Updated: Apr 16
The big Q - Have you received your invitation to the Coronation in May?
Will Harry and Meghan, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex be attending? Or will they be waving from the balcony? Let the newspaper cover those and what's more important is what would you be having for Tea while watching King Charles III Coronation come May 6, 2023.
We found this Coronation Chicken via Twitter and requested our Brand Ambassador, Amazing Grace to help re-create it using our Spice pantry products. Tah Dah!
Coronation Chicken Afternoon Tea Sandwiches
Coronation chicken was created in 1953, when renowned florist Constance Spry and cordon bleu chef Rosemary Hume catered for a banquet to celebrate the coronation of Elizabeth II. It is believed to be inspired by the ‘Jubilee Chicken‘ created for George V’s Silver jubilee in 1935
With hints of the British Raj, the recipe is a peculiar mix of sweet and savoury. The Coronation chicken recipe was invented as a post war solution for the Queen's coronation banquet on June 2, 1953 when 350 foreign dignitaries were in attendance.
With tender chunks of chicken coated in a mildly spiced sauce with mayonnaise, it soon became one of the most popular dishes of 1950s Britain and is still served as part of a traditional afternoon tea in hotels and restaurants across Britain.
In fact, finger sandwiches filled with Coronation Chicken are a firm favourite for afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace and at Balmoral Castle, where the Queen spends her summers. Now >70 years on, Coronation Chicken is still a very popular dish, so why don’t you give it a try to celebrate King Charles III Coronation.
Recipe for the Maharajah Chicken (Serves 5)
*1kg chicken thigh fillets
*1 bay leaf
*1 stalk curry leaves
*1 red onion
*2 tablespoon @my.blue.tea Spargo Meat Curry based powder
*2/3 cup of water Half lemon (juiced)
*1 tablespoon tomato purée
*160ml plain yoghurt 30ml cream (optional)
*3 tablespoons mayonnaise
*1 handful dried apricots (chopped)
*1 handful of sliced almonds (optional)
*Salt & sugar to taste
1. Cut chicken fillets into 2cm cubes & blanched in boiling water until cooked. Strain and leave aside.
2. In a pan, fry sliced red onion, curry leaves and bay leaf until fragrant.
3. Add meat curry based powder and water to the pan and fry the powder blend into the mixture.
4. Add lemon juice and tomato purée into the mixture. Insert salt and sugar to taste.
5. Let the mixture simmer for about 2 minutes to reduce the liquid.
6. Filter the curry mixture into a bowl and let it cook down.
7. In a separate mixing bowl, mix yoghurt, mayonnaise, cream and chopped apricots together.
8. Mix in the cooled down curry mixture into the mixing bowl and mix well.
9. Serve chicken with the sauce with Fragrant Coconut rice ie Nasi Lemak Premix or as Sandwich.
Coronation Chicken in Sango or Wraps and our version of Maharajah (Coronation) Chicken with Fragrant Coconut rice. Enjoy whichever way you like and tag us should you make one.
And if you wish to try the original version of Coronation Chicken serve on a lettuce or rice by Mr Paul BUT / AND we advise that you use our Meat Curry base powder --> see below
1 tbs mayonnaise
2 tbs plain yogurt
1 tsp curry powder (adjust to your own taste) - but we think our Meat Curry base powder is more flavourful as it has been combined with a few spices and freeze dried powder
splash boiling water (if needed)
250 g cold cooked chicken (leftover roast chicken is perfect. Chop into 1cm pieces)
1 tbs mango chutney
6 dried apricots (optional, chopped)
1 tbs flaked almonds
Few chopped chives see my notes below
salt and pepper to taste
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About Amazing Grace
Photos and recipes for the above recipes have been contributed by our Brand Ambassador and food lover, Grace, who is an International Tax Accountant, tax advisor, an enthusiastic educator and the mother of 3 lovely kids. Do follow @grazia.lim to be a part of her cooking adventures. You will be amazed what's in store! Grazia Lim's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/grazia.lim/
As if she's not busy enough, she also manages CS Education Mt Waverley - We are no.1 coaching college for students from Prep to Y12. With our own well-designed materials and coaching.