Baked Hummus Chicken

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This baked hummus chicken recipe is an easy, delicious and healthy weeknight meal. It’s made with simple ingredients and ready in 30 minutes! Serve with a side of tzatziki, in a pita, over a Greek salad, etc.

overhead photo of Baked Hummus Chicken in a baking dish


I often get asked what we feed our family on a weekly basis, so I’m making it a priority to share some of our favorite weeknight dinners that are both adult and kid approved (like these Greek meatballs, lettuce wraps and this pizza casserole). This Hummus Chicken is one such recipe!

This baked hummus chicken recipe is an easy, delicious and healthy weeknight meal. It’s made with simple ingredients and ready in 30 minutes and even my kids love eating it! Serve it with a side of tzatziki, in a pita, over a Greek salad, etc.

Baked Hummus Chicken over salad

Hummus Chicken: Ingredients & Substitutions

This hummus chicken recipe doesn’t have many ingredients, but here are a few notes on possible substitutions. 

overhead photo of the labeled ingredients in this Baked Hummus Chicken Recipe
  • Chicken breasts. I recommend using boneless, skinless chicken breasts to make this recipe. 
  • Olive oil. For the best flavor use a high-quality olive oil, you can also use avocado or canola oil.
  • Spices (paprika, garlic powder, onion powder). One of the things that makes this recipe special is the spice mixture that coats each piece of chicken. Feel free to adjust it to your tastes, if desired.
  • Dried oregano. I used dried oregano but you can use fresh if desired. 
  • HummusChoose your favorite variety and flavor – and feel free to mix it up! We are a classic hummus family (because of my picky son), but roasted red pepper hummus, spicy hummus, etc. would be great. Make your own with this hummus recipe or white bean hummus.
  • Lemon juice. freshly squeezed or bottled both work well! 
4 Baked Hummus Chicken breasts in a baking dish after baking

How to Make Hummus Chicken

This baked hummus chicken is easy to make, as always we’ll walk through the process step-by-step and don’t forget to watch the video! 

Make Spice Mixture

In a small bowl, mix together salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and oregano. Then, place the chicken in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil, turn to coat each breast with oil.

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Coat Chicken Breasts

Next, evenly space the chicken breasts in a baking dish. Then sprinkle each chicken breast evenly with spice mixture (just less than 1 tsp per breast).

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Assemble & Bake

Then, spread 2 Tablespoons hummus on each chicken breast and drizzle the top of the hummus with lemon juice.If desired, add an extra dash of paprika on top of the hummus.

Bake for 25- 30 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. I always recommend using an instant read thermometer to check the temperature of meat to make sure it is perfectly cooked. 

two overhead photos showing How to Make Baked Hummus Chicken

Serve

I love serving this baked hummus chicken over a yummy salad (like this Greek Salad and this quinoa salad), with homemade tzatziki sauce and a side of homemade no knead bread.

Sometimes I slice it up and serve it inside pita bread! We also love making roasted broccoli or roasted veggies to serve alongside this recipe. 

Or serve it with your favorite mediterranean recipes like tabbouleh, chickpea salad, Greek pasta salad, etc.

overhead photo of Baked Hummus Chicken in a baking dish

Store

This hummus chicken makes great leftovers, simply store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. 

two plates of Baked Hummus Chicken over salad

FAQs about Hummus Chicken

How can you tell when chicken is done?

The best way to know for certain your chicken is fully cooked (and not over cooked) is to use an instant read thermometer. Cook the chicken until the internal temperature is 160-165 degrees F.

Can you freeze hummus chicken?

This is a recipe I don’t recommend freezing.

overhead photo of baked hummus chicken sliced over a salad

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Baked Hummus Chicken Recipe

Laura
This baked hummus chicken recipe is an easy, delicious and healthy weeknight meal. It’s made with simple ingredients and ready in 30 minutes! Serve with a side of tzatziki, in a pita, over a salad, etc.
5 from 7 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 219
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9×13” baking dish. Set aside.
  • Mix together salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and oregano.
  • Place chicken in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil, turn to coat each breast with oil.
  • Evenly space the chicken breasts in a baking dish.
  • Sprinkle each chicken breast evenly with spice mixture (just less than 1 tsp per breast).
  • Spread 2 TBS hummus on each chicken breast.
  • Drizzle the top of the hummus with lemon juice.
  • If desired, add an extra dash of paprika on top of the hummus.
  • Bake for 25- 30 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.
  • Serve immediately with homemade tzatziki!

Video

Notes

Store
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. 
Ingredient Substitutions
  • Olive oil. For the best flavor use a high-quality olive oil, you can also use avocado or canola oil.
  • Spices (paprika, garlic powder, onion powder). One of the things that makes this recipe special is the spice mixture that coats each piece of chicken. Feel free to adjust it to your tastes, if desired.
  • Dried oregano. I used dried oregano but you can use fresh if desired. 
  • Hummus. Choose your favorite variety and flavor – and feel free to mix it up! Roasted red pepper hummus, spicy hummus, etc. would be great.
  • Lemon juice. freshly squeezed or bottled both work well! 

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken breast (0.5 lbs) | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 830mg | Potassium: 530mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Really yummy! I used a local Lemon Turmeric hummus and chicken thighs (’cause that’s what I had on hand). I baked it over caramelized onions. Excellent

  2. 5 stars
    This was hands down the best chicken I have ever made. My husband said the same thing first bite! I did find it salty so maybe my hummus or just too much of the salt I use? Either way it was delicious and will be on repeat over here!!!