Papa John’s – Chicken Parmesan Papa Bites (Review)

The Chicken Parmesan Papa Bites are just one of three varieties of Papa Bites available at Papa John’s. Other varieties include Jalapeno Papa Bites with ranch sauce, and a sweet dessert option, Oreo Cookie Bites served with icing for dipping.

Today, we are here to tell you what we think about the Chicken Parmesan Papa Bites. Keep reading to find out if our food rankers think these are worth checking out!

Papa John’s Chicken Parmesan Papa Bites Review

These Papa John’s bites consist of chunks of grilled chicken, pizza sauce, and a blend of mozzarella and parmesan cheeses rolled up in pizza dough and baked. They are finished with garlic and parmesan seasoning and served with a side of extra pizza sauce for dipping.

Here’s a picture of the first ones we received:

Papa John's Chicken Parmesan Papa Bites

 

Our order of bites seemed to be a little overcooked with some of the Chicken Parmesan Papa Bites looking quite brown on top. We hoped that this wouldn’t take away from the experience as the filling looked and smelled delicious. However, it did make the dough chewier and tougher to eat, especially as the bites cooled. We hope that any future orders are cooked just a tad less than this.

Now, we get to the good part of this review. These little bites definitely pack a lot of flavor! The chunks of chicken had great flavor and texture, and there was a nice amount of it along with the gooey, melty cheese. Most reviewers could taste each component on every bite, from the chicken to the parmesan and herby pizza sauce. These proved to be popular with our crew and rather filling.

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Most reviewers thought that the pizza dipping sauce was a good choice of accompaniment to these Papa John’s Bites. The additional herby tomato flavor complimented the other ingredients well.  One reviewer preferred dipping theirs in the Special Garlic sauce that came with their pizza for an extra punch of garlic flavor. You can try both and tell us which one you like!

Update: Papa John’s read our original review of these and reached out to us requesting that we give them another try. They even provided a coupon code, so we could enjoy more Papa Bites next time we got together for some Papa John’s Pizza. Here’s what we thought of the ones we got in May 2023.

Chicken Parmesan papa bites photo

As you can see, this order of Chicken Parmesan Papa Bites was cooked better than the previous one. That allowed the delicious flavors to take center stage, and they really delivered. These were every bit as yummy as the first order, so there’s really nothing to complain about. You should totally consider adding these as a side to your next Papa John’s order!

Summary and Rating

We really enjoyed our Chicken Parmesan Papa Bites and will definitely order them again. The only reason these were originally marked down in ratings is that they were a bit overcooked and tough to chew. Without that flaw, the average would be a 9.4, which is what we chose to give the second order we tried 🙂

Pros

  • Good combination of ingredients
  • Very flavorful
  • Nice ratio of chicken to other fillings
  • Substantial side order
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Cons

  • The first ones we tried were a little overcooked

Papa John’s Chicken Parmesan Papa Bites come in a serving of 8 rolls for $5.99, although prices may vary. You can check out the menu and order online.

Original Rating 8.3/10

New Rating: 9.4/10

We hope that you enjoyed reading our review of Papa John’s Chicken Parmesan Papa Bites and that you find it helpful. If you have tried these yourself, we would like to know what you think of them. Please leave us a comment below.

 

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