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Easy Garlic Butter Chicken Bites

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Flavorful and easy to make garlic butter chicken bites seared and simmered in the most amazing garlic butter sauce — comes together in under 30 minutes!  This epic garlic butter chicken bites recipe is the easiest dinner to throw today in one skillet. It’s perfect for a weeknight dinner this week.

You will love this new dinner recipe!

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Ingredients Rundown

Ingredients To Make Garlic Butter Chicken Bites

Chicken breasts – skin-less + bone-less. You can use bone-in pieces too – cut them up in bite size pieces.

SeasoningsGarlic powder, onion powder and all-purpose seasoning.

Herb de provenceyou can also use mixed herbs or Italian seasoning.

Smoked paprika – regular paprika works too.

Red pepper flakes for a mild spicy kick- you can also use your favorite hot chile pepper or hot sauce or just leave it out completely,

Fresh cracked pepper – I recommend fresh cracked black pepper over anything sitting in a bottle. You’ll taste the difference.

Pink Himalyan salt – or your choice of salt. The salt will round out all the flavors and make them pop.

SpicesSeasoning blend this adds a another layer of flavor,

Fresh garlic cloves – Use fresh garlic cloves, you can also use dehydrtated garlic in a pinch.

OtherExtra virgin oil – drizzled over the raw meat when seasoning. You can also you the same vegetable oil you use for searing.

Vegetable oil – Use a neutral flavor oil (flavorless) with a high smoke point.

Butter (salted or unsalted) I recommend using real butter whenever possible. Margarine is made of vegetable oil and butter is made from fresh cream. It’s highly processed and contains less nutritional value than butter. The flavor is unmatched.

You can also use Ghee as a low-lactose option. Margarine should be your absolute last resort (in my opinion). If you’re using salted butter – adjust the salt in the marinade to reduce your sodium intake.

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Recipe FAQs

Substitutions


Can I replace herbs de Provence with Italian seasoning?

You sure can. You can substitute Italian seasoning for herb de Provence in this recipe. You can also mix a few dry herbs together to create your own mix.

Can I substitute butter with margarine?

I recommend using real butter whenever possible. Margarine is made of vegetable oil and butter is made from fresh cream. It’s highly processed and contains less nutritional value than butter. The flavor is unmatched. You can also use Ghee as a low-lactose option. Margarine should be your absolute last resort (in my opinion).

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What Goes Well With Garlic Butter Chicken Bites?

The options are endless – here are a few recommendations.

Rice, including cauliflower rice for a low-carb option.
Sauteed string beans or steamed or sauteed vegetable medley of choice.
Garlic mash potatoes (or your favorite type of mash potatoes)

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Got Leftovers?

Make sure the leftovers have cooled down to room temperature before storing.

How To Store Leftover Garlic Butter Chicken Bites In The Fridge?

Store your leftover chicken bites in the fridge for 3-4 days.garlic butter chicken bites _5702

How To Store Leftover Garlic Butter Chicken Bites In The Freezer?

You can store your leftovers covered in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap.

How Long Does Garlic Butter Chicken Bite Last In The Freezer?

Properly stored, it will maintain the best quality for up to 2 months.

Leftovers can be kept for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. After that, the risk of food poisoning increases. If you don’t think you’ll be able to eat leftovers within four days, freeze them immediately.

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Need To Reheat?

How To Reheat Leftover Garlic Butter Chicken Bites On The Stove Top

>Empty the chicken in a skillet over low heat and allow the food to heat all the way thru slowly.
>Turn pieces occasionally to ensure it heats all the way through.
>The does take some patience to re-heat this way, but of course, you can use the microwave. (see microwave instructions below)garlic butter chicken bites _5683

How To Reheat Leftover Garlic Butter Chicken Bites In The Microwave?

The microwave is quick and convenient but it is not the best method for reheating your leftover chicken, it’s most likely to yield a rubbery or chalk-dry piece of chicken. yuck! If you must microwave the chicken, follow these steps for the best results.
>Place a damp paper towel over the plate to add moisture and prevent the chicken bites from drying out too much.
>Reheat for about 4-5 minutes until your meal has heated all the way through. The actual time varies depending on your microwave.garlic butter chicken bites _5669-2

How To Reheat Leftover Garlic Butter Chicken Bites In The Oven?

