As the Queen is celebrating a rather special birthday today, we thought that we'd share a royalty themed recipe for those who are planning to celebrate on behalf of Her Majesty.

Since the invention of coronation chicken for the banquet of Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953, this popular sandwich staple has become a British classic, commonly included on party buffet tables and in work lunch boxes everywhere. It has also become the go-to dish for any royal celebration, which is why we thought it would be the perfect recipe to share with you on the day of this incredible milestone for the British Monarchy.

Although this recipe is all about tradition, we wanted to offer you something with a slight twist on its everyday form, which is why we chose this delicious brschetta recipe from Al Brown over at Bite


  • A Splash of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • A Ciabatta Loaf 
  • 2 Cups of Ready-Cooked, Diced Chicken
  • A Squeeze of Mayonnaise 
  • 2 Tbsp of Apricot Jam
  • A Sprinkle of Curry Powder
  • 1 Handful of Dried Currants


Step 1 - Begin by preheating your grill,  then cut your ciabatta loaf into thin slices.

Step 2 - Place your bread onto the grill pan, then drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and cook until each slice is crispy around the edges.

Step 3 - In a bowl, combine the chicken with mayonnaise and apricot jam. Taste the mixture as you go, to ensure that you have your desired levels or creaminess and sweetness.

Step 4 - Once the base ingredients are combined, add in your desired amount of curry powder, along with a sprinkling of currants for added texture.

Step 5 - Stack equal servings of the coronation chicken onto the slices of bruschetta, and enjoy!

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