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Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Baked with Asparagus

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Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Baked with Asparagus
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Lemon Garlic Butter Baked Chicken Bites with Asparagus – Ready for a new sheet pan chicken dinner winner? Say hello to these ridiculously easy baked chicken bites: a saucy little nugget of tender roasted chicken baked along with crisp asparagus! With so much flavor and so easy to throw together, these oven-baked chicken bites are quick to make and don’t require any frying. The chicken bites are so juicy, tender, and delicious you’ll eat them hot right off the baking dish. You can make this gluten-free, low-carb and Keto-friendly chicken dinner tonight in about 30 minutes. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Garlic Butter Baked Chicken Recipe

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Baked Chicken Bites Recipe

These little garlic butter baked chicken bites combine our favorite things – garlic, butter, chicken, and asparagus. They go so well together, and we bet you have at least two or three of those things in your kitchen right now. Baked chicken bites and asparagus are the perfect sheet pan dinner and you can make it in 40 minutes.

How to make the Baked Chicken Bites

making oven-baked chicken bites is pretty quick and easy. First, dice chicken breast in regular bit sizes; then marinate with onion powder, salt, pepper, paprika, chili pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning. In the meantime, trim and rinse the asparagus. Arrange asparagus and chicken in a sheet pan and make the lemon garlic butter sauce by mixing lemon juice, olive oil, chicken broth, melted butter, hot sauce, and minced garlic. Drizzle the sauce over chicken and asparagus and bake in a 400ºF (200ºC) oven for 20 or 25 minutes.

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Baked Chicken RecipePhoto credit: © Eatwell101.com

Baked Chicken Bites with Lemon Butter AsparagusPhoto credit: © Eatwell101.com

Baked Chicken RecipePhoto credit: © Eatwell101.com

Directions

1. To prepare the baked chicken bites: preheat your oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Start to slice chicken breasts into bite-sized chunks and season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, red crushed chili pepper flakes, paprika, and onion powder. Marinate in a bowl while you prepare the asparagus and the sauce.

2. Wash and trim the ends of the asparagus. Drain and arrange on one side of the baking sheet, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

3. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, olive oil, minced garlic, hot sauce, chicken broth (or soy sauce), and lemon juice.

4. Arrange chicken bites next to the asparagus in the sheet pan, then drizzle the chicken bites and asparagus with the lemon butter sauce.

5. Transfer to the oven and bake at 400ºF (200ºC) for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink on the inside. Remove from oven, garnish the chicken bites and asparagus with parsley, crushed chili pepper, and lemon slices and serve your garlic butter baked chicken bites and asparagus immediately. Enjoy! ❤️

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Tips for the baked chicken bites and asparagus recipe

  • If your asparagus is thick, you can blanch them in boiling water for 2 minutes, then soak in ice water to stop the cooking process. This way, asparagus will roast faster and evenly in the sheet pan. You can skip this step if you have skinny asparagus.
  • Make sure to dice chicken breast to regular size to ensure even baking.
  • One good trick is to freeze the chicken for 45 minutes to make cutting the chicken bites easier and less messy, but make sure to bring it to room temperature before baking.
  • You can customize the seasoning to your liking: try honey and mustard, taco seasoning, Indian spices, etc.

What to serve with the baked chicken bites and asparagus?

The baked chicken bites and asparagus are a complete meal on their own, but if you’re extra hungry, it goes very well over cauliflower rice. It is also excellent over regular rice, broccoli, zucchini noodles, or on top of a salad.

How and how long to keep the baked chicken bites leftovers?

These baked chicken bites and asparagus keep well in an airtight container for 2 days in the refrigerator. Reheat gently in the microwave, in the oven, or on the stove with a few drops of water to loosen the sauce. You can also freeze the baked chicken bites and asparagus for up to two months.

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  • Chrissy

    2022-07-10 14:33:14

    This was so good. I’ve never left a review on a recipe but had to because it’s amazing

  • Deirdre

    2022-03-30 22:30:19

    The whole family loved this! My son and I are doing Keto, so this was perfect for all of us. This dish is very easy and will stay in our meal rotation.

  • Bonnie A.

    2021-10-21 22:10:28

    This was a hit with the whole family. The baby loved the chicken and asparagus! There was plenty of lemon garlic butter left in the pan we used it as a vinaigrette for our salad. THIS IS FOREVER ON THE HOUSE MENU!

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