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Marry Me Chicken in 30 Minutes

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Marry me Chicken
Marry me Chicken

If you are looking for a flavourful yet easy-to-prepare dinner dish, that tastes like royalty then you have come to the right place. This creamy Marry Me Chicken is all you need to satisfy your cravings for a flavourful dinner.

The recipe is perfect to add to any of your dinner and lunch party menus and gets ready in no time. This blog talks in detail, everything about the delectable dish and a heartful recipe. Wait no longer and scroll down. Also, you can make Marry Me chicken in no time!

What makes this recipe for Marry-Me Chicken so special?

Take your taste buds on a culinary tour with this amazing Recipe, which blends the simplicity of chicken and the symphony of flavourful herbs and spices. The recipe is all about transforming humble pieces of chicken breasts into something finger-licking, creamy and yet so flavourful.

The intricating flavours of this delectable Marry-Me Chicken are well-suited to make any of your dinners and parties stand out.

What makes this recipe special is the heartful process that is used to prepare the dish. Tender chicken breasts are first coated with spices and flour and are then fried till golden brown to create a crispy outer and flavourful juicy inside. These crispy-juicy chicken pieces are then dropped into the creamy sauce that derives its flavours from herbs, sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan cheese.

The final result is a delectable dish that will leave you and your guests asking for more.

Know your ingredients first

Before diving into the process of making this delectable recipe, let us get acquainted with the ingredients that lie at the core of this recipe and make it such a hit.

  • Chicken Breasts

The star ingredient of this recipe is Chicken breasts, which not only provide a lean protein for the dish but also absorb the herbs and spices so well that the flavours burst into your mouth, from the very first bite. On cooking these become, crispy on the outside and tender inside which adds a profile to the recipe.

  • Sun dried Tomatoes 

These tangy little tomatoes, which taste mildly sweet and chewy in texture, provide an edge to the flavours of this recipe. Sun-dried tomatoes do the job of adding a sweet yet sour punch to any dish.

The thickening agent for this dish, Heavy cream is the base that makes the sauce for this recipe, Oh! So creamy. The rich and smooth texture of fresh cream is what makes sure that the dish is a perfect balance of spicy and creamy.

  • Herbs

The combination of herbs and seasonings used in this dish (oregano, chilli or red pepper flakes, pepper, and salt) add an aroma and complexity. All these provide a vibrant colour and flavour profile to this recipe even before it touches the pan.

  • Parmesan Cheese

An addition of parmesan cheese provides appropriate thickness to the sauce, at the same time giving it a nutty flavour that is surely liked by everyone.

Garlic is the reason why the sauce for this dish has a hint of pungency that is just the right amount, that your tastebuds would love. Along with this garlic also has many anti-inflammatory properties, to offer.

  • Chicken Broth

Chicken broth offers a better alternative to adding water to any dish. It offers a touch of moisture to the recipe and adds a rich chicken flavour that excellently complements the main ingredient of the dish.

  • All-purpose flour

Coating the seasoned chicken breasts with some All-purpose flour not only helps make them crispy while frying but also thickens the sauce later.  Additionally, the flour acts as a binding agent that helps the sauce cling effortlessly to the chicken breasts leaving each bite, coated with the rich and creamy sauce.

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5 Expert Tips to Make Marry Me Chicken Recipe your best-tried recipe

Although the simple instructions for this recipe will make your job of making this dish even easier. But here are 5 tips that might help you master the art of making the finest Marry-Me chicken, every time you decide to make it. Stay tuned.

  • Sear the Chicken to perfection

Since Marry Me Chicken is all about crispy chicken bites fried to perfection. To do so, make sure that the oil is perfectly heated before you drop the chicken into the pan. Add the chicken pieces according to the size of your pan, don’t overcrowd, as it will lead to undercooking. Lastly, let the chicken sear undisturbed for up to 4-5 minutes on each side. These tips will help you achieve golden brown and crispy chicken, perfect for your Marry-Me chicken recipe.

