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Spice bag

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Prep Time:10 mins

Cooking Time:45 mins

Serves:2 Adults

Spice bag

Want to learn how to make a healthy spice bag? Try this alternative to a takeaway favourite. Our fakeaway spice bag is low in salt, fat, and sugar.

About this recipe

This easy spice bag recipe was taken from the ‘Take on the Take Away’ series on RTÉ One. Read on to learn how to make spice bags just like the ones you would buy at your local takeaway.


  • 2 medium chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 80g breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon of chinese 5 spice
  • ½ teaspoon of chilli powder
  • Salt to garnish
  • Red and green chilli to garnish (optional)


  1. For the chicken, place the strips into beaten egg - learn why you should never wash raw chicken here. In a bowl, mix the cumin and breadcrumbs. Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 400°F/ Gas Mark 6.
  2. Place the chicken into the breadcrumbs mixed with cumin until fully coated and place onto a baking tray with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. If you find they aren't fully coated, go back and dip again into the egg and then back into the bread mix. Place into the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes. Make sure your meat is cooked properly.
  3. Remember to wash your hands with warm soapy water after handling raw chicken.
  4. For the chips, slice them up to whatever thickness you like and bake with the rosemary, sliced onion and tablespoon of vegetable oil for 35/40 minutes on a baking tray. If your tray isn't non-stick, use some grease proof or parchment paper. 
  5. Mix the spice ingredients together in a small bowl. Combine both the chicken and chips together and then from a height sprinkle over the spice mix coating both the chicken and chips.

What you will need

  • Baking tray
  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Mixing bowl

Serving suggestions

Serve your very own takeout from home with a fresh side salad

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