Coronation Chicken Sandwich

Coronation Chicken Sandwich
Jones Wood Foundry

Ingredients

For the marinated chicken

  • kitchen spoon yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon  plus 2 teaspoons Madras curry powder
  • 1 Pound  chicken thighs, boned and skinned

For the sandwich

  • 1 Teaspoon  vegetable oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  cumin seeds
  • 1/2  medium-sized onion, diced
  • 1 1/2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  tomato paste
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons  Madras curry powder
  • 1 Cup  white wine
  • 1/2 Pound  yogurt
  • kitchen spoon crème fraîche
  • 1/4 Cup  diced apricots
  • 1/4 Cup  golden raisins
  • apples, diced
  •   Tabasco sauce, to taste (optional)
  • baguette, halved lengthwise and split
  • 4-6  leaves Bibb lettuce
  • 1/4 Cup  slivered almonds

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by Jason Hicks

The dish was created for and served at the 1953 coronation of the baby Prince George's great-grandmother and current British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Since it's become a classic favorite in Britain and has made the leap across the pond. My version adds diced apples and golden raisins to the traditional apricot as the fruit component, replaces the original mayonnaise "lightened by cream" with yogurt and crème fraîche and switches out red wine in favor of white.     

But it remains true to the dish’s spirit as a curried chicken salad with fruit.  At Jones Wood Foundry, Coronation Chicken is on the menu as a sandwich, embraced by a toasted baguette lined with butter lettuce and topped with slivered almonds.

Directions

For the marinated chicken

Mix the yogurt and curry powder in a bowl and add the chicken thighs, ensuring each piece is coated in yogurt. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, but ideally overnight.   

For the sandwich

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Preheat a gas grill or cast-iron grill pan on high heat. Sear the chicken quickly, just enough to create grill marks.

Meanwhile, in a small pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and sauté until colored, then add the onion and garlic and sweat until translucent. Add the tomato paste, remaining curry powder, and white wine. Reduce by ½.

Transfer the reduced liquid to a baking sheet and add the seared chicken. Cover with foil and bake until the juices run clear when the chicken is pricked with tip of a knife, for 1-1 ½ hours.  

Once the chicken is cooked, separate from the sauce and let cool. Once cool, add the yogurt and crème fraîche. Then, add the apricots, raisins, and apples.

Adjust the seasoning. If you would like a little more heat, add a little Tabasco sauce, then mix in the braised chicken thigh. Transfer to a sealed plastic container and refrigerate overnight. The next day, serve on a split baguette with Bibb lettuce and topped with slivered almonds.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

463 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, High Fiber Egg Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free

Daily value:

23%

Servings:

6
  • Fat 115g 177%
  • Carbs 294g 98%
  • Saturated 31g 153%
  • Fiber 41g 165%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 99g
  • Monounsaturated 49g
  • Polyunsaturated 24g
  • Protein 131g 262%
  • Cholesterol 482mg 161%
  • Sodium 2,356mg 98%
  • Calcium 852mg 85%
  • Magnesium 430mg 107%
  • Potassium 3,516mg 100%
  • Iron 26mg 143%
  • Zinc 14mg 91%
  • Phosphorus 1,684mg 241%
  • Vitamin A 678µg 75%
  • Vitamin C 34mg 57%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 189%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 173%
  • Niacin (B3) 39mg 196%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 132%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 594µg 149%
  • Vitamin B12 4µg 62%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 18mg 91%
  • Vitamin K 159µg 199%
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