Coronation Chicken Sandwiches

As this weekend has been the celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, we decided to get together with some friends & hold a garden party to celebrate. We had some really delicious food, all homemade except one thing, twiglets!

Coronation Chicken was originally designed for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II back in 1952 to represent the colonial nature of the British Empire. Of course it was a must to make for the celebrations this weekend, & not too hard to make either!

  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 small Onion – finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Mild Curry Paste
  • 1 tsp Tomato Paste/Puree
  • 1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 125 ml Chicken Stock
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
  • 450 ml Mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp Apricot Jam
  • 2 tbsp Double/Whipping Cream – lightly whipped
  • 1 lb cooked Chicken – diced

Heat the oil, in a skillet, so that it is hot, but not burning. Add the onion & cook on low for 3-4 minutes

Stir in curry paste & cook for a further 2 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste & remove from the heat

Add the red wine vinegar, chicken stock & bay leaf, season with salt & pepper & return to the heat & bring to a fast boil

Stir in the sugar & lemon juice & simmer gently for 5-10 minutes. Strain the sauce through a seive into a jug & leave to cool

Once cool, slowly add the curry sauce mixture to the mayonnaise, stir in the jam, & fold in the cream.

Put the cooked chicken in a large bowl & slowly pour over the sauce to coat the chicken. Any remaining sauce can be frozen for future use

Coronation Chicken Sandwiches


About intheiversonkitchen

My husband, James & I have been married since 2007 & have 4 little ones, Rhys, Anwyn, Llewelyn & Aled. I love to cook & love to try new dishes, so decided to share with the world what happens in my kitchen & in other areas of my home. I hope you enjoy! Please feel free to make comments or suggestions, I welcome them all!
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