(Closed) Have you done engagement chicken and does it really work?

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Have you done engagement chicken and does it really work?
    YES... I swear by it!! : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Yes, I did it, but didn't work : (10 votes)
    9 %
    Yes, I did it but the process came with something else : (2 votes)
    2 %
    NO, it's just something GLAMOUR made up : (57 votes)
    53 %
    NO, atleast I don't think so : (8 votes)
    7 %
    I don't know : (7 votes)
    6 %
    I'm not enganged yet, but plan on doing it : (13 votes)
    12 %
    I'm not engaged but will NOT be doing this!! : (10 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Smile@Mrs_O:  Haha, I think the idea is that the chicken is so good, it makes him realize he’ll never want to give up a girl that can cook that well. Its all in good fun and coincidentally worked (aka was timed correctly) for some people. I find that just treating him well in general has sparked both reciprocal nice behavior and subsequent ring shopping. I cook often but never actually made THE engagement chicken. It would be fun to try, though!

    Post # 5
    9681 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @Mrs_O:  He will propose when he’s ready regardless of any chicken in my opinion. Most men I know (my husband included) prefer steak anyway.

    Post # 6
    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @MrsPanda99:  That’s the other problem with the Engagement Chicken. I think a man would be MUCH more impressed if you mastered how to cook a steak. His mom overdid it on the chicken growing up so now he rarely gets excited about poultry. If I could master a damn good steak, I’d probably get a diamond within a week. LOL!

    Post # 8
    2036 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Mrs_O:  I’ve heard of this and I’ve thought about trying it since I’ve read it!!!!  I cook most of our meals anyway, so I figured, whats the harm?!  hahaha.  I am curious to see if it works and I figure that it can’t hurt anything while I’m a waiting bee lol!

    Maybe I’ll try it this weekend.  Isn’t the article or rumor that it’ll happen within a year of cooking it?  I can’t remember!!

    Post # 9
    8439 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Mrs_O:  I’ve made it before just to try the recipe (I was already engaged at this point) and it’s a decent recipe, and super easy to make.  However, my husband likes other roast chicken dishes more.  To be honest, my husband was much more impressed with homemade potstickers or cha shao bao, but he has a weakness for asian food.

    Post # 10
    1311 posts
    Bumble bee

    LOL I had to google this because I’d never heard of it before!  Shocking, because I was such a magazine addict for so many years!

    Post # 11
    1007 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Mrs_O:  I made it once (a few months ago? Maybe like 5 months?) but mostly because I thought the recipe sounded good and I like to cook for him. If a proposal had come out of it, WONDERFUL! But I didn’t really do it because I believed in it’s “powers” lol.

    We’ll be getting engaged soon and I’m pretty sure it has nothing to do with the chicken. He did LOVE it by the way and insisted on taking all the leftovers to work for lunch. Personally, I didn’t love it. It was very “lemony” (which was expected) and I prefer things with more diverse flavor.

    We like to cook together and we make a lot of great things so this was like a blip on the radar.

    Post # 12
    1531 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My mom works with 2 ladies that did this and it worked – but they also wore yellow underwear on new years eve to bring luck to that year (luck = engagement)

    Post # 13
    266 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Mrs_O:  HAHA this is crazy, but just another thing that crazy girls in waiting are willing to try when they’re wedding-obsessed!  I treated my man like gold and he wanted/knew he would marry me… but nothing would make him go out and buy a ring until he was financially stable and ready to take that step.

    Post # 15
    488 posts
    Helper bee

    I made it, but I can’t remember if he was even around when I made it. I’d never made a whole chicken before so I wanted to give one a try anyway. I don’t think the chicken was anything great and no proposal. 

    Post # 16
    1348 posts
    Bumble bee

    My SO is a much better cook than I am. If becoming engaged came down to my cooking skills, we’d both be in trouble. It seems old fashioned to rely on cooking to get a man to marry you.

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