Dairy Farmers of Canada

One Pan Marry Me Chicken

Are you looking for the perfect comfort-food recipe? This quick and delicious "Marry Me Chicken" dish serves four people and comes together in under 25 minutes! This creamy dish will win hearts throughout the colder seasons.

  • Prep: 10 minutes
  • Cooking: 15 minutes
Yields 4 servings


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 650 grams)
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) all-purpose flour
  • Salt (to taste)
  • ¼ tsp (1 ml) freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) Canadian butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (250 ml) Canadian heavy cream, 35 % m.f.
  • 1 cup (250 ml) chicken broth
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and finely chopped
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) tomato paste
  • ½ tsp (3 ml) dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp (1 ml) crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp (1 ml) thyme
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) Canadian Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) fresh chopped basil, plus more for serving
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Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Dredge each chicken breast in flour, shaking off any excess.

Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Place the flour-dusted chicken in the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes, flipping once, until the chicken is lightly golden on both sides and cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.

Reduce the heat to medium and add the onions to the skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, until softened and translucent for about 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the garlic to the skillet and cook, stirring constantly, for an additional 30 seconds. Be careful not to brown the garlic.

Add the cream, broth, sun-dried tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, red pepper flakes, thyme, and salt to the skillet. Use a wooden spoon to scrape any brown bits from the pan into the liquid.

Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and let it gently boil, uncovered, until the sauce thickens for about 5 minutes.

Stir in the Canadian Parmesan cheese and basil.

Add the chicken back to the skillet, along with any juices that accumulated on the plate. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the chicken is warmed through and the sauce thickens a bit more for 1 to 2 minutes.

If desired, sprinkle with more fresh basil for garnish. Serve and enjoy!


  • Cooking time may vary slightly depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts. To ensure doneness, use a meat thermometer and check that the internal temperature reaches 165ºF.
  • For a thicker, creamier consistency, you can add more Parmesan, flour, or a small amount of room temperature cream cheese after removing the chicken in the last step.
  • Before starting, ensure that cold dairy products are at or near room temperature. If the skillet is still hot, remove it from the stove burner before adding the cream and cheese to avoid undesirable reactions.