Coronation Chicken

This is an English favorite, and it was served at Queen Elizabeth's coronation.

Coronation Chicken
Coronation Chicken

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2

    diced onion

  • 1

    T. Olive oil

  • 1

    T. curry powder, mixed with a LITTLE water to make a paste

  • 3/4

    c. mayonnaise

  • 2

    T. ketsup

  • 1/2

    c. apricot preserves

  • 1/4

    c. heavy cream

  • the meat from one whole cooked chicken, cut into bite sized pieces

  • slivered almonds, toasted in oven

Directions

Cook onion until soft but not brown in olive oil, about 4 minutes. Add curry powder paste, stir for about one minute, turn of heat and set aside. Combine mayonnaise, ketsup, apricot preserves and cream in another (large) bowl. Add the onion-curry mixture. When this is thoroughly mixed, fold in all the cooked chicken. Place all this in refrig to cool for at least 3 hours, or overnight. Just before serving, place almonds in a dry pan and brown over medium heat on stove top . Let them toast/heat, but not turn brown or burn. To serve, place Coronation Chicken on a platter and surround it with "rice salad": any cooked rice with various veggies chopped into it: carrots, peppers, onions, peas, or serve with anything else you like.

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