Hummus-Crusted Chicken and Summer Veggies

I have an exciting announcement: Drew and I have decided to follow a vegetarian diet for the next month. I know it’s ironic that I’m announcing this in a post for a poultry dish, but I photographed and ate this meal several days ago 😉 Why am I exploring a vegetarian diet? It’s something I’ve wanted to try for the past several months. I love how vegetarian meals  inspire me to be a more creative home cook, save some money, and eat in a more environmentally sustainable manner. And I’m so grateful for Drew’s willingness to try this out with me.

What does this mean for Sweet Little Kitchen? Over the next month, I’ll still be bringing you healthy, unique meals a few times a week. The only difference is they won’t have any meat. I promise to only put tofu in some things.

Hummus-Crusted Chicken and Summer Veggies is a delicious, one-dish meal. It's a perfect weeknight meal the whole family will love!

Even though I won’t be eating poultry during the next month, I am so excited to share this recipe for Hummus-Crusted Chicken and Summer Veggies with you. I made it several times when I was a college student, so you know it can’t be that hard. Here’s a few reasons why I love this recipe so much:

  1. It’s a one-pan meal with minimal prep time
  2. It uses seasonal summer veggies (so it’s pretty cheap this time of year)
  3. The hummus on the chicken can be used as a delicious dipping sauce for the veggies

Feel free use homemade or store-bought hummus. You can experiment with the hummus flavors too. I’ve only ever used plain hummus, but I think it would be fantastic with a roasted red pepper hummus.

Hummus-Crusted Chicken and Summer Veggies is a delicious, one-dish meal. It's a perfect weeknight meal the whole family will love!   Hummus-Crusted Chicken and Summer Veggies is a delicious, one-dish meal. It's a perfect weeknight meal the whole family will love!

Enjoy this last meat-y dish with me. One last shout-out to all you readers out there – you are so supportive and I’m excited to share the things I cook in the month ahead with you!

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Hummus-Crusted Chicken and Summer Veggies
 
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Hummus-Crusted Chicken and Summer Veggies is a delicious, one-dish meal. It's a perfect weeknight meal the whole family will love!
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1.5 pounds)
  • • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • • 1 yellow squash, chopped
  • • 1 onion, chopped
  • • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • • 1 cup hummus of your choice
  • • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • • 1 tablespoon dry white wine
  • • 1 teaspoon paprika
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450º. Grease a large baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the zucchini, squash, onion, garlic, olive oil, and white wine together until everything is coated with the oil-wine mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place all of the vegetables on the bottom of the baking dish in an even layer. Lay the four chicken breasts over the vegetables. Spread the hummus evenly on top of the chicken. Sprinkle the chicken with paprika.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is fully cooked and the vegetables are tender.

Adapted from Gimme Some Oven

Comments

  1. Olivia says

    I was actually just about to search for a hummus chicken recipe! This looks so good! Definitely gonna give it a try! I just made your Dijon Panko Crusted Chicek recipe today and loved it! Great blog! :)

    • Alexa says

      Thanks so much, Olivia! I’m so glad you liked the Dijon chicken and I hope you love the hummus chicken just as much :)

  2. Laura says

    I made this last night with a lot less onion and used smoked paprika instead of regular. The smokiness really added a nice note to the dish. I’ve recommended it to my family to try while they are on their diet kick, and they’re going to report back on how it works with bell pepper. This was an AMAZING one-pan dinner, and my Midwestern roots thank you!

  3. Nicole says

    This was incredible. The chicken was pretty good (although my least favorite part was def my fault- cooked it till it was a little too dry. The hummus tasted great on top) but what really blew me away was the squash. We’re definitely not veggie lovers in my family (we eat em cause we have to), but we gobbled up this squash…. I want to make it again by itself tomorrow! (With some hummus mixed in…. Yum).
    Thanks for a great recipe!!

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