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Marry Me Chicken Pasta

Marry Me Chicken Pasta
Monica Green
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This recipe does not guarantee you an engagement, nor does it mean you’ll be marrying pasta (although that wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world). Essentially, ‘marry me chicken pasta’ is just a creamy pasta recipe of dreams.

Our version from @healthy_floflo not only comes through on taste, but also macros, with 35g of protein and under 450kcal. So, let’s dive into how to make it and other ways to level up this recipe.

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What is ‘marry me chicken pasta’?

Supposedly good enough to get a yes to a proposal... Marry Me Chicken is a take on the famous ‘engagement roast chicken’. Its juicy chicken cooked in a luscious creamy, garlicky sauce and paired with pasta. Add whatever veggies you fancy, and you’ve got a recipe good enough for a proposal.

What to serve with ‘marry me chicken’

While it makes for an incredibly tasty pasta sauce, you can serve ‘marry me chicken’ with plenty more than just pasta.

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Chips
  • Butternut squash, sweet potato or cauliflower rice
  • Rice
  • Bread for dunking

Extra toppings

A pasta dish like this is ideal for using up whatever veggies or meat you’ve got in the fridge. Throw in some courgette, tomatoes, broccoli, sausage — pretty much whatever you fancy or need using up. But if you’re tracking your macros and make any changed to the recipe, remember to adjust the nutritionals.

And of course, you have to make it rain with cheese. Or at least I do.

marry me chicken pasta recipe on plate

Equipment needed

  • Large non-stick pan
  • Large mixing spoon
  • Airtight containers for storage

Tips for making ‘marry me chicken pasta’

  • Use chicken boneless chicken thighs — chicken thighs tend to be a lot juicier than chicken breast (and cheaper too). Make sure to get the boneless, skinless ones though for minimum faff.
  • Swap coconut milk for double cream if you’re feeling like you want a richer meal.
  • Grate your own parmesan as sometimes the ready-grated cheese can be a little dry.
  • Use small pasta shapes like farfalle to allow it to cook easier.

How to batch cook and store safely

For me, pasta is an essential batch cooking recipe. And this one’s no different. Make a big batch and allow the pasta to cool before separating into airtight containers and putting them in the fridge. Grab a box and head for the microwave when you’re ready to eat. When stored in an airtight container in the fridge, this pasta should keep for up to 4 days.

How to reheat safely

When you’re ready to dig into your meal prep, add a couple drops of water and give it a mix before adding it to the microwave, this’ll loosen it up. Loosely pop the lid on the container, and heat until piping hot to bring your pasta back to life.

Make it veggie

It might be called ‘marry me chicken’ but there are plenty of smart swaps to make it veggie. Whether you want to swap the chicken for a vegan chicken replacement, or add some mushrooms in for that meaty texture, the options are endless.

Make it gluten free

To make this pasta gluten free, simply swap the farfalle for a gluten free pasta.

'Marry Me Chicken Pasta' Recipe

Marry Me Chicken Pasta

Servings
3
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Passive Time
10 mins

Ingredients

  • 300 g chicken breast, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 6 sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 160 g pasta (it needs to be small, Flo uses farfalle)
  • 130 ml light coconut milk, tinned
  • Handful spinach (around 50g)
  • 30 g parmesan cheese
  • 600 ml chicken stock

Instructions

1.

Drizzle some olive oil in a pan and add the chicken once it’s hot.

2.

Add your paprika, oregano, garlic and sun dried tomatoes. Cook for 6 mins to get some colour, stirring regularly.

3.

Add your pasta, stock and stir. Secure the lid on your pan and leave to simmer for 3 mins less than the pasta cooking instructions.

4.

Stir a few times during this time so the pasta cooks evenly.

5.

️Add the coconut milk, Parmesan cheese and spinach. Stir and cook for 2-3 mins more until the pasta is perfectly cooked and the coconut milk hot.

6.

Serve with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, pepper and a sprinkling of extra parmesan cheese.

Nutritional info per serving:

Calories460
Total Fat13g
Total Carbohydrates52g
Protein36g

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Monica Green
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Originally from London, Monica graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Philosophy. After discovering a love for the gym whilst studying, Monica was drawn to weight training which helped her hugely through stressful times as a student. From writing for a popular student site, Monica developed her skills as an author, writing trending feature pieces regularly. She is thrilled to be able to combine her love for writing with her passion for the gym. In her spare time Monica loves to cook, try out new restaurants with friends and explore new walking trails.
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