Marry Me Chicken

marry me chicken
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
6 servings

If the way to the heart is through the stomach, and you’re looking to put a ring on it this Valentine’s Day, then you’ll have to make this easy and impressive dinner. Legend has it that serving marry me chicken will make the person eating it want to marry you, need I say more? With tender, juicy chicken, a creamy sauce and a nice spicy kick, not only will it impress your significant other, if you’re a parent who’s trying to feed their kids (like I am!) then I can confirm that your kids will love it too!

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boneless, skinless chicken breasts
tsp salt, plus more to season the sauce
tsp black pepper, plus more to season the sauce
cup all purpose flour
Tbsp olive oil, divided
Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
small onion, finely chopped
tsp minced garlic
tsp tomato paste
tsp dried oregano
tsp chili flakes, to taste
cup chicken broth, plus more as desired
cup 35% cream
cup sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
cup grated Parmesan
sprigs fresh thyme, stems removed, plus more to garnish
Tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped into strips, plus more to garnish
Pasta or bread, to serve


Ingredients for marry me chicken
Step 1

Slice each chicken breast lengthwise, into cutlets, ending with a total of 6 pieces of chicken.

Step 2

Season each breast lightly with salt and pepper, repeat on both sides.

Step 3

Dredge each breast in flour, shaking off the excess. This can be done in a plate, or freezer bag.

Dredged chicken breasts on a plate
Step 4

Heat a large skillet on medium high, add in 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter.

Step 5

Place the chicken in the skillet, cook for about four minutes per side, until lightly golden and cooked through. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Cooked chicken in a skillet
Step 6

In the same skillet, add the remaining olive oil and butter. Once the butter has melted, add in the onions, cook until softened and translucent about three to five minutes.

Step 7

On medium heat, add in the minced garlic and cook for another 30 seconds, until aromatic.

Minced garlic and onions cooking in pan
Step 8

Add in the tomato paste, dried oregano and chili flakes, mix to combine. Cook for another minute.

Step 9

Pour in the chicken broth, cream, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan, thyme, plus salt and pepper to taste, stir to combine.

Sauce mixture added to pan
Step 10

Simmer on low medium to allow the sauce to thicken for about 3 minutes, adding more broth to thin the sauce if required.

Step 11

Add the chicken breasts back into the skillet, coating with the sauce. Simmer for another two minutes.

Chicken breast added back into pan
Step 12

Garnish with more fresh basil and thyme, serve over pasta or with crusty bread.

Marry me chicken

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