Chicken Bites

12 Comments 23 May 2011

chicken bites

Seriously easy snack.

Chicken bites what? I know, it’s a misleading title. Anyway. It’s meant to be ‘Little bit sized pieces of chicken’ but that didn’t really work as a recipe title.
I saw this on the BBC Good Food website (which I love) and immediately recognised my type of recipe: tasty and easy. Bingo! One thing I love about this is that not only is it quick, it’s convenient for popping in the oven anytime you need a snack. Also a great party food. For big kids and little.
So now it’s time to share. Hope you enjoy these!

Dice the chicken into bite sized pieces.

chicken in red pesto

Mix the chicken pieces in with red pesto.

chicken in breadcrumbs

Stir the pesto covered chicken peices in a tray full of breadcrumbs.

chicken in breadcrumbs on baking tray

Set the chicken pieces out on baking parchment on a baking tray so they aren't touching each other. Place the trays in the freezer.

chicken freezer portions

Divide the frozen chicken pieces into individual portions, label and keep in the freezer.

chicken bites

Turn the oven on before you leave on the school run, pop a portion (or several) in the oven when you get back and in 15 minutes you have a tasty, healthy snack!

Or, for the printable version:
Chicken Bites
Recipe Type: snack
Author: Michelle Garrett
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Chicken bites are a quick, easy and healthy after school snack.
  • 4 boneless chicken breast fillets
  • 6 tablespoons red pesto
  • breadcrumbs from approximately 5 slices of bread
  • olive oil
  1. Cut the chicken breasts into bite sized pieces. There should be around 15 pieces per breast.
  2. Mix the chicken pieces with the red pesto in a bowl, until the chicken is completely covered.
  3. Mix the pesto covered chicken pieces with the breadcrumbs. I use a large baking tray.
  4. Set the breadcrumb covered pieces on the baking trays and place in the freezer.
  5. Once frozen divide the pieces up into portions in freezer bags and keep in the freezer ready for cooking.
  6. Preheat the oven to 220C or 200C fan. Cover a baking tray with a thin layer of olive oil and place in the oven to heat up for 2-5 minutes.
  7. Cook the chicken pieces for about 15 minutes.

Your Comments

12 Comments so far

  1. Yum – looks tasty and easy – one to save!

  2. Christine says:

    Hi, thanks for the follow, I look forward to reading another Expat’s view of the world, there doesnt seem to be too many of us about, or else Im not looking hard enough.


    • Michelloui says:

      Hello!! There’s a few of us around! Check out my links section on expat websites. that will lead you to a few.

  3. Susan Kane says:

    I am printing this recipe out even as I type. Looks/sounds delicious.

  4. Nilofer says:

    Seems to be very easy. Thanks. Do visit my blog and leave your footprints by posting comments

  5. Londonzest says:

    Love this! My boyfriend would be sucker for these…especially when the footie is on, he loves his finger food! x LondonZest

  6. I do something similar with all the zucchini that comes out of my garden in high summer and I dip them in so much marinara that I turn into a big tomato! Yummy.

  7. These look fantastic! I like that it’s baked, not deep fried. Will have to try these!

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