Working Lunch Idea: Baked Chicken Parcels

Working from home means that my lunches have to be simple and easy to whip up.

However, working from home also means having access to a full, working kitchen. Being so close to the kitchen makes me feel like eating leftovers or instant meals is sacrilege. If you can cook, cook. I tend to go for salads and sandwiches most of the time cause they are easy to prepare from scratch. However, sometimes I crave a warm meal. That’s when this super simple Baked Chicken Parcel recipe comes perfect for an easy and delicious lunch option. 

I’m not a fan of white meat and will always choose thigh over breast, but if you want to try it with chicken breast it should work just fine, might not be as juicy though. I’m sure you know that already. Ha!

This is literally baked chicken for dummies. Difficulty level: 7 year old child. Steam up some veggies and ta-dah! Lunch is served. 


Baked Chicken Parcels
Really easy, delicious and flavorsome chicken parcels which can be made individually. Perfect for solo lunches!
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  1. Chicken thigh
  2. olive oil
  3. 2-3 lime wedges
  4. Italian herbs
  5. Chili Flakes
  6. Salt and Pepper
  7. 2 foil sheets cut into squares
  1. Preheat oven to 180-200 degrees
  2. Rub chicken with a dash of olive oil, italian herbs, chili flakes, salt, and pepper (season as you desire!)
  3. Set the chicken (skin side up) and lime wedges on one foil sheet, cover with another, and wrap on the sides to make a parcel.
  4. Chuck it in the oven for 15 mins.
  5. After 15 mins, open the top of the parcel to expose the chicken skin and put it back in the oven for 10 mins.
  6. Push back the foil and serve in the parcel.
  1. To be able to tell if the chicken is cooked, take a fork and pierce the meat by the bone. If pink fluids come out, it means it isn't cooked through yet. It has to be clear.
Adapted from BBC Good Food
Adapted from BBC Good Food
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Let me know how yours go!

4 thoughts on “Working Lunch Idea: Baked Chicken Parcels

  1. Hi Abbi! Finally went and made the Baked Chicken Parcels. However, since I didn’t have all the ingredients and materials (note to self: check the fridge first if all the ingredients are available), I had to improvise. I used skinless chicken breast, instead of chicken thighs. I used calamansi, instead of lime. I used paprika, instead of chili flakes. I used parchment paper, instead of file. So basically, I changed majority of your recipe (sorry about that). It turned out well, it needed a bit more salt, and less time in the oven to be perfect. But still good. Thanks for the recipe!

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