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Fifties crinkle chips with Coronation chicken

Fifties crinkle chips with Coronation chicken

Coronation chicken was invented by Constance Spry and Rosemary Hume to celebrate the coronation of Her Majesty the Queen in 1953. Today it is a classic salad and sandwich filling. Add a hotter curry paste if you like a bit more spice.

  • Preparation: 20 mins
  • Cooking: 45 mins
  • Serves: 4

What you need:

For the chips:

  • 6 large floury potatoes, such as Maris Piper, King Edward or Desir�e (about 1.5kg)
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil

For the Coronation chicken:

  • 4 cooked chicken breasts, skinned
  • 75g ready to eat dried apricots, chopped
  • 50g toasted flaked almonds
  • 4 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp light Greek style yogurt
  • 2 tbsp mango chutney
  • 1 tbsp medium curry paste

What you do:

  1. Heat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut them into long chip shapes using a crinkle chip cutter. You can decide the thickness; just make sure all the chips are of a similar thickness so they cook equally. Rinse with cold water and pat dry with kitchen towel or a clean tea towel.
  3. Spread the chips on the baking tray and toss with the oil. Do not overcrowd the potatoes.
  4. Roast for 45-50 minutes, turning occasionally. When cooked the chips should be golden brown and crisp with a light fluffy centre.
  5. Rip or cut the chicken into bite size pieces and place into a large bowl. Add the apricots and flaked almonds.
  6. Mix the chicken in a bowl with the mayonnaise, Greek style yogurt, chutney and curry paste. Add to the chicken and toss gently.

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