A Cook's Plot

Chicken & Poultry

Coronation Turkey

If you’ve got leftover turkey (and who hasn’t!), this recipe is a lovely way to use up some of it. It’s good with salad, rice or crusty bread but if you’re after a more warming meal on these chilly ‘in-between’ days, I can thoroughly recommend it as a topping for baked potatoes.

As my friend Alex pointed out last night when I served it in filo pastry cases (which I actually don’t recommend - the combination wasn’t as good as I’d hoped it would be, but luckily I’d made plenty of other food too!), Coronation Chicken normally has sultanas in it. You can add those if you like, but I’m not a great fan of dried fruit in savoury dishes so I’ve left them out of my version. The thing that really makes it for me is the combination of two different chutneys - mango and tomato - in the sauce and diced fresh mango. Yum!


Serves 2

  • 2 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp low-fat crème fraiche
  • 2 tsp honey
  • half tbsp mango chutney
  • half tbsp tomato chutney
  • 6 slices of cooked turkey, chopped
  • half a ripe, fresh mango, diced
  • squeeze of lime juice
  • paprika
  • small handful of toasted almonds


Mix the mayo, crème fraiche, honey and chutneys together, then stir in the turkey, mango and lime juice. Sprinkle with paprika and toasted almonds just before serving.

A Cook's Plot Tip

This is best made in advance and kept in the fridge overnight to allow time for the flavours to combine together nicely.

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