Post # 46
mrs.akjp: So! I did make the engagement chicken recipe and it was not very good (stuffing a bunch of lemons up it’s butt, etc. I think I tried a recipe out of Glamour Magazine or something) But then I made it the way my grandma makes roast chicken…with bow tie noodles, carrots and onions…along with my butter and spicing marinade and THAT is what I now call engagement chicken! I did make it before we were engaged…several tries until I got it perfect! And though it’s not what got me a ring but I’m sure it didn’t hurt because he LOVES it! In fact, I still make it quite often and we still call it engagement chicken, he is amused by it! I can send you my “engagement chicken” if you’re interested!
Post # 47
mrs.akjp: I think it’s funny! You guys can always laugh about it later after whenever your engagement happens. You do you girl!
I def cooked for Darling Husband while we dated (not a ton – didn’t want to give him any expectations that I’d be cooking all the time 😉 ), but my mother always told me it’s the best way to a man’s heart, haha!
Post # 48
mrs.akjp: It’s just a lemon roast chicken recipe. SO and I make roast chicken all the time, but we’ve never used that particular recipe. Maybe I’ll try it at some point just for fun, but that’s all it is.
ohnoitslindsay: Vegducken? http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/vegducken
Lol, I can see why they didn’t call it butt-egg-zucch-en. 😉
Post # 49
Let me start by saying I don’t really believe in this concept at all, definitely find it outdated and totally unecessary. I just have to tell my story about this – the day before we got engaged I spent the day/night at FI’s house. He was so excited to make me this awesome chicken recipe he is really good at, but I hadn’t had yet. (It was super good!). So he made me chicken one day and proposed the next day – I guess he engagement chicken-ed me! 😉
(Not that he even knew this was a thing, or that it was even slightly intentional – but I do find it funny, and just remembered after reading this thread.)
Post # 50
pess: Courtney1993: This is actually the original engagement chicken recipe. It came from a fashion editor at Glamour, not from Ina Garten (as much as I love her).
Here’s the story: http://video.glamour.com/watch/VIDEO–The-Engagement-Chicken-Story
Post # 51
well you asked. every time I see the words “engagement chicken” I roll my eyes and cringe. it’s a level of wedding obsession that I just can’t get behind.
Post # 52
Shoot, if you’re going to make a whole chicken and don’t care about any supposedly magical engagement-encouraging properties, this one from Jacques Pepin is WAY better: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/quick-roasted-chicken-with-mustard-and-garlic
Bonus is that it cooks about twice as fast since you spatchcock it first.
This one is also delicious but takes a little more prep: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/07/slow-and-low-dry-rub-oven-chicken/
Post # 53
I love this thread! Maybe I should make an engagement chicken Hilarious! It is totally meant in a goofy way so I’d say go for it! Even funnier if someone points it out! 🙂
Post # 54
mrs.akjp: It’s kind of a funny idea – but if you are going to make engagement chicken, make some “Marry Me Cornbread” along with it. My parents originally discovered this cornbread at Boulder Mountain Lodge and bought the cookbook for it there.
I don’t actually have the recipe… but it’s delicious! Think cornbread but with bacon, corn, green onion, and cream cheese in it. 🙂
Post # 55
I hadn’t heard of it before. Now I will make it this weekend. Darling Husband is out of town on business. So I will be making it for me. (And Netflix). Lol!
Post # 56
This is nonsense. I cook really elaborate recipes regularly for my SO. I’ve made tons of roasted chickens in the 3 years we’ve been together. We are still not engaged.
Post # 57
Wow! Everyone gets SO defensive. It’s OK!
OP, I think it’s cute and funny. I’m engaged but I may have to find this “engagement chicken” for the ‘1 year since the proposal’ mark!
Post # 58
Nomster: I LOVE cornbread!! Sounds like it would be a great recipe!!
BridetoBee2017: I knew I’d get some people who get in a tizzy over posts. Kinda makes me giggle how defensive people can get. 🙂
Post # 59
I’m pretty sure everyone knows the “engagement chicken” is nonsense. And even if it could inspire someone to drop to their knee and propose, would any modern person want their SO to marry them based on their cooking skills alone?
I think it’s a fun idea. No harm in trying it out and feeding it to you SO. Would make for a hilarious story if they did propose soon afterwards!