Jubilee chicken can refer to one of several chicken dishes created to celebrate the jubilees of different British monarchs.

Silver Jubilee chicken

Jubilee chicken was created for the Silver Jubilee of George V in 1935, and was based on chicken dressed with mayonnaise and curry powder.

Golden Jubilee chicken

The second version of Jubilee chicken was created for Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee in 2002.[1] This version was radically different from coronation chicken and was highly publicised at the time as a modern evolution of coronation chicken. Jubilee chicken was distributed in hampers to guests at the concerts for the Golden Jubilee. In spite of both of these, its popularity has remained relatively limited compared to coronation chicken.

Golden Jubilee chicken is a cold dish consisting of pieces of chicken in a sauce garnished with parsley and lime segments. The sauce is a mixture of crème fraiche and mayonnaise flavoured with lime and ginger; the chicken is also marinated in a combination of lime and ginger before being mixed with the sauce. It is recommended to be served with pasta salad.[2] Like coronation chicken, Jubilee chicken can be served as a sandwich filling.[3]

Diamond Jubilee chicken

For Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, guests at the Royal Garden Party were served "Diamond Jubilee Chicken", a variation of coronation chicken created by Heston Blumenthal.[4][5][6] This recipe updates Coronation chicken with Indian spices, mayonnaise, shredded chicken, coriander, and nigella seeds.[7][8]

See also


  1. ^ "Coronation Chicken, 2012-style: A dish fit for the Queen". The Independent. 11 March 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Recipe for Jubilee chicken". British royal family. 5 February 2008. Archived from the original on 5 February 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Jubilee Chicken Sandwiches". lovefood.com. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  4. ^ Blumenthal, Heston (23 May 2022). "Coronation Chicken". Eden Project Communities. Retrieved 3 May 2023. This is a reworking of Coronation Chicken that Heston created for the Diamond Jubilee in 2012. It was served at the Buckingham Palace Garden party that year.
  5. ^ Stillwell, John (18 April 2012). "Chef Heston Blumenthal Reveals The Contents Of The Diamond Jubilee Hamper". Getty Images. Retrieved 3 May 2023. A packet of Diamond Jubilee Chicken, part of the Diamond Jubilee picnic is seen on display at Buckingham Place on April 18, 2012 in London, England. The celebrity chef collaborated with Royal Chef Mark Flanagan on the Waitrose hamper which wil be enjoyed by guests invited to Buckingham Palace prior to the Diamond Jubliee Concert on June 4, 2012.
  6. ^ Davies, Caroline (18 April 2012). "Heston Blumenthal unveils his special royal dish – diamond jubilee chicken". theguardian.com. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Diamond Jubilee chicken". BBC Good Food Middle East. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  8. ^ Styles, Leslie (8 June 2012). "The Diamond Jubilee Concert Picnic". Scrumpdillyicious. Toronto, Ontario. Retrieved 3 May 2023.