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Easy Coronation Chicken with Danone’s Cookalong 4 Families | AD

Inside: An easy Coronation Chicken recipe using Danone yoghurt | AD

Danone Yogurt have launched their Cookalong For Families video series on the Danone Yogurt UK and Ireland YouTube Channel to inspire families to get cooking and to try new healthy recipes. All of the recipes are simple enough that kids can get involved, helping them to understand what is being put into the meal and hopefully ensuring they are happy to eat it all.

What recipes can I look forward to seeing?

Each week, various celebrity hosts will be taking over the Danone Yogurt UK & Ireland YouTube channel to do a live stream cookalong. They will then use a Danone yogurt as the key ingredient to create delicious recipes such as muffins, fajitas and lollies.

When can I watch?

Each video will be live-streamed at 4 pm each Wednesday, starting 10th June for 5 weeks. The last live stream will be 4 pm on the 8th of July. Of course, you can always head over and watch the videos on catchup to cook at your own pace.

Here is the schedule:

  • Madeleine Shaw, Wednesday 10th June, 4 pm
  • Laura Jackson, Wednesday 17th June, 4 pm
  • Frankie Bridge, Wednesday 24th June, 4 pm
  • Hannah Michalak, Wednesday 1st July, 4 pm
  • Fiona Connor, Wednesday 8th July, 4 pm

Why are Danone running the series?

“Our aim is to get kids having fun learning to cook simple recipes using everyday ingredients including Danone’s new range of no added sugar yogurts developed with families for families”.

With lockdown bringing so many families together, there is no better time to get together in the kitchen and teach the kids how to cook. My 3 have been cooking since they were 18 months old and they love helping to make various things.

Danone have also pledged to donate £1* to charity for every view of the livestreams during the campaign. Their chosen charity is Family Action (charity no. 264713), so by taking part in the campaign, not only are you making delicious recipes, you are helping families in need (*up to £60,000).

Coronation Chicken Skewers with Frankie Bridge

We’ve taken inspiration from Frankie Bridge’s Coronation Chicken Skewers as they sounded delicious.

Frankie’s recipe is simple and delicious and quick. As a busy mum of three, I haven’t got a lot of time so quick and easy recipes are right up my street!


  • 2-3 large Chicken Breasts 
  • 2 x 110g pots of Danone Mango, Carrot & Banana Yoghurt (or 220g from the big pot)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon mild curry powder
  • 1 tbsp Mango Chutney
  • Salt and pepper
  • A squeeze of lemon juice. 
  • Splash Olive Oil
  • Coriander and Mint 
  • Wooden BBQ skewers
  • 150g Basmati Rice
  • Sultanas


You will need a griddle pan. Don’t worry, if not a good heavy frying pan is also good, or you can cook the skewers in the oven or under the grill. 

If you pre-soak the wooden skewers in some water for a few minutes, this reduces the amount of charring on the ends during cooking. 


– First of all, cut the chicken into small similar sized chunks and set aside.

– In a bowl add a little lemon juice and the mango chutney.

– Stir in the spices and the yogurt.

– Once combined pour ¾ of the mixture over the chicken. (You can leave the chicken in the marinade to a couple of hours in the fridge for a more intense flavour). Reserve around ¼ of the marinade to use as a dressing later.

– While your chicken marinades, cook the rice. Follow the instructions on the pack. Or bring to the boil in twice the quantity of water with a little salt, then cover and simmer for around 12 minutes in a very low heat. Around 3 or 4 minutes before the rice is ready sprinkle some sultans on the top and cover again for the remaining time. 

– When the rice is simmering, carefully add around 5 or 6 chucks of the marinated chicken onto the skewers. 

– Heat the griddle pan on a high heat. (Or heat the oven to 200c or grill to medium heat)

– Depending on the size of the skewers either cook 2 at a time or all 4 if there is space. Cook them for around 10 minutes, turning occasionally so they get griddle marks and the chicken is lightly brown and cooked through. Sprinkle with a little lemon juice. 

– Serve straight from the griddle pan with some Basmati Rice, dressed with a few sultanas. 

– Garnish with fresh lemon wedges and mint and or coriander. Drizzle the skewers with the remaining dressing. 

Vegan alternative

Below is the recipe for a vegan version using Danone Vegan Almond Original. We actually used the yogurt to make a dairy free version for William and he gobbled it all up!


  • Mixed vegetables – e.g. peppers, courgettes, mushrooms, dried apricots…
  • 3-4 tbsp Danone Almond Vegan original
  • 1 tbsp Tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tsp Mild Chilli powder
  • 1 lemon


– Make skewers using vegetables including peppers, courgettes, mushrooms, etc.

– Mix the following ingredients in a bowl to form a marinade to coat the veg before cooking: Danone Vegan Almond original, Tahini (sesame seed paste), salt and Pepper, Mild Chilli powder, lemon.

– Serve straight from the griddle pan with some Basmati Rice, dressed with a few sultanas. 

– Garnish with fresh lemon wedges and mint and or coriander. Drizzle the skewers with the remaining dressing. 

Click the link below to join in on the next Cookalong this Wednesday at 4 pm hosted by Fiona Connor on the Danone Yogurt UK & Ireland YouTube channel. She’ll be cooking her favourite healthy snacks, perfect for after school (or home school!) and a lot of fun to whip up with the kids!

Keep an eye out on @whatfionaeat‘s Instagram page for the ingredients you’ll need! Pop over to the Danone UK & Ireland YouTube channel to find out more about the series.

This is a paid post, sponsored by Danone. All words and thoughts are my own.

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