenly coat with the olive oil and melted butter. In an even layer, place the chicken in the skillet, leaving enough space between each piece. Cook for about 3 minutes or until the bottom of the chicken is golden brown. Flip and continue to cook the other side of the chicken for another 2 minutes or until almost cooked through.
Step 3: In small pieces, add the rest of the 2 tbsp butter along with garlic and parsley. Cook for a minute more until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.
Step 4: Serve the garlic butter chicken bites immediately. Enjoy!
Feel free to double up on the parsley for extra herb flavor. You can also try juicing half a lemon for another layer of flavor.
Enjoy these garlic butter chicken bites with lemon couscous. To make lemon couscous, place 1 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth, 2 Tbsp lemon, and 2 Tbsp water in a small bowl and bring to a boil. Add 1 cup couscous (not pearl) once the mixture is boiling. Take off the heat and allow it to stand for about 5 minutes. Before serving, fluff the lemon couscous.
These chicken bites are also great to serve with sauteed or steamed veggies like squash, zucchini, asparagus, or broccoli.
Amount Per Serving: Calories 394, Calories from Fat 189, Fat 21g32%, Saturated Fat 9g56%, Cholesterol 151mg50%, Sodium 422mg18%, Potassium 784mg22%, Carbohydrates 8g3%, Fiber 1g4%, Sugar 1g1%, Protein 42g84%, Vitamin A 1242IU25%, Vitamin C 18mg22%, Calcium 54mg5%, Iron 2mg11%