Garlic Parmesan Chicken Bites

These juicy little Garlic Parmesan Chicken Bites are perfect for tossing on a quick salad or jazzing up a classic Alfredo sauce!

Skillet full of browned chicken bites.pinterestI’m partnering up again with my buddies at Land O’Lakes today to share another super quick and easy recipe, perfect for those busy weeknights.

You’re going to be blown away by how tasty these little bites are. They totally remind me of a buttery chicken wing, with that garlic and Parmesan coating.

Ingredients Needed –

Tub of Land O'Lakes spreadable butter

Now more than ever I’m really loving Land O’Lakes and how they are farmer-owned. I know the farmers that work tirelessly to provide top-notch dairy, really putting their heart and soul into it.

I follow a couple of them on Instagram and it’s truly inspiring to watch. It just makes the delicious butter that much sweeter.

How To Make Chicken Bites –

  • Start by heating a large skillet over medium-high heat and add a touch of oil to the pan.
  • Season your diced chicken with garlic powder, salt and pepper, then toss them into the hot skillet.
  • Once the chicken is nice and browned, add in a couple tablespoons of the Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt as well as the minced garlic and cook until the butter is melted and coating the chicken pieces.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and add in the Parmesan cheese and parsley, toss to combine and serve immediately.

PRO TIP: If you’re using chicken thighs, you can skip the extra oil in the beginning as the chicken thighs will release more fat, taking the place of the added oil.

Skillet filled with browned chicken, parmesan cheese and parsley

Ways To Serve Garlic Parmesan Chicken

We love these tasty little chicken bites as a quick appetizer, served with toothpicks. Here are more delicious ways to enjoy them…

Either way you try them, you’re sure to enjoy!

Bowl full of garlic chicken bites

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Garlic Parmesan Chicken Bites

These quick-cooking Garlic Parmesan Chicken Bites are perfect as an appetizer or for topping salads and pasta!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 154 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 ½ lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. *see notes if using chicken tenders or breasts
  • Season the chicken pieces with garlic powder, salt and pepper, then add into hot skillet. Cook until the chicken is browned and cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add in the Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt and stir, allowing it to melt and coat the chicken. Toss in the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and quickly add in the Parmesan cheese and parsley. Toss to coat the chicken and serve immediately.
* If using boneless skinless chicken tenders or breasts, you'll want to add 1 to 2 tsp of oil to the pan before adding the chicken. This will help prevent any chicken sticking to the pan. 


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 285mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 166IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: Chicken, Chicken Thighs, Garlic, Parmesan, tenders
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Garlic Butter Parmesan Chicken Bites

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
14 Responses
  1. Misty Hammers

    How could we make these stand on their own more? Is there something we could do to make it more saucy using those flavors?

  2. Pat Wheeler

    Shawn, I personally am not only NOT offended when someone posts that they use a particular brand/type of ingredient — even if is the blog owner (who would know better what they used and why?) The first time I went to the grocery store after getting married in 1969 I paid $50.50 for three grocery carts filled past the brim. Now that I am retired I am finding it difficult to get out of Walmart for less that $200. So I do have to be careful what I buy. But heavens to Betsy, you go on letting us know what ingredients you like and that work for you. I’m pretty confident that your readers, more often than not, are not at all offended. Thank you for all of the wonderful recipes that you post.

  3. Maryann Rimoin

    I use regular Land O Lakes butter. I get turned off when you specify what type of butter should be used in a recipe. I understand “Land O Lake” but a particular type of butter???? No way. Anyway, you’ve done this enough that I am unsubscribing from your site.
    Maryann Rimoin

    1. Shawn

      I’m sorry you feel that way Maryann. I love all of the Land O Lakes butter products, and I enjoy sharing about each one individually and how they can make dinner time a breeze.

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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