Looks exactly like real coronation chicken, but with no chicken! Magic! For those who don't know, coronation chicken is a dish invented to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in the 50's. It's uses mild curry spices mixed with mayonnaise, dried fruit (usually sultanas and apricots) and something to give it a little sweetness. We eat it cold, on sandwiches or jacket potatoes. It can also be served with toasted flaked almonds sprinkled on top.
Coronation 'chicken' jackets
Potatoes take 1hr 25 minutes to bake, the rest takes around 20 minutes to prepare.
200g fake chicken/tofu pieces/whatever
1.5 tbsp low fat mayo
2 tbsp low fat greek yoghurt
1 tbsp mild curry powder
1 tbsp apricot jam
Handful of dried fruits e.g. sultanas
2 baking (big!) potatoes
Preheat the oven to 180C
* Put the potatoes on a backing tray, prick the skins, rub them with a bit of oil if desired then stick them in the oven for roughly 1 hour and 25 minutes. Enormous potatoes will obviously take a little longer. The ones we get at our supermarket are quite modest.
* Put some oil on to heat for cooking the ficken (infused oil works nice; I used lime oil).
* While that's heating, put the coronation sauce ingredients into a bowl and mix together. That's everything that's not a potato or ficken!
* Fry the ficken until it's cooked (quorn pieces take about 10 minutes) then leave to cool a little while before stirring in with the sauce.
* Refrigerate the filling until the potatoes are done, then spoon it on top of a hot, buttery potato.
As a bonus recipe, I served this with a side salad that consisted of:
1 Romano pepper
Half a pack of ready cut mango pieces
Sprinkling of pine nuts
A dressing made from yoghurt, water, sugar, garlic and herbs.