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Monday, June 17, 2013

a lowly sandwich

Coronation Chicken:

A Lowly Sandwich Filling With A Royal Pedigree

if you want to eat like a queen, maybe it's time to break out the cold chicken, curry and cream sauce:)

the recipe was invented in 1953 as a solution to a problem.

what do you make in advance and serve 350 foreign dignitaries at the queen's coronation, when britain is living under post war food rations?

chicken was not cheap then but it was accessible and it did satisfy the
"stiff upper lip"
needed without screaming
"we are better than you"!
it is still one of the queen's favorites and is a very popular dish in england.

it is basically chicken salad with curry, fruit, and nuts.

i used grandma's recipe and added mango's,
curry to taste
and cashews.
it is delicious...
(you could also just buy the rotisserie chicken salad at costco and add to it:))
chicken salad with grapes always reminds me of grandma:)

they talk about this in the book
"the secret keeper"

more later...


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