Coronation Chicken & Watercress Sandwiches

Coronation Chicken & Watercress Sandwiches

This delicious coronation chicken and watercress sandwich provides many essential nutrients. It uses Greek yoghurt, making it a tasty alternative to traditional recipes, which typically use mayonnaise. The fat content can be easily reduced by using lower fat/fat-free yoghurt if preferred. Easy and quick to prepare, they are perfect when served as dainty finger sandwiches for an afternoon tea.

Serves:  4

Dietary: Suitable for egg-free, underweight/malnourished elderly adults

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 0


200 g cooked chicken meat, shredded
170 g Greek yoghurt
50 g raisins or sultanas
30 g mango chutney
1 tsp curry powder
½ tsp garlic granules
Few drops of lemon juice
4 handfuls watercress, washed
8 slices seeded bread


  1. Mix together the yoghurt, mango chutney, curry powder, garlic granules, and lemon juice in a bowl.
  2. Stir in the chicken and raisins/sultanas.
  3. Place the filling onto two slices of the bread.
  4. Top with the watercress and sandwich the other slice of bread on top.
  5. Cut crusts off and cut into rectangles to serve.


This recipe has been donated by Emily Cleland, Student Nutritionist



Per serving:
Total calories: 383 kcal
Fat:  11.8 g
Saturated Fat:  4.2 g
Carbohydrate: 46.5 g
Total sugar: 17.0 g
Free sugar:  8.2 g
Fibre:  4.5 g
Protein:  25.7 g
Salt:  1.1 g



  • This sandwich is an excellent source of the B vitamins Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin and Folate. These vitamins help the body break down and release energy from food, keep the nervous system, skin and eyes healthy and help the body form healthy red blood cells.
  • It is also an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps protect cells, keeps them healthy, maintains healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage, and helps with wound healing.
  • The sandwich also provides calcium which helps build bones and keep teeth healthy. It regulates muscle contractions, including your heartbeat, and makes sure blood clots normally. A lack of calcium could lead to a condition called rickets in children and osteoporosis in later life.
  • It is also an excellent source of iron and zinc. Iron is important for the body to make red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. A lack of iron can lead to iron-deficiency anaemia. Zinc helps with making new cells and enzymes, processing carbohydrates, fat and protein in food and wound healing.
  • In addition to these vitamins and minerals, the sandwich is high in protein and a good source of fibre.



  • This recipe is an excellent way to use up leftover roast chicken or turkey.
  • Lactose/dairy-free yoghurt can be used for lactose-free diets, and low-fat or fat-free yoghurt can reduce fat content.
  • Gluten-free bread can be used for those who are coeliac.
  • Different salad leaves such as rocket can be used in place of the watercress.
  • Diced, fresh mango could also be added, or dried apricots could be substituted for some/all of the raisins.
  • Garlic paste can be used instead of garlic granules.
  • Try with different slices of bread, wraps or rolls (wholemeal, 50/50, malted etc.).



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