Coronation Chicken

Tea Sandwiches

 Coronation Chicken Tea Sandwiches

April 29, 2011: The Royal Wedding Day of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton

Take time for tea and watch the royal wedding today (it is inevitable as this historic event will be all over the news anyway until the media frenzy fades away). So sit back and relax, sip on a cup of tea and savor some sandwiches, such as this creamy, curry-flavored one called Coronation Chicken.

We learned how to make this sandwich and other tea time treats (scones, shortbread cookies, tarts, cupcakes, etc.) when we attended a demonstration class together for fun at Bama Pie Kitchen and Cooking School while living in Oklahoma. Since then, we would host a home-style High Tea with Highlander’s family (his father was born in Britain) whenever they visit us.

Make your menu majestic by including Coronation Chicken Tea Sandwiches for royal wedding watch parties, tea time and other special gatherings with family and friends.


(Adapted from Bama Pie Kitchen and Cooking School)

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt, light/lite or fat-free
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • ¼ – 1/3 cup mango chutney (we used Ohelo’s brand)
  • slices of bread, white or wheat


Poach the chicken breasts by boiling them in a saucepan until cooked through. Cool then chop up or grate the chicken coarsely. In a large bowl, mix the chicken with sour cream or yogurt.

Coronation Chicken Tea Sandwiches

In a small cup, make a paste with the curry powder and water. Stir the curry into the chicken mixture. Add the mango chutney to taste.

Coronation Chicken Tea Sandwiches

Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight to allow the flavors to blend. Spread the mixture between slices of bread. Cut off the crusts (optional) and slice into triangles or rectangles.

Coronation Chicken Tea Sandwiches


  • This version of Coronation Chicken Tea Sandwiches is lighter than its original recipe, which uses mayonnaise instead of sour cream or yogurt. It is also optional to add golden raisins and chopped, dried apricots to sweeten the sandwich.
  • Thanks to Islander’s parents for sending Ohelo’s Mango Chutney from Hawaii (formerly named as the Sandwich Islands after the 4th Earl of Sandwich by Captain James Cook in the 1770s).