The Classic 1953 Coronation Chicken Salad Recipe
25 mins (prep 10, cooking 15)
17 ingredients
4-6 servings
This is my adaptation of the much loved and famous recipe created by Constance Spry for the Queen's Coronation lunch in 1953. I make this regularly for picnics and buffets; it is also amazing as a sandwich filler. In 1953, curry powder would have been used - but I find that curry paste works better. Use any type of poached or cooked chicken - I usually cook a couple of chicken breasts just for this recipe, however, a whole cooked chicken works very well; don't forget to remove the skin and check for bones first. This recipe is based on the Coronation Chicken recipe in: The Constance Spry Cookery Book by Constance Spry & Rosemary Hulme (1956).

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Serving Size (83.84 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 449.56 Calories from Fat 436.23
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48.47g 298.28%
Saturated Fat 6.56g 131.19%
Trans Fat 0.06g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 289.39mg 48.23%
Total Carbohydrate 2.93g 3.9%
Dietary Fiber 0.01 g 0.18%
Sugars 1.87 g %
Protein 0.04g 0.29%
Vitamin A 7.86IU% Vitamin C 0.33mg%
Calcium 6.01mg% Iron 0.22mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cooked chicken breasts, small onion, curry paste, tomato puree, apricot halves, canned, whipping cream, salt & pepper