marry me chicken in a skillet.
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marry me chicken in a skillet.

Marry Me Chicken

Commonly called Marry Me Chicken this chicken recipe has all the making a fabulously easy dish to make: chicken breasts, heavy cream, Parmesan and sun dried tomatoes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine General
Servings 2 Served
Calories 244 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 1 Tsp. Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Sun-Dried Tomato Oil from jar
  • 2 Chicken breast cutlets, thick
  • 2 Garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 3/4 Cup Chicken broth
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy cream
  • 1/3 Cup Parmesan cheese, grated and room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp. Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil), chopped if pieces are large
  • 1 Tsp. Dried oregano
  • 1/4 Tsp. Calabrian chili pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and Freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh basil to garnish
  • Parmesan cheese to garnish (optional)
  • Cooked Egg noodles to serve (optional)


  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • In a large non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil and sun-dried tomato oil over a medium-high heat. When hot, add the chicken breasts to the skillet and sear for 4 – 5 minutes on each side.
  • Remove the seared chicken from skillet and set aside. Add the garlic to skillet and cook until fragrant, approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Add in the broth and heavy cream. Stir the liquid and let it warm then add the grated cheese a little at a time, stirring to incorporate after each addition. Add the marscarpone and stir until it melts into the sauce. Then add the sundried tomatoes, oregano and chili flakes. Taste. If it needs salt or pepper, season it now.
  • Bring mixture to simmer, then add the chicken breasts back to the skillet. Turn the chicken a couple of times to coat in the sauce. Let the chicken simmer in the sauce until cooked through. (Chicken should be at a temperature of 165 degrees. Check with a thermometer.) This will take between 10 and 15 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken.
  • Baste the chicken with the sauce often.
  • Once cooked, serve the chicken and sauce over a bed of cooked egg noodles or pasta shape of your choice. Sprinkle with the basil leaves and extra cheese if you like and let the compliments flow.


Calories: 244kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 3gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 386mgPotassium: 73mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 990IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword dinner, poultry
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