Garlic Butter Chicken Bites

Today, we’re diving into a dish that’s all about simplicity, flavor, and just a dash of garlic goodness – yes, we’re talking about Garlic Butter Chicken Bites! This recipe has tender chicken pieces, sizzling away, getting all golden and crispy, then being caressed by a velvety garlic butter that’s just bursting with flavor.

Garlic butter chicken bites on a plate with broccoli

And the best part? It’s all ready in a flash – just 25 minutes from start to finish! Whether you’re looking to impress at your next get-together or just want a quick and scrumptious dinner, this recipe has got your back. So, grab your skillet and let’s turn these humble ingredients into a dish that’s sure to bring smiles to the table. Ready to cook up some fun? Let’s do this!

Garlic butter chicken bites in a pan

Recipe Notes:

  • Aim to have your chicken pieces the same size and thickness for even cooking.
  • Freshly minced or pressed garlic is best in this recipe. If you don’t have any, you can substitute 1- teaspoon of garlic powder (or more if desired) in the sauce.
  • When you add the chicken to the skillet, place it in an even layer and don’t disturb it right away in order to get a nice sear and golden crust.
  • Don’t Overcook: Be cautious not to overcook the chicken to maintain its tenderness. Chicken is cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Use a meat thermometer for accuracy.
  • Leftover Garlic Butter Chicken bites are great in wraps, or salads the next day.
Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?

Yes, you can use boneless, skinless chicken thighs for a slightly different flavor and texture.

Can I prepare this dish in advance?

You can prepare the seasoned chicken in advance and refrigerate it, but it’s best to cook and serve the chicken right before serving for the freshest taste and texture.

Can I use fresh herbs instead of dried?

Absolutely! Fresh herbs can add a vibrant flavor. Just use about three times the amount of fresh herbs compared to dried.

What can I serve with this recipe?

Garlic butter chicken bites go well with a variety of side dishes such as steamed or roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, rice, or a fresh salad.

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How do I store and reheat this recipe?

Place any leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
To reheat: Heat on the stovetop in a skillet with butter or olive oil, use the microwave in short bursts, or warm in the oven at 350°F while covered to prevent drying.

Garlic Butter Chicken Bites

  1. In a shallow bowl, season the chicken with salt, pepper, dried oregano, and dried thyme. Toss to coat evenly.chicken bits in a bowl with seasoning
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned chicken pieces to the skillet and cook, without disturbing,  for 3-4 minutes. Turn the chicken pieces and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until they are cooked through and golden brown.Garlic butter chicken bites in a pan
  3. Remove the chicken to a bowl.
  4. Pour the chicken broth into the skillet to deglaze the pan. Allow it to sizzle for a few minutes, then add the butter to the skillet and allow it to melt. Add the minced garlic to the skillet and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.garlic butter in a pan
  5. Return the chicken to the pan, cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring to ensure the chicken is well coated with the garlic butter.Garlic butter chicken bites in a pan
  6. Remove the skillet from heat. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.Garlic butter chicken bites on a plate with broccoli
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Garlic Butter Chicken Bites

These Garlic Butter Chicken Bites have tender chicken pieces, sizzling away in a velvety garlic butter that’s just bursting with flavor.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • Fresh parsley chopped, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • In a shallow bowl, season the chicken with salt, pepper, dried oregano, and dried thyme. Toss to coat evenly.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned chicken pieces to the skillet and cook, without disturbing, for 3-4 minutes. Turn the chicken pieces and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until they are cooked through and golden brown.
  • Remove the chicken and place into a bowl.
  • Pour the chicken broth into the skillet to deglaze the pan. Allow it to sizzle for a few minutes, then add the butter to the skillet and allow it to melt. Add the minced garlic to the skillet and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Return the chicken to the pan, cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring to ensure the chicken is well coated with the garlic butter.
  • Remove the skillet from heat. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 571mg | Potassium: 596mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 286IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer: Family Fresh Meals is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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