Coronation Chicken

Coronation chicken is absolutely delicious, but pretty unforgiving on the hips. A tub of Tesco’s own-brand rattles in at 1,314 calories, meaning it’s not something we can really indulge in often. However, I think I’ve found a wicked solution. Although I wouldn’t quite class myself as a nutritionist, I’d say my version is around 600 calories, making it less than half the amount. And it’s pretty darn delicious, even if I do say so myself. Poaching the chicken makes it amazingly juicy and the freshness and crunch of the spring onions add another dimension. This recipe is for one portion, but I recommend bulking up and making a batch. It can be used throughout the week; I serve mine in a jacket potato, but it’s also fantastic in sandwiches, salads, with rice, or even by itself. Your body will love you for this!IMG_5611Ingredients

  • 1 Chicken Breast
  • 3 tablespoons of Low Fat Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon of Curry Powder
  • 1 tablespoon of Mango Chutney
  • 2 tablespoons of Raisins or Sultanas
  • 1 tablespoon of Flaked Almonds
  • 1 Spring Onion, finely chopped

Method

  1. Bring a saucepan of salted boiling water to the boil and carefully lay the chicken breast into the water. Poach for about 15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked all the way through. When it’s ready, drain the saucepan and transfer the chicken to a chopping board.
  2. Use a knife to clank up the chicken into bitesize chunks. Don’t worry about making it neat! It’s nice to have a bit of variation in size and texture. Pull some pieces apart, keep others whole, do whatever you fancy. Leave the chicken to slightly cool for a couple of minutes whilst you prepare the sauce.
  3. Quickly rinse the saucepain and dollop the yohurt into it. Add the curry power and use a spoon to stir and combine. It will become a beautiful vibrant orangey yellow colour. Stir in the mango chutney before adding the chicken into the sauce. Combine everything together, and finish by sprinkling in the raisins, almonds and spring onion. You can refrigerate it if you want to have it cold or save it for a rainy day; otherwise, serve it straight away and get involved!

Here’s an idea…

You can use any meat for this recipe, and with Christmas round the corner, this is the perfect recipe for leftovers! Try swapping the chicken for some leftover turkey, or whatever cold meat takes your fancy. It’s such an easy way to make something totally different to the main event. What the hell? You could even try it with your favourite veggies…

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