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Easy Chicken Bites

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 17 mins
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Easy Chicken Bites are simple enough to make for a quick and healthy snack and they freeze very well. A light coating of starch and spices makes them nice and crispy when baked. You’ll love them!



  • 1/3 cup tapioca starch or cornstarch (use tapioca for Whole30 or paleo)
  • 1 tablespoon paprika, garlic powder, onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon each: sea salt and pepper
  • 1 lb. chicken boneless chicken thighs (see notes)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 420 degrees.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the starch with the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces then add 4-5 pieces at a time to the starch and spices. Coat them well then put them on a baking sheet. Repeat until all the chicken pieces are coated.
  4. Drizzle the chicken with the oil and bake for 12 minutes. Turn the chicken bites over and broil for 5 minutes to make them crispy.


This recipe can also be made with 1 lb. boneless chicken breasts.

To freeze these chicken bites, coat them in the starch and spices then put them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Freeze them then remove them from the baking sheet and put them in a freezer bag. Bake them from frozen and add 5 minutes to the baking time.

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