Coronation Turkey And Chicken Recipe

Coronation turkey and chicken by Helen Graves

The words 'Coronation chicken' may conjure up memories of grim, soggy pre-packed sandwiches, but this recipe brings the royal favourite up to date, and is perfect for using up leftover turkey or chicken.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Serves: 4


500g leftover roast turkey or chicken meat, shredded

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 tablespoon good quality curry powder

100ml mayonnaise

100ml natural yoghurt

2 tablespoons mango chutney

A small handful flaked almonds (toasted, if you like)

Coriander leaves

1 lime

Iceberg lettuce, to serve (optional)


1.Begin by gently frying the onion in a tablespoon of oil, until it is beginning to colour. Add the curry powder and continue cooking for 2 minutes, stirring.

2. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. Mix together the mayonnaise and yoghurt, then stir in the mango chutney and spiced onion mixture, when cool.

3. In a large bowl, mix the sauce with the turkey meat. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Serve the coronation turkey on a bed of iceberg lettuce (if using), scattered with the almonds and coriander leaves. Serve the lime as wedges on the side.