Coronation Chicken Rice Salad
Recipes don’t come more British than coronation chicken. Invented for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation banquet in 1953, this infamous chicken dish is a staple for buffet tables and royal celebrations.
This take on the classic recipe is really special. The chicken is roasted whole and served with a deliciously creamy spiced rice salad. A big spoonful of sweet mango chutney makes it just perfect. Use leftovers to create the ultimate coronation chicken sandwich.
Your chicken will need to reach 74 °C to be safe to eat, but you don’t want the temperature to go much higher or it will be dry.
The best way to catch your chicken at its prime temperature is to use one of our wired thermometers, such as the DOT. Simply insert the probe, set your temperature and wait for the alarm to sound once it’s ready.
The temperature of your chicken will vary in different places, so make sure to use an instant-read thermometer like the Thermapen ONE to spot check the meat all over before serving.