Week Night Dinners: Baked Potato with Coronation Chicken & Lime Pickle

After six long, lovely weeks of holiday, school started again today.  It’s been a great summer.  Not in terms of weather, it has to be said but in every other respect it’s been really, really great.  The two things I’m going to miss most about having oodles of free time are 1) being able to read lots and lots and 2) spending silly amounts of time preparing our evening meals.

Like most folks, our working-week-night meals have to be quick and easy to prepare.  The following meal (idea stolen from The Storehouse) is what we often have on a Monday or Tuesday night using the leftovers from Sunday’s chicken.   The Coronation Chicken is not the traditional recipe but a speedy alternative.  The lime pickle is optional but I think it really lifts the whole meal.

Baked Potato with Coronation Chicken & Lime Pickle

(serves 2)

2 baking potatoes

Leftover chicken (about a leg and a half is enough)

2 tblspn mayonnaise

2 tblspn yoghurt

1 tspn curry powder

1 tblspn mango chutney

Salt and pepper

Coriander (optional)

Lime pickle (Patak’s do a nice jar)


  • Preheat the oven to 200 oC.
  • Mix together the mayo, yogurt, curry powder and mango chutney.  Season carefully and stir in the chicken.  Leave to marinate while you cook the potatoes.
  • Prick the potatoes, wet and rub with salt.  Bake in a 200 oC for an hour until the skin is crisp and the insides are soft.
  • Serve the coronation with the baked potatoes, lime pickle and a salad of your choice.

14 thoughts on “Week Night Dinners: Baked Potato with Coronation Chicken & Lime Pickle

  1. Nice idea, I’m always looking for ways to finish off Sunday’s chicken. I’m eating low fat at the moment but I think I could manage to use low fat versions, helped by the stronger flavours of curry and mango… yum!

  2. wendy that looks fab-going to bookmark it. I have to say, my week day dinners are even ‘easier’ than that! Summer is coming to the end for me too-a couple more weeks, but still…i have that start of term belly already!

  3. Having just returned from Finland, with the problem of not having enough Finnish Rye bread, I stumbled upon your blog of August 2010 searching for recipes. I’m curious did you ever have any luck? I love baking bread and make poulla all the time….now it’s time to master Finnish Rye. How did you experiment go?

    I’m delighted to have come across your blog. I’m going to try the chicken later in the week. Thanks!

  4. I have 5 loaves left in the freezer. Guess I’ll have to fly back to Finland.
    I’m going to try my hand at it and see what happens. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Hi Wendy – I just made this for our dinner and it was really, really good (esp with the lime pickle). It’s very creamy so I might even try it with 3 tbsp yogurt to one mayo next time.

    So nice to have a baked potato too – I forget how tasty they are as it hardly ever occurs to me to make one

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