Florist Constance Spry and chef Rosemary Hume are credited with the invention of coronation chicken. Preparing the food for the banquet of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, Spry proposed the recipe of cold chicken, curry cream sauce and dressing that would later become known as coronation chicken.
Coronation chicken was likely inspired by jubilee chicken, a dish prepared for the silver jubilee of George V in 1935, which mixed chicken with mayonnaise and curry. Additionally, for the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002, another celebratory dish was devised, also called "jubilee chicken".
Food & Drink: A Feast Fit for a Queen ; Coronation Chicken Has Gone from Regal to Retro. Sybil Kapoor Examines Its Origins
Jun 01, 2002; DURING THE past few weeks, new recipes to celebrate the Golden Jubilee have been concocted thick and fast. They range from Cordon...