Lemon Garlic Chicken Bites

Ingredients:

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1-inch pieces and patted dry)

½ teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon dried basil

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

2 tablespoons minced garlic

Juice of ½ medium lemon (about 2 tablespoons)

Directions:

Season the chicken: In a small bowl, combine the oregano, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the chicken pieces, tossing to coat them thoroughly.

Cook the chicken: Heat a 12-inch skillet over medium heat and melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Once melted, add the chicken pieces in an even layer to ensure they cook evenly. Avoid overcrowding the pan; cook in batches if necessary. Cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping the chicken halfway through, until all sides are golden brown and the chicken is mostly cooked through.

Add garlic and more butter: Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the skillet. Once the butter has melted, add the minced garlic and cook for another minute, or until fragrant, ensuring the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

Finish with lemon: Drizzle the lemon juice over the cooked chicken and stir to combine all the flavors.

Serve: Serve the Lemon Garlic Chicken Bites immediately. They are great on their own or can be paired with sides such as rice, vegetables, or a salad.

Enjoy!

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