A healthier twist on traditional boneless chicken wings, these dairy and gluten-free boneless chicken bites are delicious and allergy-friendly. This recipe is a simple and nutritious family meal everyone will love! Boneless chicken bites are a tasty and guilt-free way to satisfy your cravings for boneless wings without sabotaging a healthy diet.
Whether looking for a quick, easy weeknight dinner or a simple yet satisfying weekend meal, boneless chicken bites are a great choice. Give them a try this week and watch them become an instant family favorite!
Why You’ll Love Boneless Chicken Bites
Boneless Chicken Bites are allergy-friendly – These boneless chicken bites are dairy-free and gluten-free, making them perfect for those with dietary restrictions.
They are healthier – These chicken bites are made from chicken breast and cooked perfectly with olive oil, making them a healthy alternative.
This recipe is easy to make – This recipe is simple and easy to follow, requiring minimal prep work.
They are versatile – These chicken bites can be served as an appetizer or main course and paired with various dipping sauces and side dishes.
Boneless Chicken Bites are delicious – The combination of gluten-free flour, tender chicken breast, and flavorful spices make this chicken bites recipe a crowd-pleaser.
They are perfect for meal prep – You can make a big batch of boneless chicken bites and store them in the fridge or freezer for quick and easy meals throughout the week.
What do You Serve with Boneless Chicken Bites
Boneless chicken bites are a versatile dish served as a snack, appetizer, or main course. Here are some great ideas for what to serve with boneless chicken bites.
Dipping Sauces – Honey mustard, BBQ sauce, buffalo sauce, sriracha mayo, or sweet and sour sauce are all great dipping options.
Veggies – Serve your chicken bites with fresh veggies like carrot sticks, celery sticks, cherry tomatoes, or cucumber slices.
Salad – Pair your chicken bites with a simple side salad.
Fries – Crispy fries, sweet potato fries, or tater tots make an excellent side for chicken bites.
Rice or Quinoa – Serve your chicken bites with rice or quinoa to make it a more filling meal.
Coleslaw – Coleslaw is a great side dish for chicken bites.
Ingredients You Will Need
- 4 pounds of chicken breasts (skin and fat removed)
- Gluten-Free Flour or Almond Flour (I like to mix half and half)
- Panko Bread Crumbs (optional)
- Almond Milk
- Egg (optional)
- Seasoned Salt
- Sea Salt
- Garlic Powder
- Black Pepper
- Olive Oil for cooking
- Buffalo or BBQ Sauce
How to Cut Chicken Into Bites
Start by trimming any excess fat from the chicken breasts, if necessary.
Lay the chicken strips flat on a cutting board and cut them into bite-sized pieces with a sharp knife or kitchen scissors. Pieces should be about 1 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. These KitchenAid Kitchen Scissors are perfect for the job.
The chicken pieces must be roughly the same size to cook evenly.
How to Know if Chicken is Done?
The most reliable way to know if the chicken is done is to check its internal temperature with a meat thermometer. The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165°F (75°C) to be considered fully cooked and safe to eat. Click this link for a super affordable digital meat thermometer.
If you can pierce the chicken with a fork or knife, the juices should run clear, not pink or red. Also, the chicken should feel firm, and the flesh should not be translucent or rubbery. Lastly, cooked chicken should be white or light brown in color, not pink.
It’s important to note that the cooking time for chicken will vary depending on the cut, size, and cooking method used. It is best to use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature and ensure the chicken is fully cooked.
How to Make Boneless Chicken Bites
Use Kitchen scissors to cut the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces – about 1-inch chunks.
Put chicken pieces in a bowl with almond milk. (You can add an egg to the milk, but it is not required.)
Let the chicken sit in milk while you mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
Heat skillet to medium heat and pour in olive oil.
Remove chicken bites from the milk mixture and place them into the flour mixture. Coat well.
Add coated chicken bites into a skillet and cook for approximately 3-5 minutes on each side, cooking to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
How to Sauce Up Boneless Chicken Bites
Place fully cooked chicken bites on a plate covered with a paper towel to remove excess oil.
After sitting for 2 minutes, place desired amount of chicken bites into a gallon ziplock bag. Pour ½ cup of your favorite sauce into the bag and shake until all chicken bites are coated. Carefully pour them onto a plate and enjoy!
Ingredient Variations and Substitutions
Chicken – You can use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts or bone-in chicken pieces instead of boneless chicken pieces.
Flour – You can use other flour blends or corn starch instead of gluten-free flour.
Seasonings – Experiment with different herbs and spices to give your chicken bites a unique flavor. Try old bay, cayenne pepper, or Italian seasoning.
Dipping Sauces – You can serve the chicken bites with various sauces, such as honey mustard, buffalo, BBQ sauce, sweet and sour sauce, or sriracha sauce.
Remember that any ingredient substitution may affect the taste and texture of the chicken bites, so it’s best to experiment and find your favorite combination of ingredients.
Boneless Chicken Bites Recipe Tips
Cut the chicken into even-sized pieces. This will ensure that the chicken cooks evenly and all the pieces are done simultaneously.
Add panko breadcrumbs to your flour mixture for a lighter and crispier coating.
Use a ziplock bag to evenly coat chicken bites with your favorite sauce.
Serve with additional dipping sauces for added flavor.
Storing, Freezing, and Reheating Boneless Chicken Bites
To store boneless chicken bites, allow them to cool completely after cooking, then transfer them to an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag. You can store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To freeze boneless chicken bites, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag and label them with the date. Store in the freezer for 2-3 months.
To reheat the boneless chicken bites, you can bake them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10-12 minutes until warm and crispy. You can also reheat them in an air fryer or a skillet over medium heat. Here is a link to purchase the air fryer we use. We love it!
Boneless Chicken Bites for the Win
Boneless chicken bites are a nutritious alternative to boneless chicken wings because they are dairy and gluten-free and made using 100% chicken breast. Instead of ordering takeout, try this quick recipe and feel satisfied knowing you are eating a much healthier option.
Remember to follow the recipe tips for the best results, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different seasonings and dipping sauces to make them your own. Place leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer for a quick and easy meal or snack later.
Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Boneless Chicken Bites
- Cutting Board
- Sharp Knife or Scissors
- Skillet or Pan
- Fork and Spatula
- measuring spoons and cups
- 4 pounds Chicken Breasts
- 2 cups Almond Milk
- 1 Egg (optional)
- 3 cups Gluten Free Flour or Almond Flour
- 1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs (optional)
- 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Paprika
- 1 Tbsp Seasoned Salt
- 1 Tbsp Sea Salt
- 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Tbsp Black Pepper
- Use kitchen scissors or sharp knife to cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces – about 1-inch chunks.
- Put chicken pieces in a bowl with almond milk. You may add an egg to the milk, but it is not required.
- Let chicken soak in milk, while you mix all dry ingredents in a separate bowl.
- Heat the skillet to mediium heat and pour in olive oil.
- Remove chicken bites from milk and place into the flour mixture. Coat well.
- Add coated chicken bites into the skillet and cook for approximately 3-5 minutes per side, cooking to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
- Once chicken bites are fully cooked, place them on a plate covered with a paper towel to remove excess oil.
- After sitting for 2 minutes, place desired amount of chicken into a gallon ziplock bag.
- Pour 1/2 to 3/4 cup of your favorite sauce into the bag and lightly shake.
- Shake until all chicken bites are coated. Carefully pour them onto a plate and enjoy!