Coronation Chicken Recipe


6-8 sandwiches

  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 1 tsp black peppercorns

  • 15g ginger, unpeeled and sliced

  • 400g skinless chicken fillets

  • 100g mayonnaise

  • 50g Greek yogurt

  • 1 tbsp medium curry powder

  • 3 tbsp The Cherry Tree Mango & Ginger with Toasted Cumin Seeds Chutney

  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

  • Lemon juice

  • ½ ripe mango

  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander

  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper


  • Place the coriander seeds, cinnamon stick, black peppercorns and sliced ginger in a saucepan of water. Bring to a simmer then add the chicken fillets. Poach gently for 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked. Drain and leave to cool.

  • In a large bowl, mix the mayonnaise, yoghurt, curry powder, chutney, cayenne, lemon, mango and coriander. Season to taste.

  • Shred the chicken and add to the bowl and mix until the chicken is coated. Check the seasoning and adjust as required.

  • Serve on leaves of baby gem lettuce or use as a sandwich filling.