I frequently buy multiple flavors of hummus and raw veggies with the grand idea of that being our “healthy” snack for the week. More often than not, the hummus goes uneaten and ends up in the trash. Well this week I did it again. I bought too much hummus! But, instead of letting it go to waste, I incorporated it into a super easy weeknight dinner!
Here is what you will need to make Hummus Crusted Chicken!
- Chicken (I used 6 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless)
- 1/2 Cup of Hummus (I used Roasted Red Pepper)
- 2 Cloves of Garlic
- Seasoning (I used salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, and oregano)
- Half Of A Lemon
- Olive Oil (to coat the pan)
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Step 2: Lightly coat the bottom of a baking dish with olive oil. This will help prevent the chicken from sticking while it is baking.
Step 3: Place the chicken into the baking pan. With a spoon, scoop the 1/2 cup of hummus into a bowl. This step is important, as it prevents cross contamination between the raw chicken and the rest of the hummus ( that you are saving for later as your snack 😉). Spread the hummus across the top of the chicken, creating a thin and even layer.
Step 4: Next, mince the garlic and sprinkle it on top of the hummus. If you are adding any other seasoning, this is where you will add it. I used salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder, and oregano.
Step 5: Once the seasoning is added, squeeze the half lemon over the top and place uncovered in the oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the hummus is crispy. During the last 5ish minutes, I sprinkled some Parmesan cheese on top for a little extra flavor.
This dish is best served immediately.