Why ‘Chicken Marry Me’ has become the viral dish to propose with (and what the recipe is)

A recipe called 'Chicken Marry Me' is causing a furor in Social Media. We explain the reason for its name and how you can prepare it at home.

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If you are looking forward to getting married, but don’t know what to do to get them to ask you to marry them, there is a viral recipe that has become a real matchmaker. The dish, which is causing a furor on social networks, is called ‘Chicken Marry Me’ and, although a chicken recipe may not seem like the most romantic creation, there are many who define it as a meal worthy of a marriage proposal.

To know the history of this celestine recipe you have to go back to 2016 when a Delish editor shared it on the medium and, automatically, people started commenting with phrases like “I would marry you for that chicken” or “That’s a dish to get married”. Since then, many users on social networks started posting videos eating that dish while asking their partners to marry them.

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With the rise of TikTok in recent years, there have been many people who have rescued this dish and it has once again gone viral. If you want to prepare it at home, in case wedding bells ring, here is a step-by-step explanation of this winning recipe.

Viral recipe ‘Chicken Marry Me


  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 180 ml chicken broth
  • 100 g heavy cream
  • 100 g peeled tomatoes
  • 60gr grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • A sprinkling of fresh thyme leaves and crushed red bell pepper flakes
  • Chopped fresh basil


  • Season the breasts with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a frying pan, pour a dash of oil and heat over medium-high heat. Cook the breasts on both sides until golden brown and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add the garlic, tomatoes, thyme, red bell pepper flakes and chicken broth. Cook for about 5 minutes until the tomatoes soften.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Then add the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese, and leave for another 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  • You can eat this ‘Marry me’ chicken as is, with bread or served with pasta.

Just be ready to say “I do”.