Meghan Markle and Emily Blunt worship Ina Garten’s ‘engagement chicken’
Who knew that perfecting your chicken game was a gateway to love and marriage?
Apparently, Food Network diva Ina Garten’s famous “engagement chicken” recipe may help seal the deal.
Celebrities such as Meghan Markle and Emily Blunt have used the Juicy Poultry Recipe to help them get their men’s stone. The “Quiet Place” star, 38, appears to be following in the royal footsteps of Markle, 40, and Prince Harry, 37.
Blunt recently explained that she made the tasty specialty when she started dating her husband, John Krasinski, 42, in 2008. After a year of dating, they got engaged and married in 2010.
Speaking to iHeartMedia’s River Cafe Table 4 podcast, Blunt said, “I just created something that I knew he would like. That’s it, all it took!
The ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ actress added, “I mean, a roast chicken, who doesn’t love a roast chicken?” The roast chicken I love is Ina Garten’s roast chicken, it’s called her “engagement chicken”. When people do it for people, they get involved.
Blunt then explained the ingredients of the chicken which included “lemon, garlic, onions to chicken, thyme, salt and pepper, all that.” ”
“You scatter onions around the chicken, but you wrap them very tightly in the tray,” she said. “And then you roast them real hard for about an hour and 20 minutes and they’re done and they’re perfect.”
“When you take the chicken out, you then sauté it in wine and butter in this onion-garlic mixture. Oh my God, it’s divine. It’s really sticky and delicious, ”Blunt fainted.
As for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the lovebirds got engaged shortly after having a romantic dinner of roast chicken, according to the “Barefoot Contessa” herself.
Garten, 73, appeared in a 2018 episode of “Sunday Today with Willie Geist” where she said the royal couple prepared their recipe around the time Harry asked the question.
“I know she loved cooking my roast chicken, which we call engagement chicken because every time you cook it someone asks you to marry her,” Garten told Geist at the time. Geist then said: “So what we mean here is that you were responsible for the royal wedding.”
The “Barefoot Contessa” host joked, “Without me this would never have happened. Isn’t that a wonderful story? How powerful is it?” Garden tweeted in November 2017 after the couple announced their engagement: “Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan! I always knew that roast chicken had magical powers !! I am so happy for you both! @the Royal family @meghanmarkle. “
The former ‘Suits’ actress even took to the recipe in an interview with Good Housekeeping in 2016. “There is nothing quite as delicious (or as impressive) as a perfectly roasted chicken. . If you have a roast chicken recipe at Ina Garten level, that is a game changer. I bring this to parties and make a lot of friends.