This easy marry me chicken recipe is a one-dish flavorful dinner that’s so delicious.

Tender chicken breasts are simmered in a creamy, sun-dried tomato sauce.

The whole family will say “I do!” to this decadent marry me chicken recipe!

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What is Marry Me Chicken?

  • This recipe for marry me chicken comes from its early testing phase when a staff member told the chef, ‘I’d marry you for that chicken!’
  • Make it as an easy weekday meal or when company is coming and no one will even know it’s low-carb.
garlic , oil , red pepper flakes , basil , parmesan , tomato paste , chicken , sundried tomatoes , broth and cream with labels to make Easy Marry Me Chicken

Ingredients and Variations

Chicken – Chicken tenders, strips, thighs, or breasts cut into cutlets will all work in this recipe. Leftover meatballs or Italian sausage all go great with the sauce (and you’ll still get that proposal)!

Tomatoes – A little tomato paste and some sun-dried tomatoes add a tangy flavor to this dish.

Sauce – Heavy cream makes the best base, but you can use canned coconut milk as a non-dairy alternative (it won’t be as thick, however). Short on time? Use a jar of Alfredo sauce instead.

Variations – Choose keto-friendly veggies like chopped spinach, kale, artichoke hearts, sliced mushrooms, or zucchini.

How to Make Marry Me Chicken

  1. Cook seasoned chicken in oil and transfer to a plate to keep warm.
  2. Cook garlic, basil, and red pepper flakes in the remaining oil.
  3. Stir in cream, broth, tomato paste, and salt. Simmer.
  4. Add chicken and sundried tomatoes to the pan and cook (per recipe below).
  5. Remove from heat, stir in parmesan, and garnish with fresh basil before serving.

What to Serve with Marry Me Chicken

Top zoodles or cauliflower rice with marry me chicken or serve it with roasted vegetables. A colorful Caprese salad makes a perfect appetizer or side salad.

Easy Marry Me Chicken with sundried tomatoes in the pan


Store leftover marry me chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave, with a little cream or milk to loosen the sauce.

Freeze portions in zippered bags for up to a month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat on low in a saucepan.

Top a bed of greens with leftover marry me chicken, or make a creamy chicken soup.

Low Carb Sides for Chicken

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Easy Marry Me Chicken Recipe

This tender and flavorful Marry Me Chicken is a recipe favorite!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken cutlets
  • ¾ teaspoon salt divided
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ cup sundried tomatoes
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 bunch fresh basil for garnish


  • Season the chicken with ½ teaspoon salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken and cook, in batches if needed, for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate to keep warm.
  • Add the remaining oil and add the garlic, basil, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the heavy cream, broth, tomato paste, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and simmer uncovered until slightly thickened, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Add the chicken and sundried tomatoes to the pan. Simmer for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until the chicken is heated through.
  • Stir in the Parmesan cheese and garnish with additional fresh basil if desired.


  • Replace cutlets with boneless skinless chicken breasts. Starting with the thicker end, cut the chicken in half horizontally with a filet knife before cooking, or pound it with a meat tenderizer until ½  to ¾ inch thick. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 859mg | Potassium: 1045mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 943IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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