Post # 1
Let me preface this by saying I know a ring is not eminent for probably another 2 years, but I figured what they hey! It’s Valentine’s Day and I got a 4lb chicken for a good price a few weeks ago just waiting in the freezer so I’m going to make Engagement Chicken.
SO is a foodie and a great cook and I’d really like to blow him away here! So far I have asparagus to go along with it thus far & I have bacon & a pinterest recipe for bacon wrapped asparagus. I don’t want to detract from the powers (& flavors) of said chicken.
So for all you bees who have made it, what sides did you serve with it? Or any foodies out there!
Post # 3
Um, what is engagement chicken???
Post # 5
I made the engagement chicken before we went on a camping trip…and even though we didn’t get “ring official” engaged then, we did find our venue and started making plans for the big day I love quinoa but if he loves mashed potatoes go with that!
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
Mashed potatoes will always get my vote lol. Maybe tere’s an interesting mashie recipe to jazz it up but not be overpowering? Plus mashies are such a comfort food and if you’re gonna get blasted with snow it could be just the thing…
Post # 7
Here’s the story and recipe ladies…Howard Stern’s wife used this too! http://www.glamour.com/magazine/2006/07/engagement-chicken Read the comments too, they’re great!
Post # 8
Mashed potatoes all the way. They’ll go better with the chicken and asparagus.
Post # 9
I think I will make smashed potatoes out of some fingerling potatoes we have in the pantry. 🙂
Post # 10
mashed potatoes and maybe carrots? They just seem to go well for cold weather.
Post # 11
Good luck on the engagement chicken! I hope it works.
I voted mashed potatoes, it won’t overpower the main dish and it’s a perfect comfort food.
Edit: I just noticed that you chose the mashed potatoes option. Good choice. :p
Post # 12
@braverbeating: I would marry anyone who made me mashed potatoes sooo definitely make that for a side! Hope all goes well in the kitchen 😉
Post # 13
Roasted Red Potatoes with rosemary and garlic would work really well with the lemon in engagement chicken.
Post # 14
@braverbeating: I Vote potatoes! Mashed or roasted . My girlfriend actually made this chicken for her boyfriend and two weeks later she came in to work with a ring on her finger! Good luck and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Post # 15
I’d, personally, do roasted fingerling potatoes and the asparagus. But engagement chicken is gross and bland. I know the sentimentality behind it, but there’s no flavour to the recipe.
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
@braverbeating: Roast potatoes are the Gods of the potato world. I’m just sayin’.
Is it literally just a roast chicken? I thought it might be a bit more interesting than that. Like, I’m always down for roast chicken, but I tend to full English-roast it. Like, roast potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted parnips and even some red onion if I can, with rosemary, salt and pepper, all in with the chicken and roasted under tinfoil for an hour and a half (uncovered and basted for the last half-hour to crisp everything up), and some nice fresh boiled veg (broccoli for preference), with lashings of gravy. FH does the Yorkshire puddings.
That’s what we’re having for tomorrow, as belated V-day dinner, and it’s just the best meal. Nice bottle of red wine really polishes it off!