Everything Chicken Bites with Cream Cheese Yogurt Dip
Is it too much if I say these Everything Chicken Bites with Cream Cheese Yogurt Dip really are everything? Probably, but I will say they’re super tasty and really easy to make. Years ago I posted a recipe for Cream Cheese Stuffed Everything Chicken and it was immediately super popular and has been ever since. I mean, a low carb chicken dish stuffed with cheese and coated with a salty, garlicky, savory crust…what’s not to like? I’ve been obsessed with making different flavors of chicken bites over the past year, so I thought a twist on that recipe that takes just 20 minutes might go over just as well!
For the Everything Chicken Bites, you’ll just coat the chicken in flour, egg white, and Everything Bagel Seasoning, and then you’ll cook them up in some olive oil on the stovetop until the everything crust is golden. It’s super quick and easy! For the dip, you just stir together a few ingredients you probably already have on hand and voila! Easy breezy. In addition to being tasty and simple, a serving of these Everything Chicken Bites with Cream Cheese Yogurt Dip is just 236 calories, 3 grams of carbs, or 4 Green, 2 Blue, or 2 Purple WW (Weight Watchers) SmartPoints! To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
If you’re wondering what the “Everything” in Everything Chicken Bites is, I will happily introduce you! If you’ve ever had an everything bagel, you’ll recognize that the seasoning in question is the mixture they sprinkle on top of those bagels. Everything bagel seasoning is a mixture of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic, onion, and salt. Back in 2015 when I first posted my Cream Cheese Stuffed Everything Chicken, I never saw this seasoning being bottled and sold in stores, so I just made my own. Nowadays, I see that spice mix everywhere! Trader Joe’s, Target’s Good & Gather line, McCormick, Walmart’s Sam’s Choice line – they all have a version. Since it’s so prevalent now, I used a pre-mixed one in this recipe, and it worked great! Plus, I love having this seasoning on hand. It’s great on avocado toast or hard-boiled eggs, among other things!
This dish is cooked in the same manner as my Blackened Chicken Bites, Greek Chicken Bites, and Nashville Hot Chicken Bites, so if you’re already a fan of those, you’ll want to try these as well! The method is super easy on the stovetop and comes together quickly for a weeknight dinner. I often buy a big pack of chicken breasts at the store and then trim them down to make 5-6 oz cutlets to use in recipes. Everything I cut off to make the cutlets gets cut into chunks to make chicken bites! It’s easy to weigh out 1 lb or 1.5 lb of chicken chunks and freeze them for later in a quart size freezer bag. That way, I always have some on hand!
Looking for more tasty, lightened up, Chicken recipes? Check out my Blackened Chicken Bites, Greek Chicken Bites, Nashville Hot Chicken Bites, Crispy Onion Dip Chicken, Apple and Brie Stuffed Chicken, Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing, Strawberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken, Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Bake, Lemon Garlic Chicken and Beans Skillet, Cream Cheese and Herb Stuffed Chicken, Tuscan Olive Chicken, Crispy Cheddar Chicken with Cream Sauce, Baked Chicken Tenders, Pimento Cheese Stuffed Chicken, Cream Cheese Stuffed Everything Chicken, and so many more in the Chicken category of my recipe index!
Everything Chicken Bites with Cream Cheese Yogurt Dip
- 1 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature (also labeled Neufchatel cheese)
- 1/3 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon skim milk
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
- salt and pepper, to taste
- garlic powder, to taste
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small bite-sized pieces
- 2 tablespoons everything bagel seasoning, (Trader Joe’s, Target’s Good & Gather, McCormick, and several other brands have a version)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 1 large egg white
- In a small mixing bowl, stir together the cream cheese, yogurt, milk, and chives until smooth. Season to your preference with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Refrigerate until using.
- Place the chicken pieces in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with the flour. Use a spoon or fork to stir/toss to coat. Add the well-beaten egg white to the floured chicken and stir to coat. Sprinkle in the Everything Bagel seasoning and stir to coat the chicken pieces.
- Add the oil to a large sauté pan/walled skillet and bring over med-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken pieces and stir to break them up and coat them in the oil. Cook the chicken for 7-8 minutes, stirring every couple minutes (you don’t want to stir super frequently because the chicken needs time to brown and get a golden “crust” on each side). Once the chicken is cooked through and browned on the outside, remove from heat and serve with the dipping sauce from step one.
5 per (3.5 ounces chicken + 2 tablespoons dip) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)
Could you please update to include the flour and egg white amounts?
Fixed! Not sure how that happened, thanks for catching it!
Oh these look amazing
Can you sub another flour to make them paleo?
I am wondering the same thing! Thanks for asking 🙂
Can these be made in the air fryer instead of in a pan with oil? Thank you!
Looks delicious! Have you had any experience adding any form of hot sauce, jalepeno, horseradish, etc. to the dip to give it a little kick?
We really liked this one! We loved the Cream Cheese stuffed chicken and this was a fun variation. The only thing we did differently is used olive oil spray because somehow we missed that we were out of olive oil! Still turned out pretty well though. 🙂
Glad to hear they were a hit for you!
I love how simple, yet satisfying this recipe is. I made this the other night at a friend’s house and it was a healthy crowd pleaser! The main parameter of all my recipes is that they need to be healthy, reasonably low calorie and delicious enough for my family to eat. I would not have been able to lose 60 pounds over the past two years without getting my family on board. You gotta have good recipes to win over your kids and spouses, that’s for sure! I really enjoy all the creative recipes you post. Lightened up comfort foods are a must for any weight loss or health improvement efforts! Thank you for sharing.
I’m so thrilled that this was a hit for you, Amanda! Congrats on your weight loss, that’s amazing! So glad you’re enjoying my site.
Loved this recipe. I used a little too much egg white and my pan was not happy but that was my fault for measuring one egg from my carton of egg whites and not thinking it through that a single egg white is not the same as the measurement you use to replace a whole egg. Still delicious and a burned some calories scrubbing my pan!
Chicken was a hit and so easy to make. Yogurt sauce a bit thin but that might be my issue not the recipe. Will definitely make again and experiment with the sauce.I agree with a previous review and would easily make this for a crowd/potluck. Thanks for the recipe!
Love the crunchy exterior and tender inside. The bite sized pieces make cooking fast (nice in the summer). I mixed thighs and breasts. I served with yellow rice and an Italian chunk salad.
I’ve made these twice now. This is my go to recipe for chicken when packing my lunch. It can be put on salad, eaten as is with the sauce which I really like, added to black bean soup. So may options. I need to try the other chicken bite flavors!
So good! We loved the chicken and it was soooo easy. Perfect weeknight meal.
These were delicious! Easy to make and my husband said they could be an appetizer on the menu at a restaurant!!! The dipping sauce was great too!!
Y U M! Made these lovelies and ate them with some Tsatziki i made earlier. A keeper.