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Garlic Butter Chicken and Cauliflower in a black skillet with a wood spatula, blue and white striped towel, and around it on a blue gray background
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5 from 5 votes

Garlic Butter Chicken and Cauliflower

You can’t go wrong with rich garlicky butter sauce. This recipe for Garlic Butter Chicken Bites is made with cauliflower all in one pan. It’s a lower calorie, low carb recipe that also gluten free. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Chicken, Gluten Free, Low Carb
Servings: 4
Calories: 339kcal


  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken * cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt * divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper * divided
  • 4 tablespoons butter * divided
  • 1 head cauliflower * cut into florets
  • 6 cloves garlic * minced
  • 1/4 cup parsley leaves * roughly chopped


  • Season the pieces of chicken with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.
  • In a large, deep skillet or cast iron pan, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken and cook until golden brown on all sides and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Remove to a plate.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of the butter and the cauliflower florets to the hot pan. Season with the remaining salt and pepper.
  • Cook, stirring often, until lightly browned and just fork-tender, about 7-10 minutes. Remove to a plate.
  • Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the hot pan and then stir in the minced garlic and parsley.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, for one minute, then add back in the chicken and cauliflower and toss to coat.
  • Cook an additional minute or two until warmed through.
  • Garnish with extra parsley, if desired.



Tips and Techniques

  • To save time you can purchase pre-cut chicken.
  • Using fresh parsley is highly recommended for the best flavor. If you need to use dried, use half the amount called for in the recipe.
  • Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 3 days.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 826mg | Potassium: 1098mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 717IU | Vitamin C: 78mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg