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Coronation Chicken

Serves 8 people


Classic coronation chicken recipe perfect for sandwich fillers and jacket potato.

  • 8 chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, skinned and finely chopped
  • 1 level tbsp curry paste
  • 1 level tbsp tomato puree
  • 100ml red wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 8 tsp diced dired apricots
  • 3ooml mayonnaise


  • Handful of coriander
  • 1 spring onion
  • Flaked Almonds


  • Place whole chicken breasts in to simmering water and poach for 30 minutes.
  •  In a small saucepan heat the oil, add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes, until softened.  Add the curry paste, tomato puree, wine, bay leaf, lemon juice and sugar.
  • Simmer, uncovered for about 10 minutes until will reduced.  Strain and leave to cool.
  • Add the dried apricots. Beat the cooled sauce in to the mayonnaise with the apricots.
  • Fold in the chicken pieces and garnish with chopped spring onions, coriander and flaked almonds if necessary



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