Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Coronation Chicken Salad

We served a Coronation Chicken Salad sandwich (far left triangle) as one of the selections at the Queen's tea this past weekend. The chicken salad was served during the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth. If you google it, you will discover that there are many variations on the recipe. It is basically a mango chicken salad with or without nuts. The Queen is the longest reigning monarch, having surpassed the 63 year reign of Queen Victoria. This year she celebrates her Sapphire Jubilee, the 65th year.

Here is the recipe for the 1953 Coronation Chicken Salad served in Sweet Remembrances:
6 boneless chicken halves, cooked, diced
1/3 c. raisins
1 large mango, peeled, diced
2/3 c. mayonnaise
1 tsp. curry powder
1 Tbsp. Major Grey mango chutney
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper
Mix all together and serve on buttered slices of bread, crusts removed.

Another variation on the recipe was shared by Tea Time Magazine, and it is posted on their website, here. It includes onion, green onion, slivered almonds, apricots, and currants.


The Victorian Girl said...

Yum! I love Coronation Chicken Salad! I served it at my Farewell to Downton Abbey Tea.

Marilyn Miller said...

The variation from St. James tearoom was on a skewer. I think I would love yours the best.

Angela McRae said...

I haven't tried this recipe, but since I love the taste of mango and curry (having gotten quite addicted to Indian food), I'm betting I'd like it!