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.
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:
- 500g cooked and chopped chicken breasts
- 200g mayonnaise
- 100g Greek yogurt
- 30g mango chutney
- 1.5 tbsp curry powder
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 50g raisins
- 50g flaked almonds (optional)
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves for garnish
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, mango chutney, curry powder, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper until well combined.
- Add the cooked chicken, raisins and almonds (if using) to the bowl, and stir everything together until the chicken is coated in the dressing.
- 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.
- 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!
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