Heinz Salad Cream

Waitrose Easy Chicken Pittas with Heinz Salad Cream

Here at British Corner Shop we’re all for reminiscing over our favourite British ingredients, which is why this week’s Waitrose Easy Chicken Pittas with Heinz Salad Cream has rightfully earned its place in the kitchen cupboard spotlight.

Heinz Salad Cream has been a renowned staple in Brit diets across the country since its introduction in the 1920’s. Gaining popularity for cleverly masking the taste of flavourless lettuce leaves and other typically disliked vegetables, this pale yellow condiment has proved a ‘saving grace’ for those whose palate simply cannot fathom the thought of undressed watery iceberg.

With its rich consistency and tangy taste – Salad Cream has become more than just an accompaniment to leafy greens, proving its versatility on our British plates and in our foodie hearts.

So in celebration of the original Heinz hero (and our Great British Picnic promotion), we’re bringing you a fresh and flavoursome Easy Chicken Pitta recipe that will serve you and your loved ones well this summer.


2 x Chicken Breast Fillets

1 x fresh or dried bay leaf

1 x large carrot, coarsely grated

25g pack fresh mint, chopped

1 x bunch salad onions, thinly sliced

75g radishes, thinly sliced

5 tbsp Heinz Salad Cream

8 White Pittas

2 x gem lettuce, roughly chopped


  1. Place the chicken breasts in a pan large enough to accommodate them both snugly in the bottom. Cover with water, add the bay leaf and bring to the boil. Lower the heat and simmer very gently for 10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and there is no pink meat when pierced with the tip of a knife. Then turn off the heat and leave to cool completely in the poaching liquid.
  2. Remove the cooled chicken from the liquid and shred into small pieces. Toss the pieces with the carrot, mint, salad onions and radishes. Add the Heinz Salad Cream and mix together until the salad is evenly coated, then chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
  3. Griddle or toast the pittas until nicely browned then split them open. Tuck half a lettuce leaf into each pitta to line it then spoon in the chicken mixture and serve.Enjoy!

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