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.
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.
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?!
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Garlicky Smashed Peas on Toast
- Vegan Curried Chickpea Spread
- Pan de Yuca
- Peach and Tomato Bruschetta
- Garlicky Smashed White Beans on Toast
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.