This 'Marry Me' dish didn't stand a chance against our appetites – all gone

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Oh, marry me chicken pasta, what a romantic name for such a delightful dish! The legend goes that this dish is so irresistibly good it'll prompt a marriage proposal once served. Whether that's true or not, it sure does make for a charming story to share at the dinner table! This creamy, dreamy pasta combines tender chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, and a garlic cream sauce that'll wrap your taste buds in a loving embrace. It's perfect for a cozy dinner at home or when you want to impress someone special with your cooking skills.
This dish is rich and flavorful on its own, but it pairs wonderfully with a light, crisp green salad tossed with a simple vinaigrette to cut through the richness. Add a basket of warm, crusty bread to mop up that delicious sauce, and you're all set for a heartwarming meal. If you're feeling extra festive, why not start with a small antipasto platter of olives, cured meats, and cheeses to nibble on?
Marry Me Chicken Pasta
Servings: 4
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 pound pasta (like fettuccine, linguine, or your favorite)
Fresh basil, for garnish
1. Begin by boiling salted water and cooking the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
2. While the pasta cooks, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season chicken breasts with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
3. Cook chicken in the skillet until golden and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes per side. Remove chicken from the skillet and set aside.
4. In the same skillet, add minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the heavy cream, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, and sun-dried tomatoes. Let the sauce simmer for about 5 minutes to thicken slightly.
5. Slice the rested chicken breasts and return them to the skillet. Stir in the Parmesan cheese until melted and the sauce is creamy.
6. Toss the cooked pasta into the skillet with the chicken and sauce. Combine well so the pasta is beautifully coated.
7. Serve garnished with fresh basil and additional Parmesan if desired.
Variations & Tips
For those who like a bit of spice, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the sauce for a little kick. If you have dietary restrictions, you can substitute the heavy cream with a plant-based creamer and use gluten-free pasta. For picky little eaters, you might want to keep the sun-dried tomatoes chunky so they can easily set them aside if they prefer.
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