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Coronation Chicken

Postby WWordsworth » June 23rd, 2019, 6:25 pm

I have pals coming for dinner soon.

One of them will only eat chicken.
(It's the topiary shears woman)

I'm hoping we can eat outside and thought I would do coronation chicken.
I have eaten it but for some reason I have never made it.

There is a neighbours' party each summer and my canine friend's mum usually contributes coro chicken.
She uses Delia's recipe.

I have seen Felicity Cloake's article and that's helpful but quite different to Delia.

What recipe do you use?
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Re: Coronation Chicken

Postby StokeySue » June 23rd, 2019, 7:28 pm

Don’t like the look of Delia’s much, surely that can’t be enough sauce for a whole chicken?

Felicity’s is a bit closer to what I’d do, though possibly rather a lot of sauce. I never believe any recipe that tells you to dry toast ground spices, I fry the curry powder in a little oil with onion, add some liquid - a squirt of tomato purée and a good splash of water, perhaps 100 ml, boil, push through a sieve and use the purée. I think the apricots in the original were only there because nmango was scarce, so if using mango chutney such as Geeta’s I leave it out

The original recipe is a bit different
https://www.cordonbleu.edu/news/classicalcoronation/en
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Re: Coronation Chicken

Postby wargarden » June 23rd, 2019, 11:56 pm

no offence but there are better chicken dishes then coronation chicken
if want impress this person i suggest chicken a la king or proper chicken a la Maryland
( i don't mean the British/ Chinese restaurant version which is junk cooking of worse kind).
O if want a great chicken dish a great chicken pot pie if done correctly can blow peoples mind.
ps
will this person eat bacon or turkey bacon
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Re: Coronation Chicken

Postby Busybee » June 24th, 2019, 5:56 am

I’m no help on the recipe front, but please give us an update on the topiary shears. I often wonder how married life is treating them.

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Re: Coronation Chicken

Postby suffolk » June 24th, 2019, 6:51 am

Nowadays I make Coronation Chicken very much along these lines https://saturdaykitchenrecipes.com/hair ... n-chicken/

Except I use a whole poached chicken rather than just the breast

and

Geeta’s mango chutney instead of apricot jam.

Sometimes I use chopped ready to eat apricots instead of mangoes, depending on availability (this makes it possible to create the dish out my usual pantry and fridge contents and not have to go out shopping especially).
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Re: Coronation Chicken

Postby suffolk » June 24th, 2019, 8:57 am

Just found a new take on it https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/221 ... ee-chicken

Looks good ... one to go on the list ... :chef:
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Re: Coronation Chicken

Postby Ratatouille » June 24th, 2019, 9:23 am

I use Mary Berry's recipe from cooking for a Feast. DD and I made it for 40 people in America for a Nato international party and it was very much appreciated

Another favourite summer chicken recipe is a poached whole chicken, cooled, skinned and jointed and served with asparagus spears and an egg vinaigrette
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Re: Coronation Chicken

Postby StokeySue » June 24th, 2019, 9:57 am

wargarden wrote:no offence but there are better chicken dishes then coronation chicken
if want impress this person i suggest chicken a la king or proper chicken a la Maryland

I think we are looking for a cold dish to serve as a salad, so neither of those would fit in here

Worth noting that the other problem with Delia’s recipe is the use of bought roast chicken, I have found that poaching makes a big difference with these salads
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Re: Coronation Chicken

Postby Pepper Pig » June 24th, 2019, 3:39 pm

I was going to suggest Mary Berry’s too.
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Re: Coronation Chicken

Postby Zosherooney » June 25th, 2019, 6:17 am

That recipe looks good too, Suff. :tu: Why green apples tho'? Maybe for the crispness. ????
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Re: Coronation Chicken

Postby suffolk » June 25th, 2019, 7:19 am

Zosherooney wrote:That recipe looks good too, Suff. :tu: Why green apples tho'? Maybe for the crispness. ????


... and possibly also the colour ... adds a sort of a visual zing!
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Re: Coronation Chicken

Postby WWordsworth » June 26th, 2019, 7:07 am

Thank you all.

Mary Berry looks like the one.
I will report back after the event.
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Re: Coronation Chicken

Postby wargarden » June 29th, 2019, 8:44 am

i just remember an idea for cold chicken dish a galantine could have worked.
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