Coronation Chicken

Last Saturday was the annual Moonstruck charity event on 4th beach Clifton. What a great event and thank goodness we  went early and found a lekker spot against the rocks as it ended up being 36 000 people on that beach. The concert was organised by Radio 702 and one of the performers was Vivky Samson who finished her her set with her signature song that makes every expat overseas homesick with a dose of "wet eyes" - My African Dream - brings goosebumps every time I hear it. No vino allowed unfortunately but we all brought some nice munchies. One of my friends had Coronation Chicken. I must say it was the first time I ate this really nice way of using up day old chicken as with me having done my apprentiship in a German kitchen,  there was definitely no coronation :):):):).... We had something similar and called it Hawaien Chicken Salad..

So here goes with the South African version of Coronation Chicken:


2 either freshly cooked or day-old chicken breasts
1 large Tbsp Hellman's light
1 large Tbsp plain yogurt
1 tsp Tandoori curry mix
1/2 tsp Tamarind paste
1/2 tsp bottled ginger
pinch of smoked bell pepper
pinch of smoked chilli (Smoking Shed)

Shred the chicken meat very finely.
Mix all the dressing ingredients together.
Fold the shredded chicken into the mix.

Serve with some fresh mango and some pecan nuts for crunchiness ( nuts always go well with a chicken salad)

One can obviously adjust the spices to ones own taste...  the way above  just has a slight bite which is nice as you can actually taste all the different ingredients.


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