Think of this as the best spicy healthy Coronation Chicken Salad recipe. It is an easy recipe and makes a delicious and healthy lunch, picnic salad or alfresco supper. It’s a great recipe to use leftovers, whether it’s chicken or turkey.
The textures are wonderful with soft chicken, bites of juicy peppers and sweetcorn snuggling up against crunchy flakes. I use natural yogurt in the spicy Coronation dressing. This recipe uses basmati with wild rice, but you could substitute that for pasta, or even have it in a sandwich or wrap!
I think this is a food lovers version of a British Coronation chicken recipe, it’s definitely a great recipe to have when families get together.
There’s soft roasted chicken, caramelised sweetcorn, juicy red pepper, crunchy toasted almonds, basmati with wild rice and a fresh kick of lime all bathing in a smokey spicy sauce.
How to make a healthy Coronation chicken salad
- 120g basmati rice (with wild rice if you can find it)
- 1/2 roasted chicken
- 75g mayonnaise
- 75g natural yogurt (I used Buffalo, my current favourite)
- 1 small red pepper
- 200g tin sweetcorn
- 1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 30g toasted flaked almonds
- 1 lime
- 1 Romaine lettuce
First things first. Cook the rice according to the pack instructions.
Then, it’s time to get messy and pick off shreds of the soft roasted chicken. You can munch the odd piece, no one will know…
Quicker than roasting a sweetcorn cob, just tip your drained tinned sweetcorn into a non stick frying pan (no oil) and let them caramelise on a medium heat. Just set aside when done.
Spoon the yogurt and mayonnaise into a bowl and add the spices. Season with a little salt.
Stir it all up.
Add in a good squeeze in the lime, tasting as you go.
Slice up the Romaine lettuce and place onto your serving plate making a hollow.
In a big bowl add together all the ingredients holding back some of the toasted almonds and sweetcorn.
Spoon your Kicking chicken Lickin’ salad, AKA Healthy Coronation Chicken Salad, into the hollow and decorate with the remaining sweetcorn and almonds.
Gather up a portion and squeeze a little lime over your lettuce.