Marry Me Chicken

  1. Prep the Chicken:
    • Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Brown the Chicken:
    • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook until golden brown on both sides and nearly cooked through, about 5-7 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Make the Sauce:
    • In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
    • Pour in the heavy cream and chicken broth, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
    • Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese until it melts into the sauce. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes (if using). Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes until it begins to thicken.
  4. Combine Chicken and Sauce:
    • Return the chicken breasts to the skillet, spooning the sauce over them. Cover and let everything simmer together for about 5 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked through (reaching an internal temperature of 165°F or 75°C).
  5. Garnish and Serve:
    • Once the chicken is done, taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed. Garnish the dish with fresh chopped basil or parsley before serving.
  6. Serving Suggestions:
    • Marry Me Chicken is best served over cooked pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes to soak up the delicious sauce. A side of steamed vegetables or a fresh salad complements the meal perfectly.


  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes: You can use either oil-packed or dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes. If using oil-packed, you might want to reduce the amount of olive oil used for browning the chicken.
  • Cream Substitute: If you prefer a lighter version, you can substitute the heavy cream with half-and-half or a mix of milk and a tablespoon of flour to help thicken the sauce. However, the sauce won’t be as rich.
  • Storing Leftovers: Leftover Marry Me Chicken can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stove or in the microwave, adding a splash of chicken broth if the sauce needs thinning.

Enjoy your Marry Me Chicken, a dish so delightful it just might elicit love at first bite!

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