Bruschetta Chicken Skewers

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From weeknight dinner to holiday appetizer in a flash.

We’ve learned a few tricks to turn Dream Dinners into dream appetizers during the busy holiday season. Founder Stephanie Allen loves to entertain, so she is always looking for fun ways to remix our recipes into appetizers when the holidays roll around.

One recipe on our November menu is Grilled Bruschetta Chicken Skewers. The skewers are perfect for dinner over rice, but when guests come knocking at the door, you can easily create a tasty appetizer when you bake the chicken, cut it, then place them on garlic crostini instead. Drizzle the chicken-topped crostini with the sauce.

Here are our instructions for this quick dinner, which of course, can be served as an appetizer, as well.

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Appetizer – Coconut Shrimp Skewers with Tropical Chili Sauce

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Simply delicious, tender shrimp coated with a sweet coconut crust served a Tropical Chili sauce.

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Holiday Cookie Remix

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We’ve already shared a great way to make homemade ice cream sandwiches for your holiday shindig, now it’s time to add a little extra flare to your holiday platter using these simple cookie remix ideas. 

It doesn’t take much to bake up something special for your friends and family, here a few ideas:

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Appetizer — Sesame Glazed Meatballs

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Holidays can be stressful, don’t let the need to entertain push you over the edge this year. Try something new by using your Dream Dinners Sesame Glazed Meatballs with Jasmine Rice to create the perfect entertaining appetizer.

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Appetizer — Herb Crusted Flank Steak

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Attending a party?

Required to bring an appetizer?

Leave the stress of planning, shopping and prepping behind and use our Dream Dinners favorite, Herb Crusted Flank Steak to create a delicious dish in half the time. 

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Appetizer — Pesto Cheese Ravioli with Chicken & Walnuts

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Between extracurricular activities and the holidays, this time of year often brings an increase in potluck or banquet celebrations — Dream Dinners has you covered.

Our Pesto Cheese Ravioli with Chicken and Walnuts is just as delicious when served chilled.

Simply prepare as directed prior to your event — remember, you’ll want to leave enough time to thoroughly chill the dish.  To create the perfect entertaining pasta salad we recommend leaving in your refrigerator overnight.

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Appetizer— Toasted Sesame Chicken Bites with Dipping Sauce

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You’ve got Thanksgiving Day covered — but what about the days leading up to the big event? Will friends and family be arriving early? Or are you keeping things simple and low key? Either way Dream Dinners can help with your entertaining.

This holiday season we will be releasing a series of Easy Entertaining Appetizers that remix current recipes to help make your holiday gatherings go off without a hitch.

Keep November simple with our NEW— Toasted Sesame Chicken with Sweet Chili Sauce.  This wonderful and delicious meal, makes the perfect weeknight appetizer. In just one extra step you can transform this dinner from entrée to bite sized, shareable pieces everyone, your kids included, will devour.

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Create Your Own Hot Cocoa Bar

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Inject a little extra holiday fun into your day by creating a simple DIY hot chocolate bar. This is perfect for kids (or adults) at a holiday party or even just to make your kids’ days a little sweeter while they’re home from school. We set up ours in the TV room so we could enjoy a cup of hot cocoa while watching our favorite Christmas movie.

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Appetizer: Terracotta Chicken Pitas

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It’s so easy to make this dinner appetizer ready for your next holiday gathering. Instead of spending hours prepping food in the kitchen, you’ll be able to join the party and enjoy time with family and friends.

A small bite full of Mediterranean flavor.

Direction

  1. Prepare chicken and warm pita as directed in cooking instructions.
  2. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces.
  3. Slice warm pita into 6 even slices.
  4. Top each slice with spoonful of hummus and piece of chicken.

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Appetizer: Flank Steak Skewers

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It’s so easy to make this dinner appetizer ready for your next holiday gathering. Instead of spending hours prepping food in the kitchen, you’ll be able to join the party and enjoy time with family and friends.

Our classic flank steak sliced thin and made into a delicious finger food.

Direction

  1. Prepare Herb Crusted Flank Steak as instructed.
  2. Let rest for 5 – 10 minutes.
  3. Slice thinly, against the grain at a 45° angle.
  4. Take slices of steak and thread on 6” skewers.

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