Chicken and Wild Rice Salad Pitas

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 65 min
  • serves 4

These healthy pitas stuffed with chicken and a wild rice salad with dried cranberries make a delicious back-to-school lunch for kids with healthy appetites. 

Courtesy of RICARDO Magazine. 

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Directions for: Chicken and Wild Rice Salad Pitas


½ cup wild rice

¼ cup dried cranberries, chopped

2 cups cooked and diced chicken

¼ cup sour cream

2 Tbsp mayonnaise

2 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped

2 8-inch (20-cm) pita bread, halved OR Approximately 12 mini pita bread, halved

Boston lettuce leaves, to taste

Salt and pepper


1. In a small saucepan, cook the rice in salted water for about 50 minutes or until tender. Add the cranberries and cook for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water.

2. In a bowl, combine the rice and cranberries with the chicken, sour cream, mayonnaise, and chives. Adjust the seasoning.

3. Carefully open the pita bread and fill with the chicken salad and lettuce.

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