13 June 2019

Hummus-Crusted Chicken - Easy Sheet Pan Dinner

Hummus-Crusted Chicken - Easy Sheet Pan Dinner (for one or more) / www.delightfulrepast.com

Hummus-crusted chicken came onto my radar when I was trying to think of another easy Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner. Since I had just made a batch of hummus for myself (Mr Delightful doesn't do dips), I thought this chicken would be a good way to use it all up and sneak a little of it to Mr Delightful in a non-dip kind of way!

You can make it with your favorite store-bought hummus, if you have one. I don't, because they're all way too garlicky for me. And, besides, I just like my homemade Hummus better, and it's organic. I have to leave out the garlic altogether these days, but my recipe includes just the right amount of garlic for those who aren't allergic.


Hummus-Crusted Chicken - Easy Sheet Pan Dinner / www.delightfulrepast.com


I'm going to do one thing differently next time: Don't you think pressing on a sprinkling of sesame seeds for a little crunch would be a nice touch?



Hummus-Crusted Chicken - Easy Sheet Pan Dinner (for one or more) / www.delightfulrepast.com



I use a 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pan or an 18x13x1-inch half sheet pan for dinner for two or three, and a 13x9x1-inch quarter sheet pan when it's dinner for one. You just do a few minutes of prep in the morning, put it in the fridge, then pop it in the over when you're ready. The sort of streamlined cooking perfect for a busy day.

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Hummus-Crusted Chicken - Easy Sheet Pan Dinner (for one or more) / www.delightfulrepast.com

Hummus-Crusted Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

(Makes one serving, just multiply for more)

1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 6-ounce (170 grams) boneless skinless chicken breast
About 1/8 teaspoon salt
About 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons hummus, depending on the surface area of the chicken

About 1/8 teaspoon paprika or smoked paprika
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon or so of sesame seeds
6 ounces (170 grams) cauliflower and broccoli florets
6 ounces (170 grams) orange-flesh sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/3- to 1/2-inch slices
Optional: a little cinnamon-sugar for the sweet potato slices 

1 Use a 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil to oil a quarter sheet pan (foil-lined or not) for one or 1 tablespoon for jelly roll pan for two or half sheet pan for three. Place the chicken breast(s) in the middle of the pan. Season the top side with some of the salt and pepper. Spread the hummus on the top and sides, just a thin, even layer. Sprinkle with paprika and sesame seeds.


2 Spread the cauliflower and broccoli florets on one end of the pan and drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil per serving, tossing to coat well; sprinkle with the remaining salt and pepper. Spread the sweet potato slices at the other end of the pan and drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil per serving, turning to coat well; if desired, sprinkle the tops with a little cinnamon-sugar.

3 Cover and refrigerate until time to bake. Preheat oven to 400F/205C/Gas6. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

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60 comments:

Grace said...

I used to make my own hummus but like everything else I don't do that anymore. I've found Boar's Head brand to be quite good, lots of garlic and lemon. I can't imagine having to eliminate garlic from my diet - I put in in EVERYTHING! Garlic and olive oil - can't live without them. I will keep this idea in the back of my mind - even if just to do the chicken that way - such an interesting combination. (My husband hates broccoli and I hate cauliflower so maybe a side of carrots or even spaghetti with garlic and oil LOL)

Angie's Recipes said...

I adore anything made with chickpea and chicken is one of my favourite protein sources...a perfect combination for a delicious and comforting meal!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Grace. Yeah, you can throw anything you like on that sheet pan--potatoes, squash, eggplant, apples, whatever makes you happy! Garlic is a tough thing to be allergic to, hard to avoid when dining out.

Thomas "Sully" Sullivan said...

Sesame seeds crunch? Was this just a loose reference to the toasting overall or is my ignorance showing again? Crusted chicken is a big family in my kitchen. Wears a lot of coats. Being too lazy and too indiscriminant to make coatings from scratch, Italian garlic crumbs (usually Progresso) are most often the base, but pecans, coconut, cashews et al may get in the mix. I even freelance the crust without in addition to putting it on the chicken, letting it soak up with brown rice, sautéing in butter and scraped up at the right moment using a spatula. Not greasy if the proportions are right. Love your alliteration: Mr. Delightful doesn’t do dips…

sam said...

Sounds delicious and filling X

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Angie. And thank you for reminding me, I need to edit my post to include "chickpeas" as another name for garbanzo beans.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Sully. I was hoping someone would appreciate my alliteration! Yep, those sesame seeds would toast nicely as the chicken baked. Can't go wrong with any nuts and seeds when it comes to chicken. I especially like hazelnuts with chicken.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Sam. Yes, the hummus adds even more protein to the chicken.

Louca por porcelana said...

Your dish looks yummy.I like hummus very much,but I have never eaten it with chicken,sounds great!Have a lovely weekend,dear Jean!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Now that looks like such a healthy, and colorful meal, Jean. Prepping it in the morning makes it even better! I made a sheet pan meal just last week with chicken, butternut squash and multi-colored pepper slices. I put it on the outdoor grill to keep my kitchen cooler.

Phil in the Kitchen said...

That's a fine idea. I'm very fond of dips but I usually make too much and I'm very happy to see another way of using hummus. I'd definitely try the sesame seeds (maybe a mix of black and white?): they look good as well as adding the crunch. When I was but a young thing I'd use plenty of garlic in dips but these days I much prefer a subtle and gentle garlic flavour when it's used uncooked in dips and sauces such as hummus or pesto. I'd like to claim to be more sophisticated in my tastes these days but I'm not sure that's true.

