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Marry Me Chicken (Ready in 30 Minutes)

Marry Me Chicken has a perfect balance of delicious flavors along with a rich creamy Parmesan sauce. As the saying goes this amazing recipe will have anyone proposing by the end of the night. It’s just that good!!!

The blend of the flavors with fresh thyme, sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes all help create one of the best chicken recipes ever!! This must try one pot recipe is also a great dish to impress and share with when having company for dinner.


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Easy Marry Me Chicken Recipe

One of the things I love most about this easy marry me chicken recipe is that it is made in one pan and ready in 30 minutes!! There are so many ways to serve this versatile savory chicken dish such as over pasta, rice, creamy mashed potatoes or vegetables!!

It really is one of our families favorite juicy chicken recipes with sauce to enjoy along with my chicken cacciatore, chicken tetrazzini, and this amazing homemade chicken Alfredo recipe.

Marry me chicken non a white plate with broad noodles.

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • EASY – one pot homemade chicken dinner in just 30 minutes!
  • BEST RECIPES – one of the absolute best chicken recipes
  • CREAM SAUCE – rich cream sauce that is irresistible
  • MAKE AHEAD – last for up to 5 days in the fridge

Marry Me Chicken Ingredients

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list below in the recipe card

Labelled ingredients for marry me chicken recipe.
  • Chicken Breasts – boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Avocado Oil
  • Onion – yellow onion, finely chopped
  • Sun dried Tomatoes – jarred julienned
  • Garlic Cloves – minced
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Butter – unsalted butter
  • Chicken Stock – low-sodium chicken stock
  • Heavy Cream
  • Parmesan Cheese – grated or shredded
  • Spices and seasonings – Thyme (fresh), Oregano (dried), Red Pepper Flakes, Concentrated Chicken Stock, Salt, Black Pepper

Substitutions

If you do not use low-sodium ingredients we recommend to eliminate the salt!

You can also use chicken thighs in this marry me chicken recipe.

Use the concentrated chicken stock of your choice we like to use the Better Than Bouillon brand chicken cubes.

You can add in or use olives, Bella mushrooms cooked in garlic in the skillet for 5 minutes, basil and Italian seasoning.

Step by step instructions for how to make marry me chicken

Step by step images for the first four steps of the recipe.

STEP ONE – In a large skillet add the avocado oil over medium heat. 
Once hot (2-3 minutes) add the raw chicken breasts, onion, pepper, and salt*. 
Over low to medium heat cook the chicken for 5-9 minutes. 
Flip the chicken over and cook for an additional 5-9 minutes or until the juices run clear.

STEP TWO – Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.

STEP THREE – Turn the burner to low. To the skillet add the garlic cloves. Stir for 3 minutes.

STEP FOUR – Add the flour and butter to the skillet. Stir for 3 minutes.

Step by step images for steps five to eight of making marry me chicken.

STEP FIVE – Add the chicken stock and heavy cream. Stir for 2-3 minutes or until a little thicker.

STEP SIX – Add the sundried tomatoes, parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon of thyme leaves, Better Than Bouillon, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Stir until completely combined for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce is thicker.

STEP SEVEN – Add the chicken back into the skillet. Use a spoon to coat the chicken with the sauce.

STEP EIGHT – Top the chicken with the fresh thyme sprigs. Enjoy!

Finished dish with marry me chicken with Parmesan cream sauce in a cast iron skillet.

What to serve with marry me chicken?

Sandra’s Top Tips

  • Using the best quality ingredients will greatly enhance the flavors
  • When using the low-sodium ingredients before adding in the chicken taste your sauce to see if you need to add in more salt for your taste preferences
  • Use a heavy cream not a light cream for the best thick and delicious cream sauce
  • We recommend using freshly grated parmesan cheese which offers more depth of flavor for the cream sauce in this chicken recipe

Storage and freezing instructions

Store any leftover chicken using an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

We do not recommend freezing marry me chicken leftovers, as any cream sauce does not freeze well.

Reheat in the microwave or over a medium low heat on the stove. You can add in some water to thin the sauce if you need to.

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Marry me chicken on a white plate.

Marry Me Chicken (Ready in 30 Minutes)


  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Description

Marry Me Chicken has a perfect balance of delicious flavors along with a rich creamy Parmesan sauce, that as the saying goes will have anyone proposing by the end of the night. It’s just that good!!!

The perfect blend of the flavors with fresh thyme, sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes all help create one of the best chicken recipes ever!! This must try one pot recipe is also a great dish to impress and share with when having company for dinner.


Ingredients

2 tablespoons avocado oil

4 chicken breasts (2 pounds)

1/4 cup yellow onion, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/8 teaspoon salt

3 garlic cloves, minced

4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup low-sodium chicken stock

1 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup jarred julienned sundried tomatoes

1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated or shredded

35 springs thyme, divided (1 teaspoon pulled off the vine. The remainder left as sprigs.)

1 teaspoon of low-sodium Better Than Bouillon chicken

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes


Instructions

  1. In a large skillet add the avocado oil over medium heat. 
    Once hot (2-3 minutes) add the raw chicken breasts, onion, pepper, and salt*.
    Over low to medium heat cook the chicken for 5-9 minutes.
    Flip the chicken over and cook for an additional 5-9 minutes or until the juices run clear.
  2. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Turn the burner to low. To the skillet add the garlic cloves. Stir for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the flour and butter to the skillet. Stir for 3 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken stock and heavy cream. Stir for 2-3 minutes or until a little thicker.
  6. Add the sundried tomatoes, parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon of thyme leaves, Better Than Bouillon, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Stir until completely combined for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce is thicker.
  7. Add the chicken back into the skillet. Use a spoon to coat the chicken with the sauce.
  8. Top the chicken with the fresh thyme sprigs.

Notes

Storage and freezing instructions:

Store any leftover chicken using an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

We do not recommend freezing marry me chicken leftovers, as any cream sauce does not freeze well.

Reheat in the microwave or over a medium low heat on the stove. You can add in some water to thin the sauce if you need to.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: marry me chicken, marry me chicken recipe, chicken dishes for dinner, best chicken recipe

2 Comments

  1. I loved this recipe and will make it again! I’m excited to serve it to guests! They will think I am an amazing cook. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us.

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