Marry Me Chicken Recipe

Rating 5.0
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Marry Me Chicken is an easy and flavorful recipe that's worth swooning over. This dish marries succulent chicken thighs with a creamy sauce that incorporates sun-dried tomatoes, herbs, garlic and Parmesan cheese.
Utensils Dinner
Globe New American
Tiffany La Forge is a professional chef, cookbook author, and food writer who graduated from The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. She runs the seasonal food blog, Parsnips and Pastries, and is author of The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook.


2 tblsp
olive oil
boneless, skin-on chicken thighs
garlic clove, minced
2 tsp
dried thyme
1/2 tsp
red pepper flakes
1 cup(s)
chicken broth
1 cup(s)
heavy cream
1/2 cup(s)
sun-dried tomatoes
3/4 cup(s)
Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
fresh basil leaves, for serving

Directions 4 steps | 45 Minutes

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F. Season both sides of the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Heat a large cast iron skillet (or other oven-safe skillet) over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and place chicken thighs skin side down. Cook for around 7 minutes, or until skin separates easily from the bottom of the skillet and looks golden brown. Flip and repeat the process.

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Step 2

Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside. Turn the heat down to medium. Add the other tablespoon of olive oil and the garlic. Stir and cook just until fragrant, 15-30 seconds. Stir in the thyme, red pepper flakes, chicken broth and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Add sun-dried tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. Stir and continue cooking for around 10 more minutes. Return chicken to the skillet and cover with the sauce.

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Step 3

Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook for 15-18 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear.

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Step 4

Serve the Marry Me Chicken topped with fresh basil and additional Parmesan cheese. Add additional red pepper flakes for more heat. Enjoy!

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Side dishes for marry me chicken?

A multitude of side dishes pairs well with a creamy chicken dish, such as marry me chicken. A fluffy baked or mashed potato, or oven-roasted vegetables are a great way to get vegetables in the meal. A crisp wedge or a light spring salad would also be an easy side dish to make. 

What goes with marry me chicken?

Marry me chicken can be served over pasta or rice. For a creamy sauce, a thinner pasta such as angel hair or spaghetti would be a great option. A side of sautéed vegetables such as green beans or Brussels sprouts would also be a delicious pairing to round out the meal. 

Nutrition Per Serving
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69 g
45.8 g
10.2 g


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Tiffany M.


19 Jul 2022

Yummy! Served this with rice and side salad. The sauce was delicious, I loved the addition of sun dried tomatoes.

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Sandra G.


13 Jul 2022

Perfect with hot steaming rice or smashed potatoes.

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