Roasted red pepper hummus chicken

roasted red pepper hummus chickenWho would have thought that hummus + chicken in a very hot oven would result in an AMAZINGLY tasty dinner idea? Not me, but I promise it’s true! We love snacking on veggies and hummus so we always have it in the house, and I always stock up on chicken, so this was the perfect “pantry clean-out” recipe. As soon as I saw this brilliant idea on Pinterest, I knew this recipe was a definite must-try, plus it’s super healthy, completely dairy-free, gluten-free and ready in 30 minutes!

This is cooking at its easiest! Just line a baking sheet, season chicken with salt and pepper, then place a few dollops of hummus on top. I used roasted red pepper hummus but any flavor would work! The hummus creates a delicious crust on the chicken as it slightly hardens in the oven and really pumps up the flavor. No more boring, bland chicken dishes around here! I like to serve this with extra hummus on the side for dipping, and my side dish of choice was balsamic marinated tomatoes. Whip up some rice or quinoa to round out the meal or check out the original recipe which includes baked veggies.

Looking for more chicken recipes? Check out my chicken & asparagus stir-fry, “chicken club”-style chicken, and Moroccan chicken with chick peas
roasted red pepper hummus chicken
Roasted red pepper hummus chicken
Yield: 2 servings | Serving size: 1 chicken breast
Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 25 mins | Total time: 30 mins

Ingredients:
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
4 Tbsp roasted red pepper hummus, divided (or flavor of your choice)
salt and pepper

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
3. Place chicken breasts on prepared baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.
4. Place 2 Tbsp hummus on top of each chicken breast with a spoon. *Be careful not to touch the raw chicken with spoon and then double-dip. Use a new spoon if it has touched the raw chicken.
5. Spread hummus over top and sides of each piece of chicken using the spoon and your fingers, coating evenly.
6. Bake for about 25 minutes or until completely cooked through.

Recipe slightly adapted from: Gimme Some Oven
Photography: Lighten Up Recipes

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