  • Check for the consistency of the Sauce

Achieving the right consistency of the sauce is the key to making the best Marry-Me Chicken. So if after adding the heavy cream and cheese, you find the sauce to be too thick then add a little more chicken stock until the sauce is balanced out. Contrarily if you find the sauce to be too thin, then let it simmer for another couple of minutes. Making sure that the sauce is well balanced will help it cling better to the chicken pieces leaving you with a bowl of delicious Marry-Me Chicken.

  • Let the Sauce sink in

Once the chicken pieces are dropped into the sauce, let them rest for a few minutes before serving. This will allow the sauce to sink into the chicken pieces leading to a juicy delight.  Additionally, it will help the sauce thicken a bit more leading to a better version of this recipe, you have ever made.

  • Make sure to deglaze the pan

After the chicken is fried the pan will have some brown bits left behind, make sure to scrap these off using a wooden spoon or spatula as these are filled with flavours that you might want to incorporate in your dish. These will add an extra depth to your cream sauce, making your Marry Me chicken a burst of different flavours.

  • Use good Quality Ingredients

The quality of the ingredients that you use is the key factor that would determine how your final dish would come out. Chicken being the star ingredient of the recipe, must be fresh and well sliced from the middle. Moreover the heavy and cheese should be of a good brand, as the taste profile of the sauce depends solely on these ingredients.

Marry me Chicken

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Best Marry Me Chicken in 30 Minutes

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
This creamy sun-dried tomato sauce Marry Me Chicken recipe is all you need to satisfy your cravings for a flavourful dinner made with chicken breast.


For Searing the breast pieces

  • 2 large size / 2 large size Chicken breasts (sliced into halves)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika Powder
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour

For the gravy

  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • cup sun dried tomatoes
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese

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Frying the chicken braests

  • The recipe begins with rubbing, salt, black pepper and paprika powder on both sides of chicken breasts. Flip them over and give them a good rub.
  • ⁠Dip each chicken piece into all-purpose flour and shake off the excess. Make sure that both the sides are well covered in the flour. (This helps in achieving a crispy outer)
  • ⁠Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a pan, over medium heat. Sear all the pieces for 4-5 minutes on each side. Set these aside.

Making the Gravy

  • Reheat the same pan, and add 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of oil.
  • ⁠Next, add in the minced garlic and fry until golden or fragrant.
  • Pour the chicken stock and heavy cream into the pan and stir it well.
  • ⁠Add chilli flakes, mixed herbs, pepper, and sundried tomatoes, reduce the heat to medium-low before adding cheese to the pan and give these a good mix. ( Until the cheese dissolves)
  • Place the fried chicken breasts into the sauce and mix. Cover the pieces well into the sauce.
  • Finally, cover and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  • Once done, flip these over and garnish with chopped coriander or parsley before serving.
  • Serve warm with pasta, steaming rice or bread of choice.


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It’s worth mentioning that adding Basil leaves to this recipe interferes with the actual aroma. So I would suggest avoiding basil leaves but you can give it a try and see.
Nutrition Facts
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This calculation is done by assumption calculated by an API. Please use our nutrition information just to get an idea about the recipe, consult a nutritionist if you need exact nutrition information.


This is it readers now that you have gained detailed knowledge on how to make yourself the perfect Marry Me Chicken, it’s time to gather all your ingredients and hit the kitchen. We hope that you will love this simple yet delicious recipe for Marry Me Chicken. Do try it out and make sure to leave your comments and queries below. Until next time!

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What can you serve with Marry Me Chicken?

You can serve it with mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, rice or pasta, bread or rolls, or steamed or sautéed vegetables.

Can I use a different type of cheese instead of parmesan in the recipe?

Parmesan cheese works best for this recipe but you can try and experiment with any other one.

Can I make Marry-Me Chicken ahead of time and reheat it later?

Yes, you can but if you plan to do this make sure you add a bit of extra chicken broth otherwise the gravy will be super thick after you reheat it.

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