Marry Me Chicken

As a chef, I am proud to present my recipe for Marry Me Chicken, a dish that is sure to steal your heart! The legend says that if you cook this dish for your significant other, they will propose without a second thought. This dish is perfect for a romantic dinner, as it is quick and easy to prepare, making it the ideal option for date night or Valentines dinner.

  • Speedy Meal Creation: Swift Chicken Preparation
  • Simplified Cooking: Minimal Ingredients Required
  • Taste Satisfaction: Rich and Savoury Comfort Cuisine

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What is Marry Me Chicken?

As a chef, I am always searching for new and exciting recipes to share with my audience. Today, I would like to introduce you to a mouth-watering pan-fried chicken dish, featuring a rich and creamy sauce, combined with the distinct flavour of parmesan cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, oregano, and a hint of heat from chilli flakes.

The Perfect Pan-fry

The secret lies in pan-frying the chicken to achieve a golden-brown, crispy exterior, ensuring the meat inside remains succulent and tender.

A Symphony of Flavours

This dish boasts a rich and creamy base, complemented by the distinctive notes of parmesan cheese. Sun-dried tomatoes lend a hint of sweetness, while garlic and oregano infuse it with an aromatic herbiness. To cap it off, a sprinkle of chili flakes introduces a mild kick, creating a harmonious balance.

Why You Should Try It

This recipe is beginner-friendly, yet sophisticated enough for seasoned cooks. Dive in and let Marry Me Chicken redefine your culinary standards. Say goodbye to ordinary chicken dishes and elevate your dining experience.

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Marry Me Chicken: Date Night Delight

Succulent chicken in a creamy parmesan sauce with sun-dried tomatoes. Perfect for romantic dinners. Make memories with Marry Me Chicken tonight!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 712kcal
Author: Chef Lukasz


  • 3 Chicken breasts medium-sized, each breast sliced into cutlets
  • 3.5 oz Plain flour (100g)
  • 12 Cherry tomatoes halved
  • 5.3 oz Sun dried tomatoes (150g) finely diced
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil (you can use olive oil from the sun-dried tomatoes)
  • 1 oz Butter (30g)
  • 4 Garlic cloves finely diced
  • 0.21 quarts Vegetable stock (200ml)
  • 0.31 quarts Heavy cream (300ml) double cream
  • 1 oz Parmesan cheese (plus an additional 10g for garnish)
  • 1 tsp Tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 1 handful Basil leaves for garnish
  • 1 tsp Chilli flakes (optional for heat)
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 140C (284F) and place sliced cherry tomatoes on the tray. Drizzle them with olive oil, salt and black pepper. Slow-roast for 45 minutes.
    Freshly sliced cherry tomatoes arranged on a baking tray ready for roasting.
  • Season sliced chicken breasts with salt and coat them in plain flour. Place the chicken on a plate, do not to stack the slices, as they may stick together.
    Raw chicken breasts evenly coated in flour, ready for pan-frying.
  • In a frying pan, heat olive oil and butter over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, pan-fry the chicken breasts until both sides are golden brown. You may need to do this in few batches. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate and cover it with another plate to keep it warm.
    Golden-browned chicken breasts sizzling in a skillet, showcasing the perfect pan-frying technique.
  • In the same pan add diced garlic and sauté for one minute. Next add vegetable stock and stir to remove any bits stuck to the pan.
    Sautéed garlic cloves turning golden brown in a skillet.
  • Add heavy cream and parmesan cheese, then simmer for 2 minutes. Mix in 1 tsp of tomato puree, and season with oregano and chilli
    Close-up of creamy Marry Me Chicken sauce with hints of sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan, and fresh herbs.
  • Add chopped sun-dried tomatoes and return chicken to the pan, continue to simmer until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.
  • Garnish the dish with semi-dried cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Serve with pasta, rice, pearl barley or boiled potatoes. Enjoy!
    Merry Me Chicken dish adorned with slow-roasted cherry tomatoes and fresh basil leaves, close-up shot.


  • Choosing the Chicken: Opt for high-quality chicken breasts that are firm, plump, and free from any signs of spoilage.
  • Reheating Tips: To reheat the chicken, gently warm it in a frying pan with a splash of water to maintain the sauce’s integrity. It’s advisable to avoid microwaving, as it might cause the sauce to separate.
  • Serving Style: For an added romantic touch, select smaller chicken breasts and carve them into a butterfly cut, which gives a heart-like shape.
  • Wine Pairing: Enhance the flavour of Marry Me Chicken with a glass of red wine, such as Merlot or Pinot Noir, or a white like Chardonnay.
  • Temperature: Remember to always use a food thermometer to ensure that the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 74C (165°F) to ensure that it’s fully cooked and safe to eat


Serving: 350g | Calories: 712kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 39g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g
Merry Me Chicken pasta in the bowl.

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