You won’t believe the incredible amount of flavor you get from just a handful of ingredients. The chicken is layered with the flavors of butter, garlic and parmesan cheese, and then it’s roasted until the cheese is nutty and golden brown. And, because fresh garlic is infused into bubbly, creamy butter, you can enjoy the signature garlic flavor without worrying about bits of garlic burning in the oven.
Serve the chicken pops with a vegetable and/or salad on the side for a complete meal. You can also serve the pops as an appetizer for entertaining and kid’s parties. Everyone loves them!
About the cake pop sticks: Look for cake pop sticks in the baking section of your grocery store. You can also use wooden picks or skewers.
Parmesan Chicken Pops With Marinara Recipe
- 2 tablespoons butter.
- 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed.
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces.
- Salt and ground black pepper.
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese.
- 1 cup marinara sauce for serving, warmed (or more if desired – it all depends on how much dunking you do!)
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: Place the butter and garlic in a small saucepan and set the pan over medium heat. Cook until the butter melts and is bubbling. Remove the pan from the heat.
Step 3: Insert the cake pop sticks (or wooden picks/skewers) into the chicken pieces. Brush the chicken with the melted garlic butter and season with salt and pepper (arrange the chicken on the parchment paper while you work).Dunk the chicken in the parmesan cheese and turn to coat.
Step 4: Return the chicken pops to the baking sheet.
Step 5: Bake for 20 minutes, until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through.Serve the chicken pops with the warm marinara sauce on the side.