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Royal Delight: Chicken Coronation Sandwich

Hello, sandwich lovers! Today, I’m excited to share a recipe that combines royal flavors with everyday convenience—my Royal Delight: Chicken Coronation Sandwich. As a professional chef and nutritionist, I’ve perfected this recipe to balance taste, texture, and nutrition. This sandwich is inspired by the classic British dish made for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, but with a simple twist to make it perfect for modern tastes. Let’s explore the delightful health benefits of each key ingredient in this majestic sandwich.

Chicken coronation sandwich
500 Kcals | 15 g Protein | 23g Carbs | 13 Fats
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Ingredients and their health benefits

Before the recipe let’s dive into the health benefits of the main ingredients for this awesome royal sandwich!

Chicken Breast

Chicken breast is a lean source of high-quality protein, which is essential for muscle repair and maintenance. It’s low in fat and calories, making it an excellent choice for a healthy diet. Additionally, chicken breast provides essential vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins and selenium, which support metabolism and immune function.

Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt adds creaminess to the sandwich while boosting its protein content. It’s also rich in probiotics, which promote a healthy gut. Greek yogurt is lower in fat than mayonnaise, making it a healthier alternative that doesn’t compromise flavor.

Curry Powder

Curry powder not only adds a unique flavor but also comes with health benefits. It contains turmeric, which has anti-inflammatory properties, and other spices that can aid digestion and boost metabolism. The antioxidants in curry powder help protect the body from free radicals.


Raisins are a natural source of energy, packed with sugars, especially fructose and glucose, which provide a quick energy boost. They are also rich in fiber, which aids in digestion and helps keep you feeling full. Additionally, raisins contain significant amounts of iron, potassium, and antioxidants, which support overall health by improving circulation, reducing blood pressure, and fighting oxidative stress.


Almonds are a fantastic source of healthy fats, particularly monounsaturated fats, which are beneficial for heart health. They are also rich in protein and fiber, which can help keep you satiated. Additionally, almonds provide essential nutrients such as vitamin E, magnesium, and calcium. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, while magnesium supports muscle and nerve function, and calcium is crucial for bone health.

Step-by-Step: Chicken Coronation Sandwich

Chicken coronation sandwich ingredients

Get all the ingredients ready and let’s get started!

Prepare the Coronation Chicken Mixture

Prepare your curry sauce and slice the chicken.

In a medium bowl combine shredded chicken, apricots, and curry sauce.

Mixing chicken coronation mixture

Mix all well together.

Assemble the Sandwich

Toast the bread of your choice for extra texture. Spread a thick layer of the coronation chicken mixture on one slice of bread. If using, add a few lettuce leaves over the chicken mixture for an added crunch.

Top and Serve

Serving on a plate chicken coronation sandwich

Serve immediately! It pairs beautifully with a side of crisp vegetable sticks or a light salad. Now it’s time to enjoy this masterpiece!

Chicken Coronation Sandwich

Recipe by Ksenija PecerskaCourse: Breakfast, Brunch, SnacksCuisine: FrenchDifficulty: Easy


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This flavorful sandwich is a delightful twist on traditional chicken salad, with aromatic curry and the sweet crunch of raisins and almonds, making it a unique and tasty choice.


  • 150g chicken breast, cooked and shredded

  • 2 slices of your choice of bread

  • 30g mayonnaise

  • 30g Greek yogurt (for added protein and creaminess)

  • 1 tsp curry powder

  • 20g raisins

  • 20g slivered almonds

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • Optional: a few lettuce leaves for crunch


  • Prepare the coronation chicken mixture: In a medium bowl, combine the shredded chicken with mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, curry powder, raisins, and slivered almonds. Mix well until everything is evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Assemble the sandwich: Toast the bread slices lightly if preferred for extra texture. Spread a thick layer of the coronation chicken mixture on one slice of bread. If using, add lettuce leaves over the chicken mixture for an added crunch.
  • Top and serve: Place the second slice of bread on top, press down slightly, and slice the sandwich diagonally.
  • Serving suggestion: This sandwich can be served immediately or wrapped up for a flavorful lunch on the go. It pairs beautifully with a side of crisp vegetable sticks or a light salad.

Customization Ideas

Assembling chicken coronation sandwich

To make a chicken coronation sandwich unique and more flavorful for yourself, add and swap some ingredients and find your favorite one!

  • Bread Choices: Try whole grain, sourdough, or gluten-free bread to suit your preference.
  • Add More Fruits: Include chopped apples or mango for a fruity twist.
  • Switch the Protein: Use turkey or tofu for a different take on the classic recipe.
  • Spice Level: Adjust the amount of curry powder or add a dash of cayenne for extra heat.

Nutrient Sources

  1. Chicken Breast (150g): Provides lean protein essential for muscle repair and maintenance.
  2. Mayonnaise (30g): Adds creaminess and healthy fats but should be used in moderation.
  3. Greek Yogurt (30g): Boosts protein content and offers probiotics for gut health.
  4. Curry Powder (1 tsp): Contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties from spices like turmeric.
  5. Raisins (20g): Adds natural sweetness, fiber, and iron.
  6. Slivered Almonds (20g): Provides healthy fats, protein, and vitamin E.
  7. Bread (2 slices): The choice of bread can affect the total calorie count; whole-grain bread is recommended for added fiber.

Nutritional Breakdown

Calories: About 409-543 calories per sandwich.

  • Total Fat: 12.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.5g
  • Sugars: 8.2g
  • Protein: 18.9g


Why is it called coronation chicken?

Coronation Chicken gets its name from its royal origins. The dish was created for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation banquet in 1953. The recipe was intended to be celebratory and slightly exotic, combining cooked chicken with a creamy curry sauce, dried fruits, and almonds to reflect a blend of British and international flavors, making it fit for a queen​.

Can I make this sandwich ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the coronation chicken mixture a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Assemble the sandwich just before serving to keep the bread from becoming soggy.

What bread works best for this sandwich?

Whole grain or sourdough bread works well, providing a sturdy base that complements the creamy filling. For a lighter option, try using lettuce wraps instead of bread.

Can I make a vegetarian version of this chicken coronation sandwich?

Absolutely! Substitute the chicken with chickpeas or tofu. Use the same seasonings and mix-ins to maintain the flavorful profile.


This awesome Chicken Coronation Sandwich is a flavorful and nutritious meal fit for royalty. Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch or a satisfying dinner, this sandwich is sure to please. Experiment with different ingredients to make it your own, and enjoy the delicious blend of textures and flavors.

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If you loved this recipe, be sure to check out more of my healthy and delicious recipes on the blog.

See you soon, and remember, one bite at a time!

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