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.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9x13” 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!
How to store:
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
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!