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!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
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.
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
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!
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.)
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.
Yes it sure can. See my recipe HERE on how to do that.
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.
When reheating leftovers, the sauce will be thicker than when you originally made it after being stored in the fridge, so it’s smart to add a splash of chicken stock to help thin it out.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.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)
- boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- all purpose flour
- salt and pepper
- garlic powder
- salted butter
- minced garlic
- chicken broth
- heavy cream
- grated Parmesan cheese
- red pepper flakes, optional
- 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. Set aside.
Next, 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. Serve and enjoy.
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Recipe inspiration from @summerbriii on Tik Tok
Marry Me Chicken (+Video)
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 Tablespoons oil
- 2 Tablespoons salted butter
- 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- ⅓ cup chopped sundried tomatoes
- fresh basil and parmesan (for garnish)
- cooked pasta, rice, egg noodles or mashed potatoes (for serving)
- In a shallow dish, mix together ½ cup all purpose flour, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, ½ teaspoon garlic powder and ½ teaspoon paprika.
- Coat each of the 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the flour mixture and place on a baking sheet or large plate. Set aside.
- Next, heat 2 Tablespoons oil and 2 Tablespoons salted butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add the coated chicken breasts and cook for about 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 2 Tablespoons minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute (or until fragrant)
- Stir in 1 cup chicken broth and 1 cup heavy cream, deglazing the pan as you stir.
- Then add 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon oregano and 1 teaspoon thyme then stir together on a low to medium heat.
- Finally, add ⅓ cup chopped sundried 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 basil and parmesan and serve warm (with the sauce) over cooked pasta, rice, egg noodles or mashed potatoes.
- 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.
- Deglazing just means you scrape up any bits off the bottom of the pan after adding liquid in (this adds flavor.)
- 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.
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