Chicken, Strawberry and Ġbejna salad 

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 chicken salad with local strawberries, which are absolutely delicious at this time of year, local ġbejna and farro make a perfect office lunch.


  • 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 ġbejna (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 bowl 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 ġbejna over the top and serve.
Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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