I feel like chicken is always a safe dish. My fail proof chicken meal is backed chicken. I pour cream of mushroom soup over chicken breast and in 1 hour a great meal. No other seasonings are needed. For sides I do rice and some sort of veggie. Guests always leave full
For the chicken, I coat a pan with olive oil then add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parsely, then put some chicken breasts in, and add more of everything on top then brush it around. I bake it in the oven, flipping halfway through.
For the pasta, I usually do penne. While it's cooking, I sautee some canellini beans and fresh spinach in oil and garlic with some red pepper flakes, then combine the spinach/bean mixture with the pasta. Adding some more oil or reserved pasta water if it seems dry. You can add cheese too if you want (parmesan or asiago work well). If it's someone I know doesn't like beans, I'll get a cheese or spinach/cheese tortellini instead of the penne, and just sautee spinach to go with it.
Dessert varies, usually something seasonal.
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
It varies, but right now it's oven-baked honey-mustard chicken with rice pilaf (from a box is fine) and steamed asparagus. Appetizer is mixed baby greens with tomatoes and a homemade vinaigrette (half olive oil, half balsamic vinegar, some salt and pepper).