Meal Kit

Engagement Chicken

with crispy potatoes and pearl onions

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Expert

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk

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"Engagement Chicken" comes from Glamour magazine in the early 80s; the recipe was passed around, and those who cooked it for their boyfriends found said boyfriends on one knee with a ring not long after. They eventually published the recipe, and now claim 70 marriages due to chicken with herbs. Well, we claim zero marriages except our own around here, but this chicken with a delectable creamy-thyme sauce could easily raise our numbers. And with the corn and potatoes on the side, we're hoping at least one of you gents or ladies decides to pop the question to your best gal (or guy).

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Bone-in Skin-On Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Ear of Corn
  • 12 oz. Yukon Potatoes
  • 5 oz. Pearl Onions
  • Info
    4 oz. Light Cream
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tsp. Cornstarch
  • 3 Thyme Sprigs

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Small Pan
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Roast the Potatoes

    Cut potatoes into 1" dice.

    Place potatoes on prepared baking sheet and toss with 2 tsp. olive oil and 1/4 tsp. salt.

    Spread into a single layer. Roast 15 minutes.

    Remove from oven. Potatoes will finish cooking in a later step.

    While potatoes roast, cook chicken.

  2. 2

    Cook the Chicken

    Pat chicken breasts dry, and season both sides with 1/4 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.

    Add 1/4 tsp. olive oil to a medium non-stick pan, off-burner. Place chicken in pan, skin side down, and top with foil-covered side of small pan. Press down firmly.

    Place pan over medium-high heat, keeping small pan on top of chicken. Cook until skin is crispy and brown, 8 minutes.

    Remove small pan, flip chicken, reduce heat to medium, and cook until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 12-15 minutes.

    Remove to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

    While chicken cooks, prepare ingredients.

  3. 3

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Remove corn husk, rinse, and carefully remove kernels from cob.

    Drain pearl onions and pat dry.

    Mince garlic.

    Stem thyme and mince leaves.

  4. 4

    Finish the Vegetables

    After potatoes have cooked 15 minutes, remove from oven.

    Carefully, add pearl onions, corn, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper to baking sheet with potatoes and toss.

    Spread into a single layer. Roast until potatoes are browned and onions are tender, 8-10 minutes.

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