An Australia Day recipe, Coronation Chicken & Salad.

A friend at my first Australia Day party some 4 years ago!

A friend at my first Australia Day party some 4 years ago!

Happy Australia Day to all Ozzies, or, as so many of my friends here call it, 'Invasion Day!'  I thought I would post a recipe that's a suitable alternative to throwing some prawns on the barbie while quietly enjoying my intentional irony by making it a Coronation chicken recipe!

Apologies to anyone reading this shivering in the Northern Hemisphere, but this is a goodie to keep by for Summer.  First the chicken. 

My version of coronation chicken. 

My version of coronation chicken. 

INGREDIENTS

A whole cooked chicken, pulled

1 tablespoon of mayonnaise

1 tablespoon of mango chutney

1 dessert spoon of curry powder

Sultanas (optional) I just don't like them on my food!

Seasoning. I've used kale sprinkles, from the Pimp Your Salad range, by local Byron producer Extraordinary Foods (thank you Jan for introducing me to them).

HOW TO

Too easy.....and a great one to do ahead of time.......just pull the chicken off the bone, place in a bowl, and mix the rest of the ingredients in a separate bowl, adding a bit of liquid to thin it, if necessary. Mix the dressing through and keep in the fridge before serving. These ingredients are for 4 people so just double up on the sauce the more chicken you're serving. 

And if you have vegans or vegetarians coming, here's a salad they'd enjoy as an alternative.

A really healthy salad with feta, black olives and coconut bacon, which tastes like the real thing.

A really healthy salad with feta, black olives and coconut bacon, which tastes like the real thing.

What could be healthier and easier than a huge mixed green salad with chunks of feta and black olives and ......wait for this one.......coconut bacon bits, that taste exactly like bacon! Another yum product, that's totally vegan, from the people who make Pimp Your Salad. I'm totally addicted and we need them in the UK!

You can buy kale sprinkles, kale chips, coconut bacon, cashew parmesan & a host of other vegan treats using a special discount code that Extraordinary Foods have agreed to give you. Just pop in the code SUZI15 to get 15% off.

For vegans, just pass on the feta, add avocado to the salad and give them extra coconut bacon & kale crisps!

I've also added a little serving of Mara Seaweed, sustainably produced in Scotland., furikake is a great seasoning for any buffet dish, especially avocado, salmon & even potato salad. It's a blend of chilli, sesame & dulse, so adds a bit of a bite & a big serving of health!

So that's my effort for Australia Day. Hope you enjoy the recipe & interesting extras. I will add baked sweet potato wedges for the carb fans (frozen of course, it's far too hot for all that prep!) and that's it, let's hope someone brings the pudding & prosecco!

One of my favourite summer buffet meals: coronation chicken & a mixed green salad.

One of my favourite summer buffet meals: coronation chicken & a mixed green salad.

Let me know if you try this & see you soon,