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Jubilee Leftover Lunch

This is a basic coronation chicken recipe which I use for my leftover roast chicken, particularly if I’ve made a roast on a Sunday. You can tweak the fillings to the tastes that your children have and I prefer it on crackers but it’s perfect in wraps, sandwiches, pitta breads and on its own.

It seems appropriate to use it today, on the jubilee as it’s based upon the original Coronation Chicken Recipe! However it’s doubly the right time to use it as the Easy Food Home-Cook Hero Awards were launched for 2012 within the past week.  I was one of the finalists in the Lunchbox Challenge section last year with a variation of this recipe.  It was a great experience and the winning circle was full of very talented cooks.  In fact there were so many winning junior cooks I think that the food bloggers of today need to watch their backs!

If you’d like to find out more about how to enter the competition simply click on the link above.


  •  200g leftover chicken or cooked chicken pieces
  • Fresh Rocket
  • Handful of Raisins & Sultanas
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Mild Curry Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise


  •  1 large bowl
  • 1 sharp knife
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 large spoon
  • 1 small bowl
  • Microwave
  • 4 small cups
  • 4 lunchboxes


  1. In the small bowl place the raisins & sultanas, pour over the orange juice and place in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. If you don’t have a microwave pour the orange juice over the fruit 2 hours in advance to let it soak through. Using it is a cheat to save time.
  2. Chop the spring onion and red pepper into equal sized small pieces.
  3. Tear the chicken into bitesized chunks.
  4. Place the chicken, spring onions and red pepper into the large bowl.
  5. Drain the raisins of any excess liquid and add to the large bowl too.
  6. Place the mayonnaise and curry powder into the large bowl & stir well.
  7. Divide into 4 small cups, cover with cling film and place into a lunchbox along with a handful of rocket leaves and crackers or wrap.To serve you simply assemble yourself. It stops the crackers or wrap from going soggy!

I'm an Irish mother to 2 boys, born & bred in Dublin, Ireland. I like to cook simple & fresh food for the family, with the family on a budget.


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