There exists a collection of urban legend-friendly recipes that everyone needs but not everyone has. You just need to know where to look. We'll start our series of cult recipes today with Engagement Chicken, a recipe from Glamour magazine that's said to result in matrimony. Use responsibly.
1 whole chicken (approximately 4 lbs.)
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, plus 3 whole lemons — including 1 slice for garnish
1 tablespoon kosher or coarse 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)