marry me chicken

Marry Me Chicken

January 3, 2023 No Comments

Marry Me Chicken is a fast and simple dinner recipe using chicken stock, sun dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese, and heavy cream

Marry Me Chicken

From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito

Is marry me chicken the dinner that will get you engaged?


In all fairness I can’t guarantee that but hey, you never know, right?

I know the name is supposed to be a joke.

The idea being that this chicken dinner is so good that you’ll get proposed to if you make it.

marry me chicken

Or maybe the concept is that the dish is so good you’d want to marry it?

I’m not really sure which one it’s supposed to be.

But I have to say, ring or not, this was a huge hit at my house.

marry me chicken in a dish

The flavors are absolutely delicious together and it’s super easy to make, too.

To me this is a perfect family weekday dinner.

It’s filling and everyone just loves it.

marry me chicken plated

Now that it’s winter time in New Jersey I’m always looking for great comfort food recipes like this one.

I know if you give it a try that you’ll love this chicken and pasta dish, too.

Fast. Simple. Delicious.

Did you know that I have a cookbook called Fast Simple Delicious?

It’s 60 no fuss no fail comfort food recipes perfect for busy weeknight dinners.

fast simple delicious

Click HERE to get your copy and thank you for the support.

Do I have to use chicken breasts?

No you don’t have to use chicken breasts for this recipe.

chicken breast

I’f you’d like to use tenderloins or even chicken thighs both of those would work in this recipe for sure.

What should I serve this with?

Whatever sides you choose is completely up to you.

roasted frozen green beans

Anything would work here so just choose your favorite.

If you need some inspiration, I would recommend a simple vegetable since the protein and carbs are already included.

parmesan crusted brussels sprouts

Here are some great fast and easy recipes for side dishes:

roasted garlic parmesan broccoli

How can I spice this up?

If you’re into spicy food and would like to spice this dish up a little bit you absolutely can.

Simply add some hot pepper flakes to the sauce in the beginning when the butter is melting.

It will infuse into the butter and season the whole dish.

Taste the sauce and add more at the end if you’d like, too.

Other easy comfort food dinners

I’d you like easy crowd pleasing dinners like this one, here are a few others you’d love, too.

Easy Lasagna Soup
stove top stuffing meatloaf

Marry Me Chicken Ingredients

marry me chicken ingredients
  • Angel hair pasta
  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Chicken breast
  • Salt & pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • Fresh garlic, minced
  • Chicken broth
  • Heavy cream
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Sun Dried tomatoes , chopped


First in a large skillet, add the butter and olive oil over medium high heat. Season the chicken breast with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

seasoned chicken breast

Add the chcken to the hot skillet and brown it on both sides.

seasoned chicken breast

Then remove it from the skillet and set it aside.

cooked chicken breast set aside

Next add the chopped garlic and sauté it for a minute.

adding chopped garlic to pan sauce

Now add the chicken broth and heavy cream.

adding in chicken broth

Now add the sun dried tomatoes and season the sauce with salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.

adding sun dried tomatoes in

Then whisk in the Parmesan cheese.

whisking the pan sauce

Then add the chicken back into the pan. Make sure to add any juice that was released into dish back in, too.

adding lost chicken juice to skillet

After that place the skillet into a 350° oven for about 30 minutes.

chicken breast in pan sauce

Finally serve it over angel hair pasta with some extra Parmesan cheese and enjoy.

marry me chicken finshed

Marry Me Chicken recipe video

Marry Me Chicken

A super easy and delicious chicken and pasta dish perfect for a busy week night dinner.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken dinner recipe, chicken pasta recipe, chincken dinner, easy chicken recipe, marry me chicken


  • oven safe skillet


  • 1 pound angel hair or spaghetti
  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs garlic powder (divided)
  • 1 tbs italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped


  • in a large oven safe skillet heat the butter and olive oil over medium high heat until the butter melts.
  • Season the chicken with salt, pepper and half of the garlic powder. Add it to the skillet and brown it on both sides. Remove it from the pan and set it aside.
  • To the same skillet, add the chopped garlic and saute for one minute. Add the chicken broth and cream.
  • Now add the parmesan cheese and sun dried tomatoes. Season the sauce with salt, pepper, garlic powder and italian seasoning. Whisk it all together.
  • Add the chicken back in and bake it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • serve over angel hair pasta and add some extra parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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