(Closed) What to make to accompany Engagement Chicken?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: What sides should accompany?
    Asparagus : (20 votes)
    27 %
    Quinoa : (8 votes)
    11 %
    Mashed Potatoes : (43 votes)
    58 %
    Other (please specify) : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    9544 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Um, what is engagement chicken???

    Post # 5
    1318 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

    I made the engagement chicken before we went on a camping trip…and even though we didn’t get “ring official” engaged then, we did find our venue and started making plans for the big day Smile  I love quinoa but if he loves mashed potatoes go with that!

    Post # 6
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    Mashed potatoes will always get my vote lol. Maybe tere’s an interesting mashie recipe to jazz it up but not be overpowering? Plus mashies are such a comfort food and if you’re gonna get blasted with snow it could be just the thing…

    Post # 8
    794 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Mashed potatoes all the way.  They’ll go better with the chicken and asparagus.

    Post # 10
    1366 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    mashed potatoes and maybe carrots?  They just seem to go well for cold weather.

    Post # 11
    79 posts
    Worker bee

    Good luck on the engagement chicken! I hope it works.

    I voted mashed potatoes, it won’t overpower the main dish and it’s a perfect comfort food.

    Edit: I just noticed that you chose the mashed potatoes option. Good choice. :p

    Post # 12
    3669 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @braverbeating:  I would marry anyone who made me mashed potatoes sooo definitely make that for a side! Hope all goes well in the kitchen 😉 

    Post # 13
    213 posts
    Helper bee

    Roasted Red Potatoes with rosemary and garlic would work really well with the lemon in engagement chicken.

    Post # 14
    3423 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @braverbeating:  I Vote potatoes! Mashed or roasted . My girlfriend actually made this chicken for her boyfriend and two weeks later she came in to work with a ring on her finger!  Good luck and Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Post # 15
    2514 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I’d, personally, do roasted fingerling potatoes and the asparagus.  But engagement chicken is gross and bland.  I know the sentimentality behind it, but there’s no flavour to the recipe. 

    Post # 16
    2587 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    @braverbeating:  Roast potatoes are the Gods of the potato world. I’m just sayin’.


    Is it literally just a roast chicken? I thought it might be a bit more interesting than that. Like, I’m always down for roast chicken, but I tend to full English-roast it. Like, roast potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted parnips and even some red onion if  I can, with rosemary, salt and pepper, all in with the chicken and roasted under tinfoil for an hour and a half (uncovered and basted for the last half-hour to crisp everything up), and some nice fresh boiled veg (broccoli for preference), with lashings of gravy. FH does the Yorkshire puddings.


    That’s what we’re having for tomorrow, as belated V-day dinner, and it’s just the best meal. Nice bottle of red wine really polishes it off!


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