(Closed) Making Engagement Chicken Tomorrow – Need Ideas!

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

When we do a roasted chicken, we usually do mashed potatoes on the side! You could even make a gravy out of the chicken juices. Yummmm!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Ok, well, I haven’t made my engagement chicken yet, but my plan is to make it with smashed cauliflower (it’s like a cheesy low carb mashed potato) and sauteed kale. 

Here’s the recipe for the cauliflower:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/george-stella/mock-garlic-mashed-potatoes-recipe/index.html

 

And the kale is just: Saute garlic in olive oil for a few minutes, then add a little crushed red pepper – let that saute for a mintue, then add the coarsely chopped fresh kale, let it wilt a little, season with salt and pepper, let it cook down some more, and then hit it with a squeeze of fresh lemon.  DELISH.  🙂

Post # 5
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603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had thick cut potato fries with roasted garlic and rosemary and sauteed green beans…sooo delish

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I had a side salad with avacado, dried cranberries, chopped red onions, almonds, and feta cheese with a honey balsamic dressing. We also had fresh strawberries, blue berries, black berries, and raspberries served cool. And I actually put potatoes around the chicken while it roasted, 2 yukon gold cut in quarters, and 2 handfuls of little red potaoes, and that was more than enough food! It was REALLY easy and delicious! It was my first roasted chicken too, and the giblets were the only hard part for me, blech!!

This is the recipe I used, I just adjusted by roasting it breast side down for 45 minutes, and then breast side up for 30. I also added the wine and stock around the bird at the same time as I flipped it and I skpped the sauce. Those onions and potatoes were SO good!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/engagement-roast-chicken-recipe/index.html

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I hope I dont sound dumb but what is an engagement chicken? do you have a recipe for it??

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

@Mrs.MedinaJr:The recipe above is a good one! It is a superstitious meal that is supposed to get a boy to propose within one year 🙂 I have heard it work its magic in as little as 2 weeks! I made mine last Friday, so we’ll see!!! I figure, it can’t hurt, give it a try!

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I made it two months before we got engaged.  Make sure it’s not dry and add extra lemon under the skin.

Do have a gravy on the side!  And have some vegetable.  We love asparagus!  That and some light lemon sauce on the asparagus is great 🙂

Hoping that chicken works!  Did for me 😛

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