Marry Me Chicken

So good it’ll make you want to say “I Do!”


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lb chicken thighs or breasts,
    boneless, skinless & trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream or half & half, divided
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 4-5 golden potatoes, peeled & cut
  • in 1” cubes
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Recipe

    Preheat oven to 375ºF. In a 6 qt pan on medium heat, cover potatoes with water. Season trimmed chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. In a large oven-safe skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sear chicken 4 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and set aside. On medium heat, add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in thyme, crushed red pepper, chicken broth, and ½ cup heavy cream or half & half. Bring to a low simmer, stirring often for 5 minutes. Fold in parmesan and tomatoes. Return the chicken to skillet and coat with sauce. Bake 15-18 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Meanwhile, when potatoes are fork tender, drain and mash with remaining ½ cup heavy cream or half & half, butter and salt to taste. Plate potatoes then top with chicken and sauce. Garnish with parmesan and basil. Note: Side suggestions are roasted carrots, steamed broccoli, side salad or green beans. I made the sauce with ¼ cup heavy cream and ¼ cup half & half. To lower fat and calories use chicken breasts and half & half. The sauce will be thinner in this case but can be made thicker by whisking in 1 Tbsp cornstarch when the garlic is added to the skillet. If fresh herbs aren’t available add ½ tsp dried thyme and 2 Tbsp dried basil when adding the broth and cream to the sauce. Recipe adapted from

    Approximate Nutrition Information for 8oz chicken thighs, 1/4 cup sauce, 2/3 cup potatoes: 606 calories, 29g fat, 34g carbs, 54g protein

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    brittany sparks
    brittany sparks
    1 year ago
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    Delicious! I have followed this recipe many times and it is one of my husbands favorites!

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    So good it’ll make you want to say “I Do!”