Our delicious, homemade Traeger Marry Me Chicken is the perfect dinner that combines the smokiness of a pellet grill with the richness of Italian-inspired flavors. Perfect for a special occasion or a romantic dinner, this recipe is famous for inducing proposals because of how delicious it is. The pellet grill infuses the whole dish with a touch of wood-fired flavor you don’t get from the oven, and is such a nice touch to a classic meal.
Traeger Marry Me Chicken
Whether you’re looking to impress someone special or want to enjoy a delicious and comforting meal, Traeger Marry Me Chicken fits the bill. It’s also relatively easy to make, even a new cook can pull this off and have a delicious meal when you’re done! The combination of sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and Parmigiano Reggiano creates a sauce that is both rich and flavorful, pairing beautifully with the tender chicken.
The trick to pulling this off is ensuring that you don’t overcook the chicken. Overcooked chicken is dry chicken, and even a sauce as tasty as this won’t cover up that sin. Get a good wireless thermometer like the ThermoWorks Signal or a Meater 2. That’ll let you monitor, in real-time, the exact temperature of your chicken so you can pull it off of the grill at the perfect moment.
We like to serve this dish with a big pile of Traeger Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, but it would be just as good without a starch, with some Wild Rice Pilaf, or on a bed of Brown Butter Mizithra Pasta.
Why you’ll love this dish…
- Smoky Flavor: The pellet grill adds a subtle smokiness to the chicken, enhancing its natural flavors.
- Creamy Rich Sauce: The combination of cream, sun-dried tomatoes, and Parmigiano Reggiano creates a sauce that’s rich, tangy, and utterly irresistible.
- Versatility: Perfect for any occasion, from a cozy family dinner to a romantic evening.
- Simplicity: Despite its sophisticated flavors, this recipe is straightforward and easy to follow.
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Marry Me Chicken shopping list
Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- Olive Oil
- Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
- Black Pepper
- Ground Thyme
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Chicken Broth
- White Wine
- Sun-dried Tomatoes
- Whipping Cream
- Shredded Parmigiano Reggiano
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How to make Marry Me Chicken on the Traeger
Wondering what you’re getting yourself into when you make this dish? Here’s a quick overview of the process! Make sure you follow the instructions at the recipe card at the bottom of the post while you’re cooking.
- Preheat & PrepPreheat your pellet grill and prepare your skillet with olive oil over medium heat.
- Season & BrownSeason and brown the chicken, then set aside.
- SauceSauté garlic and red pepper flakes, then add chicken broth and sun-dried tomatoes.
- GrillReturn the chicken to the skillet and transfer to the pellet grill to cook thoroughly.
- FinishFinish the dish by stirring in cream and topping with Parmigiano Reggiano.
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Marry Me Chicken FAQ
Can I make this dish without a pellet grill?
Yes, you can adapt the recipe for a conventional oven and it’ll still turn out amazing! You can also cook this JUST on the stovetop by covering it and reducing the heat to low/medium-low.
Is there a substitute for sun-dried tomatoes?
Not really. Sun-dried tomatoes are a very unique ingredient and lend a specific flavor (and color) to this dish. You can omit them, but it’ll be a much different end result.
Can this dish be made in advance?
Yes! This dish keeps well for a haul to a party or potluck across town. A casserole-style slow cooker works great for this. It’ll keep the dish warm without overcooking it and drying out the chicken.
If you want to make this dish for meal-prep, that’s also a good option. I wouldn’t freeze it due to the cream, but it would be a delicious take-along lunch from home if you have access to a microwave for reheating.
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- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground thyme
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 4 ounces sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 cup shredded parmigiano reggiano
- Preheat your pellet grill to 375°F.
- Add two tablespoons of oil to a large oven-safe skillet and place on the stovetop over medium heat.
- Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and thyme on both sides.
- Brown both sides of the chicken breasts in the skillet. Remove from the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low.
- Add the remaining olive oil and the butter to the pan. Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes to the pan and sauté for 30-60 seconds.
- Pour in the chicken broth, white wine, and sun-dried tomatoes. Bring to a simmer.
- Return the chicken to the pan, and place the whole skillet into your preheated pellet grill.
- Let the chicken cook for 30 minutes or so, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F and the sauce has reduced a bit.
- Remove from the grill and stir in the cream to the sauce.
- Top with Parmigiano Reggiano and serve hot over mashed potatoes or buttered noodles.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 429Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 765mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 44g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!
Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.