Coronation Chicken Salad for a Royal Wedding

With a sweet-savory blend of chicken, chutney, curry and dried fruit, coronation chicken salad is perfect for royal wedding watchers–or for a summer picnic or brunch.  Top bread or lettuce, then serve as an entrée or appetizer.  

With a sweet-savory blend of chicken, chutney, curry and dried fruit, coronation chicken salad is perfect for royal wedding watchers--or for a summer picnic or brunch.  Top bread or lettuce, then serve as an entrée or appetizer.

Coronation Chicken Salad

Are you a romantic like I am?  If so you are probably checking out wedding dresses and royal page boys in the days leading up to Prince Harry and Meghan’s Saturday wedding.  

Back a few years ago, when older brother Prince William married, I was equally excited.  I got up early to catch events on the “telly” and made scones to celebrate!  What should I serve this time?  

With a sweet-savory blend of chicken, chutney, curry and dried fruit, coronation chicken salad is perfect for royal wedding watchers--or a summer picnic or brunch.  Top bread or lettuce, then serve as an entrée or appetizer.

Slider sized brunch sandwiches

Fortunately, book club came to the rescue.  One of our members offered up “Coronation Chicken Salad” for a monthly meeting and everyone loved it.  That would be perfect!

The recipe for Coronation Chicken Salad dates back to 1953, the year Queen Elizabeth II was crowned.  With a healthy dose of curry and other Indian influences, it delivers a taste profile that is delicious and complex—no boring chicken salad for this event!  

With a sweet-savory blend of chicken, chutney, curry and dried fruit, coronation chicken salad is perfect for royal wedding watchers--or a summer picnic or brunch.  Top bread or lettuce, then serve as an entrée or appetizer.

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I served my test batch for lunch last weekend on slider-sized rolls, but this would also be great over lettuce as a dinner salad.  And it would make a fine appetizer on crackers or cocktail rye.  

Enjoy!

Coronation Chicken Salad
Serves 6
With a sweet-savory blend of chicken, chutney, curry and dried fruit, coronation chicken salad is perfect for royal wedding watchers--or for a summer picnic or brunch.  Top bread or lettuce, then serve as an entrée or appetizer.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
475 calories
18 g
141 g
22 g
48 g
5 g
230 g
287 g
7 g
0 g
16 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
230g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 475
Calories from Fat 192
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g
33%
Saturated Fat 5g
25%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 141mg
47%
Sodium 287mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 48g
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
7%
Calcium
5%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Dressing
  1. 1 tablespoon butter or oil
  2. 1 medium onion, chopped
  3. ¼ cup red wine
  4. 3 tablespoons mango chutney
  5. 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  6. 1 ½ tablespoons curry powder
  7. Juice from ½ lemon
  8. 1 bay leaf
Chicken Salad
  1. ½ cup mayonnaise
  2. Salt, pepper to taste
  3. 2 pounds cooked chicken breast
  4. 1 ½ ounces dried fruit (chopped apricots in the original but I used ¼ cup currants)
  5. Rolls or lettuce for serving.
Instructions
  1. Heat butter or oil in a small saucepan. Add chopped onion and cook until translucent. Add remaining dressing ingredients and simmer until sauce is thickened, about 8-10 minutes. Discard bay leaf and place dressing in refrigerator to cool.
  2. When dressing is cool, stir in the mayonnaise. Add salt and pepper to taste. Chop the chicken into bite sized pieces, then add to the dressing along with the dried fruit. Stir to combine.
  3. Serve on soft buns, bread or croissants -- or over lettuce. Will also work dolloped on cocktail-sized bread as tea sandwiches or appetizers.
Notes
  1. I cooled my dressing in the freezer, stirring occasionally, to hasten the process.
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calories
475
fat
22g
protein
48g
carbs
18g
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12 thoughts on “Coronation Chicken Salad for a Royal Wedding

  1. David

    Note that there is no garlic in this! That’s because -like me – Queen Elizabeth doesn’t eat garlic! 🙂

    I have thought several time of making this and I just added it to my Paprika app so that I made it soon. Too late for tomorrow, but maybe I will make some scones, as you did for William!

    1. Inger Post author

      I did think of you and garlic David when I made my Pommes Duchesse. I included some in my trial batch and when it didn’t add that much, said “I’ll leave this out for David.” 🙂

  2. Ulrike

    Hi there over the pond!

    Found your blog while looking for typical Wisconsin recipes. In 2019 my son will go to university in Milwaukee.

    I am a German, local eating food blogger. Unfortunately I missed the wedding

    1. Inger Post author

      How exciting for your son! Two of my daughters spent a year/semester abroad and my pre-college niece is spending the year in Belgium now. There is a big German heritage in Milwaukee which many Germans settled here enjoy. If I were to think of a typical Wisconsin recipe (other than bratwurst), I might think of fried cheese curds, which someday I will write about! I will have to check out your blog and good luck to your son!

      1. Ulrike

        Bratwurst is typical for Wisconsin? Seriously? Good to hear that there is something beyond bratwurst that sounds quite interesting: fried cheese curds. I never saw fresh cheese curds here to buy.

        1. Inger Post author

          The bratwurst is from the German heritage here. But the cheese curds are pretty unique. For fresh eating they are best if they have never been refrigerated, so we get them right at the cheese factory. Fried, it doesn’t matter!

  3. grace

    i wish i was a romantic, but i’m sadly not! i still enjoyed the hubbub around the wedding, and i would enjoy this chicken salad very much. 🙂

    1. Inger Post author

      You know I’m not usually a romantic, but there’s something about a royal wedding… In any case a good excuse to cook something special 🙂

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