vegan coronation chicken

Vegan Coronation Chicken Sandwich

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vegan coronation chicken sandwich

Vegan coronation ‘chicken’ sandwich is a remake of the traditional coronation sandwich.

What is a Coronation Chicken Sandwich Wrap?

Coronation chicken sandwiches have been a British traditional favourite since 1953.

Coronation chicken is a special dish that was especially created for the coronation lunch of Queen Elizabeth the 2nd.

So it’s a royal sandwich filling!

The recipe was devised by Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, in London.

The traditional ingredients for coronation chicken include curry powder, apricots, chicken pieces, a  creamy sauce, and toasted almonds.

Vegan Coronation chicken

My plant-based recipe includes the traditional ingredients but substitutes the meat and dairy with vegan Quorn pieces, soya yogurt and plant-based mayonnaise.

Vegan coronation chicken tastes fruity, lightly spicy, creamy, nutty and savoury!


Easy and quick method for preparing Vegan coronation chicken:

Vegan Coronation Chicken Sandwich Wrap

Serves 3-4 as a wrap or sandwich filling.

Use your choice of bread, roll/bap or tortilla wrap.

Or stuff into a romaine lettuce leaf.

Or use as a baked sweet potato topping.

vegan coronation chicken

Vegan Coronation Chicken Sandwich Wrap

Enjoy something unusual and packed with umami flavours with this sandwich filling which is fruity, creamy and lightly spicy.!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chilling 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Lunch, Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine British
Servings 3


  • small fry pan
  • Small saucepan


For the vegan coronation chicken:

  • 300 grams vegan Quorn pieces or other chicken style vegan replacement/or tofu sliced into pieces. Or 2 cans drained chickpeas.
  • 10 tbsp soya yogurt
  • 1 tbsp mango chutney
  • 3 tbsp vegan mayonnaise shop bought, or homemade see Notes
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • 2 tsp curry powder I use a mild but for more spice use medium or hot!
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp dried ginger
  • 6 whole dried apricots chopped
  • 20 grams flaked almonds

To serve/garnish:

  • 3-4 spring onions Or green onions/salad onion. Chopped. Use 1 spring onion per person for garnish.
  • 50 grams fresh coriander about 1 cup. Chopped. For garnish so this is optional. Or use fresh parsley.
  • 4 tortilla wraps Alternatively serve over a baked sweet potato.
  • 100 grams mixed salad leaves or your favourite salad to serve


  • Dry toast the curry powder, cinnamon and ginger in a fry pan over a medium heat for a few minutes.
    Shake frequently so it doesn't burn.
    A lovely spicy toasting aroma will be released!
  • Set aside off the heat.
  • Place the Quorn pieces in a pan and boil with enough water to cover, for about 8 minutes.
    Drain and set aside to cool.
    If your pieces are already cooked or tofu pieces then omit this stage. Also if using cooked chickpeas these don't need boiled.
  • In a mixing bowl place the yogurt, mayonnaise, tomato puree, mango chutney and apricot pieces.
  • Add the toasted spices to the yogurt mix.
    Stir to combine.
  • When the Quorn is cool add this to the yogurt mix and stir well.
    Or add the tofu or chickpeas now.
    If you'd like your coronation chicken to be creamier just add a little extra yogurt.
    If you like it fruiter add an extra tbsp of mango chutney.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
    Place in the fridge to chill and marinade for at least 30 minutes.
    Longer if possible.
    It tastes even better the next day.

To serve:

  • Before serving toast the almond flakes in a dry pan over a medium heat.
    Use the same pan as the toasted spices without washing the pan as the flavours will compliment the almonds.
    Shake the almonds frequently to avoid burning.
    Almonds are ready when they are golden brown.
  • Have the chopped spring onion and coriander ready.
    Prepare a layer of salad leaves on top of the wrap or bread.
  • Scoop some of the coronation filling on top of the salad and garnish with toasted almond flakes, spring onion and coriander leaves.
    Wrap up and enjoy!
    Or serve topped on a baked sweet potato.
Keyword coronation, coronation chicken, curry, plantbased, queen, sandwich,, Vegan

Recipe Notes:

  •  Save time by preparing vegan coronation chicken a day or 2 before you need it.
  • Frequently I use a recipe for homemade vegan sour cream in place of vegan shop bought mayonnaise from recipe was actually from one of their recipe books but I can’t find the actual recipe on their website.
  • The ingredients are: 1/2 cup of cashews (soaked in water for a few hours), 2 tsp apple cider vinegar, 2 tsp lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of water. Blend all together until its as smooth as possible. If its bitty you could strain or sieve the cream. I just have an ordinary food processor so my sour cream was still grainy, but that didn’t bother my family too much! Add a little salt to taste, but this is optional.
  • Using homemade sour cream reduces the oil and calories content of the coronation chicken which can only be a good thing!

Vegan Coronation Chicken Sandwich

Looking for more traditional vegan plant based sandwich fillings?

Check out my super easy: Tofu ‘egg’ mayonnaise

vegan tofu mayonnaise sandwich 

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