Engagement Chicken
Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 2-4
Engagement Chicken is a recipe developed more than 30 years ago. A woman working at Glamour Magazine served it to her commitment-phobic boyfriend who soon-after proposed.
Go Get This Stuff
  • 1 whole chicken (approximately 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice, plus 3 whole lemons - including 1 sliced for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon kosher or course sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh herbs for garnish (4 rosemary sprigs, 4 sage sprigs, 8 thyme sprigs, and 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley)
Then Do This
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place chicken in roasting pan and pour lemon juice all over and season with salt and pepper, inside and out.
  3. Prick 2 whole lemons three times, and place deep inside the cavity.
  4. Place chicken in oven and lower temperature to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Roast, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  5. Flip chicken breast-side up and insert thermometer. Roast for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until thermometer reads 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Remove from oven. And here's the secret - pour juices from pan on top of sliced chicken - this is the "marry me" juice. Garnish with lemon and herbs.
Recipe by BarbequedChicken at http://www.barbequedchicken.com/engagement-chicken/