God save the King… and a nod to the late Queen.
I love quiche and Coronation chicken so put them together and et voila, Coronation chicken quiche.
- Serves: 6
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 40 mins
- Difficulty: easy
- Ideal for: family, crowd-pleaser, weekend lunch/dinner, Kings Coronation
It’s been a busy (and not always happy) time for the Royals these past few years.
We’ve had a Royal wedding and all the hype and celebrations that went with that.
… not that joy lasted long. Eek.
Great celebrations for the Queen’s Jubilee.
Featuring Paddington bear but not much of her Grandson, Harry. Awkward.
And then, of course, lots of drama with Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview. Cringe.
Which seemed to kick off their great American media career.
…bearing in mind they hate the spotlight.
With their Netflix documentary, swiftly followed by Harry’s (tragic) book.
Sadly, this was all happening as the Queen fell ill and sadly passed away. Yikes.
Perhaps, there’s a lesson in all of this about not holding onto too many family grudges.
All of this tragedy leads us to Prince Charles (finally) becoming King!
With his partner-in-crime, Camilia named by the Queen herself as Queen Consort.
To then become Queen Camila (see their lovely Coronation Invitation).
So, what does all this mean?
Well, hopefully, a more cheerful time for The Royals.
Harry may come back into the fold a bit more.
And for us?
We can have an extra day off work! Hooray.
God save the King and Queen.
Bunting and more
And of course, we get to put bunting up, and eat small sandwiches with classic delicious fillings such as cucumber, ham and of course, Coronation chicken.
All washed down with a great British cup of tea.
Or in our case, probably Pimms.
Coronation chicken quiche
This year, King Charles and Queen Camila have come up with a new dish.
As we know, Coronation chicken was for the late Queen’s own Coronation back in 1953.
And has become a firm British favourite.
It’s yet to be seen if the Kings Coronation Quiche (veggie) will be such a long-lasting hit with the British public.
I’ve included this new quiche in this post so you can whip it up as well.
But I couldn’t resist combing the two ideas and making a Coronation Chicken Quiche.
Let’s face it, we still miss the Queen.
So, here’s a nod to Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth ll.
And a nod to her son, King Charles ll.
I think it’s a lovely, decadent quiche and well worth a go.
The Kings Coronation fast facts
Here are some quick facts about the weekend and the Coronation ceremony.
When is the King’s Coronation?
- The Coronation service will begin at 11 am on Saturday, May 6 at Westminster Abbey.
- The King ascended the throne after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in September last year, making him the oldest new monarch in British history.
What will happen at the Coronation ceremony?
- King Charles is set to be crowned alongside the Queen Consort in the Abbey in London.
- The ceremony has retained a similar structure for over a thousand years.
- For the last 900 years, the ceremony has taken place at Westminster Abbey, London.
- Since 1066, the service has almost always been conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
- After being anointed, blessed and consecrated by the Archbishop, Charles will have the crown of St Edward placed on his head, officially crowning him as King Charles III.
- He will be seated in the Coronation Chair, known as Edward’s Chair, holding the sovereign’s sceptre and rod, to represent his control of the nation, and the sovereign’s orb, to represent the Christian world.
- The anointing will not be shown on television and is set to be hidden from the public, as it was for the late Queen’s coronation in 1953.
- He will still pledge to be “Defender of the Faith” in the Coronation oath, but palace aides and church officials plan to add further words that will allow the King to recognise he serves all religions.
Recipe inspired by Roddas
Coronation Chicken Quiche
- olive oil
- 2 chicken breasts or 1 large chicken breast
- 1 red onion, chopped thinly
- 2 tbsp mango chutney
- 1 tsp hot curry powder (or mild)
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp turmeric
- shop bought short crust pastry
- butter for greasing
- 3 medium eggs
- 115 g clotted cream like Roddas
- 75 ml whole milk
- Cut the chicken breast into slices approximately 1-1.5cm thick
- Add a splash of olive oil to a frying pan and add the chicken and sliced onions. Cook until just cooked and the onions soften – approx. 2 mins each side
- Add the spices and fry for another 30 seconds, stirring to coat the onions and chicken. Add the mango chutney, stir to combine and take off the heat to cool slightly.
- Preheat the oven to 180C and butter the sides and base of the quiche tin.Place the ready-made shortcrust pastry in the tin ensuring it fits snuggly and goes up the sides. Trim off any excess and prick the base of the pastry lightly with a fork. * Pastry shrinks when cooking so don't trim the pastry back too hard.Place a layer of baking paper in the bottom over the pastry and fill with baking beans, dried pasta or rice to weigh the pastry base down to stop the bottom from rising.Put in the oven for 10 mins then take out, remove the baking paper and weights and bake uncovered for another 5 minutes or until the edges start to go golden. Take it out of the oven and finish off the quiche mix.
- Break the eggs in a large bowl, add in the clotted cream and whole milk and whisk until combined. Season and stir once more.Slowly pour the chicken, onions, mango chutney and spice mix into the quiche mix and stir.Pour the mix into the pre-cooked quiche base, and bake for 30 minutes until the top is golden.Serve.