Coronation chicken is a must for afternoon tea and summer garden party sandwiches. It’s a British classic that evokes the English summer whenever you have it. Our coronation chicken sandwiches are the perfect way to spice up your packed lunch! The traditional sandwich filler coats succulent chicken in curried, creamy yogurt mayonnaise. This coronation chicken sandwich filler is a brilliant way to use up leftover cooked chicken and it makes a nice change from regular chicken and salad or chicken and sweetcorn. If you want to make this recipe lower in fat, you could even swap out the chicken for turkey instead.
Jamie Oliver’s coronation chicken tips:
- For a real authentic treat, mix with pomegranate seeds, crushed pistachios, chopped mint leaves and a little red chilli.
- Add some charred aubergine to your sandwich for a hit of sweetness. To make this jab an aubergine all over with a fork and sit directly on the flame of your hob. Cook for 5-10 minutes regularly turning and then pop under the grill for another 5-10 minutes. After it has cooled, peel off the skin and mash up the aubergine. Then simply mix in with the coronation chicken, or pop on top of it when you are constructing your sandwich.
- 150g (5oz) cooked chicken
- 2tbsp mayonnaise
- 2tbsp Greek yogurt
- 1tbsp mango chutney
- ½tsp curry paste or curry powder
- 1 heaped tbsp chopped fresh coriander
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 6 slices white bread
- 2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves
Shred the chicken, then chop it fairly finely.
Mix together the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, chutney, curry paste or powder, coriander and seasoning. Then mix in the chopped chicken.
Spread the mixture evenly over the slices of bread. Put a few spinach leaves on to 3 of the slices. Sandwich slices together. Cut off crusts and cut sandwiches into quarters.
Top tip for making Coronation-style chicken sandwiches
You can either use leftover roast chicken or poach a chicken breast and let it cool