Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

For royals and commoners alike

  • Print

Coronation Chicken

Constance Spry, an English food writer and flower arranger, along with Rosemary Hume, a chef from the Cordon Bleu Cookery School in London, are credited with the invention of this dish. It was served at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. The recipe calls for cold chicken with a curry cream dressing that would later become known as coronation chicken.

It does seem, however, the recipe was around before that. Known as jubilee chicken, it was prepared for the silver jubilee of King George V in 1935, and included chicken mixed with mayonnaise and curry.

I won't argue about who the creator was, because it makes a great summer meal either on the patio or at a picnic.

Serve with crusty bread and a glass of Ros© wine.

This is a lighter version than the original.

4 chicken breast cooked and cooled, cut into cubes

1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil

1 medium onion finely chopped

2 tsp (10 ml) curry powder

2 tbsp (30 ml) tomato pur©e

1/2 cup (120 ml) dry white wine

1/2 cup (120 ml) chicken stock

1 bay leaf

1 tsp (5 ml) grated lemon rind

1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice

1 tbsp (15 ml) smooth apricot jam

1/2 cup (120 ml) golden sultanas

1/2 cup (120 ml) mayonnaise

º cup (60 ml) sour cream

1 tbsp (15 ml) fresh coriander chopped

º cup (60 ml) flaked almonds

Heat oil and saut© onions gently for 3-4 minutes.

Add the curry powder and saut© for another 1-2 minutes.

Add the tomato pur©e, wine, stock and bay leaf.

Bring to the boil, add lemon juice and rind and apricot jam.

Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, or reduced by half. Strain and cool.

Fold the sour cream into the mayonnaise and add to the cooled sauce.

Pour the sauce over the cubed chicken and mix in the coriander and sultanas, season to taste with salt, pepper and Tabasco. Serve with a green salad and sprinkle with almonds.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 27, 2013 D14

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Architect Antoine Predock speechless after CMHR opening

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Two Canada geese fly Wednesday afternoon at Oak Hammock Marsh- Front bird is banded for identification- Goose Challenge Day 3- - Apr 30, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • Winnipeg’s best friend the dragon fly takes a break at English Gardens in Assiniboine Park Wednesday- A dragon fly can eat  food equal to its own weight in 30 minutes-Standup photo- June 13, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Should the Canadian Museum for Human Rights use the word 'genocide' in exhibits on Indian residential schools?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google