Quick coronation chicken salad

Quick coronation chicken salad
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 15 min

Our hearty coronation chicken salad, served with toasted naan croutons, is packed with flavour. You can make the chicken mix the day before, so it’s great for a packed lunch.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
636kcals
Fat
35.8g (4.2g saturated)
Protein
33.2g
Carbohydrates
43.4g (6.6g sugars)
Fibre
3.9g
Salt
1.1g
Calories
636kcals
Fat
35.8g (4.2g saturated)
Protein
33.2g
Carbohydrates
43.4g (6.6g sugars)
Fibre
3.9g
Salt
1.1g

Ingredients

  • 5 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1½ tsp medium curry powder
  • 2 cooked free-range chicken breasts, shredded
  • 80-100g bag watercress
  • ½ cucumber, halved lengthways and sliced into half-moons
  • 100g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp mango chutney
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 naan breads, toasted and torn into large chunks (see tips)
  • 2 tbsp toasted flaked almonds

Method

  1. In a bowl, mix together the mayo, curry powder, chicken and some salt and pepper (see tips).
  2. In another bowl, toss together the watercress, cucumber and tomatoes. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, mango chutney and olive oil and season to taste.
  3. Toss half the dressing with the salad and arrange on a platter or divide among 4 plates, then add the chicken and naan chunks on the side. Drizzle with the remaining dressing and sprinkle with the toasted almonds.

delicious. tips

  1. If you like, add a pinch each of garam masala and ground cinnamon and a small handful of raisins to the mixture in step 1. Put the naan breads in the toaster for 3-4 minutes to avoid turning on the oven.

  2. Prepare the coronation chicken mixture up to a day ahead and keep covered in the fridge. Use up any leftovers in sandwiches.

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Hands-on time 15 min

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