Marry Me Chicken

by Julianne De Witt

February 2, 2023

Have you tried Marry Me Chicken? This popular and easy skillet chicken recipe has been all over TikTok and if you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out!

So what is Marry Me Chicken, you ask? It’s tender chicken simmered in a parmesan sun-dried tomato cream sauce. It’s easy to make and so delicious they say the person you cook it for will instantly fall in love and propose!

In my version, I use boneless skinless chicken thighs and cook it stove top to cut down on cooking time. This recipe is low carb, a crowd pleaser and will be on your table in 30 minutes!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs – seared on one side and lightly seasoned.
  • Olive oil – to brown the chicken.
  • Garlic – 4 big cloves.
  • Chicken stock and whipping cream – forms the base of the sauce.
  • Parmesan cheese – to thicken this creamy and flavorful sauce.
  • Chili flakes and Italian seasoning
  • Sundried tomatoes and capers
  • Fresh basil leaves – for garnish.

Now let’s get cooking!

Marry Me Chicken

Boneless, skinless chicken thighs simmered in a flavourful sun-dried tomato parmesan sauce. Delicious!
Course: Main Course
Keyword: comfort food
Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 shallots finely diced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup grated parmesan plus more for serving
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil leaves chopped, for garnish
  • fresh cracked pepper to finish


  • Heat oil to medium high in a large sauce pan. Season chicken thighs lightly with a couple of pinches of salt. Sear chicken in 2 batches: place 5 thighs in saucepan, skin side down and sear until lightly browned on one side. Remove thighs and set aside. Repeat with remaining thighs and set aside.
  • Turn seat down to medium. Add garlic and shallots to saucepan and saute until fragrant.
  • Add chicken stock, cream, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, capers, sundried tomatoes and parmesan and mix well.
  • Add chicken thighs to sauce and simmer until thighs reach an internal temperature of 165°, approximately 20 minutes.
  • Garnish with basil, fresh cracked pepper and additional grated parmesan. Serve with cauliflower mash or mashed potatoes.


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