Hummus goes from appetizer to main dish as a rich, tangy coating on chicken breasts. In the oven, the hummus coating caramelizes slightly and the sprinkle of sesame seeds turns extra-crunchy and nutty. For leftovers, you could slice up the chicken and tuck it into a pita with crisp lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes.

Robin Bashinsky
Source:, December 2018


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

  • Whisk hummus, cumin, lemon zest, paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Spread the mixture evenly on both sides of chicken breasts. Sprinkle both sides with sesame seeds, pressing gently to adhere. Place on the prepared pan.

  • Roast the chicken until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 160 degrees F, about 20 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes (the temperature will increase to 165 degrees F). Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

306.7 calories; protein 39.4g 79% DV; carbohydrates 8.7g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 4g 16% DV; sugars 0.1g; fat 12.5g 19% DV; saturated fat 2.3g 12% DV; cholesterol 94mg 31% DV; vitamin a iu 339.6IU 7% DV; vitamin c 3.2mg 5% DV; folate 50.5mcg 13% DV; calcium 128.6mg 13% DV; iron 3.8mg 21% DV; magnesium 94.9mg 34% DV; potassium 440.8mg 12% DV; sodium 386.6mg 16% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 23% DV.

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Meh this was okay there are better chicken recipes out there. Read More