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Dinner for Two Series: Garlic Butter Shrimp & Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

This date-night dinner is made to impress your special someone! These two recipes are show-stopping and super easy. Serve with a side salad, some wine, and you’ve got a delicious dinner for two!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword date night, Dinner For Two, Garlic Butter Shrimp, Teriyaki Chicken Thighs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Marinate 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


Garlic Better Shrimp Ingredients:

  • ½ lb white shrimp deveined
  • 1 tsp seafood seasoning
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp paprika

Teriyaki Chicken Thighs Ingredients:

  • 3 chicken thighs not skinless
  • Olive oil
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • ½ tbsp minced garlic
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

Side Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups butter lettuce
  • 1/4 cup green onion
  • 1 lemon cut in 4 wedges
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup croutons


Garlic Better Shrimp Instructions:

  • Prepare the shrimp. Remove the shells from the shrimp, but keep the tails.
  • In a bowl, season shrimp with seafood seasoning.
  • Refrigerate shrimp (covered, in a bowfor 2-3 hours.
  • Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and coat with olive oil. Then, line the shrimp up on the baking pan.
  • Bake shrimp in the oven at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
  • While the shrimp is baking, make the garlic butter sauce. In a bowl, melt butter and minced garlic. Add paprika and parsley for a little color.
  • Pour garlic butter sauce over the cooked shrimp, making sure each shrimp is well-coated. Place shrimp back in the oven for 2 minutes.

Teriyaki Chicken Thighs Instructions:

  • In a bowl, drizzle chicken thighs with olive oil. Then, add teriyaki sauce, minced garlic, and brown sugar. Mix until chicken is fully coated.
  • Heat a cast iron griddle over medium-high heat. Grease the griddle with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Grill the chicken thighs for about 5-10 minutes per side, just enough to get those gorgeous grill marks on the chicken. While it’s cooking, brush with leftover marinade.
  • Place chicken in a baking dish and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.