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The “Marry Me Chicken” Recipe

So the “Marry Me Chicken” gained popularity through social media and various cooking blogs. The name itself is somewhat playful and suggests that the dish is so delicious that it could potentially inspire a marriage proposal, so be careful on who you pull this one out. This name, Marry Me Chicken and the recipe is an excellent example of how food and storytelling often go hand in hand in the culinary world, making the dining experience not just about flavors but also about the narratives associated with the dishes.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Fresh basil or parsley, for garnish


  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Season Chicken:
    • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. Sear Chicken:
    • In an oven-safe skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken breasts until golden brown on each side. Remove chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Prepare Sauce:
    • In the same skillet, add minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant. Add cherry tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken broth, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, oregano, and thyme. Stir to combine.
  5. Simmer:
    • Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes until it starts to thicken.
  6. Return Chicken:
    • Return the seared chicken breasts to the skillet, nestling them into the sauce.
  7. Bake:
    • Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  8. Garnish:
    • Garnish with fresh basil or parsley before serving.
  9. Serve:
    • Serve the Marry Me Chicken over pasta, rice, or with your favorite side dishes.

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