Coronation chicken scones

Coronation chicken scones

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 12 mins


makes 12

What could be more British than this scone and coronation chicken combo? Ideal for a summer party or picnic

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per scone

  • kcal285
  • fat16g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein13g
  • salt1g
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    For the scones

    • 225g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
    • 1 tsp baking powder
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    • 140g cold butter, chopped into small pieces



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    • 150ml milk



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    • 1 tbsp nigella seeds
    • 1 egg, beaten



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    For the filling

    • 3 cooked chicken breasts, finely chopped or shredded
    • 100g mango chutney
    • 2 tsp mild curry powder
    • 150g pot natural yogurt
    • 75g mayonnaise
    • small bunch coriander, chopped
    • small bunch mint, chopped



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    • juice ½ lemon



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    • ½ cucumber, peeled into ribbons
    • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced


    1. First, make the scones. Line a baking tray with baking parchment and heat oven to 220C/200C fan/ gas 7. Put the flour and baking powder in a large bowl, add 1 /4 tsp salt and mix well. Tip in the butter and rub into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the milk and nigella seeds, and use a cutlery knife to mix the ingredients together until they clump into a soft dough.

    2. Tip onto your work surface and knead briefly to incorporate any crumbs. Flour the surface well and roll the dough out to a thickness of about 1.5cm. Use a 7cm biscuit cutter to stamp out 12 circles – you may need to combine the scraps back together and re-roll to make all 12. Arrange over the baking trays, brush the tops with a little beaten egg and bake for 10-12 mins or until golden brown. Set aside to cool while you prepare the filling.

    3. Mix the chicken, chutney, curry powder, yogurt, mayo, herbs, lemon juice and some seasoning in a bowl. Chill until you’re ready to assemble.

    4. To serve, split the scones and make sandwiches with the coronation chicken, cucumber and red onion. Fix the scones together with a skewer, if you like.

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    Melissa Myer's picture
    Melissa Myer
    21st Apr, 2019
    The scones and the chicken were a remarkable pairing! I made this for a potluck at work, only I made mini-scones as to serve as finger food. Something about the liquid/fat/flour ratio in the scone recipe seemed off so I modified my own recipe to include the nigella seeds (these are hard to come by in the states, so I think dark sesame seeds would be an adequate substitute). Toasted slivered almonds would be a nice addition to the chicken—maybe next time! Thanks, BBC Good Food.
    ketsiaross's picture
    16th Oct, 2018
    Excellent recipe! I am a student and made this for my Cookery course and I was DELIGHTED with the result! Very easy to follow and extremely tasty! :D
    6th Jun, 2016
    Made these with my KS3 classes at school. Loved them. Coronation Chicken so fresh. The scone dough was very very runny. We found we had too reduce the amount of butter and milk to get a consistency anything like required - are you sure these are accurate?
    ketsiaross's picture
    16th Oct, 2018
    Hmm... it was fine for me! Not too sure what went wrong with yours!
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