When a recipe goes viral, you can’t help but wanna check it out! So, we tested out “Marry Me Chicken” after seeing it on Pinterest by Delish.com. We swapped the chicken thighs for boneless, skinless breasts, swapped the cream for coconut milk and made some without cheese and a few with goat cheese. Every variation was to die for! We think it tasted great over a bed of arugula and fresh basil. The kiddos liked it over lentil pasta. Even picky tomato haters didn’t mind the sun dried tomatoes in this recipe. (That’s because we are smart and chopped them up really small). Without further adieu, your recipe for Marry Me Chicken- 131 Method style.
131’s Version of Marry Me Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1/4th recipe
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 35 min
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 4 (4-oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Pinch sea salt
- Pinch black pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ – 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- ¾ cup bone broth or chicken broth
- ½ cup canned coconut milk (full fat)
- ½ cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 oz goat cheese or goat cheese cheddar (optional)
- 8-10 basil leaves, torn
- Heat oven to 375°F. In a large oven-proof skillet, heat the oil over medium-high. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Sear one side until golden, about 4-5 minutes, then flip and repeat. Remove chicken to a plate.
- Return skillet to medium heat and stir the garlic, thyme and red pepper for 1 minute. Stir in the broth, coconut milk, sun dried tomatoes and lemon, and bring to a simmer. Return chicken to skillet. Sprinkle tops with cheese, if using.
- Transfer skillet to oven and bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes. Spoon extra broth/sauce on top. Sprinkle with basil before serving.
Recipe adapted from Delish.com
Calories: 334| Protein: 33g | Fat: 19g | Carbs: 6g | Fiber: 5g | Net Carbs: 5.5g
- We used avocado oil because of its high smoke point. Feel free to choose olive oil, if you prefer.
- Dried thyme is just handy. Fresh often goes bad before you have a chance to use it up. But, fresh is always a great option.
- Because we didn’t add the Parmesan to the sauce, like the original recipe, it allowed us to customize each serving to the delight of each family member. If someone doesn’t like (or cannot tolerate dairy)- no problem. Skip that topping on that breast. You could probably do feta, or Parmesan, depending on personal preference.
- The sauce is super flavorful, so find a way to use it up by serving it with cauliflower gnocchi, over greens, or maybe zucchini noodles.
- Use bone broth if you want a little extra protein. Otherwise, just use chicken broth (organic, of course).
Comment below if you give the 131 version of Marry Me Chicken a try!