Italian Style Hummus Crusted Chicken with Veggies

If you haven’t noticed, I like to put new twists on my favorite recipes.

I, unlike most people who stick to tried-and-true methods, always feel the urge to mess around in the kitchen to make a recipe better or simply use different ingredients. Just check out the five million ways I reinvent oatmeal almost every day.

With that said, it should be no surprise that I switched up my usual hummus crusted chicken recipe last night while cooking for the family. My spicy version was a big hit, but last night called for something different.

Italian Style Hummus Crusted Chicken with Veggies

Serves Six

Difficulty: Easy

Total Preparation and Cook Time: 50 minutes

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I wanted to impress but didn’t have the time or energy to cook after unpacking my bags from D.C. Luckily, this recipe was easy; I just threw the veggies in the pan, coated the chicken with hummus, and popped it all in the oven. After 40 minutes, I had my hands on a beautiful meal.

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The roasted red pepper hummus, parmesan cheese and italian spices lended a milder taste, but the chicken melted in our mouths just like the first time. (Thanks Oprah!)

Ingredients:

  • Two pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into six pieces
  • One 16-ounce bag frozen California style vegetables (mixture of broccoli, carrots and cauliflower)
  • Six ounces roasted red pepper hummus
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
  • One cup pasta sauce, any flavor
  • One tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • One tablespoon minced garlic
  • Mrs. Dash’s Tomato Basil Garlic seasoning blend
  • Pepper
  • Balsamic Vinegar

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and coat a 9-by-13 inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place frozen veggies on the bottom of the pan (do not thaw).
  3. Drizzle the oil, balsamic vinegar and pasta sauce on the veggies. Evenly sprinkle the minced garlic on top and add a few dashes of pepper to the mix.
  4. Place chicken on top of veggies and use a spoon to spread one ounce of hummus on each piece.
  5. Coat each breast with a few dashes of the tomato basil garlic blend and pepper. Then, sprinkle parmesan on each slice.
  6. Place pan in the oven and bake uncovered for about 40 minutes or until the center of each slice is no longer pink.
  7. Serve and eat!

Questions:

  1. What’s your favorite hummus flavor?
  2. What’s your favorite recipe that can be easily prepared but looks like it took all day to make?

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