Recipe of the day: Marry Me Chicken

Marry me chicken, anyone? Grab your apron, turn up the music, and cook up this magic recipe in your kitchen!


Tonight’s star is the one and only ‘Marry Me Chicken.’

It’s a dish so tasty that it has been known to inspire love proposals!

While we can’t guarantee a ring, we promise a flavour party that will make your taste buds dance.

How to make a Marry me chicken

Homemade Marry me chicken. Picture: iStock
Homemade Marry Me chicken. Picture: iStock

Ingredients

  • 3 large chicken breasts boneless and skinless, sliced lengthwise into thin cutlets
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons (50 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup (240 ml) chicken stock
  • 1 cup (240 ml) double cream
  • ½ cup (43 grams) parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • ⅓ cup sundried tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves

Method

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper, then dredge in flour and shake off any excess.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and melt the butter on medium heat. Swirl pan to coat with oil and butter evenly.
  3. Brown the chicken (do not overcrowd and work in batches if needed) for 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer onto a plate, cover, and set aside.
  4. Saute the garlic for a minute or until it’s fragrant. Add the chicken stock, and deglaze the pan scraping any bits stuck to the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
  5. Adjust the heat to medium-low, and add the heavy cream and the parmesan cheese to the skillet. Allow the sauce to simmer for a couple of minutes, then season with chili flakes, thyme, and oregano.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to your taste, add the sundried tomatoes then put the chicken back in the sauce and let the sauce simmer and thicken for a few more minutes.
  7. Garnish with chopped fresh basil leaves and serve warm over pasta or rice.

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Marry me chicken

Homemade Marry me chicken with rice

Marry me chicken, anyone? Grab your apron, turn up the music, and cook up this magic recipe in your kitchen! 

  • Author: Diana
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: One pan
  • Cuisine: Dinner

Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 large chicken breasts boneless and skinless, sliced lengthwise into thin cutlets
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons (50 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup (240 ml) chicken stock
  • 1 cup (240 ml) double cream
  • ½ cup (43 grams) parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • ⅓ cup sundried tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper, then dredge in flour and shake off any excess.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and melt the butter on medium heat. Swirl pan to coat with oil and butter evenly.
  3. Brown the chicken (do not overcrowd and work in batches if needed) for 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer onto a plate, cover, and set aside.
  4. Saute the garlic for a minute or until it’s fragrant. Add the chicken stock, and deglaze the pan scraping any bits stuck to the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
  5. Adjust the heat to medium-low, and add the heavy cream and the parmesan cheese to the skillet. Allow the sauce to simmer for a couple of minutes, then season with chili flakes, thyme, and oregano.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to your taste, add the sundried tomatoes then put the chicken back in the sauce and let the sauce simmer and thicken for a few more minutes.
  7. Garnish with chopped fresh basil leaves and serve warm over pasta or rice.

Notes

  • Chicken cutlets/steaks are available in most supermarkets, but you can slice a chicken breast in half and get the same result.
  • To slice chicken breasts into thin cutlets: Place a chicken breast down flat on a cutting board. Hold one hand flat on top of the breast, and use a sharp knife to cut the breast in half, parallel to the cutting board.
  • Typically, that is all you need to do! The cutlets should be about ¼ inch in thickness. If they are thicker than that, use a meat mallet to pound them down thinner.
  • Boneless and skinless chicken thighs can be used in place of chicken breasts, but keep in mind that they take longer to cook.
  • When sauteing the garlic, add a little bit of sundried tomato oil for more flavor.
  • Do not use half and half/single cream as that won’t thicken the sauce enough.
  • The Chef recommends buying a block of parmesan cheese and grating it yourself. I found that store-bought parmesan cheese doesn’t have much flavor, and doesn’t melt well in sauces.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 447kcal
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 601mg
  • Fat: 30g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Cholesterol: 147mg

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