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Healthy Marry Me Chicken Recipe

A healthier version of the trending “Marry Me Chicken” recipe. Same delicious chicken, but made completely dairy-free, gluten-free, Whole30, Paleo, and Low-carb! Your guests will definitely want to “marry me” for this recipe! 
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: dairy-free, gluten-free, keto, low carb, marry me chicken recipe, paleo, whole30
Method: Stovetop
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Ashley McCrary


  • 4 large chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • ½ cup coconut milk or Orginal Nutpods*
  • 3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Garnish with basil leaves


  • Cook The Chicken:
    Season the whole chicken breast with salt and pepper. Add a large skillet over medium/high heat along with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Once the oil is heated, add the chicken and cook for about 6 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Once done cooking, transfer the chicken to a plate.
  • Make The Sauce:
    To the skillet with the chicken breast drippings, add, 1 tablespoon vegan butter, minced garlic and shallots and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add in the chicken broth. coconut milk, sundried tomatoes, nutritional yeast, and seasoning.
  • Transfer the cooked chicken back to the skillet with the sauce. Bring to a simmer and then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook until the internal temperature of the chicken breast reaches 165°F.
  • Garnish chicken with fresh basil. If you are not dairy-free top with freshly grated parmesan cheese


Expert Tips

  • If you’re not dairy-free, feel free to substitute heavy cream for coconut cream. You can also substitute parmesan cheese for nutritional yeast.
  • If preferred, you can butterfly the chicken breasts to make them thinner. Be aware that this will affect the cooking time

Serving Tips

  • Serve over gluten-free noodles, spaghetti squash, mashed potatoes, or cauliflower mash.

Storage Tips

  • Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat, serve over your favorite side, and garnish with fresh basil.