Coronation-style chicken sandwiches recipe

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An ideal option for a right-royal buffet, these coronation-style chicken sandwiches are perfect for serving up on a platter to hungry celebrators.

Coronation-style chicken sandwiches
  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories82 Kcal4%
Fat3 g4%

These coronation-style chicken sandwiches will be the star of any coronation-celebration buffets you may be planning. 

Coronation chicken is one of the absolute staples of a street party celebration, as well as making a great afternoon tea treat or a thoroughly British garden party offering. This recipe makes a plate of 12 sandwiches, but you can easily double the amounts if you need more. This is a great way to use up leftover chicken from a Sunday roast as well. Serve alongside some simple ham sandwiches, and don't forget a vegetarian option such as grated cheese and Branston pickle, or egg and cress, too.


  • 150g (5oz) cooked chicken
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp mango chutney
  • ½ tsp curry paste or curry powder
  • 1 heaped tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 slices white bread
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves




  1. Shred the chicken, then chop it fairly finely.
  2. Mix together the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, chutney, curry paste or powder, coriander and seasoning. Then mix in the chopped chicken.
  3. Spread the mixture evenly over the slices of bread. Put a few spinach leaves on to 3 of the slices. Sandwich slices together. Cut off crusts and cut sandwiches into quarters.

Top tip for making coronation-style chicken sandwiches

You can either use leftover roast chicken or poach a chicken breast and let it cool

What are Jamie Oliver's tips for coronation chicken sandwiches?

  • For a real authentic treat, mix with pomegranate seeds, crushed pistachios, chopped mint leaves and a little red chilli.
  • Add some charred aubergine to your sandwich for a hit of sweetness. Jab an aubergine all over with a fork and sit it directly on the flame of your hob. Cook for 5-10 minutes regularly turning and then pop under the grill for another 5-10 minutes. After it has cooled, peel off the skin and mash up the aubergine. Then simply mix in with the coronation chicken, or pop on top of it when you are constructing your sandwich.

Is this a traditional coronation chicken?

The original coronation chicken recipe used apricots instead of mango, but mango chutney is a good way to add sweetness in a very speedy way. 

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Octavia Lillywhite
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Octavia Lillywhite is an award-winning food and lifestyle journalist with over 15 years of experience. With a passion for creating beautiful, tasty family meals that don’t use hundreds of ingredients or anything you have to source from obscure websites, she’s a champion of local and seasonal foods, using up leftovers and composting, which, she maintains, is probably the most important thing we all can do to protect the environment.