Dining al desko: Chicken, cranberry and walnut pitas

This is a great way to spruce up some leftover chicken. And with Christmas right around the corner, why not add some festive ingredients like dried cranberries and walnuts. If you have a lot of leftover turkey next week you could substitute it for the chicken.

Chicken, cranberry and walnut pitas


  • 2 wholemeal pitas
  • 2 large leaves iceberg lettuce
  • 1 chicken breast, roasted
  • Handful cranberries
  • Handful walnuts


  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Whisk together the ingredients of the dressing.
  2. Mix the chicken, cranberries and walnuts into the dressing, making sure everything is coated.
  3. Warm the pita bread and cut into two.
  4. Line each piece of bread with a piece of lettuce and fill with chicken stuffing.
Rachel Zammit Cutajar

Rachel’s life has been one recipe after the other for almost 10 years. Though she is no longer editor of Gourmet Today magazine, food still takes centre stage. She is a freelance writer and Succeed’s resident chef. To balance the inevitable calorie intake she has become a reluctant runner and likes to lift weights, though still loves a day on the sofa binge-watching absolutely anything (good).