Coronation chicken was invented in 1953 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth. It’s a flavorful salad with a heavy Indian influence. I recently threw a high-tea themed baby shower for a friend whose pregnancy has made her detest chicken, so I decided to give it a go with eggs, and it turned out quite well!
Fit for a queen:
- 4 hard-boiled eggs
- 5 dried apricots (this comes out to a bit less than 1/4 cup), chopped small
- 1 1/2-2 tbsp yellow curry powder (start small; you can always add more)
- 2 tsp mayonnaise
- 3 tsp maple syrup
- Small handful of slivered almonds
- 1/4 tsp salt
- a shake or two of black pepper
- a shake or two of cayenne pepper
In a bowl, combine your spices, mayo, almonds, and maple syrup. Add the eggs and crush them with a fork until everything is well incorporated. Perfect for tea sandwiches with some crispy lettuce, or on toast!