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Garlic Butter Chicken Bites Recipe

A quick and easy chicken dinner recipe! These garlic butter chicken bites come together in 20 minutes. it is flavor packed, tender, juicy, and every bite is filled with a yummy experience. These delicious chicken bites double as dinner as well as a crowd-pleasing appetizer.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Chicken, Side Dish
Cuisine American, British
Servings 4
Calories 257 kcal


  • 500 g boneless chicken breast
  • ½ tbsp herb de Provence
  • ½ tbsp smoked paprika
  • 6 garlic cloves chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 40 g unsalted butter divided into 2
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil


  • Prep the chicken: remove any visible fat from the chicken breast, pat dry with a kitchen towel/paper and cut it into bite sizes and transfer it into a bowl. There is no need to wash the chicken and if you must, please do so safely and make sure you dry the chicken before proceeding.
  • Add smoked paprika, herb de Provence, salt, and black pepper to the chicken and mix to combine.
  • Heat up oil and butter in a skillet over medium-high heat until hot, then add the chicken pieces making sure not to overcrowd the pan so that the chicken sears nicely and the temperature of the pan doesn’t drop.
    Sear for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side making sure that the chicken sears nicely. Stir to cook for about 1 to 2 minutes for the chicken to cook through. Transfer the chicken bites to a plate
  • Still using the same pan melt the remaining butter on medium heat. Add garlic and stir to combine, cook the garlic just until it is fragrant (30 seconds to 1 minute), do keep an eye so that it doesn’t burn.
  • Return the cooked chicken to the garlic butter oil and stir to combine, add chopped parsley and give a final stir. Take the skillet off the heat and serve the chicken immediately as desired.


Try and cut the chicken pieces into equal sizes so that it cooks evenly
Customize to taste and use any seasoning of choice, you can try my homemade peri peri seasoning or taco seasoning.
To make this recipe totally hands-free, simply place all the ingredients into a baking dish and bake in a preheated oven at 200C/400F for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the chicken pieces temperature registers 165F/63C
If you substituted the chicken breast for chicken thighs then adjust the cooking time accordingly.
How to store 
In the fridge: make sure it is completely cooled before storing. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days and up to 2 months in the freezer.
To reheat: simply microwave for a few minutes until warm or hot.


Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 27gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 148mgPotassium: 527mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1169IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients and brands you use. Under no circumstances will thedinnerbite.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information.

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