My Coronation Chicken

Lots of people have been asking me for the recipe of my coronation chicken. It makes a fantastic sandwich filling and is a yummy topping for my quick jacket potato recipe. I’ve always made it up as I go along, but I’ve taken the time to work out the recipe and write it down. My recipe is really easy, but just requires a bit of chopping before you get going, after that you just mix it all together and it’s done! This makes it a good recipe to make with children, if you find time to do the chopping first they can add everything to the bowl and mix it up for you.

In the recipe I’ve suggested using a cooked chicken breast which you can easily buy prepared for you at most supermarkets, this is a quick and simple way to make this dish. However, I like to bake some chicken thighs on the bone or chicken drumsticks in the oven. Once it is cooked it only takes a few moments to take the meat off the bone and it makes juicy moist chicken which adds lots of flavour.

The other possibility with this dish is to use up leftovers from your Sunday roast chicken. You can read more of my ideas for leftover roast chicken here.

Well lets get on with the recipe:

Serves 2


  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (approx)
  • half an apple, chopped
  • 1 cooked chicken breast chopped into small chunks (or equivalent in drumsticks or thighs)
  • 2-3 dried apricots, chopped into small pieces
  • a small handful of raisins
  • 1/2 tsp gara massala (or curry powder will do)
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1.5 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp mango chutney
  • ground black pepper (to your taste)


  1. Pour lemon juice over chopped apple to prevent it from discolouring.
  2. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
  3. Taste your mixture, add a little more gara massala, black pepper or mayonnaise as you wish.

Top tip: Add some fresh chopped coriander to give it an extra special flavour.

If you try this recipe please leave a comment and let me know how my measurements work out, I can make adjustments on your advice!

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One Response to My Coronation Chicken

  1. Jen says:

    Does look tasty. Must try this for lunchtime soon.

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