No matter what type of a cook you consider yourself it’s good to have a few great recipes under your belt. So today I’m starting a new series of “Date Night Dinners.” Whether your cooking for a new beau or your in laws, you want the recipe to be fool-proof. While I love cooking, I’m no Julia Childs so I promise that all of the recipes in this series will be easy and quick to make.To kick things off I am sharing this chicken puff pastry recipe, one of my go-to weeknight dinners. Topped with chicken, pesto, tomatoes, and spinach these tarts taste delicious and look impressive – obviously the most important factor when you are cooking someone else dinner! These chicken puff pastry tarts take only a few minutes to put together and about 20 minutes to bake so they are perfect for a weeknight date at home. Read on below for our chicken puff pastry recipe!The best part about this recipe is you basically pile on already cooked ingredients meaning there’s not a ton of prep work. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut your puff pastry into 6 rectangles and prick the center of the puff pastry squares with a fork. (You want to leave the borders bare.) Combine the chicken with the pesto in a bowl. Top the center of the puff pastry squares with chicken, spinach, and tomatoes.Brush the edges of the puff pastry with beaten egg. Bake the tarts for 20-22 minutes until the pastry is risen and deep golden.I like to serve my tarts with a side salad or roasted veggies. Let me know if you enjoyed this recipe and would like to see more date night dinner ideas!
Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis