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Back to School Lunches


  • 3 Chicken breasts - 1 lb approx 500 gms
  • 1 tsp each Salt & Pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Pasta
  • 1 cup Express Rice (or regular rice)
  • Butter optional
  • 6 Cheese Cubes
  • 1 tsp Onion powder or granules/flakes
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Mustard powder
  • 2 tbsps diced Parsley
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • Pasta sauce 680 ml, 24 oz
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1/4 cup Parsley
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup sliced Mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup Spinach


  1. Place the chicken breasts, salt, pepper & egg in a food processor and grind it till it's still chunky but holding together
  2. Divide the chicken into 3
  3. For the Cheesy Chicken Bombs, form meatballs with an oiled hand and simply insert a cheese cube in each
  4. For the Chicken Cutlets, add onion powder, paprika, mustard and parsley and divide into 4
  5. Drop into the panko breadcrumbs and flatten to form cutlets
  6. Add the Cheesy Bombs and the Cutlets to a baking tray and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 mins, flipping over halfway
  7. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions
  8. Cook the rice according to the package instructions
  9. Heat the pasta sauce and add salt and parsley
  10. Reserve a few tbsps of the plain pasta sauce
  11. Add the cooked pasta in, let the pasta cook for another minute and fish out and reserve all the pasta
  12. Add 1/2 cup water to loosen up the sauce
  13. With the last portion of the ground chicken, form meatballs with an oiled hand and drop gently into the sauce
  14. Cover and allow to cook for 5 minutes and then gently flip over and cook again
  15. Add the mushrooms & spinach and cook
  16. Divide into 3 lunchboxes as shown in the video!