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Pack Lunches: Spiced Chicken and Slaw

Pack Lunches: Spiced Chicken and Slaw

So sharing my pack lunch inspiration, just trying to stay away from the usual limp sandwich, or worse still buying lunch (will never save for our holiday at this rate)I aim to prep this over the week and this particular lunch made over the Bank hols. 

This is super simple to make but you just need a little time to prep, once you have made all the elements it's simply about popping together in the mornings and adding the sides dressing accompaniments that you fancy such as a wrap etc... In this particular dish I just made up a batch of wild rice and quinoa then I had this to use in the week, however choose whatever is a favourite of yours.

I usually make enough to last myself and the hubby until mid-week, by then I look to use leftovers from dinner in the week or have the odd lunch out (I'm only human).

For this dish spices are so important to ensure its flavoured, recently I came across ras el hanout a brilliant spice that's made up of lots of spices, saving you the time to make your own mix it gives of a lovely warm flavour (totally recommend it with chicken or lamb).

So below is the recipe for my Spiced Chicken, Quinoa, Wild Rice and Homemade Slaw:


  • 500g Chicken thighs (without the bones)
  • 1 tblsp Ras el Hanout
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp of rapeseed oil

Ingredients for homemade slaw:

  • 1/4 Purple cabbage
  • 1/4 White cabbage 
  • 1 tbsp Mayonnaise 
  • 1 pinch Salt and Pepper 
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp olive oil

How to Make:

1. If possible you want to season your meat the night before, basically the longer the better, but not to worry if you don't have the time. Pop your chicken in a bag with the seasoning and mix well.

2. Spray your oil in the pan, make sure you have the heat  mid-high. Add in your chicken and turn every so often. I usually cook this for 10-15 mins (you don't want to overcook your chicken and make it rubbery). After 10 mins I usually pop the pan lid on for 5 then its done.

3. When making the slaw simply mix together your mayo, lemon, mustard, olive oil and salt and pepper and leave to one side, then blend your cabbage and carrots in a blender or chop fine, mix everyone in a bowl and its ready.

Let me know if you try this and enjoy!


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