One-Pot Marry Me Chicken Pasta Recipe

Angel hair pasta is bathed in a lightened up sun-dried tomato-filled cream sauce, all made in one pot in this Marry Me Chicken Pasta recipe

marry me chicken pasta recipe

If you’re looking for more easy pasta recipes to add to your dinner rotation, check out my Creamy Sausage Alfredo Bake, Lemon Parmesan One-Pan Pasta, or my Chicken Scampi Stuffed Shells.

Marry Me Chicken Pasta Recipe

This Marry Me chicken pasta is quick to throw together, dirtying just one pot, for an easy 30-minute meal. Plus, it’s lightened up swapping cups of heavy cream for milk and chicken broth making this great for weeknight meals when you aren’t wanting to indulge. 

Don’t worry about compromising flavor. Although this Marry Me Pasta is lightened up, it’s still full of mouthwatering flavors like sun-dried tomatoes, lots of garlic, onions, parmesan cheese and basil.  

marry me chicken pasta recipe

Key Ingredients

Here is a list of what you’ll need to make this easy lightened up marry me chicken pasta recipe.

Chicken – I use boneless skinless breasts. Be sure to pound them to an even 1/4 inch thickness so they cook evenly. 

Angel Hair Pasta – use your favorite long pasta, our favorite is the delicate tenderness of angel hair pasta.

Seasonings – Italian seasoning, all-purpose poultry seasoning (of your choice – I use cajun seasoning), red pepper flakes, paprika, salt and pepper

Chicken Stock – more flavorful than broth, stock helps add liquid to the sauce without too much heaviness.

Milk – to impart creaminess. 

Splash of Cream – just 1/3 cup of cream or half and half adds just a little decadence to richen up this pasta without making it too heavy.

Butter – just two tablespoons is all you need.

Aromatics – freshly minced garlic and minced onion add lots of flavor.

Sun-Dried Tomatoes – tangy and add so much interest to this pasta. Plus, they are quintessential in marry me pasta.

Parmesan Cheese – besides adding flavor, the parmesan will help thicken up the pan sauce.

Basil – fresh basil adds the herbiness.

marry me chicken pasta recipe

How to Make Marry Me Chicken Pasta

Cook The Chicken

Add seasoned chicken to a large skillet over medium heat, flipping just once, just each side about 3 minutes each. The chicken is cooked once internal temp reaches 165 degrees.Set aside on a plate tented with foil.

marry me chicken pasta recipe

Make the Sauce

Reduce heat to medium low, and in the same skillet, add the butter and onions. Cook until the onions are slightly translucent, about 2 minutes. Add in the garlic and sun-dried tomatoes and continue to stir about 30 seconds. Pour in the chicken stock, room temp milk and cream and seasonings and bring to a low boil. 

marry me chicken pasta recipe

Add Pasta 

Into the sauce, add in the pasta and once it softens slightly (1 minute), it should be flexible enough to nestle it into the pan and submerge in the liquid (or you can break the pasta in half if you prefer). Keep the sauce on a low simmering boil, allowing the pasta to cook through to al dente, about 8-10 minutes. 

marry me chicken pasta recipe

Finish The Pasta

Once pasta is tender, add in the parmesan cheese, fresh basil and any extra salt and pepper needed. Mix until parmesan is melted and sauce has thickened (it will continue to thicken as pasta sets). Add in the chicken and serve warm with extra parmesan and basil if you prefer. 

marry me chicken pasta recipe

marry me chicken pasta recipe

Looking for More Pasta Recipes?

Blackened Chicken Alfredo
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marry me chicken pasta recipe

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One Pot Marry Me Chicken Pasta Recipe

Angel hair pasta is bathed in a lightened up sun-dried tomato-filled cream sauce, all made in one pot in this Marry Me Chicken Pasta recipe
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Mallory Austin

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts pounded to 1/4 inch thickness
  • 12 oz dry angel hair pasta
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose poultry seasoning I use cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, oil drained
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups milk room temp
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream room temp
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/3 cup basil leaves, chiffonade

Instructions

  • Coat chicken with 2 tablespoons olive oil, season liberally. Add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add in chicken and cook for 3 minutes, flip just once. Reduce heat to low and cook an additional 3-4 minutes. The chicken is cooked once internal temp reaches 165 degrees. Set aside on a plate tented with foil to keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, add the butter and onions. Cook until the onions are slightly translucent, about 2 minutes.
  • Add in the garlic and sun-dried tomatoes and continue to stir about 30 seconds. Pour in the chicken stock, room temp milk and cream and seasonings and bring to a low boil.
  • Into the sauce, add in the pasta and once it softens slightly (1 minute), it should be flexible enough to nestle it into the pan and submerge in the liquid (or you can break the pasta in half if you prefer).
  • Keep the sauce on a low simmering boil, allowing the pasta to cook through to al dente, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Once pasta is tender, add in the parmesan cheese, fresh basil and any extra salt and pepper needed. Mix until parmesan is melted and sauce has thickened (it will continue to thicken as pasta sets).
  • Add in the chicken and serve warm with extra parmesan and basil if you prefer

Notes

Looking for a more decadent version? Swap the 1 1/2 cups of milk for a total of 1 3/4 cups heavy cream. 

marry me chicken pasta recipe

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