Marry Me Chicken (Chicken in a Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce)

2 tablespoons olive oil
3 large chicken breasts approximately 1 ½ to 2 pounds
salt to taste
pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic minced
¾ cup chicken broth
½ cup heavy cream
⅓ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese at room temperature
½ cup sun-dried tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
basil chiffonaded, for garnish

Preheat oven to 375° Fahrenheit. Liberally season each chicken breast with salt and pepper on both sides.

Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add chicken to skillet. Sear 3 to 4 minutes, then flip and sear on the other side for 3 to 4 minutes.

Remove seared chicken from skillet and set aside. Add garlic to skillet and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.

Stir in broth and heavy cream, then slowly add grated parmesan, sun dried tomatoes, oregano, and red pepper flakes.

Bring mixture to simmer, then return chicken breasts to skillet. Quickly flip chicken a time or two to coat in sauce, then transfer entire skillet to oven.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until chicken reaches internal temperature of 165° Fahrenheit.

Remove chicken from skillet and plate with desired sides. Spoon additional sauce from skillet over chicken, garnish with chiffonaded basil, and serve immediately.

The sauce will be on the thin side. If you’d like a thicker, creamier sauce, you can thicken it with cornstarch, flour, cream cheese (at room temperature), or a tiny bit of xanthan gum after removing the chicken in the final step.

Parmesan Cheese: Cold cheese can clump when it’s added to the hot liquid, so make sure it’s at room temperature before you begin. Additionally, remove the skillet from the heat before adding the cheese, to avoid clumping or curdling.

Marry Me Chicken (Chicken in a Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce) – 40 Aprons