coronation chicken

Coronation Chicken: British Recipe and Royal Origins

Ahead of the upcoming King's Coronation, we're sharing our recipe for this much-loved British sandwich filling.

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Coronation Chicken is a classic British dish that was created to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. It is a deliciously subtly spiced chicken salad and sandwich filling that has remained a popular choice for summer picnics and parties in Britain ever since.

With the King's Coronation coming up, what better time than now to try your hand at this traditional British dish? Here's our recipe for Coronation Chicken:



  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, mango chutney, curry powder, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper until well combined.
  2. Add the cooked chicken, raisins and almonds (if using) to the bowl, and stir everything together until the chicken is coated in the dressing.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the chicken salad for at least 1 hour, or until it is chilled and the flavors have had time to meld together.
  4. Serve the Coronation Chicken on a bed of lettuce, garnished with fresh coriander leaves, or sandwiched between two slices of thick-cut bread.

This classic British dish is packed full of flavor and perfect for a summer picnic, tea party or Coronation street party. We're certain you'll wow your friends, family and neighbours with this recipe!

For more classically British tea party and street party essentials, browse our Coronation range today.

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