Designed exclusively for John Lewis Oxford Street
John Lewis Oxford Street is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation this summer by joining forces with chef and food writer Gizzi Erskine to create a contemporary version of coronation chicken that will be exclusively served in John Lewis’s Brasserie as part of a Coronation afternoon tea this summer.
Six decades after the original coronation chicken recipe was invented for the Queen’s coronation banquet in 1953, Gizzi Erskine, who recently released a new cookery book Skinny Weeks & Weekend Feasts and is best known for presenting Channel 4’s Cook Yourself Thin, has created Coronation chicken with watercress and mango salsa. The modern twist on the recipe includes poaching chicken in a saffron scented stock, and adding fresh mango and chilli salsa for extra flavour.
Gizzi Erskine said: “This really is another exciting year for the UK and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to recreate the classic coronation chicken. I’ve tried everyone from Mrs. Beeton’s to Delia Smith’s recipes and it’s the ability to reflect on all of these that I feel has given me the best results. Start with poaching chicken in a saffron scented stock, cook off aromatics and spices in a spice mix, use half mayonnaise and half Greek yoghurt and then finish with fresh mango, chilli salsa and fresh watercress – the perfect recipe for the royal celebrations.”
Gizzi Erskine’s coronation chicken with watercress and mango salsa and the accompanying Coronation afternoon tea is available in the John Lewis Brasserie until 30 August 2013.