Margie said...

I love hummus, but it never occurred to me to combine it with chicken!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Maristela! I think you'll like it with chicken!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Kitty, that sounds wonderful! It's been too long since I've had butternut squash other than in soup. Must remedy that!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Phil, I'm sure that's it--you're far more sophisticated in your tastes these days! (I hope you read the linked "enough already with the garlic" post.)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Margie, I bet you'd like it! Even Mr Delightful liked it, and he doesn't even like hummus!

ellen b. said...

Love one pan meals! Thanks for the great idea!

Jennifer@MyFlagstaffHome said...

Wow, I've never heard of chicken crusted with hummus. How unique! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home! --Jennifer

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh Jean, I love one pan dinners like that, love hummus, and when I clicked on the link to your hummus recipe, I saw Lionel and Tuppence. xoxoxo.

TONY said...

Very nice Jean. I always think of houmous as a dip but excellent idea. Memories of my Greek island hopping in my youth and more recent holidays on Crete. Cauliflower and broccoli too. Lovely. You will be doing Brussels sprouts next. All the best, Tony

Pauline Wiles said...

I had no idea you can do this kind of thing with hummus. Love the suggestion, thanks Jean!

Vee said...

So not a hummus person, but everything else about this dinner looks wonderful.I think I’ll try it in my air fryer. And, yes, I like your idea for nuts and or sesame seeds pressed in to the chicken.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I like you idea of adding sesame seeds for added crunch to the hummus coating...it sounds good.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Ellen. It's good to have some easy dinner ideas ready for when we need them!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Jennifer. I hope you'll try it soon.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Oh, Judy, I'm glad you liked that! Cats are so photogenic!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Tony, thank you. And I do love Brussels sprouts as well. I think I've posted two sprouts recipes.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Pauline. I hope you'll give it a try soon and let me know how you liked it.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Vee! I'm still resisting an air fryer--as you know, I already have quite a collection of appliances! But I'm sure there will come a day ...

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Karen. And what makes me mad is that I *had* sesame seeds on hand, but didn't get the idea until I was pulling the pan out of the oven!

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

What a great idea. I'm a hummus fan and will try this next time I make a batch. And you bet, sesame seeds sound like a great little topping.

Cocoa and Lavender said...

Jean - I now laugh when people freak out (to use the youth-of-today vernacular) that I can’t eat garlic. It really just proves that we overuse the stuff in our society. My European friends never even bat an eyelid because they have maintained sanity in their seasoning!

Now, on to your fantastic recipe! What a great idea - I make a “hummus” with toasted shallots, garbanzos, and orange rind and juice. I think it would be amazing atop some chicken breasts.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Lea Ann, thanks. I don't know why anyone would NOT be a hummus fan, do you?!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

David, thanks so much. So many people are like "ALL CAPS" with garlic--and you know how when you emphasize everything with all caps, you emphasize nothing! I'm going to try it with shallots next time--I love shallots.

Cocoa and Lavender said...

Shallots are definitely our go-to for great flavor. I use a lot in the hummus - it’s on the blog if you want to take a peak!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, David. I'll definitely take a peak! I use a LOT of shallots around here.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Mmm, this looks so good! I've never had homemade hummus but I bet it's fantastic. Looks like an easy and tasty meal. BTW, I made chili today with pinto beans. This is the first time I've used them and we both really like them. Lots of protein. Thank you for another tasty meal idea.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sandi, thanks so much. And I'm so glad you tried the pinto beans and liked them! I think I get most of my protein from beans and legumes.

Aletha Oglesby, M.D. said...

I love the idea of using hummus this way. I've not seen this done before, so I'm definitely going to try it.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Aletha. It's such a healthy meal, suitable for gluten-free diets as well. Hope you can try it soon.

Tamago said...

I don’t think I’ve come across hummus crusted chicken before! It sounds really good and adding sesame seeds would be great. I like crunchy :-)

Treat and Trick said...

Never imagined to use hummus this way. Thanks for this brilliant idea..

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Tamago, thank you. Yes, crunchy is always good!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Treat and Trick. I'm so glad to have a way of getting a little hummus into Mr Delightful! :D

Dee | Grammy's Grid said...

Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 1! Pinned ♥

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Dee. Pins are much appreciated!

Bree Dixon said...

Sounds delicious xx....#senior salon

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Bree!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Love the idea of this hummus chicken! Very clever. And such a nice meal -- easy and tasty. Perfect!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, John! We really liked it.

Jo said...

triple whammy, combination of hummus and chicken sounds delightful and toss in the veggies, it is a one pan wonder. saw this at MizHelens, your dish was one of the featured recipes

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jo, thank you so much. AND thanks for telling me how you found it!

Irene said...

Sounds like a delicious combination, and so healthy!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Irene. I love healthy!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I am a big fan of hummus and love chicken but never have considered putting the 2 together! Pinned - I'm going to try this one.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

That's wonderful, Carol. Do let me know how you liked it!

Doused in Pink Life & Style said...

I love sheet pan meals and the combination of chicken and hummus sounds delicious!

Jill - Doused in Pink

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Jill. I'm looking forward to having it again soon.

Miz Helen said...

Your Sheet Pan Meal was featured on Full Plate Thursday and pinned to our special features board last week! Hope you enjoyed the blog love and thanks so much for sharing with us!
Miz Helen

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Miz Helen, thank you so much! Yes, I soooo appreciate the blog love! :-)

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