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Coronation Chicken Sandwich

Coronation Chicken Sandwich, my take on the classic coronation chicken recipe. A very popular sandwich filling, the coronation chicken is made with cooked chicken in a creamy mayo-based sauce that has a touch of Indian spices. This is no doubt a dish fit for a Queen!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: British
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Calories: 519kcal


  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 teaspoon mild curry powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 65 ml red wine
  • 65 ml water
  • 4 dried apricots
  • 100 g mayonnaise
  • 100 g creme fraiche
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 8 slices of bread


  • To make the sauce, heat up the oil in a frying pan set over a low to medium heat.
  • Peel and chop the onion finely, and fry it until golden.
  • Add the curry powder and stir, leave it to cook for 1 minute to allow the flavours to be released.
  • Add the tomato puree and sugar, give it a stir, and pour in the wine and water.
  • Leave the mixture to simmer until it's reduced by half, and you are left with a thicker paste.
  • Strain it and leave it to cook.
  • Chop the apricots finely, and add them to a bowl together with the chicken, mayo, sauce, creme fraiche, lemon juice and seasoning.
  • Mix well to get a creamy mixture.
  • Use the mixture as filling for sandwiches, or you can also serve it as a salad or filling for jacket potatoes.



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Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 435mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 701IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 3mg