Webster Cook Nook: Oven Baked Chicken Bites
Recommended By Anna Hubbel (Editor, Webster Online)
Craving something spicy and easy to make? I absolutely LOVE this Oven Baked Chicken Bites recipe by Eatwell101.
It goes great with rice and a tall glass of cold water! (It’s a tad spicy…)
1 pound (450g) chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon instant chicken stock, optional (lower the salt amount if using)
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish
To make the oven-baked chicken bites: Preheat your oven to 420°F (220ºC) conventional. Cut chicken into 1-inch cubes.
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.
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.
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!