Coronation chicken was first served up in 1953 at Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation lunch in England. For a quick, balanced lunch, why not try this delicious recipe in pitta pockets – or alternatively, serve it with a salad or as a jacket potato topping.
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Allergens (Please note the allergens listed are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use)
Wheat | Gluten | Mustard | Eggs | Milk | Sulphites | May contain Sesame | May contain soya
Ingredients (serves 2):
- 1 small cooked chicken breast
- 2 wholemeal pitta breads
- 1 tbsp low fat mayonnaise
- 1 level tbsp fat free Greek yoghurt
- 1 tsp mango chutney
- Juice and zest of half a lime
- 1 tsp mild curry powder
- ½ tsp coriander
- 1 tbsp sultanas
- Black pepper
- 4 large lettuce leaves
- Cut the chicken into small bite sized cubes.
- Put all of the ingredients (except the chicken, pitta, sultanas and lettuce) into a bowl and mix them together well.
- Add the diced chicken and sultanas and mix again.
- Cut the pitta breads longways to make a pocket.
- Slice the lettuce into strips and put it in the pitta pocket.
- Spoon the coronation chicken on top and serve.
So thinking about Coronation Chicken Pockets...
Pitta bread is a healthy source of complex carbohydrates. Choose wholemeal varieties to add extra fibre to your diet.
Chicken is high in protein, and is a good source of B vitamins. Without the skin chicken breast meat is low in fat and calories.
Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, and a good source of Vitamin D for strong teeth and bones. It is also a good source of protein.
per 219g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 706kJ / 167kcal
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