Fortnum And Mason Coronation Chicken Recipe


Fortnum and Mason Coronation Chicken is a classic British dish that was created to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. It is a delicious combination of tender chicken, creamy curry sauce, and a hint of sweetness. This recipe is a modern twist on the original, using fresh ingredients and bold flavors.

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon mango chutney
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Handful of fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through. Let it cool, then shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  4. In a large skillet, heat some olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until softened.
  5. Add the curry powder and tomato paste to the skillet, stirring well to combine with the onions and garlic.
  6. Stir in the mango chutney, mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, and heavy cream. Cook for a few minutes until the sauce is heated through.
  7. Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Add the shredded chicken to the skillet and toss until well coated with the sauce.