Crunchy Coronation chicken salad

Crunchy Coronation chicken salad

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(28 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2
Ready in a flash and healthy too. Put those take away menus back where you found them!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal399
  • fat24g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre2g
  • protein37g
  • salt0.78g


  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp mild or medium curry powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tbsp mango chutney (we like Bay Tree)
  • 1⁄2 lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 1⁄2 cucumber, sliced into sticks
  • 50g bag watercress



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • 2 tbsp toasted flaked almond


  1. Toss the chicken breasts with the curry powder and 1 tbsp of the oil. Heat a large non-stick pan and cook the chicken for 5-6 mins on each side until golden and cooked through, then cut into strips.

  2. Whisk together the remaining oil and mango chutney with a good squeeze of lemon juice. Then, in a large bowl, toss with the cucumber, watercress, chicken and most of the flaked almonds. Divide between two bowls, scatter with the rest of the almonds, and enjoy with some crusty bread on the side.

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Sophiehendo's picture
22nd Aug, 2018
I made the creamy version of this recipe and was quite disappointed. It wasn’t creamy, just a sort of sweet spiced dressing on an unadventurous chicken salad. Wasn’t inedible but I won’t be making it again.
23rd Apr, 2018
You can use apricot jam if you don’t have chutney. I prefer the South African chutney, Mrs Balls - available in most supermarkets.
14th Apr, 2016
This was very pleasant. Used pine nuts instead of toasted almonds. I used a spicy mango chutney from lidl and it worked well.
12th Aug, 2015
Made the creamy version (as given in tip 2). Had curry paste instead of powder & wasn't sure if this would work but it was very good. Only had chicken breast strips so covered them in a bowl with the yogurt/curry paste mixture before cooking quickly. Mixed with a green leaf salad (no rocket!) Served with peshwari naan. Very tasty. Will make this regularly from now on.
4th May, 2013
Did this for tea tonight, the second one with yoghurt and potatoes.......MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmm! Absolutely delicious! The chicken is gorgeous warm. I think I'll use the marinade for chicken pieces served in different ways too, it's so good. My husband positively devoured it and asked if I can do it again for the BBQ we're planning for BH Monday, only two days away! The bonus is its such an easy recipe to make. Will DEFINITELY be doing it again :0)
emmapr's picture
6th Aug, 2012
This recipe is fantastic. I always make the creamy version and add a few roast toms and also use the watercress, spinach and rocket bags. Delicious!
23rd Nov, 2013
What creamy version?
11th Jul, 2015
Gavio- look at the second page of the 'Tips' box it's hiding in there!
9th Jul, 2012
Made the creamy version with new potatoes. Rather than using the chicken breasts from above we used leftovers from tandoori roast chicken recipe also on this site. Really tasty and substantial salad.
3rd May, 2012
This is lovely! I used rocket instead of watercress and served with warm peshwari naan bread. A really light, tasty meal


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