Platinum Jubilee coronation chicken salad

Platinum Jubilee coronation chicken salad
  • Serves icon Serves 8
  • Time icon Hands-on time 20 min. Oven/grill time 45 min.

This refreshing salad is our Jubilee update on the original coronation chicken salad, invented for the Queen’s coronation in 1953. If the weather’s fine, cook the poussins on the barbecue.

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Nutrition: per serving

Calories
391kcals
Fat
24.5g (5.2g saturated)
Protein
22.9g
Carbohydrates
17.4g (14.8g sugars)
Fibre
4.5g
Salt
1.2g
Calories
391kcals
Fat
24.5g (5.2g saturated)
Protein
22.9g
Carbohydrates
17.4g (14.8g sugars)
Fibre
4.5g
Salt
1.2g

Ingredients

  • 3 poussins, spatchcocked, or 8 skinless, bone-in chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp madras/curry powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil

For the dressing

  • 50g mayonnaise
  • 100g thick greek yogurt
  • Small bunch mint, roughly chopped
  • 4 tbsp mango chutney (we like Geeta’s)
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • Grated zest 1 lemon

For the salad

  • 250g golden beetroot, peeled
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 small radicchio or red endive, leaves separated
  • 4 peaches, sliced into rounds or chunks
  • 1 cucumber, cut into ribbonswith a peeler
  • 80g pea shoots
  • Small bunch coriander, leaves picked
  • 2 ready to eat poppadoms, broken up

 

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 200°C fan/gas 7. Rub the meat with the curry powder, salt and sunflower oil, then roast for 30-35 minutes until cooked through (the juices should run clear when the meat is pierced with a skewer in the thickest part of the thigh). If possible, turn the oven to grill for a final 10 minutes to crisp any skin and char the meat slightly (see Know How).
  2. Meanwhile mix the dressing ingredients and season well.
  3. Slice the beetroot into 5mm slices (a mandoline is useful for this, if you have one). In a bowl, toss the beet slices with the olive oil, lemon juice and honey, then leave to marinate while the meat finishes cooking.
  4. To finish the salad, spread the radicchio/endive over a platter. Drizzle with half the dressing and top with the peaches, cucumber and pea shoots.
  5. Cut the warm poussins/chicken thighs into pieces with a strong knife, then arrange over the salad. Sprinkle over the coriander and poppadum pieces, then serve with the remaining dressing.

delicious. tips

  1. Make the dressing and cook the poussins/ chicken the day before, then cover and chill. Arrange the salad just before serving.

  2. To spatchcock the poussins, cut out the back bone with meat scissors (or a boning knife), open out the rib cage, then put the bird open-side down on a board and press down on the breast bone to flatten. To barbecue the meat, cook over indirect heat (with the coals to one side) for 15 minutes on each side, plus an extra 10 minutes (skin-side down, for the poussins) to crisp/char, until the juices run clear.

Recipe By

Jules Mercer

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