Garlic Butter Chicken Bites
Garlic Butter Chicken Bites
5 from 1 vote
Whip up a delightful dish with the tantalising taste of Garlic Butter Chicken Bites. A quick, savoury treat that promises a burst of flavour in every bite. Dive deep into the journey of this dish, understanding its essence and the magic behind its creation.
Garlic Butter Chicken Bites

Garlic Butter Chicken Bites – a mouthwatering dish that’s bursting with flavor and incredibly easy to make. This recipe combines tender chicken breast pieces with the irresistible richness of garlic butter, creating a dish that’s perfect for any occasion.

Originating from the fusion of Mediterranean and American flavors, these chicken bites are a delightful blend of herbs and spices, making them a favorite among both home cooks and food enthusiasts alike.

Whether you’re hosting a gathering with friends or simply craving a savory treat, these Garlic Butter Chicken Bites are sure to satisfy. With just a handful of ingredients and simple instructions, even beginner cooks can whip up a batch in no time.

The combination of garlic, herbs, and butter creates a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

Don’t be intimidated by the name – this recipe is surprisingly easy to master, yet impressive enough to impress your guests.

Expert Tip: For added richness, drizzle any leftover garlic butter from the skillet over the cooked chicken bites before serving.


Chicken Breast: Tender and juicy, chicken breast serves as the perfect canvas for absorbing the flavors of garlic, butter, and herbs.

Butter: The rich and creamy texture of butter adds indulgence to the dish, while also providing a luxurious coating for the chicken.

Garlic: With its aromatic and pungent flavor, minced garlic infuses the chicken with a deliciously savory taste.

Salt: Enhances the natural flavors of the ingredients and helps to season the chicken to perfection.

Black Pepper: Adds a subtle kick of heat and a hint of spiciness to balance out the richness of the butter.

Dried Oregano and Dried Thyme: These aromatic herbs contribute depth of flavor and a touch of earthiness to the dish.

Crushed Chillies: For those who enjoy a bit of heat, crushed chillies add a spicy kick to the chicken bites.

Olive Oil: Used for cooking the chicken, olive oil imparts a light and fruity flavor, while also helping to achieve a golden-brown crust.

Parsley: Fresh parsley adds a vibrant pop of color and a refreshing herbal note to garnish the dish.

Expert Tip: Be sure not to overcrowd the skillet when cooking the chicken, as this can prevent proper browning and result in steaming instead of searing.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve the Garlic Butter Chicken Bites hot as an appetizer, accompanied by a dipping sauce of your choice, such as ranch or honey mustard.
  • Pair them with roasted vegetables or a crisp green salad for a wholesome and satisfying meal.
  • Enjoy the chicken bites as a filling for wraps or sandwiches, along with your favorite toppings and condiments.
  • Serve alongside fluffy rice or creamy mashed potatoes for a comforting and hearty dinner option.
  • For a festive touch, skewer the chicken bites with toothpicks and arrange them on a platter for easy sharing at parties or gatherings.

Expert Tip: For extra flavor, marinate the chicken in the seasoning mixture for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight in the refrigerator.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know when the chicken is cooked through?

The chicken is cooked through when it reaches an internal temperature of 75°C (165°F). You can use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.

Can I use boneless chicken thighs instead of chicken breast?

Yes, boneless chicken thighs can be used as a substitute for chicken breast in this recipe. Just ensure that they are cut into bite-sized pieces for even cooking.

Can I adjust the amount of garlic and spices to suit my taste preferences?

Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the amount of garlic, salt, pepper, and spices according to your personal taste preferences. Experiment with different seasoning blends to customize the flavor to your liking.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

While these Garlic Butter Chicken Bites are best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the chicken in advance and reheat it gently in a skillet with the garlic butter just before serving. However, keep in mind that the texture may slightly change upon reheating.

Can I freeze the leftover chicken bites?

Yes, you can freeze the leftover chicken bites in an airtight container for up to 2-3 months. To reheat, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator and then warm them up in a skillet over low heat until heated through.

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Garlic Butter Chicken Bites

Garlic Butter Chicken Bites

by Nabeela Kauser
Whip up a delightful dish with the tantalizing taste of Garlic Butter Chicken Bites. A quick, savoury treat that promises a burst of flavour in every bite.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetiser
Cuisine American, Western
Servings 4
Calories 291 kcal


  • 500 g Chicken Breast Cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 4 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Chillies Adjust to taste
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Parsley Chopped for garnish


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the minced garlic, salt, black pepper, dried oregano, dried thyme, and crushed chilli.
  • Add the bite-sized chicken pieces to the bowl and toss them well to coat with the seasoning mixture. Let the chicken marinate for about 10 minutes.
  • In a skillet or frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the marinated chicken pieces to the skillet, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. You might need to cook the chicken in batches.
  • Cook the chicken for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they are cooked through and have a nice golden-brown colour. The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 75°C (165°F).
  • Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the skillet and set it aside.
  • In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the cooked chicken back to the skillet and toss it in the melted garlic butter for a couple of minutes to coat the chicken evenly.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
  • Serve the Garlic Butter Chicken Bites hot as an appetizer, snack, or as a main dish along with your favourite side dishes.


Make sure to adjust the red pepper flakes according to your preferred level of spiciness.
You can serve these chicken bites with a side of rice, pasta, or a simple salad for a complete meal.
This recipe is versatile; you can also add a squeeze of lemon juice for a tangy twist.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 22gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 1964mgPotassium: 476mgFibre: 0.3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 446IUVitamin C: 1mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chicken, Finger Food, Food, Garlic Butter, Kids Snacks, Recipe, Snack
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