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Healthy Lunchbox Chicken Pasta For People On The Go

  • 1 packet of small shaped pasta (whatever type)
  • 1 sweet potato (or pre-chopped)
  • 1 bag of spinach
  • 1 packet of feta
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 packet of coriander
  • 2 chicken breasts


Step 1

You'll want to make a good big pot of this because it'll work for dinner, and then a couple of lunch boxes.

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Step 2

Put a pot of water and a large frying pan on the heat.

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Step 3

Peel an onion.

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Step 4

Slice it up as thinly as you possibly can.

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Step 5

Throw a bit of oil into a pan and put it on a medium heat.

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Step 6

I'm lucky because I found a bag of pre-chopped sweet potato. You might need to peel and chop yours. Nice small pieces is key here.

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Step 7

Throw the onions and the sweet potato into the pan.

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Step 8

Keep them stirred and over a low heat, moving them every couple of minutes.

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Step 9

Grab the whole bag of coriander.

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Step 10

Chop the heck out of it with a big sharp knife.

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Step 11

Have it nice and fine like this.

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Step 12

Crumble up the feta cheese just using your hands; make sure you wash them first though, you filthy animal.

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Step 13

Set the coriander and feta cheese onto a plate to one side for later.

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Step 14

When the water comes up to the boil, throw the pasta in.

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Step 15

With the sweet potato getting soft, add half a glass of water. This will help bind it all and soften it up.

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Step 16

Stir it all up and cook for another three to four minutes.

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Step 17

The mixture should be very soft, but not mushy.

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Step 18

Turn the heat off and add the entire bag of spinach.

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Step 19

It will be piled up over the edge of the pan, but don't worry, it'll shrink down soon.

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Step 20

Add the pasta once you have strained it.

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Step 21

Stir the whole thing and the dish should be starting to take shape.

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Step 22

Take it off the heat and make sure it cools right down. Don't mix it yet!

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Step 23

Lash on a chargrill pan (or a frying pan if you don't have one).

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Step 24

Grab two chicken breasts.

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Step 25

Slice them into nice thin pieces. The thinner, the better.

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Step 26

Put a bit of oil over them and season with salt and pepper.

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Step 27

Add them to the piping hot pan.

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Step 28

Don't mess around stirring them; just let them cook. Once they start colouring, start flipping them.

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Step 29

They should cook through in no time at all.

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Step 30

When the pasta has cooled down, add in the feta and coriander.

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Step 31

Plate it up.

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Step 32

Top it off with the chicken, and you have an insanely good dish. `Delish.


Written By

Niall Harbison

Niall founded our sister site Lovin' Dublin with a few simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.