Vegan Coronation "Chicken" in two salad leaves on a platter with chopped almonds being scattered on top; photographed from above
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Vegan Coronation “Chicken”


This Vegan Coronation “Chicken” recipe is an absolute delight and comes more than close to the real one. In fact, I was serving it for dinner the other night and one of my friends declared it one of the best recipes I have ever made for the blog! She likes (almost) all of the food that I make so I deemed this one a real compliment.

Vegan Coronation "Chicken" on two salad leaves ready to be eaten

The additional beauty of this recipe is that it comes together super easily and can be made in advanced if wished. You simply pan fry the tempeh whilst finely cutting dried apricots, shallots, and almonds. Then you mix everything through with a delicious sauce consisting of (vegan) yogurt and mayonnaise, a little bit of mustard, curry powder, turmeric, and salt and pepper. Truly divine! I cannot tell you how delicious this is.

Almonds, dried apricots, and curry powder on a small plate in focus

As with your “regular” coronation chicken recipe, the world is your oyster in terms of how to serve this dish. You can serve it in lettuce wraps (like I have done here), or you can add onto your bagel, toast, or simply eat it plain from the fridge… why not?!

Vegan Coronation "Chicken" in two salad leaves on a platter with chopped almonds being scattered on top

Why is this Vegan Coronation “Chicken” Recipe Good For You?


You may have heard about tempeh before… but perhaps also not. So let me share a bit more about tempeh with you. Tempeh is a fermented soy product. Other than tofu, which is simply pressed soy, tempeh has been fermented for a period of time. The fermentation process aids in a couple of ways. First off, tempeh is a lot firmer and more “pressed” together than tofu, meaning that it has more of a “meatier” texture. Second, fermented foods are excellent for our bodies and our gut health, as they add good bacteria to the gut. Tempeh is also very nutrient-dense. It contains a high amount of protein, iron, calcium, magnesium, and manganese, among others. Because tempeh is pressed together it has gram for gram a lot more protein than other vegan protein sources. It is also a really rich non-dairy calcium source.

Vegan Coronation "Chicken" photographed up close highlighting the textures and colors

Calcium is especially important for bone health. Having adequate amount of calcium as part of your diet may help with a reduction in developing osteoporosis. It also increases bone growth in children. Tempeh also contains isoflavones, which have been associated with reduced cholesterol levels. This appeared to be the case, in particular, for “bad” cholesterol and overall cholesterol levels. Said soy isoflavones also appear to have some antioxidant capacity, which may aid in reducing oxidative stress. In conclusion, tempeh is a great addition to your diet if you can eat soy. Side note: Be sure to buy organic tempeh to ensure that the soy beans used have not been GMO treated.

Vegan Coronation "Chicken" in two salad leaves on a platter with chopped almonds being scattered on top; photographed from above

How can I adjust this Vegan “Coronation” Chicken recipe to my dietary requirements?

This recipe is vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free. It you want to make it nut-free, be sure to use sunflower seeds instead of the almonds. Due to the soybeans in the tempeh, this recipe is, sadly, not suitable for the paleo lifestyle.

Vegan Coronation "Chicken" being eaten on a plate with some of it being scooped up on a fork

Similar Recipes on the Blog

There are some other awesome recipes on the blog when it comes to spreads and dips. Be sure to also check out the following:

Vegan Coronation "Chicken" being eaten on a plate with some of it being scooped up on a fork; photographed up close

And there you have it for this week. I hope you enjoy this delicious Vegan Coronation “Chicken” recipe as much as we did here. As always, please let me know how you are liking the recipe by either commenting below and/or rating the recipe. I love hearing from you! Enjoy and happy coronation”chicken” making.

Vegan Coronation “Chicken”

Recipe by Ann Robejsek
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: Side, lunchCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Easy


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This Vegan Coronation Chicken recipe is so good! Tempeh meets pungent shallots and sweet apricots, brought together by a tangy sauce. Enjoy!


  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • 200 gr. tempeh

  • 1 shallot

  • 3 tbsp apricots

  • 2 tbsp almonds, finely chopped

  • 2 tbsp vegan mayonnaise

  • 2 tbsp vegan yogurt

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1/2 tsp mustard

  • 1/2 tsp curry powder

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to

  • Add the olive oil to a frying pan. Heat the pan to medium – high heat. First, cut the tempeh in small, bite-sized pieces. Add to the pan once hot and continue to fry and occasionally stir whilst you are getting the other ingredients ready
  • Peel and finely cut the shallot. Add to a medium-sized bowl. Finely chop both the dried apricots and almonds and add along to the bowl
  • Mix under the vegan yogurt and mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, curry powder, turmeric powder, and season with salt and pepper. By now, the tempeh should be lightly brown. Add to the bowl and mix everything through. You can put the vegan coronation “chicken” into the fridge for a small while or serve immediately either over lettuce, bagels, or on its own. Enjoy!!

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