>Set the oven to 350°F and remove the chicken from the fridge.
>While you wait for the oven to come to temperature, take the chill off your chicken pieces by letting them rest at room temperature on the counter.
>Place chicken in an oven-safe dish.
>Cover the dish with foil and place it in the oven.
>Let the chicken heat all the way through for approximately 25 minutes.
>Remove chicken from the oven If they need more time in the oven, leave them to bake for another 5 minutes before checking again.
>Remove and enjoy. garlic butter chicken bites _5671-2

How To Reheat Leftover Garlic Butter Chicken Bites In An Air Fryer?

>Place a layer of the leftover chicken bites in the air fryer basket.
>Spray chicken with oil spray.
>Set temperature to 360 degrees and air fry for 2 minutes.
>Pull out the basket and shake it.
>Air fry for an additional 2 minutes.
>If they need more time in the air fryer, heat for another minute.
>Remove and enjoy when done.

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Garlic Butter Chicken Bites

Garlic Butter Chicken Bites

Flavorful and easy to make garlic butter chicken bites seared and simmered in the most amazing garlic butter sauce — comes together in under 30 minutes!  

 

Recipe by Kerri-Ann
5 from 2 votes
Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

395.4

kcal
Marinate

15

minutes
Total time

45

minutes

Gather Your Ingredients

  • 4 pieces chicken breast (1-2 inch chunks, skinless, boneless)

  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin oil

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 2 teaspoons herb de Provence

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • all-purpose seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt

  • 2 teaspoons seasoning blend

  • 2-3 vegetable oil (neutral oil + high smoke point)

  • 2 tablespoons butter (salted or unsalted)

  • 7 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions

  • Trim up chicken, cut into 1-2 inch bite-size pieces, and place in a medium-large bowl.
  • Pour vinegar into a bowl and add enough water to cover the chicken. Allow chicken to sit in the mixture for at least 30-60 seconds, then drain.
  • Rinse at least twice with fresh tap water to remove the vinegar smell from the meat.
  • Next, let the chicken sit in the bowl for at least one minute to allow the excess moisture to drain to the bottom of the bowl. Drain any liquid sitting at the bottom of the bowl, then pat the chicken dry with a clean paper towel. Discard paper towel when done.
  • To the bowl, add extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, herb de Provence, smoked paprika, all-purpose seasoning, red pepper flakes, fresh cracked black pepper, pink Himalayan salt, and seasoning blend.
  • Massage the seasonings into the chicken set bowl aside and marinate for at least 15 minutes. Over-night is not necessary.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a heavy bottom skillet on medium-high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add chicken in a single layer in the skillet. Do not over-crowd the pot. Depending on the size of the pot you may have to do them in batches.
  • Sear chicken on both sides for 4-5 minutes until golden brown then remove and transfer them to a plate and set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and allow the temperature on the pot to come down. You don’t want the pot to be too hot as the butter or garlic will burn quickly.
  • In the same pot, melt the butter. Once the butter is melted and frothy and the garlic.
  • Saute the garlic in the butter until fragrant or around 30-60 seconds. Stir frequently so it doesn’t burn to stick to the pot.
  • Add back the chicken to the pot and increase the heat to medium. Toss in the butter so it’s coated in the butter sauce for 3 minutes. Check to make sure the chunks have cooked through.
  • Garnish with parsley and enjoy!

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Kerri’s Recipe Tips

  • You can substitute Italian seasoning for herb de Provence in this recipe. You can also mix a few dry herbs together to create your own mix. 
  • If you’re using salted butter – adjust the salt in the marinade to reduce your sodium intake.
  • You can also use my roasted garlic herb butter as your garlic butter sauce. You would add it in step 11.
  • Sear the chicken in single layers – do not overcrowd the pan.
  • I ALWAYS recommend reading through the recipe in full a couple of times before starting. That way you know exactly what to expect and you can prep accordingly.
  • Gather all your ingredients before cooking. This way you don’t forget to add an ingredient or two. Believe me, It has happened so many times so I use “mise en place” to save my sanity and the recipe.
  • For your convenience, you can automatically generate a grocery list using the whisk plugin located the the “Ingredient Rundown” section (scroll ↑).

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


Calories395.4

  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 20.53g 32%
    • Sodium 544.22mg 23%
    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Total Carbohydrate 4.56g 2%
      • Dietary Fiber .86g 4%
      • Sugars 0.38g
    • Protein 45.74g 92%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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