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!
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!
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.
- Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
- Chicken Breasts
- Salt and Pepper
- 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.
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.
What side dishes to serve with Marry Me Chicken?
- Crispy Smashed Potatoes
- The Best Creamy Mashed Potatoes
- Oven Roasted Potatoes
- Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin
- Sauteed Zucchini with Parmesan
- Homemade Garlic Butter Rolls
How to make the best Sundried Tomato Cream Marry Me Chicken:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Top with fresh basil and freshly grated parmesan cheese, if so desired.
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.
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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My husband said this is the best chicken recipe I have made so far from Pinterest. Definitely a keeper.
Made this last night- it was awesome! I did brown some baby Bella’s and added with the Si dried tomatos & it was sooo good! Will be making this again! And again! Thanks so much for sharing! 😍🤤
Good recipe. But added my touch. 10 whole cloves of garlic. Salt, pepper, basil and oregano. Plated with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. YUMMY 😋
Was incredible, even for friends that say they don’t like certain herbs. Def have to do this w all fresh ingredients, and I bribed my chkn for 24 hrs. Used light cream and added onions. Also parsley w the basil at the end mmmm
So yummy ❤️
Very good. We will be making this again. I double broth, heavy cream, and parmesan. Next time, less pepper and more cheese.
My family loves this chicken. It reminds my husband of chicken Bryan but is a lot easier to make. I may try some goat cheese on top since it is reminiscent of chicken Bryan. One question, my sauce was pretty dried up. Heat too high or cooked too long? Any suggestions?
I'm thinking of what I have in my freezer. Chicken thighs and legs. I might use those instead. I'm sure it will work with those too. Can't wait to try.
I’ve used this recipe many many times for chicken!
Tonight I used the sauce with pasta to accompany salmon!!
This turned out FANTASTIC!! A true keeper. It’s very “fancy” but is not complicated at all. In fact, putting it together was a breeze. I didn’t have sun dried tomatoes but I did have fresh garden tomatoes that I had roasted- so I used a full cup of those. I used an iron skillet so before I added the garlic I had to let my pan cool a good bit so the garlic didn’t burn. Also I used bone in breasts cut in half bc they were huge. If you do this, you need to add more time to the oven cooking (I added 20 min- so 40 total in the oven. And just in case anyone else wonders- this makes plenty of yummy sauce for potatoes or pasta. No need to double the sauce as I often do with other recipes that dont make enough. I guess we are a saucy family.
Thanks for the heads up about the bone in chicken breasts needing more time to cook. I was wondering how much more time I should add to the cook time.
i made this recently for a dinner party of 12 and am about to make it again for 19. a fantastic recipe. i added button mushrooms and bacon to make it go a little further and cut the chicken breasts in half for ease of serving. i only used a third of the chilli flakes which was about right as I couldn't get red pepper flakes. A delicious dish which has become a new favourite.
I have made this a couple times and it is one of our favorite chicken dishes! Absolutely delicious!!
So I’m making it for Christmas Eve and my daughters boyfriend has a dairy allergy. How can I make him a separate dish being dairy free?
Try a using plain nutpods!
Delicious. This will quickly become a go to dinner. Super quick and easy to make. I tried the recipe as written and the next time I made it I added sliced baby portobello mushrooms. If you like mushrooms, they are a delicious add.