Marry Me Chicken Tortellini Pasta

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Marry me chicken tortellini pasta is a super easy recipe with juicy chicken in a creamy sauce with parmesan and sun dried tomatoes that’s super addictive.

Marry me chicken tortellini pasta

Love is in the air, and what better way to impress your significant other than with a mouthwatering dish that screams “marry me” with every bite. Enter the marry me chicken tortellini pasta, a culinary delight that effortlessly combines flavors and sparks romance in the kitchen.

This dish has earned its reputation as a show-stopper, stealing hearts and tantalizing taste buds with its rich and creamy sauce, tender chicken, and perfectly cooked pasta. The secret lies in how all the ingredients harmonize to create a symphony of flavors that will make anyone swoon.

Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner for two or simply want to surprise your loved ones with a delectable meal, the marry me chicken tortellini pasta is a recipe that never fails to impress. Its simplicity and elegance make it suitable for any occasion, while its savory flavors make it unforgettable.

So, don your apron, roll up your sleeves, and let the magic unfold in your kitchen. Prepare to be swept off your feet by the marry me chicken tortellini pasta and create a culinary experience that will leave a lasting impression on your loved ones.

What is “Marry me” Chicken

It’s simply a catchy name that was created over the internet because the idea is the chicken is so good the person eating it will want to marry you. Marry me recipes tend to have a common theme of a creamy sauce, parmesan and sun dried tomatoes with a garnishing of fresh basil. This does change with recipes like meatloaf but there is no official standard of ingredients.

The marry me these is very similar to the crack chicken or million dollar chicken recipes. A super catchy name but the recipes are always delicious.

How To Make Marry Me Chicken Tortellini Pasta

Ingredients needed

  • Thin chicken breast cutlets
  • Tortellini pasta
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Garlic
  • Milk
  • All purpose flour
  • Seasonings (listed below)
Marry me chicken tortellini pasta

Important tips before starting the recipe, please read

  • This marry me chicken tortellini recipe uses a roux to thicken the sauce. This is far better for a pasta recipe than the normal sauce you see with marry me chicken recipes. Originally, the sauce is more of an alfredo style sauce but for volume a creamy sauce made with milk is much more efficient.
  • Watch the heat! I cannot stress this enough. You can do most of the cooking in one pan outside of boiling the tortellini. But, after you have cooked the chicken allow the pan to cool down before adding in the flour and milk. If you add the milk to a super hot pan it will curdle and make a very unpleasant, gritty sauce. The taste will be fine but the texture will be horrible. I promise the recipe is simple but people don’t understand how important heat can be when cooking at times.
  • Use fresh parmesan cheese from the block. It’s really easy to chop up and makes a difference in the texture and taste of the cream sauce in the end.

Making the marry me chicken tortellini pasta

  1. First, if the chicken breast are too thick then cut them thin personally. You do not want thick chicken for this recipe. Season the chicken with coarse salt and black pepper.
  2. In a frying pan or sauce pan, add a little oil and sauté the chicken breast until they are golden and cooked all the way through. Do not pour a pool of oil in the pan to fry the chicken. Add more oil as needed but the oil should be just enough to cover the bottom of the pan.
  3. Now, once the chicken is done lower the heat to a medium low and take the pan from the cooking eye. This will allow the pan to cool much quickly. Allow the pan to sit for about 3-5 minutes.
  4. After the pan is no longer smoking there should be a little oil left in the pan from cooking the chicken. Toss in the minced garlic to see how hot the pan is. The garlic should gently cook and you can add it back on the eye. If the garlic browns in a few seconds the pan is still too hot and do not put it back on the eye yet.
  5. While waiting for the pan to cool, boil the tortellini according to the package instructions.
  6. Now, once the garlic has cooked about 30 seconds mix the flour with the oil left in the pan. Allow the flour to cook about 10 seconds before pouring in the milk.
  7. Once you pour in the milk continue stirring until the milk start to steam and begins to thicken. If there are a few bubbles that is fine but you do not want it to boil. Once the milk is steam and beginning to thicken toss in chopped parmesan cheese, dried herbs and sun dried tomatoes.
  8. Mix everything until the cheese has melted and everything is smooth. Now, lightly season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste but carefully because the sauce will be hot.
  9. Lastly, the sauce is finished. Chop up the chicken and add the tortellini into the pasta. Serve with basil, more sun dried tomatoes and a little of freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use another pasta?

Yes, you do not only have to use tortellini for this recipe. For whatever pasta you choose do not use more than 8 ounces because there will not be enough sauce for anything more than that.

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Marry me chicken tortellini pasta

Marry Me Chicken Tortellini Pasta

Marry me chicken tortellini pasta is a super easy recipe with juicy chicken in a creamy sauce with parmesan and sun dried tomatoes that's super addictive.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1-2 pounds thin chicken breast
  • oil for cooking
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 2 cup whole milk
  • 2 ounce parmesan cheese, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 9 ounce cheese tortellini
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • basil for garnish

Instructions
 

  • First, if the chicken breast are too thick then cut them thin personally. You do not want thick chicken for this recipe. Season the chicken with coarse salt and black pepper.
  • In a frying pan or sauce pan, add a little oil and sauté the chicken breast until they are golden and cooked all the way through. Do not pour a pool of oil in the pan to fry the chicken. Add more oil as needed but the oil should be just enough to cover the bottom of the pan.
  • Now, once the chicken is done lower the heat to a medium low and take the pan from the cooking eye. This will allow the pan to cool much quickly. Allow the pan to sit for about 3-5 minutes.
  • After the pan is no longer smoking there should be a little oil left in the pan from cooking the chicken. Toss in the minced garlic to see how hot the pan is. The garlic should gently cook and you can add it back on the eye. If the garlic browns in a few seconds the pan is still too hot and do not put it back on the eye yet.
  • While waiting for the pan to cool, boil the tortellini according to the package instructions.
  • Now, once the garlic has cooked about 30 seconds mix the flour with the oil left in the pan. Allow the flour to cook about 10 seconds before pouring in the milk.
  • Once you pour in the milk continue stirring until the milk start to steam and begins to thicken. If there are a few bubbles that is fine but you do not want it to boil. Once the milk is steam and beginning to thicken toss in chopped parmesan cheese, dried herbs and sun dried tomatoes.
  • Mix everything until the cheese has melted and everything is smooth. Now, lightly season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste but carefully because the sauce will be hot.
  • Lastly, the sauce is finished. Chop up the chicken and add the tortellini into the pasta. Serve with basil, more sun dried tomatoes and a little of freshly grated parmesan cheese.
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