The development has been hailed as a landmark moment across the meat industry.
By weight, 60% of the mammals on earth are livestock, 36% are humans and only 4% are wild.
The cells for Eat Just’s product are grown in a 1,200-litre bioreactor and then combined with plant-based ingredients.
Initial availability would be limited, the company said, and the bites would be sold in a restaurant in Singapore.
The product would be significantly more expensive than conventional chicken until production was scaled up, but Eat Just said it would ultimately be cheaper.
He said cultivated meat was unlikely to become mainstream for some years, until it matched the cost of conventional meat.
Hsin Huang, the secretary general of the International Meat Secretariat, which represents the global meat and livestock industry, agreed the cultured meat approval was a significant moment. »