Super Easy Coronation Chicken

Super Easy Coronation Chicken

Coronation chicken is a classic British dish created for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953. It’s a delicious combination of chicken, mayonnaise, and spices and is perfect for sandwiches, salads, or as a main course.

Here’s an excellent recipe for coronation chicken:


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 240ml of chicken stock
  • 125g of mayonnaise
  • 65g of Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon of mango chutney
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • A handful of chopped coriander (optional)



  1. Preheat your oven to 190°C.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish and pour the chicken stock over them.
  3. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Remove the chicken from the dish and let it cool. Once cooled, cut it into small cubes.
  5. Combine the mayonnaise, Greek yoghurt, mango chutney, lemon juice, curry powder, and ground ginger in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
  6. Add the chicken to the mixture and stir until the chicken is coated in the sauce.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. If desired, stir in the chopped coriander.
  9. Cover and chill in the fridge for at least an hour to allow the flavours to meld together.
  10. Serve chilled on its own or as a sandwich filling or salad topping.

Enjoy your delicious coronation chicken!

Additional Tips for Super Easy Coronation Chicken

Here are some additional tips to make coronation chicken:

  • Use good quality chicken: The quality of the chicken you use will significantly impact the final dish’s taste and texture. Make sure to use fresh, high-quality chicken breasts for the best results.
  • Adjust the seasoning: The amount of curry powder, ginger, and other spices can be adjusted to your taste. If you prefer a spicier dish, add more curry powder or ginger. If you like it milder, use less.
  • Use Greek yoghurt: Adding Greek yoghurt to the mayonnaise mixture will give the dish a tangy and creamy texture. You can also use sour cream instead of Greek yoghurt if you prefer.
  • Let it chill: Letting the dish chill in the fridge for at least an hour will allow the flavours to meld together and the chicken to absorb the sauce. This will result in a more flavorful and cohesive dish.
  • Add some texture: To add some texture to the dish; you can add some chopped celery, onions, or almonds. This will give the dish some crunch and depth of flavour.
  • Use fresh herbs: Adding some fresh herbs, such as coriander or parsley, will add some freshness and brighten up the dish.

Following these tips, you can make a delicious and flavorful coronation chicken that’s perfect for any occasion.

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