Coronation Chicken: not just for royal celebrations

Last week, while scouring the papers for any little nugget about the impending wedding, I came across a history of the coronation chicken, so thought I’d share it with you…

The dish was created for the 1952 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and was initially known as Poulet Reine Elizabeth. Despite sounding dreadfully smart, the most important aspect of the dish was that it was easy and cheap so everyone in bleak, post-war Britain could enjoy something a little bit special on the country’s big day…. 

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