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marry me chicken

(1 rating)
Kitchen Crew
By Kitchen Crew

Prepare to fall in love with this Marry Me Chicken recipe. It features tender, juicy chicken breasts smothered in a cream sauce filled with the robust flavor of garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and baby spinach. Serve over pasta for an easy meal everyone will enjoy.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Since they can easily burn, stir the sun-dried tomatoes often while preparing the cream sauce.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield 5 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For marry me chicken

  • 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 2 tsp
    salt, divided
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    Italian seasoning, divided
  • 5
    thinly sliced chicken breasts
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter, divided
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 5 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3 oz
    sun-dried tomatoes, julienned
  • 2 c
    fresh baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 c
    Parmesan cheese, freshly grated, divided
  • 1 lb
    rotini pasta
  • parsley, minced

How To Make marry me chicken

  • All-purpose flour, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and Italian seasoning in a pie plate.
    Mix all-purpose flour, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning in a pie plate.
  • Dredge the chicken breasts in the flour.
    Dredge the chicken breasts in the flour mixture, coating each side. Set aside. Discard leftover flour mixture.
  • Heat butter and olive oil in a skillet. Add floured chicken breasts.
    Heat 2 Tbsp butter and olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Once hot, place the floured chicken in the skillet.
  • Flip the chicken to cook the second side.
    After 7-8 minutes, flip the chicken breasts. Cook for an additional 7-8 minutes. Remove the chicken breasts, place on a platter, and set aside.
  • Cook minced garlic in melted butter.
    Add 4 Tbsp butter in the same skillet over medium heat. Add garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes or until soft, stirring often to prevent burning.
  • Add sun-dried tomatoes and spinach to the garlic.
    Once the garlic is soft, add the sun-dried tomatoes and baby spinach. Stir often to prevent burning. Cook until the spinach is wilted.
  • Add chicken broth, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper, salt, and black pepper.
    Once the spinach is wilted, slowly add the chicken broth and deglaze the skillet. Add remaining Italian seasoning, the crushed red pepper, and remaining salt and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in heavy cream and Parmesan cheese.
    Slowly stir in the heavy cream. Add 1 c freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Bring to a simmer.
  • Add chicken breasts to the simmering sauce.
    Once the sauce has come to a simmer and the cheese is melted, add the chicken breasts to the skillet. Simmer for 15 minutes until chicken is 165 degrees F.
  • Drain cooked rotini pasta.
    Cook the rotini pasta according to the package directions.
  • Two plates of Marry Me Chicken with rotini pasta.
    Drizzle the sauce over the cooked pasta and serve with the chicken breast on the side. Top with remaining Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of minced parsley.