Easy Oven Baked Chicken Bites

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Easy Oven Baked Chicken Bites
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Oven-Baked Chicken Bites – Delicious and easy oven-baked chicken recipe! Tender and delicious boneless chicken breast baked in the oven with an irresistible garlic butter sauce. You can get as creative as you’d like with the seasoning mix, and this baked chicken recipe only takes a few minutes to assemble. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Oven Baked Chicken Bites Recipe

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How to Cook the Chicken Bites

The method to cook chicken bites is super simple:

First, arrange diced chicken pieces in a baking dish then season with the spice mix. Speckle the chicken with the diced butter.

Put in a hot oven at 420ºF (220ºC) for 15-20 minutes until chicken is cooked through. You might want to crisp up the edge by broiling the chicken bites for the last two minutes of baking time. Easy!

You’ll love this chicken recipe because the butter, baking juices, and spices will meld together and create a luscious sauce you’ll want to sip by the spoon!

Tips for the oven-baked chicken recipe

This roasted chicken bites recipe is ridiculously easy to make and packs a maximum of flavor. Ready for a new chicken dinner winner?

  • 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 easier and less messy, but it’s totally optional!
  •  You can customize the seasoning to your liking: try honey and mustard, taco seasoning, Indian spices, etc.
  • To make the chicken bites extra crispy, add a tablespoon of corn starch to the spice mix before coating the chicken.

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1. To make the oven-baked chicken bites: Preheat your oven to 420°F  (220ºC) conventional. Cut chicken into 1-inch cubes.

2. In a small bowl, combine all seasonings (salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chicken stock, and Italian seasoning). Arrange chicken in a baking dish and sprinkle with the seasoning mix. Drizzle a tablespoon olive oil and toss chicken cubes with the seasoning to coat on all sides. Speck seasoned chicken with butter cubes.

3. Bake seasoned chicken in the preheated oven for 16-18 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C) using a meat thermometer. After 8-10 minutes, stir the chicken bites with a spoon for even baking. Once done, the chicken bites should be golden with crisp edges. For crispier chicken bites, switch to broil on high for the last 2 minutes of cooking until golden.

4. Remove the baking dish from the oven, sprinkle chicken with fresh chopped parsley, and let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve the oven-baked chicken bites over cauliflower rice with a good drizzle of the pan juices and a slice of lemon. Enjoy!

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What to serve the chicken bites with?

The oven-baked chicken bites go very well over cauliflower rice as we did when shooting the pictures. It is also excellent over regular rice, broccoli, zucchini noodles, with a side of roasted veggies, or on top of a salad.

How and how long to store the baked chicken bites

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

What do other readers say about this baked chicken recipe

“Quick and easy. The chicken was very flavorful. Served it with white rice and broccoli.” – Kathy

“Really tender and moist. Not sure how that happened with chicken breast and baking….usually my meat gets dry. Followed the recipe exactly (actually doubled it). Leftovers reheated beautifully. Seasonings stick no problem. Yum.” – Kelly

“Very good and flavorful. This goes great on a salad, with vegetables or rice. They asked me to make these baked chicken bites two nights in a row. Even the kids loved it.” – Christina

“Husband and son loved this chicken recipe. Simple, quick, and full of flavor! Thanks for sharing. A family favorite.” – Stephanie

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  • Anita

    2024-03-28 02:49:18


  • Erica

    2024-03-19 14:45:30

    This is really good! I actually doubled the spices part of the recipe and put half of it on potatoes (they were peeled and cut into ¾" chunks). I put the potatoes in the oven first, for about 12-15 min while I cut up the chicken and coated it with the spice mix. Then I pulled out the potatoes, flipped and stirred them around, and added the chicken to the pan. I poured in about ⅓ cup of chicken broth at that point too... Just on a whim, because Ididn't have the bouillon granules. It was good!

  • Jan

    2024-03-02 11:06:11

    The chicken taste good but there was no sauce whatsoever and I followed the recipe exactly. I checked on it frequently to see if there was any sauce coming and there wasn't. There wasn't even a quarter of sauce. Other people have mentioned that but I don't think you responded on what to do. I was thinking probably a cup of chicken stock be the answer.

  • Joline Bailey

    2023-11-21 17:55:07

    Made this as written and it was PERFECT!!! I will definitely be making this again. I baked asparagus along with the chicken and then made some garlic butter mushrooms on the side!

  • Stacey

    2023-10-18 19:17:45

    So, so great! Very easy and my family loves it. Going into rotation!

  • Diana Wiker

    2023-10-17 19:17:04

    This was delicious, tender and juicy. I put in a separate baking dish whole cherry tomatoes, cut potatoes, sliced red onion and sliced red, yellow and green peppers coated in olive oil and a teaspoon of the chicken seasoning to go alongside the chicken. Yummy!

