FoodWoo your Valentine with "Marry Me" chicken, a dish touted to win hearts

Woo your Valentine with "Marry Me" chicken, a dish touted to win hearts

The "Marry Me" Chicken is an idea for a delicious Valentine's dinner.
The "Marry Me" Chicken is an idea for a delicious Valentine's dinner.
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8:03 AM EST, February 13, 2024

Legend has it that presenting this dish to a loved one could lead to them getting down on one knee and proposing. While we can't vouch for that, we can assure you that it's a fantastic choice for a Valentine's dinner. Known as "chicken marry me" in English, its reputation has grown rapidly on social media, where it has enamored users.

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Why such a unique name, you ask? Several food magazine editors had the opportunity to try the chicken in a smooth sauce. One of them claimed he would literally "marry" the dish if he could. Though we can't guarantee the authenticity of this story, what we do know is that "Marry Me" chicken tantalizes more than just the taste buds. Simply merge a few readily accessible ingredients, and voilà! Your Valentine's dinner is ready.

You can find an expanse of posts using the caption "chicken marry me" on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. This recipe has become a viral sensation and has remained popular for several years. There are numerous variations of this dish, but the most classic version includes chicken breast, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, broth, and cream. These few ingredients are all it takes to melt your loved one's heart. It's the perfect solution for a Valentine's Day dinner.

Make your Valentine's dinner special with the "Marry Me" chicken recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 large chicken breasts,
  • 1.7 ounces of wheat flour,
  • 1 fluid ounce of olive oil,
  • 1 ounce of butter,
  • 3 cloves of garlic,
  • 1 cup of chicken broth,
  • 1 cup of whipping cream,
  • 1.7 ounces of grated Parmesan,
  • 1 teaspoon of chili flakes (optional),
  • 1/3 cup of chopped sun-dried tomatoes,
  • oregano, thyme,
  • fresh basil,
  • salt, and pepper.
Valentine's dinner
Valentine's dinner© Adobe Stock

Instructions:

  1. Slice the chicken breasts lengthwise into thin cutlets. Season them with salt and pepper, and then coat them with flour.
  2. Heat the oil and butter in a pan. When the fats are hot, add the chicken breasts to the pan and fry for 5 minutes on each side until golden. Transfer the seared chicken to a plate and set aside.
  3. Next, fry chopped garlic in the same pan. Once lightly browned, add chicken broth and deglaze the pan by scraping off any pieces stuck to the bottom with a wooden spoon.
  4. Lower the heat and add cream and grated Parmesan to the pan. Allow the sauce to simmer for a few minutes. Season the sauce with chili flakes (if desired), thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper. Also, add the sun-dried tomatoes.
  5. At this stage, reintroduce the chicken to the sauce and let it simmer until it is cooked and the sauce thickens.
  6. For the finishing touch, garnish your dish with chopped fresh basil leaves. Serve it warm with pasta or rice, and enjoy.
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