Marry Me Chicken

Marry Me Chicken

A close up of Marry Me Chicken in a dish with, rich and creamy cheesey sauce.

Make this Marry Me Chicken for you and your honey! Enjoy tender bites of juicy chicken in a rich, creamy, cheesy sauce with sun-dried tomatoes!

SAVORY TENDER, JUICY CHICKEN IN 35 MINUTES

Take your taste buds on a tantalizing adventure with this savory chicken dish. Marry Me Chicken is an irresistible combination of succulent roasted chicken, zesty sun-dried tomatoes and a cheesy smooth sauce. This recipe has gone viral over on Tik Tok and for good reason! The aroma alone will make mouths water and the flavor is truly something special. This dish is fancy enough for date nights yet simple enough for a weeknight meal!

A serving dish of Marry Me Chicken.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Why is it called Marry Me Chicken?

Seems like a silly name for a recipe, right?! Well, trust me, once you make it and give it a try, you'll understand why! It's so good you'll want to marry it and make it all the time. Also, some people say that once you make it for your partner, you'll win them over for life and they'll be proposing in no time.

What can I serve this chicken with?

Serve it with any of your favorite side dishes. I think it's delicious served over some pasta. If you need more inspiration, these are some of my faves:
- Melting Potatoes
- Grilled Corn
- Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
- Kale Salad
- Broccoli Casserole

Can I use other cuts of chicken?

You bet, however, this will change the cooking time required, especially if you choose a bone-in option. Always use a meat thermometer to ensure that your chicken has reached a safe internal temperature of 165F before serving and enjoying. This recipe works beautifully with chicken thighs!

Can I use store-bought grated parmesan?

You can; however, I find that getting a fresh block of cheese and grating it myself works best and brings the ultimate flavor (especially since it plays such a big part in the flavor of this dish.)

Do I have to use heavy cream?

Heavy cream brings that full and rich flavor you want with this recipe. I know it can be tempting to reach for a lighter option but the heavy cream is essential for this sauce.

How to store leftovers?

Once the leftovers have cooled, transfer the chicken and the remaining sauce to an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
If you served this over something like pasta or mashed potatoes, etc, those items need to be stored separately.

How to reheat leftovers?

When reheating leftovers, the sauce will be thicker than when you originally made it after being stored in the fridge, so it's smart to add a splash of chicken stock to help thin it out. You can use the microwave to reheat it or reheat using the stove top.

A round serving dish with chicken and sauce.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • all purpose flour
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic powder
  • paprika
  • oil
  • salted butter
  • minced garlic
  • chicken broth
  • heavy cream
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • red pepper flakes, optional
  • oregano
  • thyme
  • chopped sundried tomatoes
Chicken breasts, all purpose flour, salt,
 pepper, garlic powder, paprika, oil, salted butter, minced garlic, chicken broth, heavy cream, grated Parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, oregano, thyme,
chopped sundried tomatoes.

HOW TO MAKE MARRY ME CHICKEN 

In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Coat the chicken breasts in the flour mixture and place on a baking sheet or large plate.

A pan with flour coated chicken breasts.

Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the coated chicken breasts and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown.

A pan with cooked chicken breasts and a few ingredients around the baking dish.

Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside. In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Minced garlic in a pan.

Stir in the chicken broth and heavy cream, deglazing the pot as you stir. Then add the parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, oregano and thyme then stir together on a low to medium heat.

Heavy cream, chicken broth, red pepper flakes, spices, thyme, oregano, and parmesan cheese all in a pan.

Finally, add the chopped sun dried tomatoes to the skillet and stir until the sauce is combined well. Continue stirring while on a low simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce starts to thicken.

A pan of cream sauce with sundried tomatoes being stirred in.

Add the chicken back into the skillet and spoon the sauce over the chicken. Cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes until cooked through. The chicken is ready when the internal temperature reaches 165F degrees.

A pan with cooked chicken in the creamy, rich sauce.

Garnish with fresh chopped basil and grated parmesan. Serve and enjoy.

Close up looking down on chicken in a dish with sauce.

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Recipe inspiration from @summerbriii on Tik Tok

A close up of Marry Me Chicken in a dish with, rich and creamy cheesey sauce.
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Marry Me Chicken

This juicy, tender Marry Me Chicken recipe has a creamy sauce that is so rich and flavorful. The whole dish is so good, you'll be wanting to add it to your regular meal rotation!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Marry Me Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 772kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • cup chopped sundried tomatoes
  • Garnish with fresh basil and parmesan (serve over pasta ,rice or mashed potatoes)

Instructions

  • In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  • Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the coated chicken breasts and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown.
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the chicken broth and heavy cream, deglazing the pot as you stir. Then add the parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, oregano and thyme then stir together on a low to medium heat.
  • Finally, add the chopped sun dried tomatoes to the skillet and stir until the sauce is combined well. Continue stirring while on a low simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce starts to thicken.
  • Add the chicken back into the skillet and spoon the sauce over the chicken. Cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes until cooked through. The chicken is ready when the internal temperature reaches 165F degrees.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped basil and grated parmesan and serve warm over your favorite pasta, rice or potatoes.

Notes

  • Always use a meat thermometer to make sure the chicken is 165F internally before serving. 
  • You can use different cuts of chicken, just adjust cooking time as necessary. 
  • Feel free to serve this over pasta, rice, mashed potatoes, etc. 
  • You can add other vegetables to make this dish go further, or serve it with your favorite other sides. 
  • Don't ditch the heavy cream, it's what provides the sauce with so much rich flavor. 
  • I find grating my own parmesan cheese from a block helps make the sauce even better and it melts better than storebought stuff. 

Nutrition

Calories: 772kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 250mg | Sodium: 1285mg | Potassium: 1326mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1646IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 308mg | Iron: 3mg
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