  • Christina

    2023-06-07 22:08:24

    The recipe was easy to follow and delicious. A new family favorite! Thank you

  • Sue

    2023-05-13 13:14:29

    Please don't broil chicken bites in a glass dish. The dish will shatter. It was horrible and messy to clean.

  • Laura

    2023-05-09 09:44:17

    This was super easy to make and delish! My fam LOVED it and this is coming from ones that are tired of eating chicken. LOL! I doubled the recipe as I had about 2 lbs of chicken breast which fit nicely in a 9x13in dish. It was Juicy and full of flavor. I did not have onion powder or cayenne pepper on hand, so I substituted for about a quarter of an onion, finely chopped and hot sauce to replace the cayenne pepper, this changed the color a little but was still quite flavorful! I will definitly make this again, however, I will reduce the salt a little, as with doubling the ingredients, it was just slightly too salty, but not extreme. I will make this with rice next time as the juices would be amazing over rice! Thanks for this recipe! =)

  • Debbie

    2023-04-21 18:25:41

    I made this dish and my family loved the flavorful chicken The only spice I didn't use was the Italian Seasoning It was very moist and flavorful and will make again!

  • Courtney

    2023-04-20 19:24:24

    A family favorite always super juicy and flavorful. I get compliments all the time. Thanks for sharing

  • Shay

    2023-03-20 00:03:23

    This was so full of flavor and juicy! The chicken wasn’t dry at all!

  • 1schmose@gmail.com

    2023-01-27 18:28:21

    very tasty. however would like to know how to make more juicy

  • Sis

    2023-01-20 10:29:33

    This recipe is very good. The only thing I changed was a little less paprika that the recipe calls for. Only because I am not a big fan of that spice. I will definitely make it again. Thank you for the recipe.

  • Linda

    2022-12-30 12:01:46

    Loved it!!! the pan juices are a mystery to me. Did I miss something?

  • Lisa

    2022-12-12 17:11:16

    5 stars because It doesn’t get much easier than this! The sauce that results reminds me of escargot in France, this is how they cook those, basically, so if it can make snails taste good, you know it’s a winner! Lol. Thanks for the temperature setting of 420-finally the perfect temperature to do chicken chunks! Ty ,

  • Simone

    2022-11-16 19:32:18

    This was easy and pretty good! I used a 9x13 baking dish which was too big for 1 lb of chicken. Next time I’ll use a 7x11 dish. We didn’t have much sauce, probably because of the dish being too big. I will likely leave out the Italian seasoning next time, as we didn’t love it, but that’s just preference.

  • Ada

    2022-11-07 00:00:11

    What great recipe! Easy, quick, and delicious. I quadrupled the recipe because I was cooking for a crowd. Used only a scant 1/2 tsp of salt as the chicken bouillon powder provided enough flavor. Glad I did that. The chicken did not come out looking as colorful as shown in the picture (even though I did put it under the broiler), but it tasted really good. I prepped it the night before and dinner was ready in less than a half hour the next day. Will definitely use this recipe again.

  • Jessica

    2022-09-14 19:14:52

    definitely recommend this recipe! i would recommend: 1) don't over-do it on the olive oil, 2) cut your butter down into much smaller pieces and disperse them more amongst the chicken, and 3) don't forget to turn on the broiler for that 1-2 minutes; I have forgetten this every time but i feel like it would make a huge difference in how it turns out. I usually serve mine with red sauce and pasta.

  • Mrs. M

    2022-09-08 19:05:42

    Surprisingly delicious! Super easy to prepare, made the night before and popped in the oven. Very good, will definitely make this dish again.

  • Arielle

    2022-05-23 21:15:47

    Recipe was good. However, I don’t understand how your chicken came out so orangey. Following everything instructed, never made it nearly to what is pictured. Either way, the chicken came out good, so did the extra juices from the cooking of the chicken. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ricardo

    2022-05-04 18:59:48

    1/2 teaspoon paprika is not what is pictured more like a tablespoon.

  • Hele

    2022-05-03 16:56:47

    Excellent recipe for easy butter chicken . Love it !!

  • Jody

    2022-04-27 19:58:55

    This recipe is very quick and very delicious. I was looking for something to make with diced chicken and not much else, one of those days, and this worked out perfectly! I didn’t have onion powder so I substituted celery salt and it was fine. My kids loved it! I will be making this again for sure.

