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Coronation Chicken on Slice of Bread

Coronation Chicken

A sweet and tangy chicken dish that can be used in sandwiches, baked potatoes or salads.
Course Lunch
Cuisine British
Keyword Coronation Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 302kcal


  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Small Brown Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tbsp Curry Powder
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 60ml (¼cup) Chicken Stock
  • 60ml (¼ cup) Water
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 120g (½ cup) Mayonaise
  • 120g (½ cup) Greek Yoghurt
  • 60g (7-8) Dried Apricots, finely chopped
  • 2 large Cooked Chicken Breasts, diced (or shredded)


  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-low heat. Reduce the heat to low, add the onion, bay leaf and curry powder and sautee for 3-4 mins. If it starts to stick add a splash of the chicken stock.
  • Add the tomato paste, chicken stock, water and lemon juice. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and allow to simmer for a couple of minutes, until slightly reduced. Allow to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the prepared sauce, mayonaise, yoghurt, chopped apricots and stir together.
  • Add the cooked chicken and gently mix until combined.


CURRY POWDER - Curry powders can vary greatly. I used a mild curry powder. You may have to adjust amounts depending on the curry powder used and how used to the spices your children are. 
MAKE IT SMOOTH - If you don't like "bits" in your sauce. Blend the prepared sauce, with the apricots, before mixing with the mayo and yoghurt. 
CHICKEN - Use leftover chicken or cook chicken your prefered way. Cut into small chunks or shred. Note that shredded chicken can soak up a lot of the sauce making it less “saucy” and sometimes claggy. Chunks are better if making in advance. 
STORAGE - Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to two days. 
Nutritional information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutriton calculator. 


Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 448IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg