Sunday, May 1, 2011

"Coronation Chicken"

This isn't really a coronation chicken recipe, but near enough as damnit, and I felt like it had been long enough between posts that I needed to post something. So, in honour of the recent royal hype, I present my (made it up 5 minutes ago) 'coronation chicken' recipe.

1 large breaded & cooked chicken breast
1 tbsp Madras curry powder
1 1/2 tbsp mango chutney
2+ tbsp thick yoghurt
1+ tbsp mayonnaise

Combine curry powder and chutney. Slice chicken breast to manageable bite-sized pieces (dice, if desired). Combine with curry/chutney mix
Add yoghurt and mayonnaise and combine. adjust for desired creaminess.

This chicken salad may be used as a sandwich filling or as a main dish, depending on quantity and desire. If used as a main dish, a whole chicken or chicken parts should be poached with the spices first, and the dish should be served warm. Dried fruits such as sultanas or apricots, and vegetables such as celery may be added.

This is an old-school recipe that could come out if your grandmother is coming to tea (use boring curry powder instead of the Madras stuff). Alternatively, you might punch up the spice and it can impress more jaded palates. I based my recipe on what I had available - if I had my druthers I wouldn't have bothered breading the chicken, would just have poached it, ideally with some spices.