Coronation Chicken Rolls
These rolls are synonymous with British summer picnics and garden parties.
Prepare ahead: The chicken salad can be refrigerated up to 1 day in advance, then spooned on to the rolls an hour or two before serving.
Preparation Time15 min
Preparation Time - Text15 mins, plus cooling
Cooking Time5 min
Cooking Time - Text5
Total Timeunder 1 hour
Make Ahead RecipeYes
OccasionCocktail Party, game day
Recipe Coursehors d'oeuvre, main course
Dietary Considerationhors d'oeuvre, main course
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and Texturecreamy, hot & spicy, savory, spiced, sweet
Type of Dishsandwich
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 1 tsp curry powder (either mild or hot, according to taste)
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- Dash of Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup (115g) mayonnaise
- 6 canned apricot halves in juice
- 2 cups diced cooked chicken
- 8 small rolls, preferably oval, split and spread with softened butter or left plain
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
Heat the oil in a small frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the shallot and cook for about 2 minutes until softened but not browned. Add the curry powder and stir for 1 minute until fragrant. Stir in the tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce. Remove from heat and let cool.
Process the shallot mixture, mayonnaise, and drained apricot halves in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the chicken. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
Spoon the chicken salad onto the rolls, and sprinkle with the chopped parsley.
Egg Salad Rolls: Substitute 4 chopped, hard-boiled eggs for the chicken. If desired, add the grated zest of 1 lemon.
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