June 4, 2024

Air-Fryer Chicken Bites

Air-Fryer Chicken Bites
Air-Fryer Chicken Bites - Easy, Flavorful, and Perfect for Every Occasion! Air-Fryer Chicken Bites are your new weeknight lifesaver. This recipe delivers juicy, tender bite-sized pieces of chicken bursting with flavor, all prepared in the air-fryer, oven or skillet for minimal mess and cleanup. It's a versatile dish that can be enjoyed plain, tossed in your favorite sauce, over rice or salad.
Why Baked Chicken Bites Will Be Your New Go-To Chicken Recipe:
• Effortless Weeknights: This recipe is incredibly simple to prepare, requiring minimal prep time. Perfect for those hectic weeknights when you crave a delicious and satisfying meal without the fuss.
• Flavorful + Versatile: Seasoned with a basic spice blend or your favorite marinade, these chicken bites offer endless flavor possibilities. Enjoy them plain, toss them in your favorite sauce (Buffalo, BBQ, etc.), or use them in salads, wraps, pasta dishes, or grain bowls.
• Healthy + Protein-Packed: Chicken is a lean protein source, making these bites a nutritious and satisfying choice.
• Kid-Approved + Customizable: The bite-sized pieces are perfect for little hands, and the simple seasoning makes them a crowd-pleaser. Feel free to experiment with different spices and herbs to create a flavor profile that suits your taste buds.
• Budget-Friendly Feast: Chicken is a readily available and affordable protein source. This recipe allows you to stretch your grocery budget without sacrificing flavor.
Tips + Tricks:
• Ensure the chicken pieces are similar in size for even cooking.
• Don't overcrowd the baking sheet. This allows for proper circulation of heat and even cooking.
• Leftover baked chicken bites can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently to avoid drying out the chicken.
Are you looking for more quick chicken recipes? Check out some of my favorites!
Sheet Pan Chicken Piccata
Sheet Pan Cilantro Lime Chicken + Rice
Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 275 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 tbsps fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 ½ tsp paprika
  • ¾ tsp oregano
  • ¾ tsp coriander
  • ¾ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 garlic cloves minced on microplane
  • 1 ½ tbsps olive oil
  • 1 ½ lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks

Instructions
 

  • Preheat air-fryer to 400 F.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the lemon juice, salt, paprika, oregano, coriander, cumin, pepper, garlic and olive oil.
  • Add the cut chicken and toss to combine.
  • Place the chicken in a single layer on air-fryer tray.
  • Air-fry for 5 minutes, flip and for another 3 minutes so the chicken is golden and cooked through.
  • Alternately, you can pan-fry these : Heat cast-iron or heavy-bottomed pan to high heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and spread it around to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the chicken in a single layer in the pan (you may have to do more than one batch). Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, flipping the chicken chunks when they are golden and fully cooked.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 39gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 966mgPotassium: 699mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 382IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 2mg
Keyword 30 minute meal, air fryer, Dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy, kid-friendly, sheet pan meal
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