Post # 1
Hi everyone! I’m still new here but I’ve been thinking about this question alot lately so I figured its time to just say it.
Here it goes:
I’ve read many stories of engagement chicken and find it amusing that many swear by it. The only thing is that… How many of you are self proclaimed “good cooks”? Heres why I ask… I went to culinary school and well the boyfriend always raves about my cooking. So should I even bother with such a simple dish when i basically cook “amazing” (his words not mine) dinner every other night? Will it work? I feel silly asking this because i know some of its power is in each of our heads but I just thought I’d try it as an experiment… what do you think? Pointless or not?
Post # 3
what is engagement chicken? btw i feel pretty darn stupid right now lol
Post # 4
Not ! It may be simple, but it’s homecooked and my hubby’s fave. There’s just something about rubbing that chicken all over with the seasonings that makes him think of other rubbing 😉 K, now I’m getting weird. Just throw in your own unique variation ! I stuff mine with a secret stuffing recipe. Good luck !
Post # 5
Bride2BeAshley: Here’s the article on Engagement Chicken:
Post # 6
@purplebee: thanks lol now ive been educated on engagement chicken, and dont feel like such a dunce haha
Post # 7
@LadyPeace: While it’s a simple dish, it’s pretty tasty. ^_^
Post # 8
Here’s my take on it. And yes, I DID make it last year and was engaged a few months later.
1)when you love somebody enough to make anything that requires that much attention to detail as E-chicken, you gotta be serious!
2)It’s an ok dish imho, not perfect, but when a guy sees you put EFFORT into your cooking, he knows you’re serious too. Plus who doesn’t think of having their family over for Sunday dinners when they see a fabulous spread whipped up like that? I think it evokes thoughts of family dinners.
These are my thoughts on the E-chicken phenomena. Is it foolproof and will you get engaged? Maybe or maybe not. But the sheer fact you’re taking the time to make an amazing dinner for your sweetie combined with the presentation shows you’re seriously into him. Let’s face it. I wouldn’t make this kinda dinner for just any guy.
I know that last year at Thanksgiving I also made my famous (well now somewhat sorta famous soup) Sweet Potato bisque soup and pecan pie. I happen to think those two things might’ve sweetened the deal a bit too since we were engaged the first weekend in December!
Post # 9
It’s an easy and delicious way to cook chicken. What’s to lose?
BTW, I think the whole Engagement Chicken legend sounds like BS, but it’s a good recipe, yo! I’ve been making it for years as “lemon chicken.” Surely even a top chef like yourself appreciates a good simple recipe when you see it?
Post # 10
Mmmm sounds like you guys have convinced me… Heck what can it hurt. Chicken for dinner it is! Hee-hee. To bad there isn’t a version of this where the guy has to cook for us… like “quit bugging me about the engagement” chocolate cake. Mmmm chocolate cake.
Post # 11
i cook al the time and my MR R loves everything i cook, i cooked it 3 weeks ago now and he bought my ring last week, im cooking it again this sunday as he enjoyed it so much.