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Asian Marry Me Chicken

This is the creamy chicken TikTok recipe that went viral for supposedly being so deliciously tempting that it inspires a proposal of matrimony. Of course, I’ve put my own Asian spin on this social media darling of a recipe with a healthy dose of Korean gochujang and rich coconut cream. Serve with a simple crusty baguette, or over velvety mashed potatoes, rice or pasta.


Asian Marry Me Chicken

10 minutes
25 minutes

2 small chicken breast fillets

½ cup plain (all-purpose) flour

2 tbsp vegetable oil

50g (about 2 tbsp) unsalted butter

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1½ tbsp gochujang

½ tsp dried oregano

100g (3.5 oz) drained sun-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped

1 cup chicken stock

200ml (7 fl oz) coconut cream

Parmesan, to serve

1 tsp chilli powder (or to taste), to serve

Fresh basil leaves, to serve

  • Step 1

    Butterfly the chicken breasts in half lengthways, then cut to form 4 cutlets. Cover them with baking (parchment) paper and lightly pound them with a rolling pin or pestle until they are an even thickness of about 0.5–1cm (about ⅜ inch).

  • Step 2

    Place the flour into a shallow bowl or tray. Coat the cutlets in the flour, shaking off the excess. Place on a tray or large plate.

  • Step 3

    Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil and butter. As soon as the butter starts to foam, add the chicken cutlets and cook for 2–3 minutes each side or until golden. Be careful not to let the butter burn (turn the heat down to medium, if necessary). Transfer the chicken to a plate.

  • Step 4

    Reduce the heat to low and in the same pan that you cooked the chicken, add the garlic and gochujang. Cook, stirring, for about a minute or until the butter and gochujang melt together. Stir through the oregano and sun-dried tomatoes. Increase the heat to medium-high. Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer, using your spatula to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the liquid has reduced slightly. Pour in the coconut cream. Place the chicken cutlets back into the sauce and simmer for another 3-4 minutes or until the sauce has thickened slightly and the chicken is cooked through. Grate over as much parmesan as you like. Sprinkle with chilli powder, if using, and scatter with basil leaves.

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Asian marry me chicken

May 3, 2024


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Delicious and light

May 3, 2024

I made the regular Marry Me Chicken and then I made yours, my husband and I liked the flavour of both equally, but your sauce was so much lighter to eat and I really enjoyed it. I also loved the flavour of the Gochuchang, so delicious! Thank you for sharing your version with us.

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Absolutely delicious!

April 18, 2024

The chicken breast turned out so tender. The sauce is so perfect!

I served it with jasmine rice.

I will be making this again!

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