How to make Coronation Chicken. Coronation Chicken is a classic British dish that was created to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. It is a flavorful, cold chicken salad typically made with cooked chicken, mayonnaise, and a spiced, creamy sauce.
Here's a basic recipe for making Coronation Chicken:
- 2 cups (about 300g) cooked chicken, diced or shredded
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) Greek yogurt or sour cream
- 2 tablespoons mango chutney
- 1 tablespoon curry powder (adjust according to your taste preferences)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup (40g) raisins or sultanas
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Optional: chopped fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish
- In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt or sour cream, mango chutney, curry powder, and lemon juice. Stir well to blend the flavors.
- Add the cooked chicken, raisins or sultanas, and salt and pepper to the bowl. Mix everything together until the chicken is well coated with the sauce.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. You can add more curry powder or mango chutney for a stronger flavor, or more lemon juice for a tangier taste.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Before serving, give the Coronation Chicken a quick stir. You can garnish it with some chopped fresh cilantro or parsley for added freshness and color.
Coronation Chicken is commonly served as a sandwich filling, in wraps, or on top of salads. It can also be enjoyed as a standalone dish with a side of crusty bread or rice.
Feel free to adjust the ingredients and measurements according to your taste preferences. Some variations may include adding diced apples, almonds, or other spices and herbs to enhance the flavor profile.
Enjoy your homemade Coronation Chicken, a delicious and iconic British dish!