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Easy Marry Me Chicken

This Tuscan chicken recipe combines juicy chicken breasts with sundried tomato cream sauce. It's an easier adaptation of the famous "Marry Me Chicken"!

I know, I know. You're reading this and thinking, "Michelle, what the heck is 'Marry Me Chicken?" Well, in short, it's a chicken breast recipe served with sun-dried tomatoes and a creamy sauce!

But of course, there's more to the story. Read on to learn about the history behind this "famous" recipe!

Made your Marry Me Chicken for dinner tonight. We loved it, added spinach and mushrooms and it was sooo good!"

Lainey P.
A photo of Marry Me Chicken in a Cast Iron Skillet

This legend behind this Marry Me Chicken recipe is that it is SO GOOD, it can win a man's heart. Some believe that this chicken dish is so delicious, it can induce marriage proposal!

A photo of sundried tomato cream sauce in the skillet

We all know this is a bit ridiculous. But, it's the absolute truth that this easy recipe IS crazy delicious and wonderful for a special occasion!

As an added bonus, this easy dinner recipe is so simple to make, that you can make it on busy weeknights! And, did I mention that it's gluten free and low carb?

A photo of chicken breasts in a skillet with tuscan cream sauce

Additions and Substitutions:

The simple ingredients of this recipe allow for several modifications, like:

  • Add a handful of chopped fresh spinach before serving for chicken Florentine vibes.
  • Substitute fresh tomatoes for sundried tomatoes. I like to use cherry tomatoes!
  • Substitute roasted red peppers for sundried tomatoes.
  • Sauté a handful of sliced mushrooms along with the garlic when making the sauce.
  • Substitute vegetable stock for the chicken stock.
  • If there is leftover oil in the jar of sun-dried tomatoes, you can strain it and use it to sear the chicken breast. Extra flavor and less waste!
A photo of pan seared chicken breasts with tuscan cream sauce

I would like to acknowledge that it can be quite messy to cut up the sun-dried tomatoes since they are coated in oil. I typically spoon them out into a 2-cup pyrex measuring cup, then use a kitchen shears to roughly chop them!

Serving Suggestions:

I like to serve Marry Me Chicken over rigatoni pasta or angel hair pasta, white rice, mashed potatoes, or cauliflower rice. This recipe makes PLENTY of sauce to cover your side dish. NO need to make extra sauce!

This Marry Me Chicken recipe is also wonderful when paired with green beans or roasted asparagus.

Leftover Storage:

Store leftover chicken and sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

A photo of Marry Me Chicken Breast in a skillet

Easy Marry Me Chicken

Yield: Serves 3
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This Tuscan chicken recipe combines juicy chicken breasts with sundried tomato cream sauce. It's an easier adaptation of the famous "Marry Me Chicken"!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets

For the Chicken Seasoning:

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

For the Sauce:

  • 3 fresh garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ cup chicken broth or white wine
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated

For Garnish:

  • Fresh herbs (I like basil or rosemary)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Sear the chicken: Add oil to a large non-stick skillet or cast iron skillet and heat on medium-high heat.
  3. To a small bowl, add chicken seasoning ingredients; salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and crushed chili flakes. Stir to combine.
  4. Pat the boneless skinless chicken breasts dry with paper towels, and season both sides of the chicken breast with the seasoning mixture.
  5. Add the seasoned chicken breasts to the hot oil and sear for 3-4 minutes each side, until a golden brown crust begins to form. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside to rest.
  6. Make the sauce: Reduce the heat to medium. Do not clean the skillet.
  7. Add minced garlic to the hot skillet and sauté for 30 seconds. Do not allow to burn.
  8. Pour in chicken stock (or wine) to deglaze the pan. Use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the pan and release the browned bits or chicken stuck to the bottom of the skillet. Allow to simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Add the heavy cream and stir to incorporate. Then, add parmesan cheese and chopped sundried tomatoes. Stir to combine.
  10. Bake the chicken: If using an oven-safe skillet, return chicken breasts to the skillet and spoon the sauce over the top. If you do not have an oven safe skillet, place chicken breasts in a greased casserole dish, and pour the sauce over top.
  11. Place skillet or casserole dish in preheated oven. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  12. Serve warm.

Notes

This recipe is low carb, gluten free and keto-friendly.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 436

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