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Marry Me Chicken

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Marry Me Chicken with tender, juicy chicken breasts and Parmesan tomato cream sauce is a perfect family-friendly and easy chicken dinner recipe that you will make time and time again. 

Viral on tiktok, this WOW dish contains an irresistible spoon-licking sauce that some say will incite a marriage proposal (if you want one). 

marry me chicken pasta recipe.

Why you will love making this Easy Chicken Dinner Recipe

Full of Flavors – There is nothing more rich and creamy than combining chicken and cream sauce! This dish combines the seasonings in a way that brings out all the flavors of the pasta and likely everything in your pantry already. 

Simple – The chicken and sauce are cooked in the same pan keeping the dishes down. This one also makes excellent leftovers for lunch the next day. 

Fall in love goodness – They say that your heart is found through the stomach. And while Chicken dishes can often be bland, this one derives its name from being so good you will surely fall in love! 

Ingredients: 

  • To make skillet chicken – Boneless skinless chicken breasts, all-purpose flour, and vegetable oil.
  • For the cream sauce – butter, chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, sundried tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.
  • Seasonings –  oregano, dry thyme, red pepper flakes (optional for spice), minced garlic, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and salt.
  • rotini pasta
  • Optional Topping – additional Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley.

How to make TikTok Marry Me Chicken

  1. Mix all-purpose flour, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper.
  2. Ensure all chicken is even in size; if not, pound down. Dredge chicken breasts into the flour mixture, coating both sides. 
  3. Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat until melted.
  4. Add chicken and fry on both sides, about 8-10 minutes total, until hot and crispy. Be careful not to crowd the pan. Transfer chicken breasts from the pan and keep warm. 
marry me chicken recipe with cooked cast iron skillet chicken.
  1. Add minced garlic, chicken stock, heavy cream, sun-dried tomatoes, 1 cup parmesan cheese, oregano, thyme, and red pepper flakes to the same skillet and heat over medium-high heat, frequently stirring until cream sauce is hot and bubbly.
  2. Reduce skillet heat to simmer and add the tender chicken back to the mixture for a few minutes to heat through. 
making whipping cream and Parmesan cream sauce.
  1. Serve Marry Me Chicken and creamy sauce over a plate of rotini pasta.
  2. Top dish with remaining Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley or fresh basil leaves if desired. 
plate of marry me chicken ready to serve as a weeknight dinner.

Where did Marry Me Chicken Come from? 

This chicken recipe has been around a long time and in many forms, from pressure cooker to crock pot. However, this dish made its rounds again on a viral tiktok trend when recipe creators claimed it was “so good your partner would marry you.” 

While we love the idea of food being so delicious that it causes someone to fall in love, the real question is, does marry me chicken dish hold up to that claim? 

Would we make this chicken breast recipe again? 

Absolutely and we have! Chicken, pasta, and cream sauce have always been elite regarding delicious chicken dinners being filling and homey, and we love it! 

This dish reminds me a lot of the Gigi Hadid Pasta Sauce Recipe but with a more robust sauce.

Expert Cooking Tips

  • Large chicken breasts should be pounded to thinner pieces to ensure fast and even golden brown cooking. Chicken cutlets also work great and are usually uniform in size. 
  • Chicken thighs can be more cost-effective in today’s economy regarding food availability and price and provide a lot of extra flavor. It’s OK to use skinless chicken thighs in this dish and alter the timing until chicken pieces are properly cooked and move on with the rest of the instructions. 
adding all flour and seasonings to a bowl.
  • While the flour and cream sauce is fully seasoned, it’s fine to season chicken with salt, ground pepper, or Italian seasoning before adding flour. 
  • We suggest rotini pasta to hold all that delicious sauce, but cooked pasta types can easily be varied (or skipped entirely for a more carb-friendly version). Transfer the creamy chicken to fettuccini, pappardelle, penne, or any of your favorite pasta. We do not suggest light pasta like angel hair because it will wilt in heavy cream sauce and juicy chicken breasts
  • Pasta recipes are authentic comfort foods and generally do not need the company of your favorite side dish. If you prefer a full course meal, serve this dish with a simple recipe of vegetables (like cauliflower rice, green beans recipe, or roasted carrots) or a salad recipe. Typically skip the bread. It’s going to be too heavy for this weeknight meal.
tiktok marry me chicken in a cast iron pan.
5 from 7 votes

Marry Me Chicken (TikTok Viral)


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
A super easy chicken breast dinner, Marry Me Chicken combines juicy chicken with Parmesan cream sauce and fresh pasta. A hearty, filling, and family favorite chicken dinner recipe that will WOW those tastebuds.

Equipment

  • cast iron pan

Ingredients
 

Skillet Fried Chicken Breasts

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts pounded or sliced thin or chicken cutlets
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter

Parmesan Cream Sauce

  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese Shredded (not grated)
  • 1 tsp dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • red pepper flakes to taste/optional

Extra Marry Me Chicken Ingredients

  • 16 oz. Rotini Pasta cooked
  • 1 chopped fresh parsley for topping
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan Cheese for topping

Instructions

  • Cook Rotini Pasta al dente and set aside.

Fry Chicken

  • Mix together flour, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and black ground pepper.
  • Dredge chicken breasts into the flour mixture, coating both sides. Shake off extra flour.
  • Heat vegetable oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat until melted.
  • Add chicken and fry on both sides, about 8-10 minutes total, until hot and crispy. This timing may vary depending on chicken thickness and size. Chicken should reach 165 internal temp at its thickest point. Remove chicken from pan and keep warm. 

Make Parmesan Cream Sauce

  • Add minced garlic, chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, sun-dried tomatoes, 1 cup of shredded parmesan cheese, oregano, thyme, and optional red pepper flakes to the skillet.
  • Heat cream sauce over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until hot and bubbly.
  • Reduce heat to simmer and add the cooked chicken back to the cream mixture for a few minutes to heat through. 

Assemble Marry Me Chicken

  • Serve Marry Me Chicken and sauce over a plate of cooked Rotini pasta.
  • Optional: Top with remaining Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley if desired. 

Notes

  • This dish assumes 2 lbs of chicken, which can roughly equal 6-8 chicken breasts depending on the size. Please adjust for family needs. 
  • Large chicken breasts should be pounded to thinner pieces to ensure fast and even golden brown cooking. Chicken cutlets also work great and are usually uniform in size. 
  • Chicken thighs can be more cost-effective in today’s economy regarding food availability and price and provide a lot of extra flavors. It’s OK to use skinless chicken thighs in this dish and alter the timing until chicken pieces are properly cooked and move on with the rest of the instructions. 
  • While the flour and cream sauce is fully seasoned, it’s fine to season chicken with salt, ground pepper, or Italian seasoning before adding flour. 
  • We suggest rotini pasta to hold all that delicious sauce, but cooked pasta types can easily be varied (or skipped entirely for a more carb-friendly version). Transfer the creamy chicken to fettuccini, pappardelle, penne, or any of your favorite pasta.

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 579kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 867mg | Potassium: 644mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 746IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 272mg | Iron: 2mg

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