Touted as 'The recipe that will make him propose!', Dana Schuster at the nypost.com wrote a piece about "Engagement Chicken" and Howard Stern:
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“I swear to you, he had never been love-ier or more romantic. He was saying the sweetest things to me. And in the back of my mind, I was chuckling, ‘Wow, that magazine knows what it’s doing,’ ” says the 38-year-old with a laugh.
The next morning Stern raved about the meal on his radio show.
“He started talking about the lemons ‘up the chicken’s butt’ when a woman called in and said: ‘Howard, you just described Engagement Chicken. Beth wants you to marry her.’ ”
Stern immediately called his girlfriend, live on the air, and told her the jig was up. “I was busted,” admits Ostrosky, who had torn the title off the recipe page as a precaution, just in case Stern happened to see it lying around.
Still, her ruse worked. About three years later, on Feb. 14, 2007, her radio-personality beau (who famously vowed never to marry again) popped the question.
“I think [Stern proposed] because of the way it was going with us. And I can cook a mean chicken,” jokes Ostrosky.