Easy coronation chicken served on a plate with salad

Easy coronation chicken

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(37 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins No cook


Serves 4-6

Make a classic coronation chicken filling to serve with jacket potatoes or in sandwiches and salads. It's an excellent way to use up leftover chicken after a roast

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving (6)

  • kcal463
  • fat35g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre1g
  • protein23g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 6 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2-3 tsp mild curry powder, to taste
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon



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  • 2 tbsp mango chutney
  • 1-3 tbsp sultanas, or to taste
  • 500g shredded cooked chicken



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  1. Mix the mayo, curry powder, cinnamon, chutney and sultanas together and season with black pepper. 

  2. Add the shredded chicken and stir to coat in the sauce. Stir in 2 tbsp water to loosen if needed, then season and serve as desired.

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Cuddly Bear
10th Jun, 2020
Made this only to find someone had eaten the chicken, so tried mixing with a can of tuna. went down very well.
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Phil Healey
31st May, 2020
Looks, smells and tastes like cheap tinned chicken curry
GemJan's picture
23rd May, 2020
So quick and easy, I added creme fraiche to the mix and it was light and tasty. I used cooked chicken thighs and the flavour was excellent.
10th Nov, 2019
I’ve made Coronation chicken in the past using about a zillion ingredients. While this is not quite as nice It comes very close, and takes a fraction of the time and effort. Will be using this easy recipe in the future. Great for sandwiches, baked potatoes and salads. Love to hear how other readers use it as I am hooked.i
28th Oct, 2019
Made this for the first time today, and it is ever so delicious. It’s definitely a winner!!
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Paula Grady
13th Sep, 2019
Regarding the filling, I combine mayo and creme fraiche (low fat) - found this to be less dense and a creamier taste. Add a bit of aubergine pickle to the mix also, to give it a bit more spice.
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Kerry Ellis
4th Aug, 2019
Very simple and tasty. I make this with leftover chicken now every time I do a roast.
6th Apr, 2019
Mine is much Quicker & less ingredients, get a bottle of Tesco's 250ml curry sauce in squeezy bottle (90p) & any mayonnaise. You can make as little as you need or as much as you want, as all you do is put half & half of the 2 ingredients in a mug, jar or bowl & mix. It tastes & is as yummy as any coronation sauce you'll have bought. I love this as I hate fruit in mine, but if you want that too just add them to the mix then add chicken. It's brilliant as long as you've sliced, chunks or left over roast chicken, you'll always have coronation chicken within a couple of mins..
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28th Apr, 2018
Simple to make delicious to eat I added dried apricots as I had run out of sultanas.
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Christine Allen
4th Feb, 2018
Made this and had no mango chutney but followed the advice below and used marmalade. It was delicious!


18th Jun, 2014
Could you substitute the mayo for some low fat greek yogurt? I'm trying to think of a low fat version...
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