A sandwich fit for a queen
A Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich is distinguished from a traditional Chicken Salad Sandwich by the addition of aromatic curry powder and such add-ins as fresh mango, apricots, raisins, carrots, and cashews. It can be served on many kinds of toasted bread, from sourdough or white to wheat or raisin walnut.
Curried chicken salad became the chicken salad par excellence when it graced the table of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation luncheon in 1953. The multitalented Constance Spry, who created the floral arrangements for the coronation, invented this elegant salad. (Her version was made with wine and apricot jam.) If you never receive an invitation to Buckingham Palace, you can still find this delicious sandwich at eateries ranging from posh restaurants to casual diners.
Even Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles introduced a low-fat curried chicken salad to its menu in 2009. Of course, you’ll have to bring your own bread.