Allow me to preface this by saying there’s a reason I’ve never roasted a chicken before today. Several reasons, actually. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Recipe #3 on Saveur’s recipe trend list is a simple roast chicken dish known as “engagement chicken.” The recipe was originally published in Glamour magazine in 2004. At the time, at least three marriage proposals had been linked to the dish. At last count earlier this year, at least 70 men had proposed some time after their girlfriends made them this meal, including Howard Stern to his now-wife Beth.
Ladies, I can’t attest to these claims, as my husband and I have been happily married for almost 10 years now, but I will say that my husband liked this chicken much more than I did.
“Enough to propose if we weren’t already married?” I challenged him.
“Maybe. Although most men would propose if you made them something with cheese,” he admitted. Continue reading