This Coronation Chicken Is Perfect For Lunch Options

Caitriona Redmond

August 20, 2016

Coronation Chicken

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The tastes of childhood can evoke strong memories and Coronation Chicken was a favourite sandwich filling of mine. It’s a classic recipe that I haven’t had to update that much. It’s also very adaptable, you can skip what the kids don’t like or add in what they do like too.

Coronation Chicken Recipe

This is the coronation chicken recipe which I use for my leftover roast chicken, particularly if I’ve made a roast on a Sunday.  You can tweak the fillings to the tastes that your children have and I prefer it on crackers myself but it’s perfect in wraps, sandwiches, pitta breads and on its own.

This recipe serves 4.


  • 200g / 7oz leftover chicken or cooked chicken pieces
  • Fresh rocket
  • Handful of raisins & sultanas
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon mild curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise


  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 sharp knife
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 large spoon
  • 1 small bowl
  • Microwave


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  1. In the small bowl place the raisins and sultanas, pour over the orange juice and place in the microwave on high for 30 seconds.  If you don’t have a microwave pour the orange juice over the fruit 2 hours in advance to let it soak through. Using it is a cheat to save time.
  2. Chop the spring onion and red pepper into equal sized small pieces.
  3. Tear the chicken into bitesized chunks.
  4. Place the chicken, spring onions and red pepper into the large bowl.
  5. Drain the raisins of any excess liquid and add to the large bowl too.
  6. Place the mayonnaise and curry powder into the large bowl & stir well.
  7. Divide into 4 small cups, cover with cling film and place into a lunchbox along with a handful of rocket leaves and crackers or wrap.
  8. To serve you simply assemble yourself.  It stops the crackers or wrap from going soggy!

This recipe, and more, is available on Wholesome Ireland

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Published On: August 20th, 2016 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: July 24th, 2022 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Caitriona Redmond

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Caitriona is a food writer, blogger and author, as well as a mother to 2 boys and a teen stepdaughter. After Caitriona was laid off during the recession, with her family budget getting smaller she found herself facing a shrinking amount of money on a weekly basis to spend on food. She could feed the family on convenience food for the same amount that she had to spend but she chose to cook the best food she could within their tight budget. Her blog is about her, how she manages and the rollercoaster that parenting and living on a tight budget brings.

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