Little Gem lettuce leaves loaded with coronation chicken, presented on a platter with a silver serving spoon

Coronation chicken

  • serves 6
  • Easy

Use up left-over roast chicken to make this classic that's as great as a filling for sarnies and jacket potatoes as it is for spooning into crisp lettuce leaves or over salads


Try our classic recipe for coronation chicken, then take this flavour combination further with our coronation chicken sandwich, coronation chickpea salad and coronation chicken devilled eggs. Also, discover more left-over chicken recipes.



  • mayonnaise 100g
  • thick natural yogurt 100g
  • mango chutney 2 tbsp
  • medium or madras curry powder 2 tbsp, toasted
  • dried apricots 4, finely chopped (or 2 tbsp of raisins)
  • spring onions 2, finely chopped
  • lemon juice a squeeze
  • coriander ½ a small bunch, finely chopped
  • nigella seeds ½ tsp
  • left-over roast chicken or cooked chicken 400g, shredded
  • flaked almonds 1 tbsp (optional)


  • Step 1

    Mix the mayo, yogurt, chutney, curry powder, apricots and spring onions with some seasoning in a large bowl. Add a squeeze of lemon to taste, then add the coriander, nigella seeds and shredded chicken.

  • Step 2

    Serve in jacket potatoes, salads or sandwiches, or spoon into Little Gem lettuce leaves and serve topped with a sprinkle more of nigella seeds, coriander or some flaked almonds, if you like. It will keep for 2-3 days, chilled.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 276
  • Fat 18.4g
  • Saturates 2.7g
  • Carbs 6.7g
  • Sugars 5.8g
  • Fibre 1.5g
  • Protein 20.1g
  • Salt 0.4g