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15-Minute Garlic Butter Chicken Bites: Easy One-Pan Recipe

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This effortless one-pan meal is perfect for those busy nights and good enough for entertaining.
You can serve them as an entree or appetizer!
15-Minute Garlic Butter Chicken Bites: Easy One-Pan Recipe

These bite-size succulent chicken breast morsels are seasoned, seared to perfection, and bathed in the most fragrant garlic butter. This effortless one-pan meal is perfect for those busy nights and good enough for entertaining. You can serve them as an entree or appetizer.

Garlic Butter Chicken Bites

Ingredients For Garlic Butter Chicken Bites

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • All-purpose flour
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Unsalted butter
  • Garlic
  • Fresh parsley

Garlic Butter Chicken Bites

How To Make Garlic Butter Chicken Bites

  1. Dry the chicken breasts with a paper towel and cut them into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Place them in a bowl and sprinkle the flour, basil, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper on top. Toss until all the pieces are well covered with the flour and herbs.
  3. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil and 1 tbsp butter. Once the oil is hot and the butter melts, add the chicken pieces in one layer.
  4. Let them cook without moving them, for about 3 minutes. Flip them over, and cook for 2 minutes more.

Add the remaining butter, minced garlic, and parsley. Cook for one more minute until the chicken is fully cooked and serve immediately.

15-Minute Garlic Butter Chicken Bites: Easy One-Pan Recipe

15-Minute Garlic Butter Chicken Bites: Easy One-Pan Recipe

How Do I Know When The Chicken Is Cooked?

The chicken pieces should be golden brown outside and not pink inside. The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 F.

Can I Add More Flavor To This Dish?

To add more flavor to this chicken dish, you can add lemon juice after cooking, or double the amount of parsley. Sprinkling red pepper flakes and grated Parmesan cheese on top adds a ton of flavor as well.

Garlic Butter Chicken Bites

How Do I Store Leftovers?

Place them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheat in the microwave or on the stove until heated through.

15-Minute Garlic Butter Chicken Bites: Easy One-Pan Recipe

15-Minute Garlic Butter Chicken Bites: Easy One-Pan Recipe

This effortless one-pan meal is perfect for those busy nights and good enough for entertaining.
You can serve them as an entree or appetizer!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 SERVINGS
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Knife and cutting board
  • Large skillet
  • Stove

Ingredients

  •  20 oz ( 1 ¼ lb) boneless,skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dired basil
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp  unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp parsley, freshly chopped

Instructions

  • Dry the chicken breasts with a paper towel and cut them into 1-inch pieces.
  • Place them in a bowl and sprinkle the flour, basil, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper on top. Toss until all the pieces are well covered with the flour and herbs.
  • Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil and 1 tbsp butter. Once the oil is hot and the butter melts, add the chicken pieces in one layer.
  • Let them cook without moving them, for about 3 minutes. Flip them over, and cook for 2 minutes more.
  • Add the remaining butter, minced garlic, and parsley. Cook for one more minute until the chicken is fully cooked and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 357mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 2mg

Frequently Asked Questions

15-Minute Garlic Butter Chicken Bites: Easy One-Pan Recipe

What If I Don’t Have Fresh Garlic?

Fresh garlic is recommended for best results, but you can use ½ tsp of garlic powder instead.

Can I Use Chicken Thighs Instead Of Chicken Breasts?

You certainly can! Make sure to remove all fat and remember they take a bit more time than chicken breasts to cook, so add a minute to the searing time.

Can I Make This Without Flour?

Flour is used to create a light crust and to thicken the sauce slightly, but you can skip it if you’re avoiding gluten.

Is This Recipe Suitable For Freezing?

Yes! You can freeze the cooked chicken for up to 3 months and thaw it in the fridge overnight before reheating.

What Are Some Quick Side Dish Recommendations?

This entree goes great with lemon couscous, freshly cooked rice, or steamed vegetables like asparagus, carrots, or broccoli. To make lemon couscous, boil chicken broth with lemon juice, add the couscous, and remove from heat. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then fluff it with a fork.

How Do I Prevent The Chicken From Sticking To The Pan?

First, make sure the skillet is hot before adding the oil and butter. Then, wait until the oil and butter are hot and coat the pan well before placing the chicken on it. Do not move it for 3 minutes. This forms a crust and prevents sticking.

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