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Easy Boneless Chicken Bites

These easy boneless chicken bites are simply seasoned and cooked in the air fryer. Ready in 15 minutes from start to finish they are a perfect quick meal, appetizer or snack.

Chicken bites on a plate with mustard dip.

We love boneless bites. They are quick and easy and there are just so many ways to season them. They are great as a main meal, or an appetizer, and I’ve even been known to whip up a quick batch for a snack.

These boneless chicken bites are cooked in the air fryer, so they are super fast to make and they contain no added oils or fats, making them a pretty healthy choice.

They are also not breaded or coated in anything other than spices making them a gluten free.

Ingredients & Substitutions

This recipe calls for boneless skinless chicken breast and simple seasoning with ingredients I’m sure you have in your pantry. You will need:

  • Smoked paprika
  • Chili powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Dried mustard
  • Dried oregano
  • Salt

You can even double or triple the ingredients and make a jar to keep in the pantry.

Or you can use this homemade taco seasoning. I always have a jar in the pantry and it is great on these chicken bites.

If you want to keep things even simpler, then any of your favourite pre-made seasonings will work.

Once they are cooked I like to serve them with my homemade honey mustard dip or this super easy homemade chunky blue cheese dip.

Chicken bite dipped in mustard sauce

Step by Step Instructions

  • Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces
  • Add the seasonings and toss to coat
  • Place the chicken in an air fryer basket, set the fryer to 380 degrees for 12 minutes
  • Half way through the cook cycle, remove the basket and give it a shake
  • While the chicken is cooking, prepare the honey mustard dip, if using
Chicken bites on a plate with honey mustard dip

How to serve

These chicken bites are great on their own, but they are also perfect on top of a salad or in a wrap. We make these often, just because they are so versatile.

The other great thing about this recipe is that it is so easy to customize. If you are craving buffalo boneless chicken bites you can toss these in some hot sauce and serve them with blue cheese dip.

Top Tips & FAQS

Can I bread these chicken bites?

You can. If you want breading on these, you can mix the seasoning with 2 tablespoons of flour, or ¼ cup of breadcrumbs and then toss the chicken in it.

Will these keep well after they’ve been cooked?

They keep very well and make a great grab and go lunch. Just put them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should keep for a couple of days. They also freeze well.

More Easy Chicken Recipes

More air fryer recipes to try:

Air fryer steak bites with cowboy butter – by Best Beef Recipes
Air fryer chicken drumsticks – by The Busted Oven
Flamin’ hot chicken strips – by
Air fryer sweet potato fries – by Upstate Ramblings

Tried this recipe? Please leave a comment or rating to let me know!

Printable Recipe

Chicken bites on a plate

Easy Boneless Chicken Bites

4.68 from 28 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 316kcal
Author: Deanna


  • 1.5 Pounds Boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoon Smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Dried mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp Salt

Honey Mustard Dip

  • ¼ Cup Mayonaise
  • 1 tablespoon Yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Honey


  • Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces, approximately 1 inch cubes.
  • Place the chicken in a bowl, add the spices and toss to coat.
  • Place the chicken in the air fryer and spread them out as evenly as you can.
  • Set the air fryer to 380 degrees for 12 minutes. At the half way mark, remove the basket and shake to help ensure even cooking.
  • While the chicken is cooking, mix the mayoniase, mustard and honey. Set aside.
  • When the chicken is done, remove from the fryer. Serve immediatly with the dip on the side.


Estimated Nutrition Facts
Easy Boneless Chicken Bites
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Recipe Rating


Friday 24th of February 2023

Made these for dinner, the family requested nuggets. After putting them in the air fryer I was concerned that they wouldn’t have the nugget look as requested so I quickly made more with the drown out dredging process. These came out of the air fryer and were a big hit, fierce is actually how they were referenced. My son suggested these are healthy nuggets. Thank you!


Monday 27th of February 2023

Thank you so much. I'm glad your family enjoyed them as much as we do. They are a staple in our house, made at least a couple of times a week.


Thursday 11th of November 2021

I cannot cook chicken. I either over cook or under cook every time. I followed this recipe exactly and these chicken bites were perfect, even the little tiny pieces got good! I dipped em in ranch.


Saturday 13th of November 2021

So glad to hear you finally found success cooking chicken! And yes, they are great dipped in ranch.


Sunday 24th of November 2019

Love how easy these are! These are perfect for any busy weeknight!


Sunday 24th of November 2019

Thank you! We love how easy they and versatile they are and make them often when things get busy.

Caitlyn Erhardt

Wednesday 20th of November 2019

These look so tasty! My son and husband would devour these!


Sunday 24th of November 2019

Thank you! They never last long in this house when we make them. :)

Isabelle @ Crumb

Wednesday 20th of November 2019

These look delicious! I never think to use my air fryer for dishes like this, which is kind of a shame because there's so much more to life than just fries. :) That honey mustard sounds like the perfect accompaniment.


Sunday 24th of November 2019

Thank you! I use my air fryer much more than I ever thought I would. In fact, I have a whole series of air fryer recipes coming to show just how useful it is. And that dip is amazing, we love it on chicken fingers too.