Marry me Chicken

When dinner becomes a romantic rendezvous, you know it’s #FoodLove. 💍💕 #DeliciousSurprise. Creamy chicken perfection with sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan, and basil. A proposal-worthy delight!

Have you ever heard of a chicken dish so irresistible that it could prompt a marriage proposal? Well, allow me to introduce you to Marry Me Chicken – the creamy, juicy, and flavour-packed wonder that’s said to be so good, it might just lead to a ring on your finger!

This dish isn’t just about love and proposals; it’s also family-friendly and bound to please a hungry crowd. And the best part? You don’t need a culinary degree or hours in the kitchen to whip up this culinary masterpiece. With just a handful of ingredients and around half an hour of your time, you can create a meal that’s as memorable as it is delicious.

Now, let’s address the name. I’ll admit when I first heard of “Marry Me Chicken,” I was a bit puzzled. Who marries whom and why? The story behind the name goes like this: this recipe is so incredibly delectable that if you prepare it for your significant other, they might just fall head over heels for your cooking prowess and pop the big question. After all, they say the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, right? So, are you ready to embark on this culinary journey?

Marry Me Chicken is a quick and easy chicken breast recipe infused with herbs, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese, and a luxurious touch of heavy cream. Legend has it that a group of magazine food editors was testing this dish, and one of them declared that they would marry it if they could. Yes, it’s THAT good! Since then, Marry Me Chicken has taken the world by storm, inspiring countless variations.

This one-pot wonder is perfect for a cozy family weeknight dinner, a dinner party with friends, or even a romantic date night. It might just set the mood for an engagement, especially when paired with a chilled glass of chardonnay, some soft candlelight, and the smooth tunes of Michael Bublé serenading in the background.

Now, while this chicken dish can stand alone as a star on your dinner table, let’s not forget about the impressive sides that can elevate your meal. Our top recommendation? Pasta! Whether it’s spaghetti, angel hair, bucatini, penne, or even rice – the possibilities are endless.

So, are you ready to embark on this delicious journey and perhaps create a love story of your own over a plate of Marry Me Chicken? Grab your apron, turn on some music, and let the cooking magic begin. Who knows, you might just find yourself saying “I do” to this unforgettable dish. And to even make it better, many of you know me, I am not a huge fan of chicken breasts so for this recipe we will be using chicken thighs

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Marry me Chicken

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Global


Creamy chicken perfection with sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan, and basil. A proposal-worthy delight!



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  1. Pat the chicken dry and season it with salt. Set aside.
  2. Heat the extra-virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. once hot add the chicken and cook for about 7 minutes per side or until it turns a beautiful golden brown. Once done, set chicken aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and sauté until it becomes fragrant
  4. Stir in the heavy cream, chicken stock, ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, Italian seasoning, cracked black pepper, ¼ teaspoon of red pepper flakes, and salt. Make sure to blend all these ingredients together thoroughly.
  5. Return the cooked chicken to the skillet. Allow the sauce to come to a gentle simmer, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Continue to cook in low heat for 10 minutes or until.
  6. Serve chicken topped with thinly sliced basil, the remaining Parmesan cheese, and the remaining red pepper flakes.


7 Responses

  1. I’ve been married for 41 years, so I don’t need to make this dish, but I think I might! My husband isn’t terribly fond of sun-dried tomatoes… – it’s always something.

  2. ellen says:

    Can’t print your recipe in US measurements. Please enable conversion.

  3. Oh my – chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs, and cheese – that are some of my favourite flavours! Such a delicious and comforting dish with a beautifully rich sauce!

  4. This is such a wonderful dish — I made it recently after The NY Times published it. So much flavor.

  5. suituapui says:

    Imagine somebody using this to propose. LOL!!!

  6. Hannah says:

    Oh I made a version of this with chickpeas, too! Can’t resist the pun!

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