  • Nicole

    2022-04-06 21:41:59

    This is a delicious easy quick recipe I love so much. I wish there was nutrition information though

  • Karen

    2022-04-03 12:19:05

    Sooo easy, fast and delish! Thank you! Another go to receipe

  • Christina Kalix

    2022-03-22 22:20:03

    I really liked the flavor. I tripled the dry ingredients as I had 3 lbs of chicken breast and 3 hungry children. Not much to put away for leftover. Will make again, for sure. Had a request for less pepper next time, so I will reduce; however my adult taste liked it just fine. Thanks for the easy recipe!

  • Gay Reeder

    2022-03-20 14:15:57

    This was so good! But I'll cut back on the butter next time.

  • Jenn

    2022-02-25 14:07:22

    So flavorful and delicious, not to mention it couldn't get any easier to make! Perfect meal for a quick healthy dinner!

  • Julie R

    2022-02-17 07:58:31

    My entire family loved it! Even the 9 year old. YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT A WIN THIS IS! Highly recommend! Delicious!!!! <3

  • Gail

    2022-02-09 18:18:13

    So easy and so good! I followed the recipe exactly except for the parsley, which I didn't have. It's got a little kick to it, so use less cayenne if you don't like your food too spicy. This recipe is a keeper for me. Thank you for sharing!

  • April

    2022-01-20 18:30:54

    I have made these several times and they always come out great. Follow the recipe, don’t skip the butter and don’t overcook and you’ll be happy with this one. Super easy for a weeknight.

  • Red's Mom

    2021-12-07 21:30:36

    We are a very meat and potatoes kind of family. So, I made this with mashed potatoes. Wonderful! The chicken breasts were so tender and flavorful. My college student really enjoyed it and asked for the recipe. Said that it is so good, fast and easy they will be making it at their apartment. Win for Mom.

  • John

    2021-08-02 12:42:39

    Made this twice now, both times I loved it and the kids loved it. Like others, I tossed everything (except the butter) in a bowl then added to the pan. First time, I made it with thighs I had, was great. Second, I had breasts, also great. This recipe would work great with a 1 to 1.5 lb pork loin cut into 3/4" medallions, too.

  • Cassandra

    2021-07-29 23:14:28

    This is my new favorite recipe! This was packed with flavor and the chicken was so tender- it was delicious! Only thing I did different was add the chicken to the bowl and toss it with the seasoning, and it worked out well. I will be adding this to my regular dinner rotation!

  • Lourdes

    2021-07-20 20:54:06

    Great! The flavors was wonderful,other way for make chicken 👊

  • John

    2021-07-19 07:57:55

    Very tasty. Kids love it. I also added broccoli florets and a cut up red bell pepper and cooked them all in the same pan at the same time. Wonderful over rice.

  • Keith

    2021-06-14 03:53:00

    Great stuff - to the point & tasty too!

  • Joanna

    2021-05-14 02:22:50

    Yummy!! 5 stars

  • Susan

    2021-04-11 16:49:25

    Great recipe! I have made it twice. Paired it with cauliflower rice the first time and quinoa w/ peas and onions the second time. A hit with the family. Add a nice salad and it's a quick, nutritious dinner.

  • Sarah

    2021-02-22 19:22:34

    Mine did not look anything like the picture. Not sure how to get it nice and brown..mine was totally white :( But tasted great!!

  • Nina

    2021-02-05 14:26:10

    We tried it last night and served it with steamed cauliflower rice with veggies. It was delicious and has been added to the "Make Again" binder! Super easy and quick to make.

  • Anna

    2021-01-26 21:47:55

    Made these for dinner tonight. So easy, flavorful, and definitely a plus putting in the oven. No mess, no fuss. My younger one (super picky eater) was just licking the sauce off the chicken! I doubled the batch, omitted the cayenne, used cilantro instead for garnish, and it turned out great. Definitely will be on repeat for weeknight (or weekend) dinners.

  • Julie

    2021-01-11 12:11:31

    Overall good but it was a little bland for the family. I had served it with peppered rice.

  • Cindy

    2021-01-08 10:54:15

    They were very favorable. Served them with Easy vegetable rice pilaf.

  • Fay

    2020-12-27 17:26:35

    I follow the recipe without the butter, added zafran, chopped onion, garlic and green olives. It came out great.

  • Raven

    2020-12-22 21:01:11

    I made this tonight along with the Garlic Butter Parmesan Pasta and, oh my goodness! So amazing. It’s not often that I find a recipe that I don’t feel like I need to alter at all. Excited to try some of your other recipes.

  • Adriane

    2020-12-17 19:22:50

    This recipe is a favorite of mine!

  • Sandi

    2020-12-16 18:11:29

    Thanks for sharing! I was looking for a quick meal to make with chicken breasts and this was perfect. Very flavorful and good over rice. I wish it has created a little more sauce but only because I liked it so much!

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