Fruity Coronation Chicken

Give your sandwiches the Royal touch with my fruity coronation chicken sandwich, filled with juicy apricots, raisins, mango chutney and toasted almonds to give it a bit of a crunch. A great one for using leftovers from a Sunday roast chicken. 

Coronation Chicken Sandwich

I don’t know about you, but for me, Coronation chicken brings back memories of childhood. My mum used to make it quite lot as a sandwich filler for me to take to school. She may not have added fancier ingredients such as apricots or almonds but it still tasted just as good!

Coronation chicken

What better time to share this with you than this week! In celebration of the Harry and Meghan’s Royal wedding this weekend, I’ve created a recipe which is of course flavoured with curry powder but slightly fruitier than normal with the added apricots, raisins and mango chutney. Mine is also made with mayo and natural yoghurt to give it a slight tang.

Ingredients needed:

Cold leftover chicken – especially good to make the day after a Sunday roast. Make it easier by shredding it before storing it in the fridge, ready to use.
Natural Greek yoghurt
Mild curry powder
Flaked almonds
Mango chutney
Organic raisins
Dried apricots
Salt and pepper

Coronation chicken serving ideas – 

Sandwiched between two slices of thick, crusty bread

On top of a jacket potato

In a leafy green salad

Wrapped up in a tortilla

In between two burger buns

Things to consider before cooking – 

  • You’ll need to have roasted a chicken either on the day or the day before to make this recipe. Please allow extra time for this.

The Recipe

Fruity Coronation Chicken

  • Serves:
  • Difficulty: Easy

This fruity coronation chicken recipe makes for a great sandwich filler, as well as a topping for jacket potato.

What you will need

  • 220g cold leftover chicken
  • 100g mayonnaise
  • 150g Natural Greek yoghurt
  • 1.5 tbsp mild curry powder
  • Handful flaked almonds
  • 40g Mango chutney
  • 60g raisins
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 45g dried apricots, chopped
  • Salt and pepper


  • 1Shred your cold leftover chicken into a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, add the mayonnaise, natural yoghurt and curry powder and mix together until smooth.
  • 2In a dry pan, add the almonds and toast for 5 minutes until slightly brown. Keep an eye on these and move often to ensure they don’t burn.
  • 3To the mayo mix, add the mango chutney, raisins, lemon juice, dried apricots and seasoning. Mix together and add the chicken. Mix until thoroughly coated.
  • 4To finish, top with the toasted almonds and serve the way you prefer.
Coronation chicken


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