Coronation Turkey Picnic Rolls

Ever since eating a steaming hot jacket potato recently in a Welsh café, topped with coronation chicken (and discovering that the kids liked it, too) I’ve been making my own version at home. So, when Lean on Turkey asked me to create a recipe suitable for kids and picnics (under £10) we decided on some coronation turkey picnic rolls. You could also fill some tasty wraps with the filling, or even stir it through some pasta to make a coronation turkey pasta salad. Coronation chicken was a dish first said to have been created for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, made with cold chicken, raisins, herbs and spices. We swapped traditional chicken for some shredded, cooked turkey adding a few dollops of light mayo, curry powder, raisins and chopped mango. If you don’t want your rolls or wraps to go soggy, either line them with lettuce (as we did) or else take the coronation turkey mix in a separate jar and fill when you arrive at your favourite picnic destination!

Coronation Turkey

Coronation Turkey Picnic Rolls

From Ren Behan Food | | Appetizers | English and Irish

A family-friendly picnic or lunchtime treat


4 servings


  • 100g roast turkey breast slices
  • 3 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1.5 tsp mild curry powder
  • 50g raisins
  • Half a fresh mango
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 4 oaten rolls
  • Butter (optional)


  1. Chop the turkey into small pieces (you can use any leftover turkey or turkey slices) and put them into a bowl. Add in the mayonnaise, curry powder and raisins. Carefully peel and chop the mango (half will be enough) and add that in. Mix everything together well.
  2. Take four bread rolls, spread with butter (optional) and place one large lettuce leaf in each roll.
  3. Fill the rolls with the coronation turkey mix and pack for your picnic or eat!


  • You can store the filling in the fridge overnight, or take it along in a jar ready to fill on your picnic.

Coronation Turkey

Breakdown of costs – with some ingredients leftover

Roast Turkey Breast Slices – £2.49

Essentials Waitrose Mayonnaise – £1.09 (500ml)

Curry Powder – £1.25 (100g)

Raisins – £1.00

Mango – £1.75

Lettuce – £1.00

Oaten Bread Rolls x 4 – £1.14

Total – £9.72 

Coronation Turkey

More picnic recipes –

Polish Carrot and Apple Salad

Nigella’s Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Potatoes

Seasonal Cherry and Almond Traybake

Pear and Chocolate Brownies

You could also try my first recipe for the Lean on Turkey ChallengeTurkey and Leek Meatballs with Tomato Tagliatelle.

Sponsored Post + cost of ingredients covered

With many thanks to Lean on Turkey for asking me to create a picnic recipe. 


  1. says

    love coronation anything, these look very special and love that you’ve used turkey for them… I also love a nice soft roll like that too, so wonderful in the mouth! Happy Monday! x

    • Ren Behan says

      Thanks Dom – was going to make wraps but then noticed that Katie had recently made some tasty Asian-inspired wraps. So I went for rolls instead :-) Hope you are keeping well! xx