Hummus Crusted Chicken

Hummus chicken

Chicken is one of the most versatile meats around, a blank canvas just waiting to be dressed up in every way possible. I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate chicken into our meal plan, pairing it with different flavors just to change things up. As soon as I saw this recipe pop up on my reeder (and also a million times on Pinterest), I knew that I had to give it a try. Not only is it a dressed up chicken recipe, but it incorporates zucchini and yellow squash, my favorite vegetables! For such a simple recipe, this chicken packs in the flavor. You won't be disappointed with this recipe!

4 Chicken Breasts, boneless and skinless
Salt and Pepper
1 Zucchini, chopped
1 Yellow Squash, chopped
1 Onion, chopped
1 cup Hummus, store-bought or homemade
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1-2 Lemons
1 teaspoon Sumac or Paprika

Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, toss the zucchini, squash, and onion with olive oil until evenly coated, then season with salt and pepper. Spread the vegetables in an even layer over the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then lay them over the top of the vegetables. Cover each breast with hummus so that it is covered. Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the chicken and vegetables. Sprinkle the entire pan with paprika or sumac. Thinly slice the remaining lemon and place the slices between the chicken and vegetables, if desired. Bake at 450 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. 

SOURCE: Gimme Some Oven