Post # 1
So, thanks to Sweetheartdealer’s recent proposal and Glamour Magazine’s feature, I’ve decided to try engagement chicken, supposedly in 2 months I’ll be engaged, and btw, it worked for tons of people that tried it. So I’ll not bring up marriage in 2 weeks or is it a month now? And make the chicken and we’ll see what happens…
Back in January 2004 Glamour published a recipe for “Engagement Chicken,” so called because soon after staffers whipped it up, their boyfriends popped the question. When Glamour reader Laura Wheeler made it for her guy, she topped it off with her self-titled “Hook-Him Apple Pie.” Sure enough , he proposed. Will these recipes work for you? Try ’em and let us know!
- 1 whole chicken (approx. 3 lb.)
- 2 medium lemons
- Fresh lemon juice (1/2 cup)
- Kosher or sea salt
- Ground black pepper
Place rack in upper third of oven and preheat to 400 degrees. Wash chicken inside and out with cold water, remove the giblets, then let the chicken drain, cavity down, in a colander until it reaches room temp (about 15 minutes). Pat dry with paper towels. Pour lemon juice all over the chicken (inside and outside). Season with salt and pepper. Prick the whole lemons three times with a fork and place deep inside the cavity. (Tip: If lemons are hard, roll on countertop with your palm to get juices flowing.) Place the bird breast-side down on a rack in a roasting pan, lower heat to 350 degrees and bake uncovered for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and turn it breast-side up (use wooden spoons!); return it to oven for 35 minutes more. Test for doneness—a meat thermometer inserted in the thigh should read 180 degrees, or juices should run clear when chicken is pricked with a fork. Continue baking if necessary. Let chicken cool for a few minutes before carving. Serve with juices.
eta <span style=”color: #81a026; font-size: x-small;”>WindyCityBride to the mix she was engaged three months after making it… Looks like it’s poll time…
Post # 3
I’ve heard of engagement chicken, but we’re vegetarian. I do believe I lured him early on with my cooking. Seriously. I say it’s worth a try!
Post # 4
I’d never heard of it until today though seriously lol!! I did make meatloaf last night, but I didn’t put nearly as much energy into it as the chicken would be, but it does look uber yummy so I say what the heck, it’s worth a try, at best we’ll have a yummy dinner.
Post # 5
I’ve never made it or heard of it until today but I think it is a cute idea…why not?! 🙂
Post # 6
I almost made this for him!!!! I thought it’d be funny just to do it. Maybe i’ll make it this weekend for us on date night. It sounds delicious
Post # 7
OMG I made chicken like this a few times right before we were engaged. I used the same recipe … didn’t know it’s a spell!!!!!!!!!! LOL
Post # 8
Crebre … my dad LOVES my moms meatloaf. It could be a reason he is married to her jk
Post # 9
Lol!! I never ever got a good from M until the meatloaf, he says “Wow this is really good”. I honestly love hearing that from him, it makes me feel like a woman! LMBO!!
@sulli301: I’m going to make it tomorrow, I’ll def take pix of it. Maybe I’ll try a homemade mac and cheese with it?
@MsHymanRoth: Hmmmmm, now how strange is that? About the meatloaf, hey could be, who knows!! lol!
Oddly enough one of my mom’s agreements with my stepdad was that she wasn’t going to cook!! And he agreed!! My M says my stepdad was nuts….. lol
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Oooo, I just wanna make it cause it sounds so good! But I do love hearing stories of how the engagement chicken “worked its magic”!
Post # 11
yes yes YESSSSS!!
I know if you make this it will happen soon!
Haha, or I’m just crazy superstitious.
Be sure to take photos – because if it works, I bet you Glamour would post your story too!!!
Crossing my fingers for you crebre!!!
Post # 12
That’s a regular roast chicken recipe. Whoever came up with the idea that an every day recipe will make a guy propose has been watching (or reading) too much “Like Water For Chocolate” and doesn’t realize that in real life, food does not have magical powers like that book/film does.
Post # 13
Sometimes I add Italian dressing … maybe that speeds up the process =P lol It does make good chicken though!
Post # 14
Actually, I had never heard of it before! It sounds good, though! Good luck!!
Post # 15
@bruschetta: How crazy is it that I had never heard of it?!
@sweetheart dealer: I’m definitely holding you to it lol!! I’m sure financially that we can’t afford an engagement ring right now, so it will simply be a great and romantic dinner, which works too!
Post # 16
@ember78: i think the story goes that the women at glamour made it and were all engaged, i honestly believe it has something to do with a man going wow i can get used to this and see their thanksgivings and holidays and romantic dinners with this special woman and it tugs at the heart strings
@mshymanroth: LMAO! about speeding up the process with italian dressing.
@misslonghorn: i’d honestly never ever heard of it until sweetheartdealer mentioned it…