Post # 1
I know it might sound crazy or absolutely stupid but I’ve came across the recipe for the so called engagement chicken. Long story short I thought I’d give it a try. Today I cooked it and my boyfriend told me almost every minute how good it was. So even if it doesn’t work – I don’t think it will but maybe it’s some kind of magic thing – I know a new recipe now I also like as much as he does so …
But: has anyone ever made the engagement chicken and was successful?
Post # 2
forlorn : LOL, I think the name of that recipe is a throwback to a different era. I highly doubt any modern man would be persuaded to marriage on cooking alone.
Now being a fully functioning adult who knows how to cook, manage money, tend house, work/contribute to the home… thats a start.
Post # 3
This thread should be good!!!
Post # 4
Ummmmmm.. no recipe link?! Come on, Bee!
Post # 5
Oddly I know two people who had success with engagement chicken. 😄
Post # 6
This reminds me of turning my pajamas inside out, hoping for a snow day from elementary school
Post # 7
I remember reading about Engagement Chicken in Cosmo when I was in high school. Unfortunately my SO and I are pescetarian and don’t eat chicken lol.
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Post # 9
It’s not even the best chicken recipe I’ve made lol. I like Ina Garten, but this wasnt mind blowing
eta – that dang hussy Ina! Can’t believe she didn’t even invent this. What a rip off!
Post # 10
I mean, it’s basic roast chicken. Not even particularly flavorful roast chicken since it’s pretty much just cooked with lemon and salt with no other aromatics and the herbs are just tossed on the plate at the end as a garnish. I suppose if you’re both equally inept in the kitchen and easily impressed by bland chicken that looks nice because it’s browned and faux fancy because you bought fresh herbs for decoration, it may sway him.
ETA: At least Ina’s recipe includes onions, garlic, and wine and makes a passing attempt at being flavorful. The actual “engagement chicken” recipe that’s been floating around for decades in Glamour and Cosmo is literally chicken, lemons, salt, and a bunch of fresh herbs you just toss on the plate for decor at the end.
Post # 11
jellybellynelly : LOL!!
My fiance proposed this past weekend and we were planning to cook at home for Valentines Day. I sent him this recipe and he asked if its supposed to make him propose again LOL. Definitely some 1950’s thinking with a name like this.
Post # 12
This reminds me of the episode from Little House on the Prairie where Nellie invited Almanzo over to cook his favorite food — cinnamon chicken — in order to land him as a husband. However, Nellie, who couldn’t cook, asked Laura to hide in her kitchen and cook it for her. Laura, who also wanted Almanzo, substituted the cinnamon with cayenne pepper and hilarity ensued. Laura ended up marrying Almanzo. So, maybe try super, super, super spicy chicken?
Post # 13
Oddly enough a few days before my now husband proposed I picked up a rotisserie chicken from Costco. I wonder if it was an engagement chicken.
Post # 15
I am not sure what this says about my cooking skills, but I clicked on this thread expecting to read a story about a couple who are going head to head over engagement and keeps uping the ante until one “chickens out”. I definitely wasn’t expecting it to be about food 😀