What to Cook for a Dinner Party

If you have a dinner party coming up, you may need to think up some food ideas very quickly. There are hundreds of different recipes you can choose from, but what you settle on should be something appropriate, enjoyable, and easy enough to cook that there isn’t a high chance of making an error. Here are a few things you should consider when you start planning your next dinner party.

Grilled Chicken Pineapple Sliders

Begin this recipe an hour early by whisking together lemon juice, lime juice, cider vinegar, and salt and pepper in a large bowl and then letting it cool in your refrigerator for an hour. Cook one-half of a skinless, boneless chicken breast half per guest on a lightly oiled grill, then marinate it in your sauce. Grill a pineapple slice for two to three minutes and add it to the top. You can also add lettuce, onions, or any other vegetables you desire to this simple and delicious slider.

Spring Chicken Stew

One of the advantages of a crock pot recipe is that you can prepare it at the beginning of the day and let it cook while you deal with other tasks. This recipe requires a large chicken, which you then need to joint. Place it in a casserole pan with three tablespoons of olive oil and any seasonings you like, then cook it for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Add the seasoned chicken to your crock pot with six cloves of garlic, a large onion, a handful of asparagus spears, and a cup of fresh peas. Cook for at least 45 minutes, then remove the chicken from the bone. You can keep it hot using the crock pot until it is ready to serve.

Chicken Katsu

For a taste of a Japanese dish, take two halved chicken breast halves and tenderize them until they are about ¼ inch thick. Arrange three separate bowls with flour, a beaten egg, and Panko bread crumbs. Dip the chicken into the flour, then the egg, then the bread crumbs. Add it to a skillet with some coconut oil and cook until the meat is white all the way through.

When considering these and other recipes, keep your guests in mind. Arrange the meal to their tastes, and you will have a great dinner party.