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two coronation chicken sandwiches stacked on a wooden board

Coronation Chicken Sandwich

Coronation Chicken is an absolute British classic and here I'll show you the easiest & most delicious way to make it!
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Course: lunch
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 5 sandwiches
Calories per serving: 642kcal
Author: Chris
Cost per serving: £2.50 / $3


  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board


  • 10 medium slices of Tiger Bread, or bread of choice
  • 1 Iceberg Lettuce, finely sliced (or greens of choice)
  • 2 packed cups / 300g Cooked/Leftover Rotisserie Chicken, diced into small cubes (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup / 120g Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup / 120g Plain Unsweetened Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup / 60g Mango Chutney
  • 1/4 cup / 40g Sultanas, or more to preference
  • 1/4 cup / 30g Flaked Almonds, optional but recommended (leave out for allergy reasons)
  • 1.5 tbsp Mild Curry Powder
  • 2 medium Green/Spring Onions, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp finely diced Fresh Coriander/Cilantro
  • 1/2 Lemon juice only
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
  • Butter, as needed


  • Sauce: In a small mixing bowl combine yogurt, mayo, mango chutney, curry powder, lemon juice and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Coronation Chicken: In a larger mixing bowl add chicken, spring onion, coriander/cilantro, sultanas, flaked almonds and the sauce. Give it all a good stir then taste test. For a sweeter/fruiter/tangier flavour add a dash more chutney or for a kick more spice add in curry powder (or a pinch of cayenne/hot chilli powder).
  • Sandwich: Spread one side of each of your slices of bread. Top half with lettuce, then dollop the coronation chicken on top. Place the remaining bread on top, slice in half and enjoy!

Quick Demo


a) Chicken - If you've not got leftover rotisserie chicken you can fry up fresh chicken, leave to completely cool, the dice up from there. 2 large chicken breasts (approx 14oz/400g total) will result in two packed cups of cooked diced chicken.
b) Make Ahead/Storage - You can absolutely make the filling ahead of time. Just tightly cover and store in the fridge until needed. The length of time it'll last in the fridge will depend on how long your rotisserie chicken has been leftover for. For chicken that's been cooked the days of making this, the coronation chicken will comfortably last 3 days (longer at your discretion).
c) Extras - For more fruitiness diced apricot is quite a traditional addition. If you want an extra crunch diced celery works well.
d) Calories - per sandwich (5 in total) assuming 2 tsp butter per sandwich:

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Nutrition Facts
Coronation Chicken Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 642 Calories from Fat 307
% Daily Value*
Fat 34.15g53%
Saturated Fat 8.142g51%
Trans Fat 0.011g
Polyunsaturated Fat 13.209g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.114g
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 883mg38%
Potassium 834mg24%
Carbohydrates 36.45g12%
Fiber 4.5g19%
Sugar 13.99g16%
Protein 50.4g101%
Vitamin A 907IU18%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 165mg17%
Iron 3.55mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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