(Closed) Engagement Chicken

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Cook it longer than the directions. Mine takes 2 1/2 – 4 hrs (depending on how many pounds. The longer you keep the breast side down the more moist it will be. I add a little bit of pomegrante juice towards the end so it’s not too lemony, but that’s up to you. Also, it goes really well with mashed potatos and some green veggies!

 

Good luck!!!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I agree! It takes a long, long time to cook! Keep that bird in the oven for at least two hours but it will probably need more than that.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I used this similar recipe instead. It was actually very easy to make and mine actually cooked faster than the directions. Definitely use a meat thermometer so you know when it’s done! I made mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli to go with it and bought a mini cheesecake for dessert. It turned out delicious! My boyfriend LOVED it, and he said multiple times throughout the meal that I would make a wonderful wife, so it definitely got him thinking along those lines! He ended up telling me a few weeks later that he is going to propose in February, so I guess it worked, haha!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Everyone keeps saying it will take longer than you think! I keep wondering whether that’s actually the real reason they call it “engagement chicken!”

Post # 7
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Newbee

Im trying this on sunday evening when we normally have beef sunday roast, weve spoken about eloping to vegas from the uk in 2 years but im still waiting to get engaged for real, weve picked out my ring and its not expensive so bring it on because i cant wait no more!!!

il let you know how it goes.

Post # 8
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Newbee

Just cooked mine and ate it, and he said it was the best dinner i have ever cooked! fingers crossed then over the next couple of weeks/months

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I actually cooked this on Friday, even though I cooked it before last year.LOL I just wanted to cook because he’s been working so hard putting up blinds, curtain rods, and other things aroudn the house and he loved it this time, more than the first time.

I think the difference this time, was that the stove is gas now, as where in the apartment it was electric. It also didn’t take forever to cook, but those were just MY observations. Laughing

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I’m making this again today. Not for magical charm purposes but because we had a whole chicken in our freezer and the last time I made it, he said it was the best roast chicken I’ve made yet. I’m also going to make cheesy scalloped potatoes from scratch, and broccoli rabe to go with it. He knows it’s the ‘engagement’ chicken recipe because I told him before the first time but I gave him the option of beer-can chicken or e-chicken and he chose the latter. I’m more than willing as it’s sooo delicious!

Post # 11
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Worker bee

Hi Bees 🙂 

I’m a newbie here…. but it sounds like it’s time to whip up some Engagement Chicken! Where can I find the recipe? 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I made it, and yes, we are engaged now… however, there was a good 6 months between the two events, and we bought a house in those 6 months, so… probably not related, but delicious nonetheless!

I took a bird, threw it in a roaster with some chicken stock, poured some lemon juice, salt, pepper, and a few other spices and stuffed it full off pricked lemons. It turned out ok, but I made a cream of chicken soup/stew with the leftovers – that’s what he REALLY liked. I threw the chicken, celery, carrots, lots of spices, and some dumplings into a crock put with some leftover chicken stock and cream of chicken soup and let it cook all day. He raved for a month. Hmm… need to recreate that soon!

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m going to sound like a noob, but what is an engagement chicken?

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Well then…I will be making this soon!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

I made engagement chicken twice so far this fall because Mr. Artichokey looooooved it the first time. The last time I made it with home made cheesy au gratin potatoes and baby broccoli. That was on Sunday. Engaged on Monday. I asked him, “was it ’cause of the chicken???’ and he said, ‘well obviously.’ So, clearly not. However, since his plan originally was to make me wait until Nov. 5th, I like to think that the e-chicken gave him the little nudge to instead, do it now!

You should all definitely make it. Mostly just because it is freaking delicious. Best roasted chicken I’ve ever made.

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