Marry Me Chicken Recipe, A Perfect Wedding Proposal Dish
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The preparation and presentation of a romantic supper for your crush or beloved is a timeless and heartfelt gesture that speaks volumes about your devotion and affection. There's no denying that a well-prepared dish has the power to convey deep emotions. Although the dish's exact origin is uncertain, Marry Me Chicken fully justifies its name since it's incredibly delicious and may prompt anyone you serve it to exclaim, "Marry me!" The recipe starts with chicken cutlets, but if unavailable, you can easily make your own by halving large chicken breasts.  

The chicken is quickly browned before creating the garlic, Parmesan, and sun-dried tomato sauce in the same pan. Topped with fresh basil or parsley, it's tasty and visually appealing. Pair it with freshly cooked pasta, rice, polenta, or crispy bread to absorb up the sauce. 

This one-pot, straightforward chicken dish is a weeknight favourite, regardless of whether you're searching for a partner or not. Likewise, it can be a part of your wedding menu. It doesn't even take 30 minutes to prepare and uses only one pan, yet it feels indulgent. Whether you serve to Marry Me Chicken on a special occasion or an ordinary evening, you will likely say, "I do" to this delectable recipe.

Marry Me Chicken Recipe


  • 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt, with more to taste
  • 4 chicken breast cutlets, weighing around 1 to 1 1/2 pounds
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 cloves of minced or finely grated garlic
  • 1/4 cup of dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup of low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup of coarsely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh basil or parsley for garnish

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  • Gather all the necessary ingredients.
  • In a wide, shallow dish, blend the flour and salt. Shake off any extra flour prior to dredging the chicken cutlets in the mixture.
  • Preheat a big skillet over a low flame. Pour the olive oil to the pan after it has reached a shimmering temperature.
  • Without moving the chicken at all during cooking, brown the underside of the cutlets until they release easily.
  • Expect three to four minutes for this.
  • Turn the chicken over. Keep cooking for around 2 to 4 minutes, or until it turns brown on the other side. It shouldn't remain pink in the center.
  • Put the chicken on a platter and set it away for later.
  • Put the heat on medium and throw in some garlic. 
  • Cook it until it becomes fragrant, which takes around 30 seconds.
  • Pour white wine into the skillet. Let it simmer until you can no longer smell the alcohol, usually for around 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken broth, heavy cream, sun-dried tomatoes, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Let it come to a simmer.  Now reduce the heat.
  • Gradually add the Parmesan cheese, stirring after each addition until it melts completely.
  • Blend in the freshly squeezed lemon juice. Give all the ingredeints a good stir.
  • Put the chicken into the skillet and simmer until it's warmed and the sauce thickens slightly. This takes around 4-5 minutes.
  • Sample a bit from the sauce and adjust the seasoning as required.

Serve the dish garnished with fresh basil and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.

Marry me chicken recipe video, Video By: Simply Mamá Cooks@YouTube


  • If using grated Parmesan cheese, ensure it's finely grated for easy melting into the sauce.
  • If using store-bought shredded Parmesan, reduce the quantity to 1/3 cup as the grated pieces are larger.
  • Allow Parmesan to reach room temperature before adding to the sauce.
  • Sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil (drained) are ideal, but any variety of sun-dried tomatoes will suffice.

Creative Ways to Customize Your Chicken Recipe

  • Swap chicken breasts with boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Add a minute or two to searing and simmering time to ensure they are thoroughly cooked.
  • Use dry vermouth or more chicken broth if you don't have white wine.
  • The sauce will not be as thick and creamy if you use half-and-half in place of the heavy cream.
  • Add more red pepper flakes or a spoonful of Calabrian chilli paste for a spicy version.

Tips to Store

  • Use an airtight container to store 'marry me' chicken and preserve it in the refrigerator.
  • You can preserve it safely for up to three days.
  • When reheating, use the microwave or stovetop.
  • For the microwave, heat in 30-second intervals.
  • If using the stovetop, reheat in a pan.
  • Freezing is not recommended since the sauce may separate upon defrosting.