Marry Me Chicken

Published Date: January 10, 2023

If you haven’t heard about this viral TikTok recipe, Marry Me Chicken, yet…you are in for a treat! It’s SO good the folktale goes that if you make this recipe for your special someone, they will propose after the first bite!

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • If you love blush sauce, this is the dish for you! It’s the perfect blend of creamy and flavorful! Similar to an alfredo and red sauce mash up, this dish is the world’s best blend of flavors!
  • It’s perfect for a date night, family night or even a solo night-in! This recipe is so versatile and simple to make but feels like a fancy dinner from a restaurant kitchen.

Marry Me Chicken Ingredients

  • Chicken Breasts, boneless and skinless
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Oil
  • Butter
  • Minced Garlic
  • Chicken Broth
  • Parmesan, grated
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Sun Dried tomatoes,
  • Garnish with fresh basil and parmesan

*see recipe card for amounts

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How to Make Recipe Title (in/on cooking method) ie: “On the stove/In a Crockpot/in the Oven

Step 1: In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.

Step 2: 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 and cooked through. 

Step 3: Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.

Step 4: In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.

Step 5: Stir in the chicken broth and heavy cream, deglazing the pot as you stir. Then add the parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, oregano, and stir together on a low to medium heat.

Step 6: Finally, add the sun dried tomatoes to the skillet and stir until the sauce is well combined. Continue stirring and on a low simmer for 5 minutes as the sauce thickens and bubbles.

Step 7: Add the chicken back in for 10 more minutes, spooning the sauce over the chicken, until heated through.

Step 8: Garnish with fresh chopped basil and grated parmesan and serve warm over your favorite pasta, rice or potatoes.

Storage and Reheating Notes

This dish is best when enjoyed fresh but can be reheated for delicious leftovers!

IN THE FRIDGE: Store in a gallon size baggie or air tight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. I do not recommend mixing the pasta into this dish if you plan to have leftovers because as it cools, the sauce sticks to the noodles and it’s a bit harder to reheat. I would put individual servings of pasta on each place, top with chicken, then pour over the sauce. Then, store the sauce and chicken in one container, separate from the pasta and refrigerate.

REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Reheat in a microwave or on a stove top until heated through.

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Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Can I use the parmesan cheese that comes pre-made in a canister?

You can, but we don’t recommend it. Freshly grated parmesan melts better than processed cheeses and has a bolder flavor.

Can I substitute milk or water for the heavy cream?

We don’t recommend that you use water. You can use milk if you prefer but it most likely won’t thicken as well as heavy cream. If you do plan to use milk, you might want to add butter and flour before the milk to make a roux.

What should I serve with Marry Me Chicken?

Marry Me Chicken is perfect over pasta, rice or mashed potatoes but if you would rather opt for a lower calorie side, it also pairs well with steamed broccoli or green beans,

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Marry Me Chicken

Marry Me Chicken is TikTok's newest viral recipe. It's creamy, juicy, full of flavor and can be made in under 30 minutes!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Creamy Chicken Pasta, Marry Me Chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 603kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken Breasts Sliced in half to make 4 pieces
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan grated
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1/2 cup Basil fresh, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Sun Dried Tomatoes

Instructions

  • In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
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  • 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 and cooked through.
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  • Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
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  • Stir in the chicken broth and heavy cream, deglazing the pot as you stir. Then add the parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, oregano, and stir together on a low to medium heat.
  • Finally, add the sun dried tomatoes to the skillet and stir until the sauce is well combined. Continue stirring and on a low simmer for 5 minutes as the sauce thickens and bubbles.
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  • Add the chicken back in for 10 more minutes, spooning the sauce over the chicken, until heated through.
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  • Garnish with fresh chopped basil and grated parmesan and serve warm over your favorite pasta, rice or potatoes.
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Notes

Storage and Reheating Instructions:
Store in a gallon size baggie or air tight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. I do not recommend mixing the pasta into this dish if you plan to have leftovers because as it cools, the sauce sticks to the noodles and it’s a bit harder to reheat. I would put individual servings of pasta on each place, top with chicken, then pour over the sauce. Then, store the sauce and chicken in one container, separate from the pasta and refrigerate.
Reheat in a microwave or on a stove top until heated through.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 603kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 1085mg | Potassium: 1055mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1523IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 394mg | Iron: 3mg
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