2 Easy Go-To Recipes For Dinner + Dinner Parties + Girls' Night In - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

This post contains affiliate links, meaning I’ll receive a small commission should you purchase using those links. All opinions expressed are my own. I receive no compensation for reviews.

2 Easy Go-To Recipes For Dinner + Dinner Parties + Girls' Night In
By Suzanne M. Johnson

2 Easy Go-To Recipes For Dinner + Dinner Parties + Girls’ Night In

Thank you for having me, Vilma! It’s always fun to brainstorm easy recipes that can be used at various functions and I’m so excited to share two of my faves with you today.

My Baked Chicken with Sun-dried Tomatoes is one of my go-tos because it can be prepared early (even the day before) and popped in the oven an hour before serving. Plus, the leftovers are amazing!

My Coconut Shrimp with Soy Marmalade is always a party pleaser. For an ice-breaker, I’ve even had guests become a part of the assembly line process – “dippers” and “dredgers.” Add in a little wine and whatever your event may be, it’ll be a hit!

I hope you enjoy,
Suzanne

Baked Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

from Southern Kid Bits & Mom Bites

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8.1 ounce jar basil pesto
  • 6 ounces goat cheese
  • 8.5 ounce jar sun-dried tomatoes
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup Italian style breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut each chicken breast in half and pound out into a thin slice. Cover each breast on one side with the basil pesto then add 2-3 teaspoons of goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes to the center of the cutlet. Roll each cutlet to cover the filling and place seam side down in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Cover with chicken broth and top with cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake for 30 minutes covered and 20 minutes uncovered.

Quick Tip: If you don’t have broth available, substitute water. Add just enough to cover the bottom of your dish. You’re not boiling the chicken, just keeping it moist.


 

Coconut Shrimp

from Master Bits & Mercenary Bites: Girls Night with Lexi Blake

  • 1 pound 21-30 count peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying (about 4-6 cups)

In a deep fryer, bring oil to 350 degrees. Mix together the panko breadcrumbs and coconut in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, egg and flour. Salt and pepper the shrimp and dredge into the milk mixture and then into the panko/coconut mixture. Drop the shrimp about 4 at a time into the oil and fry for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve with the soy marmalade sauce.

*soy marmalade*

Combine the orange marmalade and soy sauce in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat. Allow to simmer for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve with coconut shrimp.

  • USA Today bestselling author Suzanne Johnson is family trained, a south Georgia native who’s been cooking all of her life, creating not only some really unique food, but precious memories that re-occur every time she smells something simmering in the oven. In all of her books, Suzanne shows that making a delicious meal doesn’t have to be complicated–it just has to be made with love. So go ahead, don’t be bashful, dive right in. Who knows? You might just make a few memories of your own!

This post contains affiliate links, meaning I’ll receive a small commission should you purchase using those links. All opinions expressed are my own. I receive no compensation for reviews.

Subscribe for Updates:

Share This Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

On Facebook

SuperWebTricks Loading...

On Twitter

Read an excerpt from Vengeance by @RebeccaZanetti! @1001darknights https://t.co/YDZJZYs6Lj

Who else is so excited about the aftermovie?! 🙋🏻‍♀️ Did you see that the movie tie-in paperback is out as of this week?! I’m obsessed with this cover and this limited-edition bookbeau is… https://t.co/57C1TedUkX

Q&A with Kristen Proby on the Crossover Collection! https://t.co/ep2VVT6LDi @Handbagjunkie @1001darknights

Read an excerpt from A Dangerous Collaboration by @deannaraybourn! @berkleypub https://t.co/A8cY1YQkVR

Read an excerpt: From Breath and Ruin by @CarrieAnnRyan! https://t.co/E3K1A87PCS

Such a wonderful French market - Les Enfants Rouges. Cafés, wine, cheese, flowers. Heaven. 🥖 🧀 💐☕️ @ Les Enfants Rouges — at Les Enfants Rouges https://t.co/Z8DcySZqsx

Anyone else a @tatcha_v fan? Do you use their skin mist? 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ I love pretty much their entire collection (and their packaging is so so elegant and gorg) and recently they… https://t.co/0AaqpXp8S8

📣 𝐆𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐀𝐖𝐀𝐘 📣 #partner

Meet Aimee Sinclair: the actress everyone thinks they know but can’t remember where from.

Except one person.

Someone knows Aimee very well.

Ahhh I cannot wait to… https://t.co/CVivrd1T9f

Some of the cool places from last night here in #London. 🇬🇧 😍 @ London, United Kingdom — in London, United Kingdom https://t.co/dAspwHr7Ad

Oh gosh you guys. The tea. The tea shops. I’m in love. 😍 I bought a beautiful Alice in Wonderland tea set and I cannot wait to show you guys when I get home (tightly packed now). We had… https://t.co/CiEOvjT2IT

Oh gosh you guys. The tea. The tea shops. I’m in love. 😍 I bought a beautiful Alice in Wonderland tea set and I cannot wait to show you guys when I get home (tightly packed now). We had… https://t.co/HFPdHjK7uh

Hitting some touristy stops in London bc it’s my first time here! Taking #TheMister along in my adventures! 📖 Now off to get some tea... it’s chilly! @ Buckingham Palace — at Buckingham Palace https://t.co/NsUDj38fRa

Hitting some touristy stops in London bc it’s my first time here! Taking #TheMister along in my adventures! 📖 Now off to get some tea... it’s chilly! @ Buckingham Palace https://t.co/WoQpACRE8L

Don't miss this SPARKLY 5 STAR Review for Tinsel by @devneyperry - Vilma Iris @vilmairisblog https://t.co/egDWgORRUn

“I believe you can break me
But I’m saved for the one who saved me
We only look like young stars
Because you can’t see old scars”
.
Deeply evocative with tension tearing at the seams,… https://t.co/61v75D12nM

Review + Top Rec: Daisy Jones & The Six by @tjenkinsreid! @hellosunshine @randomhouse @rwitherspoon https://t.co/SAr0949XzR

Review: Make Me Bad by @authorrsgrey! https://t.co/YEo5OJeJkv

Beauty Review: @Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream! https://t.co/UsA01ueixY

Review: Tinsel by @devneyperry! https://t.co/QiUCrYd7bJ

February Reading Wrap Up - see what I read! https://t.co/gzhK98OPHa

Load More...