The 'Engagement Chicken' Recipe

Posted 65 months ago|2 comments|6,087 views
Written by
Tina W
Portland, OR
Getting a guy to pop the question is hard, so Glamour magazine runs a headline about how to get engaged every time they print.

In 2004, the writers at Glamour published a simple recipe for "Engagement Chicken.” They called it the “engagement” chicken dinner because it’s apparently so good that boyfriends MUST buy a ring and ask for marriage after they eat it.

Here’s the recipe for engagement chicken, but to me, it just looks like simple, roasted chicken dinner. Go figure. I don’t have a boyfriend right now, but I’m going to try it out on the family this weekend.

Anyways, here’s Glamour’s engagement chicken dinner recipe.

1 whole chicken
2 lemons
1/2 cup of lemon juice
black pepper

Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Wash the whole chicken inside and out and throw away the nasty giblets. Make sure the chicken is room temperature, and pour the lemon juice all over the chicken. Season the chicken with the salt and pepper.

Here’s the tasty part: pierce the lemons with a fork or knife and put them into the chicken’s body cavity.

When the oven is hot, put the engagement chicken (breast side down) on a roasting pan and put it into the oven. Lower the heat to 350 degrees. Bake uncovered for about 15 minutes, flip it over and cook for 40 minutes.

Check that your engagement chicken is at least 180 degrees (fully-cooked) before serving.

That’s it – it sounds good, but I’m not sure if engagement chicken will be good enough to get your man to pop the question. Let me know if it works!
The Cypress Gang
The Cypress Gang
65 months ago: "throw away the nasty giblets"?
Maybe the neck. But the giblets?

Sounds like they don't know much about southern cooking.

Giblet gravy on mashed 'taters is good eatin'.

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