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Diamond Jubilee Coronation Chicken Salad Croissant with Avocado

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Ingredients

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For the Diamond Jubilee Chicken Salad
5 lbs Roasting Chicken
1 tsp Turmeric
2 tsp Ginger - ground
2 tsp Cumin - ground
2 tsp Cinnamon
3 tbsp Canola Oil
16 oz Greek yogurt
4 tbsp Mayonnaise
1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
4 tsp Balsamic glaze
2 ea cored, diced Crisp Granny Smith apple
5 oz toasted Walnuts - chopped
1 bunch chopped Parsley - fresh
4 oz Pomegranate seeds
To make the croissant sandwiches
10 ea large Croissant
2 ea Avocado
2 cups Alfalfa sprouts

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Diamond Jubilee Coronation Chicken Salad Croissant with Avocado

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    • Serves 10
    • Medium

    Ingredients

    • For the Diamond Jubilee Chicken Salad

    • To make the croissant sandwiches

    Directions

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    We took the opportunity of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Heston Blumenthal’s chicken salad created for the occasion and adapted it for use in a classic chicken salad croissant for a luncheon for 10 people.

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    Steps

    1
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    To prepare the chicken

    Preheat the oven to 325ºF

    2
    Done

    Mix together the turmeric, 1 tsp ginger, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp cinnamon and oil to create a spiced oil. Place the chicken, breast side up in a deep roasting tin and brush all over with the spiced oil. Be sure to use it all. Season well with salt and pepper. pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of the roasting tin.

    3
    Done

    Cover the chicken and the tin with a foil tent, crimping around the edges to keep moisture in. Roast covered for 2 hours. Increase the heat to 425ºF and continue to cook uncovered for a further 30 minutes.

    4
    Done

    Set the chicken aside to cool. When cool enough to handle strip all the meat from the chicken and chop into about 1/2 inch pieces. Allow to cool completely before making the salad.

    5
    Done

    To make the chicken salad

    Combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, the remaining 1 tsp of ginger, cumin and cinnamon. Add in the cayenne pepper, the balsamic glaze, the apple pieces and walnuts and mix well, Add the chicken and parsley

    6
    Done

    To assemble

    Slice the croissant horizontally but not all the way through. Add about 1/2 cup of chicken salad, a thin slice of avocado and a good pinch of the alfalfa sprouts.

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