Love at first bite is real, especially when it involves a plate of Marry Me Chicken Pasta. This is a recipe that will have you saying “I Do” haha. Okay but in all seriousness this recipe is all over the internet so you know I had to try it out! My favourite love language is without a doubt food so once I stumbled on this trend you know I had to write my hubby a love letter and make this dish! Elevate your pasta game, your love game or your next weeknight pasta with this recipe! Let’s dig in.
Marry Me Chicken is more than just a dish; it’s a phenomenon that is taking over the internet right now! And for good reason; Marry Me Chicken is a recipe that’s known for its ability to impress and delight, it’s rumoured to have the power to elicit marriage proposals. With ingredients like cream, cheese, and a kick of red pepper flakes, it’s easy to see why! If you haven’t seen this trend all over the internet I feel honoured to be your first introduction! Try this recipe and see what kind of magic comes from it.
This recipe is a rendezvous of simple steps that lead to a complex flavorful dish. From browning the chicken to simmering the sauce and combining all elements, each stage is straightforward but crucial.
While technically this is the first step to the recipe; it’s only because boiling water takes time! Choosing the right pasta is crucial, and for this recipe, farfalle pasta takes the spotlight. Its shape perfectly captures the sauce, ensuring every bite is as flavorful as the last. I used Jovial which is a brand I love to consider when making pasta because theirs is just like no other I’ve tried! Cook it al dente to maintain texture and enhance your dining experience. While you’re in the process of cooking the pasta you can move on to the next step which is working with the chicken.
The method to a perfect Marry Me Chicken Pasta with cooking the chicken to golden perfection. Cube the chicken bread and season with just the right amount of spices and cook in a mix of olive oil and butter. You’ll see that the chicken becomes the foundation of this dish’s unforgettable flavor by browning each side to perfection; it will be hard to keep your hands off of it until your pasta and sauce are ready! At this point, you can add your shrimp (if that is something you’ll be doing) and cook them until both sides have turned pink.
Marrying the marry me chicken pasta ingredients of this easy marry me chicken pasta recipe is a process that transforms this dish. Begin by deglazing the pan with Prosecco, introducing a layer of depth with its fruity notes, then add finely diced onion, sautéing until translucent before mingling with the aromatic fragrance of minced garlic. As these flavors fuse, pour in the cream, stirring with a spatula or wooden spoon to lift all the flavorful bits from the bottom of the pan, ensuring nothing of the rich foundation is lost. The addition of tomato sauce brings a tangy contrast, enriching the sauce’s complexity. Once simmering add the chicken and shrimp into the creamy sauce, ensuring every piece is coated in this deliciousness. The cooked farfalle pasta and fresh spinach are then added, with a splash of pasta water to emulsify the sauce, achieving a silky consistency that clings to every curve of the pasta. Topping everything off grated Parmigiano Reggiano, or parmesan cheese, sea salt, cracked black pepper, and an extra sprinkle of chili flakes if desired, perfectly balances the dish.
Taking this dish to the next level means adding shrimp for an extra protein punch and using non-alcoholic bubbly for a subtle, sophisticated flavour that pairs beautifully with the creamy sauce. While this step is completely optional; trust me it is worth the additional step because *chefs kiss* it’s delicious and will absolutely wow anyone that you feed this Marry Me Chicken to!
You can use whatever chicken you have, and technically any protein that you have. Chicken just browns perfectly for this recipe which is why it’s the main ingredient here. If you are going to use frozen chicken just be sure they’re fully thawed and patted dry to achieve the perfect sear.
You could ask the bazillion other people on the internet who have already tried this but if you want my word for it – there is nothing to NOT love about this chicken dish recipe. Pasta and chicken in one dish is more than delicious! This recipe also is absolutely approachable and easy for anyone to make; regardless of your kitchen status! The blend of creamy sauce, red pepper flakes, and hearty proteins make every forkful a declaration of love for good food.
A side of garlic bread, a fresh salad, or even just a glass of your favourite wine can turn this meal into a feast for the senses. Get romantic with it and enjoy it by candlelight 🙂
If you have leftovers of this amazing recipe, just add them into an airtight container and refrigerate. You can enjoy this dish the next day by warming it in a skillet over medium heat; this will make the flavors even more profound.
Marry Me Chicken Pasta, joins the ranks of the best chicken recipes with its unique flavors and crowd-pleasing appeal. If you’re in the mood for some finger licking good chicken you could also try my air fryer chicken recipe here!
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