Garlic-Butter Chicken Bites


These garlic-butter chicken bites are coated in a tangy, buttery sauce with plenty of garlic. Enjoy these tasty bites with a toothpick as an appetizer, or serve as a main dish over pasta, rice or mashed potatoes.

garlic-butter chicken bites
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 3 cloves garlic, grated

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh herbs such as parsley, basil and/or dill

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or more to taste


  1. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken in one layer and cook, turning once, until browned and cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Add wine, butter and garlic to the pan; cook, stirring and scraping up any browned bits, until reduced by about half, 1 to 2 minutes. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan and toss to coat. Remove from heat and stir in herbs and lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

199 Calories
11g Fat
2g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 199
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Protein 18g 36%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Vitamin A 292IU 6%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Vitamin D 1IU 0%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 7mcg 2%
Vitamin K 28mcg 23%
Sodium 321mg 14%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 23mg 5%
Potassium 243mg 5%
Zinc 2mg 18%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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