(Closed) What is an engagement chicken?

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Are you going to make it?

  I’ve never done it because my luck it will back fire and something would go wrong lol. I kind of want to try it tho LOL

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@mrsSonthebeach:  I had no idea that Ina Garten did an engagement chicken! I bet hers is waay better, I love her 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My friend tried the Glamour version with mixed results, and she did not get proposed to for six months after that. But I’m always amazed with how many success stories there are.

I guess it depends on the oven?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

…maybe I shouldn’t admit this, but when I saw the term come up, I thought it meant someone who was afraid to get engaged. haha I may have to try this recipe

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

@Mrs.Beeloney:  Yeah when I first read the title I immediately thought along the lines of “rubber chicken” … good luck to anyone who tries it!!

Post # 11
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Worker bee

So, I made it once, and it did get rave reviews from my boyfriend.  It was yummy and I was proud because I had always been intimidated by the idea of cooking a whole chicken.  

However, I have not yet been proposed to.  If you’re looking for a decent and simple recipe for roasting a chicken, give it a shot, but don’t expect that chicken to lay an engagement ring!  

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Haha I was wondering what it was too!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I made the engagement chicken this past weekend! Once I realized there wasn’t a Very Special Dinner coming, I figured we still had to eat, and what did I have to lose.

Here are the takeaways:

1. It’s expensive. I think the whole thing cost around $30 (but the chicken I got was organic, so that probably had something to do with it.) I used all the fresh herbs it called for.

2. You are probably only going to be able to shove two lemons up that chicken’s ass, and the second will be a struggle.

3. The herbs are also good rubbed on the skin of the chicken. Once I realized how much extra herbs I had left, I figured I should do SOMETHING with them. It added a nice flavor! Some more extra herbs went up the ass with the lemons.

4. This thing is going to take a LOT longer to cook than it says it is going to. The chicken I got was one pound over what it called for, but that shouldn’t have justified an extra ~35 minutes. Especially since the last 10 minutes, I turned the oven from 350 to 400 because it was 10 pm and I just wanted to be done with it.

 

The chicken was really good! I didn’t mention the fact that it was Engagement Chicken. I just told him it was “a chicken recipe I found on the internet.” We will see if he gets wise. If so, he will know what his next move should be!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Am I the only person who finds this whole idea EXTREMELY off-putting?  To me, it reeks of entrenched sexism: “Show your boyfriend you can be a worthy wife by COOKING!!!”  Umm, no.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

@sarahbabs:  Eh, I probably would if he didn’t normally do most of the cooking. For me, it was more like proving I could bring as much to that area of the relationship as he could. (And we’re a couple of fat foodies, so this sort of thing MATTERS.)

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