FoodMarry me chicken: The viral recipe that melts hearts

Marry me chicken: The viral recipe that melts hearts

How to prepare "marry me chicken"?
How to prepare "marry me chicken"?
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12:21 PM EDT, May 24, 2024

Looking for an idea for a knock-your-socks-off dinner? If so, try the recipe for "Marry Me Chicken." This dish consists of juicy chicken breast with velvety, seductive sauce. This chicken tastes like a slice of heaven on a plate and smells so divine that it wins the hearts of everyone who tries it.

Rumor has it that serving this dish to your beloved might end in an engagement. We can't guarantee that everything will go according to plan, but we can assure you that it’s a brilliant solution for dinner, especially with a loved one. "Marry Me Chicken" has gained huge popularity on social media and has gone viral.

You may be wondering where this unusual name came from. Well, a few food magazine editors tried this unique chicken in a velvety sauce. After tasting it, one of them reportedly said he would marry this dish if he could. It's hard to tell how much truth there is in this anecdote, but we know that "Marry Me Chicken" is winning palates. It only takes a few easily accessible ingredients.

On social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, you can find tons of videos tagged "Marry Me Chicken." This recipe has become a viral hit, and its popularity has been sustained for several years. This dish has many variations, but the most classic version includes chicken breast, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, broth, and cream. Just a few ingredients are needed to melt anyone's heart.

"Marry Me Chicken" recipe


"Marry me chicken"
"Marry me chicken"© Adobe Stock
  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • 2 ounces of all-purpose flour
  • 1 ounce of olive oil
  • 1 ounce of butter
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces grated parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes (optional)
  • ⅓ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • oregano, thyme
  • fresh basil
  • salt, pepper


  1. Cut the chicken breasts into smaller fillets, preferably cutting them in half. Then, dredge them in flour.
  2. Sauté the meat in the heated olive oil and butter. It takes just 5 minutes on each side. Then, set the meat pieces aside on a plate.
  3. In the same pan, sauté the chopped garlic, and add the broth. Then deglaze the pan: turn the heat to high and scrape off any bits stuck to the bottom with a wooden spoon.
  4. Reduce the heat and add the cream and grated parmesan. Cook the sauce for a few minutes. Season the sauce with chili flakes, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper. Also, add the sun-dried tomatoes.
  5. Finally, place the chicken into the sauce and cook until the sauce thickens and the chicken is ready.
  6. Garnish with chopped fresh basil leaves and serve warm with pasta or rice.
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