This easy healthy Coronation Chicken recipe is simple to make, delicious and lighter than the traditional recipes, with no compromise on taste.
Coronation chicken is a simple dish, that came into being in 1953 for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Traditionally the dish is made with cooked chicken served in a curried creamy sauce. I have given a classic Coronation chicken recipe a healthy and easy makeover and made the sauce with a mixture of mayonnaise and 0% Greek Yoghurt, which really makes very little difference to the taste, but does remove a substantial amount of fat.
Leftover roast chicken is perfect to use in this Healthy Coronation chicken recipe, which would work equally well with your Christmas or Thanksgiving leftover turkey. Serve your healthy coronation chicken with a salad, as a sandwich or baked potato filling, it also makes an excellent packed lunch.
I used curry power for this recipe, it can taste quite bitter but is offset here by the addition of the sweet chutney, a good quality curry paste will probably work just as well, if not better.
- 1 cup - Leftover roasted chicken chopped
- 1 tbs mayonnaise
- 2 tbs 0% Greek yogurt
- 1 heaped tsp curry powder more or less to taste
- Splash boiling water
- 1 tbs mango chutney
- 6 dried apricots chopped optional
- 1 tbs flaked almonds
- chopped chives
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mix the mayonnaise, yogurt and curry powder together, if needed add a splash of boiling water to thin the sauce.
Stir in the chutney, apricots (if using) and chicken. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve on a bed of lettuce garnished with the flaked almonds and herbs
If you like this healthy Coronation chicken recipe you might also like my healthier potato salad that uses the same trick to lighten up the dressing.