This is a ridiculously easy homemade chicken bite. It is a saucy little nugget of tender baked chicken bites. To make the oven-baked chicken bites: Preheat your oven to 420°F (220ºC) conventional. Cut chicken into 1-inch cubes. In a small bowl, combine all seasonings.

Arrange chicken in a baking dish and sprinkle with the seasoning mix. Drizzle a tablespoon olive oil and toss chicken cubes with the seasoning to coat on all sides. Speck seasoned chicken with butter cubes. Bake seasoned chicken in the preheated oven for 16-18 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C) using a meat thermometer.

After 8-10 minutes, stir the chicken bites with a spoon for even baking. Once done, the chicken bites should be golden with crisp edges. For crispier chicken bites, switch to broil on high for the last 2 minutes of cooking until golden.

Remove the baking dish from the oven, sprinkle chicken with fresh chopped parsley and let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve the oven-baked chicken bites over cauliflower rice with a good drizzle of the pan juices and a slice of lemon.


  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast or thighs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pure honey
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 to 6 dashes hot sauce, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  1. Cut the chicken into 1-inch chunks.
  2. Combine the melted butter, honey, orange peel, hot sauce, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Then add the chicken pieces and toss. Set aside for about 10 minutes to marinate.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  4. Arrange the chicken on the baking sheet. Drizzle any marinade left in the bowl over the chicken.
  5. Bake until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F, 15 to 20 minutes.