Dining al desko: Chicken, strawberry and ġbejna salad

Roast chicken is a great Sunday meal and what’s more is that the leftovers are so versatile with options like pies, soups or salads. This salad with local strawberries, which are absolutely delicious at this time of year, local ġbejna and farro makes a perfect office lunch.

Chicken, strawberry and gbejna salad


  • 50g farro
  • 1 chicken leg, cooked and meat removed from the bone
  • ½ stick celery
  • A few slices cucumber
  • Handful walnuts
  • 5 strawberries
  • Large handful mixed salad leaves
  • ½ gbejna (peppered)


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ clove garlic
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Boil the farro in salted water for approx. 7 mins or as per instructions on the packet.
  2. Whisk the ingredients for the dressing in a small bow and set aside.
  3. Mix together the chicken, celery, cucumber, walnuts and strawberries.
  4. Add the farro and mix well.
  5. Drizzle over the dressing and mix, making sure everything is coated.
  6. Place some mixed salad leaves onto a plate and top with the chicken mixture.
  7. Crumble the gbejna over the top and serve.
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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).