Hummus-Crusted Chicken

Easy Hummus-Crusted ChickenCan I say something that might just blow your mind? K, here goes: I’m a big fan of recipes that are quick, easy, and don’t use up a lot of dishes that you have to clean up later.

I mean, c’mon, if I make a nice dinner, I want to be able to just relax after spending all that time preparing it, not have the threat of unwashed dishes hanging over my head. Ew. And to tell you the truth, there’s something icky about dirty dishes when you’re no longer hungry enough to eat an elephant.

So today, I’m going to give you a recipe that takes hardly any time at all to make, leaves hardly any dishes for you to wash, and tastes incredible: Hummus-Crusted Chicken from Gimme Some Oven. She cooked an incredible looking side dish with hers, so if you’re curious, check it out. It looks delicious.

If you’re not really a big fan of hummus, I still encourage you to give this recipe a try. The hummus gives the chicken a really great flavor without the chickpea taste. Plus, hummus is much better for you than breadcrumbs, or cheese, or mayonnaise, or whatever else people often slather on their chicken down here in the south.

Hummus-Crusted Chicken

  • 4 chicken breasts, thawed (or how ever many you want to make)
  • 1 cup hummus of your choice (I used less)
  • Lemon juice
  • Dash of paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place chicken breasts in a greased baking dish. Pat the chicken breasts dry and season with salt and pepper. Spread the hummus over the chicken so that it is completely covered with an even coating. Squeeze a few Tablespoons of lemon juice over top and sprinkle some paprika.photo 1
  2. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 450 degrees. Try not to get carried away with your happy dance from how little dishes you have to wash.photo 2
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