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Coronation Chicken Jacket Potato

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Coronation Chicken is the classic British recipe loved by all. You can have it as a potato filling, in a sandwich or salad. A perfect family meal!



  • 4 baking potatoes, washed
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) mayonnaise
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) Greek yogurt
  • 6g (1 tbsp) curry powder
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) mango chutney
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 40g (¼ cup) sultanas
  • 450g (1lb) cooked chicken, torn into pieces
  • 5g (1 tbsp) flaked almonds, toasted


  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC / fan 180ºC / 400ºF / gas mark 6.
  2. When the oven has reached temperature, place the potatoes in a baking dish and cook for 40 minutes.
  3. After the allotted time, crank the oven’s heat up to 220ºC / fan 200ºC / 425ºF / gas mark 7, then bake the potatoes for a further 20 minutes.
  4. While the potatoes are cooking, stir the mayonnaise, yogurt, curry powder and chutney in a large bowl until a smooth sauce is formed.
  5. Season to taste then tip in the sultanas and cooked chicken, and mix until everything is covered with the sauce.
  6. Once the potatoes have finished cooking, remove them from the oven, make an incision in each and open them up.
  7. Top with the coronation chicken filling and sprinkle with almonds.
    Serve with a green salad. Enjoy!


  • Feel free to play with the different ratios of mayonnaise, yogurt and chutney.
  • Tweak the spice level by adjusting the curry powder used.
  • If you’re not a fan of sultanas, you can omit it from the recipe and substitute it with another dried fruit such as apricot, or simply leave it out altogether!
  • Creme fraiche can be used instead of Greek yogurt.
  • If you’re a fan of celery, you can use some chopped celery in the recipe.
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: British

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