This is a fast, delicious weeknight dinner. Use any flavor of hummus that you prefer, but spicy works well for me. Serve with a side of rice.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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  • Stir green bell pepper and onion together in the bottom of a 9-inch casserole dish. Drizzle olive oil over the vegetables; stir to coat.

  • Coat chicken breasts completely with a thin layer of hummus and place atop the vegetables. Drizzle lemon juice over the chicken and dust with paprika.

  • Cook chicken breasts in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

404 calories; 22 g total fat; 65 mg cholesterol; 276 mg sodium. 25 g carbohydrates; 30.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (36)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2013
I made this with one red and one yellow pepper in place of the green pepper and onion because that is what we prefer. I used Mediterranean Herb hummus which worked well for us. A side of rice paired nicely. After tasting the finished product we felt that the chicken would be better with salt and pepper sprinkled on it before coating with the hummus and that the paprika was overpowering the hummus a bit. Next time I would decrease the paprika by half. Overall I thought this recipe was easy and tasty and used things I normally have in my house. I really like using hummus in a main dish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/12/2014
It was quick and easy but kind of bland. Read More
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40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2013
I made this with one red and one yellow pepper in place of the green pepper and onion because that is what we prefer. I used Mediterranean Herb hummus which worked well for us. A side of rice paired nicely. After tasting the finished product we felt that the chicken would be better with salt and pepper sprinkled on it before coating with the hummus and that the paprika was overpowering the hummus a bit. Next time I would decrease the paprika by half. Overall I thought this recipe was easy and tasty and used things I normally have in my house. I really like using hummus in a main dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2013
I made this with one red and one yellow pepper in place of the green pepper and onion because that is what we prefer. I used Mediterranean Herb hummus which worked well for us. A side of rice paired nicely. After tasting the finished product we felt that the chicken would be better with salt and pepper sprinkled on it before coating with the hummus and that the paprika was overpowering the hummus a bit. Next time I would decrease the paprika by half. Overall I thought this recipe was easy and tasty and used things I normally have in my house. I really like using hummus in a main dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2015
I consistently use AR for ideas and the reviews are invaluable. Tonight I'm cleaning out the fridge and freezer as my daughter prepares for a major move in two days. I used this recipe as a launching pad and substituted what she had on hand. Two leeks and a huge fresh jalapeño instead of the onion and bell pepper....half a container of spicy red pepper hummus from Costco....two chicken breasts and two ground chicken patties. I marinated the chicken for an hour in the juice of the other lemon half along with sriracha cumin salt and pepper....and then quickly seared it. I baked at 450 according to directions and then sprinkled with toasted chopped macadamia nuts. It was absolutely delicious served with brown rice and yogurt-cumin roasted cauliflower. A gourmet meal from odds and ends! Thank you submitter of this recipe for a great idea and for graciously allowing me to post modifications. --Cooking with love Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2013
I cooked it on the stovetop and added green olives. I used 20 oz chicken breast tenderloins and an entire container of hummus. It was very good but I think 1/2 cup of hummus isn't enough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2018
Added fresh garlic & feta on top of the chicken breast forgot the lemon juice & just sprinkled a little paprika on top. Delicious! Only 30 minutes to bake for me. Served with brown rice and everyone loved it. Made again with black bean hummus (recipe on site) and everyone liked it even more! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2014
Wasn't bad but as I do with almost all these recipes I made modifications where I saw fit. For starters the hummus. I went with the "supremely spicy hummus" by Sabra to help prevent the bland flavor I see all over the reviews. Swapped the green pepper for a red pepper. No lemon juice either on one breast to compare flavor. Personally I liked the contrast of spice and citrus but it's your call. Also didn't need that much paprika for only 2 breasts need about 1/2-3/4 the quoted amount. Still was a little on the bland side so after it cooked I added my own mixture of spices to flavor it up. I suggest playing around with what flavors you like to see what you need to add or change to reach your desired level of taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2014
This was such a delicious and easy way to cook up some chicken. I used a homemade recipe for the hummus so that it was extra flavorful. Also before putting the chicken over the vegetables I sautéed the peppers and onion with pesto and garlic. I think this may have been the most delicious dish I have ever made. Try it out! And remember to always keep it irie:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2013
Just got this in an email today from All Recipes. Loved it! I used orange and yellow peppers in place of green. I also used red roasted pepper hummus. Served with organic long grain rice - delish! Would definitely make again - great for a quick dinner on a weeknight! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2014
It was quick and easy but kind of bland. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/26/2017
My version: 1 lemon 1 8 oz can of fire roasted tomatoes one onion a round package of red pepper hummus from the store (8 oz) paprika cumin. I think it had too much onion. I did the fire roasted tomato to get more flavor. I put the onion and one can of fire-roasted tomato in base of casserole dish laid the chicken on top with the hummus on it. Squeezed an entire lemon and added paprika cumin across the top. My husband rated it a 6.5 on a scale of 1-10 with 10 as the best. He put hot sauce on top. Read More
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