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Jill Bakes | One-Pan ‘Marry Me’ Chicken Pasta

Jill Bakes - a young woman with blonde hair, standing in the kitchen and smiling, while holding a whisk and bowl in hands.

‘Marry me chicken’ went viral last year on TikTok and this is my super simple take on a one-pan pasta version. The recipe was given the name because apparently it’s so good that anyone you make it for will want to marry you!

You only need one pan and 30 minutes to make this really tasty dinner which I reckon everyone will love.

Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)

County Antrim Foodie


Serves 4

Veg oil spray

3-4 chicken fillets, in strips

250g mushrooms, sliced

2 peppers, sliced

1 onion, sliced finely

10 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped finely

1 tsp smoked sweet paprika

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp dried thyme

Black pepper

2 chicken stock pots dissolved in 750ml

boiling water

300g dried penne pasta

200ml milk

4 heaped tbsp reduced fat creme fraiche or

125ml double cream

50g grated parmesan

One-Pan ‘Marry Me’ Chicken Pasta


Spray a large non-stick pan with veg oil. Add the chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side over a medium-high heat until golden.

Remove from the pan and set aside.

Add the onion, peppers and mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken back into the pan.

Add the sun-dried tomatoes, paprika, herbs, dried pasta, chicken stock, milk, paprika and season with black pepper.

Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the pasta is cooked and most of the liquid is absorbed.

(Add an extra splash of boiling water if needed during cooking if the pasta still isn't cooked)

Add the grated Parmesan and creme fraiche/ cream and warm through for a few minutes.

Serve and enjoy!


Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.

Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with nearly 55,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.

Jill Bakes - a young woman with blonde hair, standing in the kitchen and smiling, while holding a whisk and bowl in hands.

The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.

Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.

CLICK HERE to head over to INSTAGRAM to discover JILL BAKES - it is a fantastic blog where you'll discover enough inspiration to keep you baking and cooking for months!


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