Chicken, Tomato & Mozzarella Parcels

These ideas have come from the wonderful Ruth Chubb from Three Bears Cookery Club.  I thought that you my readers would appreciate healthy recipes for school lunchboxes and you can also use this for your school cookery classes.

What’s in Your Lunchbox?

I don’t know about you but its always seems a difficult to task as to know what to put in my child’s lunchbox that they will eat!  My girls get fed up of sandwiches and rolls, so I try mixing it up for them, with little pies, wraps and pitta breads plus a selection of cucumber & carrot sticks and some fruit, a little cheese always goes down well in our house too.

I’m going to share with you one of our favourite recipes that always goes down well with them and the perfect size to fit in their lunchbox! They are very versatile as you can really get creative with fillings to mix it up a little bit.

I always encourage mine to help me make their pack lunch and the pies. It’s a simple recipe which is just perfect for kids to get their hands in and create their own lunch!  (If you are short on time you can buy the ready rolled shortcrust pastry).

If your child has any allergies or intolerances swap to the free versions and they still taste just as yummy.

Chicken, Tomato & Mozzarella Parcels

For the Pastry

  • 300g plain flour
  • 120g butter
  • 2tsp paprika
  • Cold water
  • Milk
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180c
  2. Put the flour into a mixing bowl and rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs and then add the paprika
  3. Gradually add a little cold water, a tablespoon at a time until your pastry is a soft ball
  4. Sprinkle a little flour on your surface and rolling pin and roll out the dough to about ¼ inch thick, you should be able to get around 8 circles. Put your circles aside and move onto your filling;

For the filling

  • cooked chicken
  • cherry tomatoes chopped up
  • Sprinkle of basil
  • 4 tbsps. of tomato puree
  • Mozzarella
  1. Add all the ingredients for the filling (apart from the mozzarella) into a small bowl and coat with the tomato puree
  2. Spoon the mixture on to one half of each circle and then sprinkle some mozzarella on top.
  3. Now using a pastry brush and a little milk, brush the milk all the way round the edge of the circle, then fold each circle in half making a semi-circle.
  4. Press the edges together gently with a fork and prick a few holes in the top. To finish brush some milk on the top of the parcels.
  5. Ask your grown up to put them in the oven for approx. 12-15mins until golden.

Hi, I’m Ruth and I’m the Founder of Three Bears Cookery Club. I am married with 3 beautiful girls. I am baking mad and always scouring recipe books for new ideas, I can mainly be found in the kitchen trying out new recipes!  I’ve always encouraged my children to help in the kitchen so much so that they are always asking to bake or help with tea. Learning to cook is such an important life skill for children and its something I am very passionate about.






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