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Taco Chicken Bites

The absolute easiest chicken recipe you will ever come across. These Taco Chicken Bites are simple, fun, and full of flavor. Perfect for busy weeknights!

Skillet filled with taco chicken bites

The Easiest Chicken Dinner Idea Ever

So we’ve all heard of #TacoTuesday, I mean, who hasn’t?!? But are you starting to feel like your go-to taco recipe is getting a bit… tired?

Well, say hello to the EASIEST chicken taco dinner EVER. These taco chicken bites will quench your taco craving all while being low carb, low fat, and low calorie. 

But, have no fear – low carb, low fat, and low cal does not mean no flavor! The lime and cilantro kick the fresh and light flavor up a major notch. 

Try this out for your next taco feast. They’re guaranteed to please your entire family. 

What Are Chicken Bites?

Chicken bites are the easiest and most fun way to eat chicken! My kids ask for them all the time and I love to serve them in place of nuggets. They are simply cubed pieces of boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

You can cube them yourself or even grab some already cubed at your local supermarket. 

A tip for getting your chicken bites into perfect and evenly sized cubes is to cut them while they are still slightly frozen. This creates less mess and makes for much easier cutting. 

In addition to being a great dinner option, these are also great as a party appetizer.

Ingredients for this Easy Chicken Recipe

The ingredients in this dish are so easy! If you don’t have taco seasoning in your pantry – you can easily make your own!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts 
  • taco seasoning
  • olive oil
  • fresh cilantro
  • Lime 

How to Make Taco Chicken Bites

Chicken: Cut your chicken into bite sized cubes. Toss the chicken with taco seasoning and let it stand for 15 minutes.

Bowl of chicken breasts cut into chunks

Cook: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken in batches and cook for 5 to 6 minutes each.

Skillet with seasoned chicken breast bites

Serve: Remove your skillet from heat. Garnish the chicken with chopped cilantro and serve with lime wedges. 

How to Serve Chicken Bites 

These chicken bites go great in tacos, burritos, or quesadillas. If you want to cut out the flour tortilla, you can opt for a corn tortilla or go without a tortilla entirely.

Serve them over a taco salad or rice – either Mexican rice or white rice. You can make a layered burrito bowl and top the whole meal with a fresh corn and black bean salsa. The amount of options here is crazy!

My kids love them as little dunkable bites. We dunk ours in cilantro lime dressing, salsa, or guacamole. 

Skillet with easy taco chicken bites

Tips for Storing and Reheating Leftover Chicken Bites

Leftovers can be stored in your refrigerator for 3-5 days in an airtight container. 

I also love how nicely these freeze. This makes them even more perfect and easier. I almost always have a bag in my freezer in case I need a super quick weeknight dinner or an impressive appetizer for surprise visitors. 

I like to reheat my taco chicken bites in a skillet over medium heat. Turn them often until they are heated through.

Skillet filled with chicken bites
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Taco Chicken Bites

The absolute easiest chicken recipe you will ever come across. These Taco Chicken Bites are simple, fun, and full of flavor. Perfect for busy weeknights!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy chicken dinner idea, family dinner idea, keto dinner idea, low carb chicken recipes, taco recipes
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 194kcal


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • cilantro, chopped, fresh
  • lime wedges, for serving


  • Toss chicken with taco seasoning and let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add chicken in batches and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve with lime wedges.


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg


  • Carrie Robinson
    Feb 21, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    5 stars
    I bet these chicken bites would be delicious on top of a taco salad! 🙂

  • Allyson Zea
    Feb 22, 2020 at 12:40 am

    5 stars
    These taco chicken bites and become a staple in my house! My kids devoured them!

    • Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 25, 2020 at 3:30 pm

      That’s great! I am very happy you enjoyed it!! Thank YOU! 🙂

  • Kimberly
    Feb 22, 2020 at 3:18 am

    These look scrumptious and I love how quick and easy they are to throw together!

    • Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 25, 2020 at 3:31 pm

      Thank YOU, Kimberly! 🙂

  • Dorothy Reinhold
    Feb 22, 2020 at 3:41 am

    I bet that pop of lemon and fresh cilantro add soooo much flavor! My kids will love these.

    • Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 25, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! Thank YOU! 🙂

  • Cathy
    Feb 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    These are a complete meal in themselves! SO flavorful!

    • Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 25, 2020 at 3:29 pm

      Thank YOU, Cathy! 🙂

  • Sara Welch
    Feb 24, 2020 at 12:06 am

    5 stars
    Wow; these look delicious! What a great idea for flavor! Adding these to my dinner line up for the week!

    • Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 25, 2020 at 3:29 pm

      Thank YOU, Sara! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  • wifi
    Aug 23, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    What can I use for seasoning if I don’t have “TACO SEASONING?”…any chance I have some spices in my home?

    • Katerina
      Aug 24, 2020 at 1:11 pm

      You can just mix together this homemade taco seasoning that I have:
      I hope that helps.

      • wifi
        Aug 24, 2020 at 10:55 pm

        Thanks for the reply! It worked out okay, but I learned that I’m not a fan of CUMIN ;). I should have known better though–I’ve never been a fan of “taco flavored” things. Doh! THANKS FOR THE EASY RECIPE!

  • Diane
    Aug 24, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    These look awesome! Any chance you can tell me how to make them in an air fryer? Thank You

    • Katerina
      Aug 25, 2020 at 11:41 am

      You want to preheat the Air Fryer to 400˚F, then, cook the chicken bites for around 6 to 8 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165˚F. Also, don’t crowd the air fryer. Cook the chicken in batches and don’t put more than one layer of chicken bites at a time.

  • Becky
    Mar 10, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    5 stars
    Great recipe!! I doubled it and served half of it over Mexican red rice with queso cheese sauce. There were no leftovers of this. The other half was finely chopped and made into quesadillas with Monterey Jack cheese for the grandkids the next day. Both dishes were a hit. Thanks for another great recipe.

    • Katerina Petrovska
      Mar 11, 2021 at 6:24 pm

      That’s great! I’m very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂


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