Hummus Chicken: A Delicious and Healthy Dish

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Hummus Chicken: A Delicious and Healthy Dish
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 03, 2023

Hummus chicken is a delightful and nutritious dish that combines the flavors of tender chicken with the creaminess of hummus. This recipe is perfect for those seeking a protein-packed meal that is also gluten-free and low in carbohydrates. The chicken is marinated in a fragrant blend of spices and then baked to perfection. It is served on a bed of fluffy couscous and garnished with fresh herbs, making it a visually appealing and tasty meal. With a preparation time of just 30 minutes, this hummus chicken recipe is a quick and satisfying option for any meal.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup hummus (plain or flavored)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish
  • Cooked couscous for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix the cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.
  3. Rub the spice mixture evenly over both sides of the chicken breasts.
  4. Heat the olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the seasoned chicken breasts and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until browned.
  6. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  7. Remove the skillet from the oven and let the chicken rest for a few minutes.
  8. Spread a generous amount of hummus on each chicken breast, covering the top completely.
  9. Serve the hummus chicken on a bed of cooked couscous and garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro.
  10. Enjoy this flavorful and healthy hummus chicken!

Interesting Facts

  • Hummus is a popular Middle Eastern spread made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic.
  • Chicken is a versatile and lean source of protein that is a staple in American cuisine.
  • Couscous is a North African dish made from tiny granules of durum wheat that is a great alternative to rice or pasta.
  • Using hummus as a topping for chicken adds creaminess and flavor while keeping the dish gluten-free and low in carbs.