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Marry Me Chicken

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Marry Me Chicken is a flavorful and creamy one pot meal that cooks up in about 30 minutes. This dish makes for a delicious weeknight dinner.

This dish has all the things I like in a meal. If you are looking for something light and healthy then this is not the meal for you because it does have cream and cheese, but if you are looking for a simple delicious weeknight dinner that will please everyone at your table then look no further.

marry me chicken recipe made in a pan

This meal is perfect for a weeknight because you can prepare it, let it cook while you do some other things, then come back and add some parmesan cheese to the top so that it gets nice and golden brown at the end.

The flavor of this dish will have everyone asking for seconds. This meal will take about 30 minutes to prepare altogether and it can easily be doubled for a larger crowd.

What is Marry Me Chicken?

Marry Me chicken is tender chicken breasts that are cooked in a creamy sauce that is filled with sundried tomatoes and parmesan cheese.  This simple skillet meal makes for an excellent weeknight dinner when you need to get dinner on the table quick, fast and in a hurry.

Can I freeze leftover Marry Me Chicken?

Yes and no. While technically you can freeze leftovers for up to three months.  Just a note,  because this dish is made with a cream sauce your sauce may separate and not turn out well once thawed.

How do I reheat this meal for best results?

If you have a microwave then you can heat your leftovers in the microwave for a few minutes until it gets nice and hot. Another way to reheat your leftovers is by using a skillet. Preheat your skillet on medium heat, spray with nonstick cooking spray and add your sauce and chicken to the skillet.  Simmer on the stove until your chicken is warmed all the way through.

Marry me chicken in a cream sauce in a pan

Can I use some other than chicken breasts?

Yes, you can use chicken tenderloins or even boneless skinless chicken thighs. I like to use breasts or thighs because chicken tenderloins just seem like so much work to remove the muscle tissue from the center of the chicken tender before cooking it.

Ingredients for Marry Me Chicken

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3 Large Chicken Breasts
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3/4 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/3 cup Sundried Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Fresh Basil
  • Sea salt and cracked pepper

How to make Marry Me Chicken

1. Preheat the 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. 

2. Return the 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.  

3. 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. 

Need to make dinner in a hurry tonight? This Marry Me chicken is just what you need to make that happen. This recipe requires pantry staples and is so quick to cook. One taste of the creamy chicken dish and your family will be begging for more.

marry me chicken recipe with fresh sun dried tomatoes

So you wanna know what to serve with Marry Me Chicken!

Here are some great side dishes to make if you want to know what to serve with Marry me chicken. Yes, you can definitely make a little angel hair pasta and drizzle some sauce over it. YUM!

Marry Me Chicken
Yield: 3

Marry Me Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

You'll love how sinfully delicious this classic chicken recipe is! Marry me chicken is one my favorite chicken recipes to make. It's soooo good!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3 Large Chicken Breasts
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3/4 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/3 cup Sundried Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Fresh Basil
  • Sea salt and cracked pepper

Instructions

1. 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. 

2. 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.  

3. 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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