Emily Blunt says cooking roast chicken for John Krasinski made him pop the question.
The 38-year-old actress met John, 42, in 2008 and got engaged to him a year later, and has now revealed it was her perfectly cooked chicken dish that won him over enough to get down on one knee and ask her to marry him.
“I guess I just made something that I knew he would love. A roast chicken, who doesn’t love roast chicken? The roast chicken I love is Ina Garten’s roast chicken. It’s called her ‘Engagement Chicken’ because I think when people make it for people they get engaged or something," she tells the River Café Table 4 podcast.
“Lemon, garlic, onions up the chicken, thyme, salt and pepper, all that. You scatter onions around the chicken, but you pack them in really tight into the tray. And then you roast them really high [for] about an hour and 20 minutes and they’re done and they’re perfect.
“When you take the chickens out you then kind of sauté in some wine and some butter into that oniony, garlicy mixture. Oh my God, it’s divine. It’s really sticky and yummy,” she says.
And after John tried the dish Emily had cooked, that was “all it took” for him to want to marry her, the actress says.
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