The story is that "Marry Me Chicken" was first served to a woman by her boyfriend, who was trying to win her heart. The dish was so delicious and the gesture so romantic that she agreed to marry him on the spot. From then on, the dish became known as "Marry Me Chicken."
While the origins are unclear, but it is believed to be a spin-off of a traditional Italian recipe. The dish is typically made with chicken breasts, pan-seared until golden brown, and baked in a creamy sauce. The result is a rich and savory dish that's perfect for a romantic dinner or a special occasion.
So, the next time you're looking for a meal that's both tasty and romantic, give this recipe a try. Who knows, it might just lead to a proposal!
Marry Me Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
3/4 c. low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/2 c. chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan
1 tbsp. olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Flour for dusting
Freshly torn basil, for serving
Coat the chicken breasts in the flour.
In a large, deep frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat and add the chicken breasts. Cook for 5 minutes. Flip, cook for another 5 minutes, and move to a plate.
Turn the heat to low and add the garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Stir for 3 to 5 minutes until the garlic is softened.
Add the cream, stock, parmesan, and plenty of salt and pepper, and give everything a good stir.
Add the chicken back into the sauce, put the lid on the pan, and cook for 5 minutes. Turn the chicken and cook for another 5 minutes.
Check the chicken is cooked through, and serve with a squeeze of lemon and the torn basil.
This dish is delicious served with mashed potatoes and sautéed broccoli or for a quick mid-week dinner over pasta.