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Famous skillet chicken in a sundried tomato parmesan cream sauce with fresh basil. This quick and easy dinner recipe is rated 5 stars for good reason. It will definitely inspire marriage proposals!

Marry Me Chicken Recipe. The Best Marry Me Chicken Recipe with all 5-Star Ratings. Easy skillet chicken recipe. Sauteed chicken in a creamy sundried tomato basil cream sauce. This "Marry Me" Chicken is famous for good reason!

This is some famous chicken.  I found this Marry Me Chicken recipe and the photos of it had me falling fast.  I can definitely see why this is called “Marry Me Chicken”…it may have the power to elicit a marriage proposal.

After I watched “The Bachelor” last night and saw him meet the parents and talk a lot about proposals, it only seems fitting that I share this “Marry Me Chicken” recipe. This chicken recipe may just be the lucky charm!

Marry Me Chicken Recipe. The Best Marry Me Chicken Recipe with all 5-Star Ratings. Easy skillet chicken recipe. Sauteed chicken in a creamy sundried tomato basil cream sauce. This "Marry Me" Chicken is famous for good reason!

What is Marry Me Chicken?

It is chicken breasts sauteed in olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. A sundried tomato cream sauce is made with fresh garlic, thyme, red pepper flakes, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, sundried tomatoes, and fresh basil.  It is an easy, crowd-pleasing, popular 30-minute dinner.

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INGREDIENTS:

  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • Chicken Breasts
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Thyme
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Chicken Broth
  • Heavy Cream
  • Sundried Tomatoes
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Fresh Basil

*If you want to make it even quicker, I suggest using thin-sliced boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

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I love to use a cast iron skillet since I can take it from the stovetop to the oven with ease.  You can find one here for less than 15 bucks.

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What side dishes to serve with Marry Me Chicken?

Marry Me Chicken Recipe. The Best Marry Me Chicken Recipe with all 5-Star Ratings. Easy skillet chicken recipe. Sauteed chicken in a creamy sundried tomato basil cream sauce. This "Marry Me" Chicken is famous for good reason!

How to make the best Sundried Tomato Cream Marry Me Chicken:

  1.  Start by heating olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken breasts for about 4-5 minutes per side. Season well with salt and pepper.
  2. Remove the chicken from the skillet and add finely diced garlic. Cook for only 1 minute since garlic can easily burn. Add thyme, red pepper flakes, chicken broth, and cream to skillet.  Cook until cream sauce begins to thicken — about 5 minutes. Stir in sundried tomatoes.
  3. Remove from heat and add chicken to the skillet.  Spoon sauce all over the chicken.  Place in an oven set at 375 degrees and cook for 15-18 minutes to until chicken is cooked through. If using thinly sliced chicken breasts, reduce baking time.
  4. Top with fresh basil and freshly grated parmesan cheese, if so desired. 

Marry Me Chicken Recipe. The Best Marry Me Chicken Recipe with all 5-Star Ratings. Easy skillet chicken recipe. Sauteed chicken in a creamy sundried tomato basil cream sauce. This "Marry Me" Chicken is famous for good reason!

Almost five years before I started Modern Honey, I entered and participated in recipe contests all over the country. One of my most memorable ones had to be Cooking Channel’s Perfect 3 Contest to find the most perfect cookie recipe.  The grand prize winner would be flown to New York City to film a segment for a show in the Food Network Studios.

I wanted to win this contest so badly so I got busy right away in the kitchen concocting a brand new cookie recipe in an attempt to woo the judges.  I came up with a saucepan browned butter cookie with toffee notes and both white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips.  I named them, “I WANT TO MARRY YOU COOKIES” and shared my own little love story.

I Want to Marry You Cookies. The popular cookie made in one saucepan. The browned butter gives it a rich toffee caramel flavor that everyone loves. www.modernhoney.com

The judges whittled it down to the top 3 and that’s where we had to make our own cooking video showing how to make the cookies. The results came in and I actually won the grand prize! It was an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience and you can read all about it here. But these little “I Want to Marry You Cookies” ended up being the most popular recipe on Cooking Channel in 2012. Now that’s crazy!

So you can serve this Marry Me Chicken and I Want to Marry You Cookies and you should have the perfect meal!

I love to pair this Marry Me Chicken with creamy garlic mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus or broccoli. It pairs so well with any type of vegetable!

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Marry Me Chicken

Marry Me Chicken. Famous skillet chicken in a sundried tomato parmesan cream sauce with fresh basil. It will definitely inspire marriage proposals! 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients  

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3-4 Large Chicken Breasts
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (may add only 1/2 teaspoon for less spice)
  • 3/4 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Sundried Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Fresh Basil

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a large oven-safe skillet heat oil over medium-high heat.  Season chicken generously with salt and pepper and sear until golden, about 4-5 minutes per side.  Transfer chicken to a plate. 
  • Return skillet to medium heat.  Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in thyme, red pepper flakes, chicken broth, and heavy cream.  Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.  Stir in sundried tomatoes and parmesan cheese.  
  • Return chicken to skillet and spoon sauce all over the chicken breasts.  Bake until chicken is cooked through -- about 15-18 minutes.  Garnish with basil and grated parmesan cheese, if so desired. 

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Notes

  • Recipe adapted from Delish.com 

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Keyword: marry me chicken
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Marry Me Chicken Recipe. The Best Marry Me Chicken Recipe with all 5-Star Ratings. Easy skillet chicken recipe. Sauteed chicken in a creamy sundried tomato basil cream sauce. This "Marry Me" Chicken is famous for good reason!

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  1. Are you using boneless or bone-in chicken breasts in this recipe? It’s hard to tell in the photos. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    I used rotisserie chicken from BJs. Everything else was per the recipe. Absolutely delicious. I will definitely make this again.

  3. I’m probably a “moron” but cannot find the Nutritional Info for this recipe (Marry Me Chicken) here. Pls help me find it… Thanks so much!! 🤔

    1. 5 stars
      Amazing!! I have made this wonderful dish many times. It is a family favorite in my home and so easy to make. I always double the sauce and serve with mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. Chef’s kiss 😘

  4. 5 stars
    Made this last night and it was delicious. I used the thinner breasts and baked it about 13 minutes. It was so good. I’ll be making this on a regular basis.

  5. My husband doesn’t like anything “creamy”, even dairy substitutes. Would this still be appealing w/o the creamy sauce?

  6. 5 stars
    The chicken was tender & the sauce was delicious. My husband thought it was spicy,but he thinks everything is 🤣 We definitely will have it again!

  7. This dish is delicious. I serve it over angel hair pasta and it is one of our favorites. Love the fresh basil and the sun dried tomatoes. I also use a cast iron skillet, pop it in the oven for a one dish meal. I like to add fresh spinach so my husband will get his vegetables!

  8. This has become a much loved comfort food for our family. I am making it for Christmas Eve dinner because it is so easy and delicious!