They say 'the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach', and one viral chicken recipe is here to prove it.
Back in 2016 Lindsay Funston, an editor at Delish became a matchmaker with her Marry Me Chicken dish that has had people dropping to their knees - literally.
Posting a recipe of her Tuscan-style chicken dish, Lindsay didn’t quite expect to have created the love poultry, ahem, potion!
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Marry Me Chicken got its name after Delish editors started blurting out marriage proposal praises for the dish.
“‘I’d marry you for that chicken’ and ‘Oh my God that’s marriage material’, were some of my favourites,” Lindsay recalled in her post.
Zoom ahead to 2023, and the Marry Me Chicken has gone viral all over again, thanks to TikTok.
Fans are falling head over heels for this recipe, claiming that it's more than just a delicious meal. People are sharing stories of how a cosy dinner featuring this chicken quickly led to engagement proposals. Coinkydink? We think not!
Now, this isn't the first time a recipe has played cupid. Way back in 2004, Glamour Magazine introduced the world to Engagement Chicken, a roast chicken dish that also followed with a ring.
So, if you’re manifesting a ring in your future, here's how to whip up your own Marry Me Chicken dish:
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Freshly ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Freshly torn basil, for serving
Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned on both sides, then remove and set aside.
In the same pan, add garlic, red pepper flakes, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken broth and thyme. Simmer for about 5 minutes until the tomatoes soften.
Return the chicken to the skillet and simmer for 10 minutes.
Stir in the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. Cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
Serve the chicken and sauce over pasta or with a side of crusty bread.
There you have it, a recipe that's so good, that it just might lead to someone getting down on one knee. Enjoy your Marry Me Chicken, and may love be forever on your... plate!