Jubilee Recipe: Coronation Chicken

Coronation chicken is the only recipe to share with you this week. We’ve been talking about sandwiches for the last few days and the Queen’s Jubilee is just a week away now. This dish was invented by chef Rosemary Hume to serve at the Queen’s coronation in 1953. It’s a firm favorite in the restaurant and while we strongly recommend you have it as a sandwich, it’s also a great accompaniment for a salad.

Coronation Chicken

Serves 6-8
Preparation Time:
 2 1/2 hours

2- to 4-lb whole chicken
1 onion, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup curry powder
1/4 cup tomato puree
1/2 cup red wine
1 bay leaf
Juice of 1/2 lemon
4 cans of apricot halves, drained of their juice
1/4 cup mango chutney
Salt and pepper
1 cup mayonnaise

  •  Roast the chicken in a preheated 350F oven for 1 1/2-2 hours. Cover with foil so the chicken doesn’t dry out, and make sure the pan has been oiled.
  • Over medium heat, saute the onion in the butter. Add the curry powder, tomato puree, red wine, bay leaf, lemon juice, apricots and chutney and simmer until reduced to quite a thick consistency.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove and discard the bay leaf.
  • Cool down then stir in the mayonnaise.
  • Skin, bone, and chop the chicken. Cool and add to the mayonnaise mixture.
  • Make more spicy if you wish. Divine in sandwiches!

Caption Competion! Tell us what Her Majesty may be saying and win tea and scones for two!

Your caption here!

We are as adoring and reverent as any good Brit about our dear Queen, Her Majesty Elizabeth II. However, upon chancing on this photograph, we were tickled pinker than her lovely little jacket.

After wiping the tears from our eyes, and stitching our sides back together, Nicky had the wonderful idea to start a caption competition with the prize of tea and scones for two at Tea & Sympathy for the funniest submission.

So get your thinking caps on, and let us know either below, on facebook, twitter, or by email (oscarquine@gmail.com). What could possibly be on that plate? And what could dear Queeny be thinking/saying?