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Coronation Chicken in a gratin dish
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Coronation Chicken

Coronation Chicken is a cold dish of chicken in a mildly spiced mayonnaise
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: English
Keyword: chicken, salad
Servings: 4 servings
Author: [email protected] Cooks


  • 1.5 kg chicken
  • 300 g mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala (15ml)
  • 1 tablespoon sweet mango chutney, heaped tablespoon (45ml)
  • 25 g sultanas



  • Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C fan/ gas mark 7/ 425°F
  • Put the chicken in a roasting bag and cook for about 1 hour 30 minutes,
  • You can tell it's done when the juices run clear when pricked with a skewer OR
    The internal temperature is at least 75°C using a meat thermometer (although I prefer to leave mine to 85°C) OR 
    Roast the chicken in your usual way
  • Allow the chicken to cool in the bag

For the Coronation chicken:

  • Strip the chicken meat from the bones
    Easiest done with your hands
  • Tear the chicken into pieces that need cutting once or twice
    Put aside any very small pieces to use in sandwiches later
  • Mix the garam masala, chutney and sultanas with the mayonnaise
  • Mix the chicken in with the mayonnaise and turn into a serving dish


Everyday Cooks tips:

  • Rost the chicken the day before and cool in the fridge overnight
  • For an easier meal, buy a ready-roasted chicken