Garlic Parm Chicken Bites Recipe

Introducing the perfect bite-sized treat that’s crispy, savory, and utterly delicious—Garlic Parm Chicken Bites! These tender chicken chunks are coated in a seasoned breadcrumb mixture, air-fried to golden perfection, and then tossed in a mouthwatering blend of melted butter, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder. Paired with a side of crispy frozen fries, this dish is sure to become a family favorite.


  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (divided)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • Frozen fries (optional, for serving)


  1. Prepare the Chicken: Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized chunks.
  2. Coat the Chicken:
    • In one bowl, beat the eggs.
    • In another bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, flour, salt, pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder.
  3. Bread the Chicken: Dip each chicken chunk into the beaten eggs, then coat it with the breadcrumb mixture. Ensure each piece is evenly coated.
  4. Air Fry:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
    • Place the chicken bites in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Do not overcrowd; cook in batches if necessary.
    • Air fry for approximately 10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  5. Make the Garlic Parm Sauce: In a large bowl, combine the melted butter, Parmesan cheese, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder.
  6. Toss the Chicken: Once the chicken bites are done, toss them in the garlic parm sauce until well coated.
  7. Serve: Serve immediately with a side of crispy frozen fries.

Why You’ll Love It:

  1. Quick and Easy: Perfect for busy weeknights.
  2. Kid-Friendly: A hit with picky eaters.
  3. Healthy: Made with lean chicken breast and air-fried.
  4. Flavorful: Packed with cheesy, garlicky goodness.
  5. Versatile: Great as a main dish, appetizer, or snack.
  6. Minimal Cleanup: No messy deep frying.
  7. Customizable: Adjust the seasoning to your taste.
  8. Crowd-Pleaser: Ideal for parties and gatherings.
  9. Perfect Pairing: Pairs well with various sides.
  10. Satisfying Crunch: Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside.

Tips for Making:

  • Even Coating: Ensure the chicken pieces are evenly coated in the egg and breadcrumb mixture for a uniform crust.
  • Batch Cooking: Avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket to ensure all pieces cook evenly and get crispy.
  • Check for Doneness: Chicken should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  • Customize: Add herbs like parsley or basil to the breadcrumb mix for extra flavor.
  • Extra Crunch: Double-coat the chicken by dipping it back in the egg and breadcrumbs.

How to Store:

  • Refrigerate: Store any leftover chicken bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat: To reheat, place them back in the air fryer at 350°F (175°C) for 3-5 minutes until heated through and crispy again.
  • Freeze: For longer storage, freeze the cooked chicken bites in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. Reheat directly from frozen in the air fryer at 375°F (190°C) for 8-10 minutes.

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