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Garlic Parmesan Chicken Bites

Ingredients:

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1-ounce Parmesan cheese (about 1/4 cup freshly grated or 1/3 cup store-bought), plus more for serving
  • 3 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thighs, or a combination
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, divided
  • Red pepper flakes, for serving (optional)

Instructions:

Mince 3 garlic cloves. Finely grate 1-ounce Parmesan cheese on the small holes of a box grater (about 1/4 cup) if needed, or measure 1/3 cup store-bought grated. Pick the leaves from 3 fresh parsley stems and finely chop until you have 1 teaspoon.

Cut 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken into 1-inch pieces. Place in a large bowl, add 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and toss to coat.

Melt 2 tablespoons of the unsalted butter in a large cast iron or stainless-steel skillet over medium heat. Add half of the chicken in a single layer. Cook until golden-brown and the chicken easily releases from the bottom of the pan, about 4 minutes. Toss and cook until golden-brown on the second side and cooked through, about 2 minutes more.

Transfer the chicken to a plate. Melt 1 tablespoon of the unsalted butter in the skillet and repeat cooking the remaining chicken. Transfer to the same plate.

Reduce the heat to low. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, garlic, chicken, and any accumulated juices on the plate to the skillet. Cook until the butter melts and the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove the skillet from the heat, add the Parmesan cheese, and toss to coat. Garnish with the parsley, more Parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes if desired.

 

Recipe Notes:

Storage: Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

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