Zesty Lemon Garlic Chicken Bites: A Flavorful Culinary Delight

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These bite-sized pieces of seasoned chicken breasts are skillfully pan-fried with a blend of butter and garlic, then elevated to perfection with a drizzle of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Prepare yourself for a super easy and incredibly flavorful meal that is bound to become a family favorite!

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Zesty Lemon Garlic Chicken Bites: A Flavorful Culinary Delight

Discover the simplicity and richness of our Lemon Garlic Chicken Bites, a dish that not only captures the essence of ease but also guarantees an explosion of garlic and lemon in every bite. Let’s embark on this culinary journey together!

Zesty Lemon Garlic Chicken Bites: A Flavorful Culinary Delight

Ingredients & Substitutions

In crafting this delectable dish, start with the following ingredients:

  • Chicken: 1 pound (approx. 454 g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, patted dry with a paper towel and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • Herbs & Spices: Dried oregano (1/2 teaspoon), dried basil (1/2 teaspoon), finely chopped fresh parsley (2 tablespoons),
  • kosher salt (1/2 teaspoon), and black pepper (1/4 teaspoon).
  • Butter: 4 tablespoons (divided).
  • Garlic: 2 tablespoons minced garlic.
  • Lemon: 1/2 medium lemon, juiced (about 2 tablespoons).

Ensure the chicken is thoroughly seasoned with the blend of oregano, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper, guaranteeing an even coating on all sides.

Zesty Lemon Garlic Chicken Bites: A Flavorful Culinary Delight

How to Make Zesty Lemon Garlic Chicken Bites in the Air Fryer

For those who prefer the air fryer option, follow these steps for an equally delightful experience:

  1. Melt all of the butter.
  2. Stir in oregano, basil, parsley, salt, pepper, and garlic into the butter.
  3. Toss the chicken bites in the seasoned butter.
  4. Place the coated chicken in a single layer in the basket of your air fryer and air fry for 7-8 minutes at 375°F (190°C), flipping halfway through.
  5. Don’t forget to drizzle the lemon juice over the chicken bites before serving.

Zesty Lemon Garlic Chicken Bites: A Flavorful Culinary Delight

How to Store Zesty Lemon Garlic Chicken Bites

Savor the flavors over multiple servings by storing any leftover chicken bites in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. For a delightful protein boost, consider adding them to a lettuce salad. If not consuming the leftovers within a couple of days, freeze the cooked chicken for up to 4 months.

Embark on a culinary adventure with our Zesty Lemon Garlic Chicken Bites, a perfect blend of simplicity and robust flavors that promises to tantalize your taste buds. Now, let’s dive into the step-by-step instructions and create this culinary masterpiece!

Zesty Lemon Garlic Chicken Bites: A Flavorful Culinary Delight

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine oregano, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle evenly over all sides of the chicken pieces. Toss to evenly coat.
  2. In a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Tilt the pan slightly to coat the base of the pan.
  3. Once melted, add chicken to the pan in an even layer to ensure even cooking. (Do not overcrowd the pan.) Cook 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until all sides are golden brown and the chicken is mostly cooked through.
  4. Add the remaining butter. Once melted, add garlic and cook one more minute, or until fragrant, and the chicken is cooked through to an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  5. Drizzle lemon juice over chicken and stir to combine. Serve immediately.

Zesty Lemon Garlic Chicken Bites: A Flavorful Culinary Delight

Experience the joy of creating and savoring our Zesty Lemon Garlic Chicken Bites, a culinary masterpiece that will undoubtedly become a staple in your kitchen.

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