Light, easy-to-make chicken dishes are wonderful for the heat of summertime. Because this dish cooks on the stovetop instead of in the oven, it doesn’t add as much heat to the house. In this dish, you cut the chicken into small pieces before marinating, so the marinade really soaks through the entire piece of chicken. After cooking, you are left with a platter of moist, juicy, and delicious chicken bites. Pair this with some lightly steamed vegetables and a salad, and you have a perfect summer meal.
Here’s how I make them:
Greek Chicken Bites Recipe
8 Bay Leaves, Crumbled
1 1/3 tablespoons Oregano
8 cloves Garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground Black Pepper
1 tablespoon Salt (I use THIS)
1¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
½ cup Olive Oil
3 pounds boneless skinless Chicken Thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
Mix together all of the ingredients but the chicken in a non-metallic bowl or dish (I do mine in a ceramic dish that has a lid). Once the marinade is mixed, add the chicken and stir so it’s thoroughly coated and covered.
Place your dish in the refrigerator and stir occasionally as your chicken marinates for at least 24 hours (I’ve left it marinating for up to three days, and the chicken just keeps getting more flavorful.).
Place your chicken along with the marinade in a large sauté pan. Cook over medium or medium-low heat (you want to simmer the chicken, not boil it) until the chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
Serve and enjoy.
NOTES: Chicken breasts can easily be substituted for chicken thighs if that’s your preference. I like thighs because they are moister. If you don’t have fresh garlic on hand, you can substitute 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.