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crispy chicken bites in a pan with asparagus
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5 from 2 votes

Garlic Chicken Bites

These garlicky chicken bites are golden and crispy on the outside with a side of al dente asparagus. This entire healthy dish is done in 15 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 15 minute meal, bbq chicken, dairy free, gluten free, healthy
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 385kcal


  • 1 1/2 -2 lbs boneless chicken breast cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper divided
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons ghee divided
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • Chopped parsley to garnish
  • 2 bunches asparagus 1 1/2 bs
  • 1 Lemon


  • Place the chicken in a bowl and season with Italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper and set aside. Add 2 tablespoon of ghee to a cast iron skillet or deep skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Once melted and rippling, add half of the chicken and don’t move it for about 1 minute to get it crispy on one side. Stir and cook to crisp all sides for another 2-3 minutes. Remove the chicken to a paper towel lined plate and repeat the process with the other half of the chicken. This is so the chicken gets crispy rather than filling the pan too much and steaming the chicken. Add the first batch back to the pan then reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining ghee and garlic. Stir and cook the garlic for 1-2 minutes then transfer all of the chicken bites to the same paper towel lined plate.
  • Add the chicken stock to the pan and stir with a wooden spoon to deglaze it, removing any brown bites from the bottom of the pan. Add asparagus and the remaining salt and pepper and lemon juice and stir. Close the lid and steam, with the heat still on medium, for 3-4 minutes. Open the lid and add chicken back to the pan. Finish with another squeeze of lemon juice and chopped parsley.


Serving: 4servings | Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.8g | Protein: 53.4g | Fat: 17.7g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 753mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1.5g