Poulet Reine Elizabeth (coronation chicken) as served in 1953 at the lunch following Queen Elizabeth’s coronation ceremony, which came a year afer she ascended to the British throne. PhotoL English Heritage
Poulet Reine Elizabeth (coronation chicken) as served in 1953 at the lunch following Queen Elizabeth’s coronation ceremony, which came a year afer she ascended to the British throne. PhotoL English Heritage
Royalty

How to make coronation chicken, served in 1953 to mark Queen Elizabeth’s ascent to the throne, and the story behind the dish

  • The founder of Le Cordon Bleu cookery school was asked to come up with a dish to serve guests at the coronation lunch in 1953. Coronation chicken was the result
  • Home cooks can make it easily – there are no hard-to-find ingredients and you can use a whole chicken or chicken breasts. Make your own mayonnaise if you like

Poulet Reine Elizabeth (coronation chicken) as served in 1953 at the lunch following Queen Elizabeth’s coronation ceremony, which came a year afer she ascended to the British throne. PhotoL English Heritage
Poulet Reine Elizabeth (coronation chicken) as served in 1953 at the lunch following Queen Elizabeth’s coronation ceremony, which came a year afer she ascended to the British throne. PhotoL English Heritage
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