Recipe: Coronation Chicken

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Try this tasty steamed chicken in a piquant sauce served with a wild rice salad


  • 4 lb. (1.75kg) chicken
  • 1 pint (600ml) boiling chicken stock
  • half a pint (300ml) reduced calorie mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons of Quark
  • skimmed milk
  • half a teaspoon of tomato puree
  • 2 teaspoons of apricot jam, sieved
  • watercress sprigs, for garnish
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Wipe the chicken and season with lemon juice, salt and pepper
    2. Place in a steamer and cover with a tight fitting lid
    3. Steam over the stock for one and a half hours, checking the liquid level and adding more stock if necessary
    4. Allow the chicken to get cold
    5. Mix together all the remaining ingredients to make a sauce, stirring in enough milk to make a smooth coating consistency
    6. Take the meat off the chicken bones and mix with the sauce, reserving a little of the sauce
    7. Arrange the chicken on the center of a serving dish and coat with the remaining sauce
    8. Garnish with the watercress and serve with wild rice salad


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