Date Night Dinners // Chicken Pesto Tarts

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.Easy individual chicken pesto tartsTo kick things off I am sharing one of my go-to weeknight dinners, individual chicken pesto tarts. 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 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 to get our recipe for individual chicken pesto tarts.Easy individual chicken pesto tartsThe best part about this recipe is you basically pile on already cooked ingredients meaning there’s not a ton of prep work.Easy individual chicken pesto tarts 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.Easy individual chicken pesto tartsBrush the edges of the puff pastry with beaten egg. Bake the tarts for 20-22 minutes until the pastry is risen and deep golden.Easy individual chicken pesto tartsI 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!Easy individual chicken pesto tarts

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Chicken And Pesto Puff Pastry Tarts
These savory individual tarts are quick to make and will impress all your dinner guests!
Easy individual chicken pesto tarts
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
tarts
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
tarts
Ingredients
Easy individual chicken pesto tarts
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut your puff pastry into 6 rectangles. Prick the center of the puff pastry squares with a fork. (You want to leave the borders bare.)
  3. Combine the chicken with the pesto in a bowl.
  4. Top the center of the puff pastry squares with chicken, spinach, and tomatoes.
  5. Brush the edges of the puff pastry with beaten egg.
  6. Bake the tarts for 20-22 minutes until the pastry is risen and deep golden. Serve with a side salad or roasted veggies.
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