Easy Marry Me Chicken Recipe

This easy marry me chicken recipe features tender, juicy chicken breasts smothered in a creamy, savory sauce that’s bursting with flavor.

Simple Marry Me Chicken Recipe


The best part? It’s incredibly simple to make, even if you’re not the world’s greatest cook.

If you love chicken as much as I do, you can try our One-Pan Baked Barbecue Chicken or this Easy Crispy Baked Chicken Wings recipe.

Ingredients for Baked Marry Me Chicken

  • Olive Oil
  • Chicken Breasts
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Chicken Broth
  • Heavy Cream
  • Sundried Tomatoes
  • Parmesan Cheese
One-Pan Marry Me Chicken Recipe


How to make Savory Chicken with Parmesan

To make this recipe, you’ll need boneless, skinless chicken breasts, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, olive oil, chicken broth, heavy cream, grated Parmesan cheese, and fresh chopped parsley.

To start, preheat your oven to 375°F. In a small bowl, mix together paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Rub the chicken breasts with the spice mixture.

Then, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chicken and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until browned.

Remove the chicken from the skillet and transfer it to a baking dish.

Next, pour chicken broth into the skillet and bring to a boil, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan.

Reduce heat to medium and add the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth.

Then, pour the sauce over the chicken in the baking dish.

Bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve hot.

The key to making this recipe successful is to make sure the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is well-seasoned.

Be sure to check the internal temperature of the chicken with a meat thermometer, which should read 165°F when fully cooked.

You can also test for doneness by cutting into the thickest part of the chicken to see if the juices run clear.

This recipe is easy to customize to your taste preferences as well. If you like your food spicy, add more red pepper flakes to the sauce.

You can add herbs and spices like rosemary or sage for extra flavor.

Serve the chicken with your favorite sides, such as roasted vegetables or mashed potatoes, and enjoy your delicious and easy Marry Me Chicken!

Quick Marry Me Chicken Recipe


What to serve with Classic marry me chicken

Here are some examples of dishes that you can serve alongside the chicken to complete your meal:

Roasted Vegetables: Roasted vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, or carrots make a great side dish for Marry Me Chicken. Simply toss the vegetables in olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast them in the oven while the chicken is baking. Or try our baked asparagus with parmesan cheese for a simple side dish that’s ready in minutes.

Rice or Quinoa: Rice or quinoa make a great base for Marry Me Chicken, soaking up the creamy sauce and adding texture to the dish. Try serving the chicken on a bed of fluffy white rice or nutty quinoa.

Mashed Potatoes: Mashed potatoes are a classic side dish that pairs well with almost any main course. Creamy and buttery mashed potatoes complement the rich and savory flavors of the Marry Me Chicken. Try our creamy garlic mashed potatoes for a hearty meal experience.

Salad: A light and fresh salad can balance out the richness of the chicken dish. Try a simple green salad with a vinaigrette dressing, or a more substantial salad with mixed greens, nuts, and fruit. Our cucumber tomato onion salad is another great, simple option.

Bread or Rolls: A warm and crusty piece of bread or a fluffy dinner roll can help soak up any leftover sauce from the Marry Me Chicken. Serve with butter or olive oil for dipping.

Grilled Vegetables: If you prefer a lighter side dish, grilled vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, and eggplant are a great choice. Simply toss them in olive oil and grill them until tender and slightly charred.

Creamy Marry Me Chicken Recipe


Occasions to serve Oven-Baked marry me chicken

Marry Me Chicken is one of those chicken dishes that would be appropriate to serve on any occasion, from date night to dinner parties.

Here are a few more examples of when to serve Marry Me Chicken, along with some suggested dishes to complement the meal:

Date Night: Pair the chicken with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and a drink for a romantic and intimate meal.

Dinner Party: Add a side of roasted vegetables and a mixed green salad to the chicken for a well-rounded meal.

Family Gathering: Serve the chicken with a side of creamy macaroni and cheese or garlic bread for a cozy and comforting family meal.

Holiday Dinner: If you’re looking for a special dish to serve at your holiday dinner, this creamy chicken is a great option. Serve the chicken with a side of cranberry sauce and roasted sweet potatoes for a festive and delicious meal.

Brunch: For the perfect brunch dish, pair the chicken with a side of cheesy grits or hash browns and a side of fresh fruit for a hearty and delicious meal.

How to store Saucy marry me chicken

If you have leftovers, it’s important to store it properly to ensure that it stays fresh and safe to eat. Follow these tips to store your cooked Marry Me Chicken:

Allow the chicken to cool: Before storing the chicken, allow it to cool to room temperature.

Use an airtight container: Transfer the chicken to an airtight container, such as a food storage container with a tight-fitting lid. This will help to prevent air and moisture from getting in, which can cause the chicken to spoil.

Refrigerate promptly: Once the chicken is in an airtight container, place it in the refrigerator promptly. Marry Me Chicken can be refrigerated for up to 3-4 days.

How to Creamy marry me chicken

To reheat Marry Me Chicken, you can follow these simple steps:

Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and transfer it to a microwave-safe dish.

Cover the dish with a damp paper towel to help keep the chicken moist while reheating.

Microwave the chicken on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.

Alternatively, you can reheat Marry Me Chicken in the oven. Here’s how:

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

Transfer the chicken to an oven-safe dish and cover it with foil.

Bake the chicken for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.

Remember not to overheat the chicken to avoid it becoming dry, tough, and unappetizing.

Marry me chicken FAQs

Can I use bone-in chicken instead of chicken breasts?

You can use any kind of chicken you have on hand. Just be aware that bone-in chicken will take longer to cook than boneless chicken breasts.

Can I make Marry Me Chicken ahead of time?

Marry Me Chicken can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 3-4 days. Take care to store it properly and reheat it thoroughly before serving.

Can I freeze Marry Me Chicken?

Sure! Transfer the cooled chicken to an airtight container or freezer-safe bag, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw the chicken in the refrigerator before reheating. The sauce won’t retain its consistency and may separate, but the taste will be the same as when it was freshly cooked.

Can I use dried herbs instead of fresh herbs?

You can substitute dried herbs for fresh herbs if that’s all you have. Use about 1/3 of the amount of dried herbs as you would use fresh herbs.

Can I substitute the heavy cream with another ingredient?

Yes, you can replace the heavy cream with a non-dairy alternative, such as coconut milk or almond milk. Keep in mind that the flavor and texture may be slightly different, depending on your choice.

Easy Marry Me Chicken Recipe

This easy marry me chicken recipe features tender, juicy chicken breasts smothered in a creamy, savory sauce that's bursting with flavor.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add garlic, thyme, oregano, and red pepper flakes (if using) and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add chicken broth to the skillet and scrape the bottom of the skillet to deglaze. Let the broth simmer until it has reduced by half.
  • Add heavy cream, sundried tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese to the skillet. Stir until the cheese has melted and the sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Return the chicken to the skillet and spoon the sauce over the chicken.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is bubbly.
  • Serve hot, garnished with additional Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs if desired.

I hope you give this easy chicken recipe a try! The combination of juicy chicken breasts, creamy sauce, and tangy sun-dried tomatoes is sure to impress your guests’ taste buds and leave you craving more.

Feel free to make it your own by adding your favorite herbs or spices, or by adjusting the amount of heat to suit your taste. Let me know how it turns out for you!



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