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Monday 8 May 2023

Coronation Chicken : Perfect For This Special Bank Holiday Weekend

Well, what a very special weekend it has been so far. With the Coronation of King Charles III on Saturday, to many people enjoying a 'Big Lunch' on Sunday finishing with an excellent concert from Windsor Castle in the evening.

What will today (Monday) bring? Unfortunately for many it will be a very wet day with rain in the forecast but never mind lets concentrate on a lovely dish that may bring some sunshine and a delicious taste to your day 😊

Did you know that back in 1953 a dish called Coronation chicken was first created to celebrate the Queen's coronation and has been a firm favourite ever since.

Fast forward to 2023 and King Charles III Coronation, perhaps it's time to sit down and enjoy some Coronation Chicken.

Serves Six
1 chicken stock cube
500 g (British) chicken breast fillet
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp mild curry powder
1 tbsp tomato purée
0.5 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tbsp apricot jam
Zest and juice of ½ a washed, un-waxed lemon
100 ml (lighter) mayonnaise
100 ml 2% fat natural yogurt
60 g flaked almonds
2 tbsp washed and chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Fresh watercress leaves, washed, to garnish

Here is how to make the dish
1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the stock cube and stir to dissolve. Reduce to a simmer and poach the chicken breasts for 5-10 minutes (depending on the size of the fillets) until cooked through and no pink colour remains. Remove with a slotted spoon and allow to cool before shredding. Discard the stock.
2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and cook the onion for about 10 minutes, until softened. Stir in the curry powder, tomato purée, cider vinegar and jam, and cook for a further 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat and spoon into a large bowl.
3. Add the shredded chicken along with the lemon zest and juice, mayonnaise, yogurt, ⅔ of the flaked almonds and 1 tablespoon of the parsley and stir until well coated.
4. To serve, place on a serving platter and garnish with the watercress and remaining almonds and parsley.

Optional - Serve with some crusty white bread.
For low carb bread recipes have a look here
Original recipe idea here

~ enjoy your day ~

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...something to try.

Elephant's Child said...

I wonder whether King Charles' Coronation Quiche will be as popular?

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta te mando un beso.

Christine said...

Sounds so good

Lorrie said...

Sounds like a delicious meal.

Margaret D said...

Seems taste this apricot chicken.

Fun60 said...

I'd have to omit the curry powder.

roentare said...

It looks quite yummy

Donna said...

Love Apricots and chicken together!

Divers and Sundry said...

I've never heard of Coronation Chicken, but it does look good.

ashok said...

Yummy 😋

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Royal delights. I'd love to eat that chicken.

Giorgio said...

That's a recipe I didn't know! Chicken with apricot jam, almonds and fat natural yogurt seems delicious!

Sue said...

It has rained every hour of the day today (of course!) I love Coronation chicken Neil makes ours and it's delicious. Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

Caty said...

Ohh this recipe may be delicious ! Thanks so much for sharing
Wish you a great week,
Big hugs, Caty

DeniseinVA said...

I like this recipe for Coronation Chicken, thanks so much Jan :)

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

A recipe to try for sure.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

The Coronation Chicken recipe really sounds delicious! I love how it is quite simple and quick to make, and pairs well with greens. I hope you are enjoying your bank holiday. I did not get to see any of the coronation ceremony, but heard it was lovely. Enjoy your day off dear friend, and thank you for your lovely visits to my blog :)

CherryPie said...

I enjoyed a Coronation Chicken sandwich whilst enjoying a sunny sunday day out during the Coronation Celebration weekend.

happyone said...

Sounds tasty.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe, that sure looks healthy and good!

William Kendall said...

Sounds good!

A friend suggested that the "grim reaper" who briefly appeared during the coronation was in fact me. :)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your Coronation Chicken sounds fabulous! I’d love to try it.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

No need for a coronation to try a great new dish.

Martha said...

Looks delicious! Something worth trying.

Conniecrafter said...

that is neat you have special dishes for the occasion!

Debbie said...

i had not heard of celebrating with a dish named after the event. it sounds good, we love chicken!!

Jeanie said...

I kept hearing about Coronation chicken and hadn't had time to look up a recipe, so thanks for this. It does look delicious!