(Closed) What are your thoughts on "Engagement Chicken??"

posted 4 years ago in Waiting
Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

mrs.akjp:  Suuuper easy. ๐Ÿ™‚  I prefer to use a cast iron skillet, but a roasting rack will work too.  The key is you want to make sure there is lots of heat coming at the chicken from all sides, so don’t put it directly on a pan unless its cast iron.  Trust recipes that have lower temps and longer cook times. Make sure to run your fingers under the skin to seperate it from the meat, and help it crisp up a bit.  I rub a little bit of salt under the skin and sprinkle generously over the skin, again to help it crisp up. 

Post # 17
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Helper bee

Haha, I’ve never heard of this.  Too funny.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I thought of doing it when I was waiting! I luckily didn’t get to it, but I did cook a number of different whole chicken recipes during the time I was thinking about making it. I think he was impressed with the fact that I could cook a chicken when he was closed to proposing TBH. 

Post # 19
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Helper bee

I have made this recipe a few times. My husband likes it a lot but it isn’t why we’re married…

Post # 21
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Bumble bee

Lol, maybe I should have made that a few years ago! I could already be married by now. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Post # 22
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Helper bee

Love this idea! I would cook it tmrw night and let him know that after engagement chicken comes e- ring dessert! 

Post # 23
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Bee Keeper

This is a totally new concept to me. I’d never heard of engagement chicken before this thread. 

 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

peridot456:  your chicken sounds amazing. I want to marry you 

Post # 25
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Buzzing Beekeeper

UK-bee:  Its a relatively new American trend. An editor for Glamour magazine created it in 2004, Howard Stern caught his girlfriend on air and she admited the article so he would propose. He did a few months later and an urban legend was born. 

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Lol

I confess I did make that dinner when we were still dating but my now dh didn’t even like it that much and prefers a lot of my other meals. He did propose a few months later but the chicken wasn’t involved haha. I think it’s cute and fun to have a go making it. The excitement of the waiting period is only around for a little while so go ahead and enjoy it! 

Post # 27
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Bee Keeper

theatrejulia:  thanks for giving me the low down ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 28
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Newbee

It’s pretty much exaclty what some British households eat every Sunday as a Sunday Roast! And I’m sure theres lots of Bees out there who are still waiting ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I made it when we had already bought the ring and knew we were getting engaged in a few weeks. I told my SO all about it, and we both agreed that I make many better dishes than that. I haven’t made it again, it’s nothing special. 

Post # 30
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Honey bee

 

Funny. I’d also missed this.

I expected another thread on making ultimatums while waiting, not making actual chicken dinners.

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