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Our Marry Me Chicken Recipe is bursting with flavor. With simple ingredients and only 30 minutes, this dish will have your sweetie saying, “I do!”

Marry Me Chicken Recipe on mashed potatoes on a tan plate, blue linen, iced water on a dark wood table top.

Now I say this a lot, but this is the best chicken dish I have ever tasted. I mean it; with that first bite, I totally understand why it’s called Marry Me Chicken Recipe; it’s just that good.

I think all the flavors of this dish just marry together. Cream, sundried tomatoes, parmesan cheese… they all just work.

I especially love that you can serve this over different sides to soak up that luscious sauce, rice, potatoes, pasta… it’s all fantastic.

Even though it seems super fancy, this recipe could not be easier to put together. I will serve it any weeknight, but also when we have company over to present them with something a little more elegant than the norm.

I get asked for the recipe every time I make it for someone new, and my friends and family have already made it at their own homes for their weekly meal rotation. So you know it must be good!

It also uses common ingredients, you may even have most of them already, so there is no excuse not to make this!

Trust me on this one, try this Marry Me Chicken Recipe, you will not regret it!

Some of our other favorite chicken recipes we have on our site include: Bourbon Chicken, Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches, and Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken.

Marry Me Chicken Recipe in the pan with garnish of fresh chopped basil with a black and white enamel serving spoon

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Fancy enough for a dinner party but easy enough to make for any weeknight meal.
  2. Ready in about 30 minutes
  3. Uses common ingredients, making it go together in no time.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE):

  • Thin sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Unsalted chicken stock
  • Heavy cream
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Dried Italian seasoning
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Basil
Ingredients needed to make Marry Me Chicken Recipe on a grey marble table top

HOW TO MAKE MARRY ME CHICKEN RECIPE:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. 
  2. Season the chicken on both sides with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  3. Add the olive oil once hot in a large cast iron or regular skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken on both sides until golden brown and place them on a plate.
Collage of photos showing how to prepare the chicken for Marry Me Chicken Recipe
  1. Lower the heat to medium and melt the butter. Add the garlic, constantly stirring until fragrant.
  2. Add the chicken stock and scrape the bottom of the pan to get any stuck-on bits.
  3. Add the cream, tomatoes, cheese, Italian seasoning, and pepper flakes, and stir until combined. Bring to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken breasts back to the pan along with any juices on the plate and cover with the sauce. Bake for 15-20 minutes until an internal temperature reaches 165°F. Serve immediately with a garnish of fresh basil.
Collage of photos showing how to make the sauce and final preparations for Marry Me Chicken Recipe on a grey marble table top

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

CAN THIS BE MADE WITH A DIFFERENT PROTEIN?

Yes, we have tried this with other proteins and cuts of chicken.

I recommend:

  • Chicken Tenderloins
  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Pork Chops
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp

Go with the recipe as a guide when using other proteins. You just need to season and sear the protein, make the sauce, then finish in the oven until the protein is cooked through, easy peasy.

WHAT TO SERVE THIS WITH?

I highly recommend serving this with a side that can easily soak up the sauce or have a hearty slice of bread handy!

Personally, love this over mashed potatoes the most, but it is also very good with any pasta you like, rice, or boiled potatoes.

Of course, a side salad or steamed veggies to go along with it would make a well balanced meal.

Overhead up close shot of Marry Me Chicken Recipe on a tan plate with black edge, dark wood table top, blue linened and glass of iced water

CAN THIS BE MADE FOR TWO?

Absolutely, just cut the recipe in half and make it in a smaller oven-safe skillet!

CAN I ADD ANYTHING?

Yes, you can sautee veggies in the skillet after the chicken has been seared. You will add the butter, then add vegetables at this point, before the garlic and sautee until tender-crisp, then go on with the recipe as written.

Some veggies to sautee that I recommend:

  1. Zucchini
  2. Onion
  3. Bell peppers
  4. Summer squash
  5. Carrots
  6. Eggplant
  7. Mushrooms
  8. Broccoli
  9. Cauliflower
  10. Green Beans

You can add other veggies right before the dish goes into the oven. You will place the chicken back into the pan in step 7, then stir in these veggies:

  1. Baby Spinach
  2. Chopped Kale
  3. Peas

Continue with the recipe as written.

DOES THIS FREEZE WELL?

Yes, this freezes nicely for up to 3 months.

Scroll down to see my tips on how to store this recipe properly.

A piece of Marry Me Chicken Recipe on a silver fork in air, plated portions in the background. Blue linen and iced water.

HOW TO STORE:

Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

To reheat, you can cover with foil in a baking dish and bake it until warmed through or in the microwave.

Freeze for up to 3 months.

Place leftovers in the freezer in a freezer-safe container. To thaw, place the dish in the fridge overnight and then reheat before serving.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • This makes 4 servings, but you can easily double it to feed more or halve the recipe as needed.
  • Tons of custom options, see my tips above on that.
  • You can use different cuts of chicken or different proteins.
  • This reheats and freezes well, see my tips above on how to store.
  • Serve over something like pasta, potatoes, or rice to soak up the sauce!
  • Purchase pre-sliced thin chicken breasts or cut 2 large chicken breasts in half lengthwise.
  • Make sure to use a cast iron or oven-safe skillet, or else you will need to place the seared chicken with the sauce into a baking dish to finish in the oven.
Interior shot of Marry Me Chicken Recipe over mashed potatoes, blue linen

Ready to impress a special someone and make them fall in love all over again? Make them our Marry Me Chicken Recipe, and just wait for them to swoon!

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5 from 5 votes

Marry Me Chicken Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Our Marry Me Chicken Recipe is bursting with flavor. With simple ingredients and only 30 minutes, this dish will have your sweetie saying, “I do!”
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. 
  • Season the chicken on both sides with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Add the olive oil once hot in a large cast iron or regular skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken on both sides until golden brown and place them on a plate.
  • Lower the heat to medium and melt the butter. Add the garlic, constantly stirring until fragrant.
  • Add the chicken stock and scrape the bottom of the pan to get any stuck-on bits.
  • Add the cream, tomatoes, cheese, Italian seasoning, and pepper flakes, and stir until combined. Bring to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken breasts back to the pan along with any juices on the plate and cover with the sauce. Bake for 15-20 minutes until an internal temperature reaches 165°F. Serve immediately with a garnish of fresh basil.

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Notes

  • This makes 4 servings, but you can easily double it to feed more or halve the recipe as needed.
  • Tons of custom options, see my tips above on that.
  • You can use different cuts of chicken or different proteins.
  • This reheats and freezes well, see my tips above on how to store.
  • Serve over something like pasta, potatoes, or rice to soak up the sauce!
  • Purchase pre-sliced thin chicken breasts or cut 2 large chicken breasts in half lengthwise.
  • Make sure to use a cast iron or oven-safe skillet, or else you will need to place the seared chicken with the sauce into a baking dish to finish in the oven.

Nutrition

Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 1098mg | Potassium: 1077mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1408IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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  1. 5 stars
    So flavorful! One of my favorites!!

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