Chicken Mayonnaise

Chicken Mayonnaise

Chicken Mayonnaise is a sandwich filling made out of chicken and mayonnaise flavoured with herbs and spices. A dish that originated from the “Coronation Chicken” which was invented by Rosemary Hume (chef) and Constance Spry (florist), it was created while preparing banquet food for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, hence the name. The first version uses curry powder due to the limited availability of fresh curry spices during that time in Britain. It was then refined and improved later on by using fresh herbs and spices and additional ingredients such as raisins, almonds and the use of crรจme friache. It then became popular in Britain as it was easy to make and consume, it was on the right timing as television is becoming popular during that time and eating in front of the telly was a common place. This definitely was the meal to serve.

In Philippines this is one of the popular sandwich fillings next to egg sandwich and tuna sandwich, this is definitely a must have if you go to picnics. Like the British, convenience was one of the reason why this is a hit in picnic baskets back home. Our version uses chicken, mayonnaise, pickles and onions. A really good and satisfying filling which you can use with your favourite bread.


2 1/2 cups cooked chicken, sliced thinly
1 1/2 cup American Style or Creamy mayonnaise
1 tbsp finely chopped pickles
1 tbsp finely chopped onions
2 tsp caster sugar
freshly ground black pepper
iceberg lettuce leaves
your favourite bread (fresh or toasted)


  1. In a bowl mix thoroughly together chicken, mayonnaise, pepper, sugar, salt, pickles and onions.
  2. Place lettuce on top of bread, place chicken mixture on top then serve.

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  1. I too love chicken mayo – I now use a homemade mayo which comes together in just one minute but I have never added sugar to my mix before – very interesting.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Mandy

  2. This will be great for my dinner and you bet its really simple to prepare yet tasty.

  3. It reminds me of tuna salad, but chicken version. I didn’t know Filipino uses a lot of mayonnaise – just like Japanese. =)

  4. This certainly brought back memories. I haven’t had this in ages.

  5. Kristy says:

    My husband would love this sandwich! I think he would eat it daily. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. In the states, we’d call this chicken salad, but your name is more fitting. Great post!

  7. I love Chicken Coronation although it isn’t served very often here now. The recipe variations are huge. This looks delicious, I’ll have to give it a go. GG

  8. Yes, this would be considered chicken salad.. but this looks amazing. I also think the addition of Dill would be amazing. I love this

  9. Simple and delicious ! Great way to use up leftover chicken ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. This is my one of favorite food…
    It is like a blessing easy and healthy….
    Yours look too good… absolutely delicious….

  11. Meri says:

    uh oh- I can’t stand mayo, and I don’t eat chicken… so I guess this one’s not for me ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Henry says:

    I think it will be fine if I removed the onions, I will definitely make this in our next long trip.

  13. foodjaunts says:

    I never knew this was called chicken mayonnaise, we always just called it chicken salad. I do love that it’s kept simple, just salt and pepper for seasoning along with the other veggies.

  14. Richard says:

    Looks lovely.I’ve been looking for chicken recipes like this roast genius :)Do you have anything on slow cooker chicken casserole I’ve been looking for the ultimate version ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Chicken mayo (tuna and egg) sandhiches are some of my favourites! I like to add chopped celery to mine for an added hot of freshness and colour. Thanks for sharing the history of the dish as I was not aware of its origins.

  16. Guia Obsum says:

    This looks lovely, I love greens in sandwiches! I also prefer to put asparagus spears in my chicken sandwich. Yum!

  17. i only know of tuna sandwich.. thanks for sharing this…

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