Meghan Markle told the story of how Prince Harry proposed to her. After hearing that story, many people have done research and found that there is such a thing as an "engagement chicken." According to Inside Edition on Tuesday, November 28, there is a new interest in the dish.

Prince Harry proposed to Meghan earlier this month even though the public did not find out until Monday. The 36-year-old fiancée said it was a cozy night and they were roasting a chicken. In the middle of the preparation, the 33-year-old prince got down on one knee and proposed.

She said she did not let him finish. Instead, she asked him if she could say "Yes" while he was in the middle of it. She added that the proposal was so sweet, natural, and very romantic.

What's on social media

Social media is buzzing over the engagement chicken story. A lot of people have concluded that Meghan got him with the dish. Others were quick to share their own engagement stories and how a chicken was involved. One person emphasized that the engagement chicken is real.

Origin of the trend

The dish is a chicken that is roasted and flavored with lemon juice and garnished with a variety of fresh herbs. A former fashion editor of Glamour magazine came up with the recipe back in 1982. Kim Bonnell said it is really easy to make.

She insists the chicken was a turning point in a lot of engagements that she knows about.

Even one of her co-workers, Kathy Suder, insists that she became engaged because of a roasted chicken. Suder said after she prepared it for her boyfriend, it made him believe that she was the woman for him and he proposed to her that very night.

Inside Edition showed a clip of radio and television personality Howard Stern who proposed to his then-girlfriend Beth Ostrosky in 2005 after she cooked him a chicken. He swears something different happened to him. He said on his radio show that he became so romantic after eating the dish.

The recipe

Bonnell shared the recipe, but it comes with a warning.

She said you shouldn't make the dish unless you want its power because it is nothing to play with. Prepare one whole chicken by garnishing the bird with 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice along with one tablespoon of kosher or sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper. Use additional herbs such as four springs of rosemary and sage, eight springs of thyme, and one bunch of parsley. Punch a hole in two lemons and stuff them into the cavity of the bird. Roast the chicken for about an hour and a half.

Bonnell gives the real secret of the recipe. She says you should pour the juices from the roasting pan on top of the chicken after you slice it. According to her, that is the "marry me juice."