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Marry Me Chicken Pasta: A Recipe for Love at First Bite

Looking for a dish that’ll have your taste buds saying “I do”? Look no further than Marry Me Chicken Pasta! This creamy, flavorful one-pan wonder is sure to impress anyone who tries it.

A Match Made in Heaven: Marry Me Chicken Pasta

This dish isn’t called Marry Me Chicken Pasta for nothing. The combination of juicy chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, and a rich, cheesy sauce creates a symphony of flavors that are guaranteed to win hearts. It’s perfect for a romantic date night, a comforting family dinner, or simply a night in which you want to treat yourself to something special.

Tips & Tricks for a Perfect Match: Marry Me Chicken Pasta Recipe

Don’t overcrowd the pan:  When searing the chicken, cook it in batches to ensure even browning and prevent it from steaming instead of searing.

Chicken perfection: Don’t overcook the chicken! Aim for an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C) for juicy and tender results.

Sun-dried tomato magic:  If you find the sun-dried tomatoes too dry, soak them in hot water for 10 minutes before chopping for a softer texture.

Pasta water is gold: Don’t throw away that pasta water!  Reserving some starchy pasta water helps create a silky smooth sauce by emulsifying the ingredients. Spice it up (or down): Love a little heat? Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a touch of spice.

What I Learned While Making This Marry Me Chicken Pasta:

This meal was an adventure! Here are some things I found that might surprise you.

Sun-dried tomatoes pack a punch: A little goes a long way with sun-dried tomatoes. Start with a few and taste the sauce before adding more. You can always adjust the intensity to your liking.

Patience is key: Don’t rush sauce-making. Taking the time to roast the garlic and sun-dried tomatoes allows them to release their full flavor and create a deep, complex sauce.

Pasta juice is magic: Don’t underestimate the power of reserved pasta juice! It adds a starchy element that helps emulsify the sauce, making it silky smooth, and luxurious.

With these tips and tricks, you are on your way to making Marry Me Chicken Pasta that is not only delicious but also unforgettable!

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  • Serves: 4 People
  • Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Cooking: 15-20 minutes
  • Difficulties: medium
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  • For the Chicken:
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • For the Sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
  • 1/4cup dry white wine (or chicken broth)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4cup pasta water (reserved)
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • For the Pasta:
  • 12 ounces dried farfalle pasta (or other bowtie pasta)
For Dressing
Nutritional Information
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    Prep the Chicken

    In a bowl, toss the chicken pieces with olive oil, oregano, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Let it marinate for 15 minutes while you cook the pasta.

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    Cook the Pasta

    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package instructions, reserving about 1/4 cup of the pasta water before draining.

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    Sear the Chicken

    Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 5-7 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

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    Build the Sauce

    In the same skillet (with the yummy browned bits from the chicken!), melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, then add the sun-dried tomatoes. Sauté for another minute until fragrant.

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    Deglaze and Simmer

    Pour in the white wine (or chicken broth) and scrape up any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Let it simmer for 2 minutes, allowing the alcohol to cook off.

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    Creamy Dream

    Stir in the heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and parsley. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the sauce thickens slightly. If the sauce seems too thick, add a splash of reserved pasta water to thin it out. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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    Marry the Ingredients

    Add the cooked chicken back to the pan with the sauce and toss to coat. Add the reserved pasta water and simmer for another minute to allow all the flavors to meld.

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    Serve with Love

    Toss the drained pasta with the creamy chicken and sauce. Plate it up and garnish with fresh basil leaves and extra Parmesan cheese, if desired.

  • For Serving (Optional):
    • Fresh basil leaves
    • Extra grated Parmesan cheese
Written by

Chef Dawood brings a wealth of experience and a diverse culinary background to our kitchen. His culinary training spans the globe, from classic French techniques to contemporary fusion cuisine. Drawing inspiration from both traditional and modern culinary traditions, Chef Dawood’s creations are a harmonious blend of flavors and textures that tantalize the palate.

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