How to make Hummus Crusted Chicken -

Marinated chicken spread with hummus, kept over a bed of vegetables and baked.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken breast (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट), Chickpeas (kabuli chana) (काबुली चना)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Main Course Chicken

For more recipes related to Hummus Crusted Chicken checkout Chicken Tetrazini, Chicken Manchurian, Lemon Chicken, Chicken In Paprika And Pepper Sauce . You can also find more Main Course Chicken recipes like Chettinad Chicken Curry-SK Khazana Chicken Ghassi Kombdi Vade Chicken Khurchan

Hummus Crusted Chicken

Hummus Crusted Chicken Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Hummus Crusted Chicken Recipe

  • Boneless chicken breast 1

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) boiled 2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1½ teaspoons

  • Onion cut into dices 1 medium

  • Green zucchini cut into dices ½

  • Squash cut into dices ½

  • Garlic cloves 10-12

  • Lemon juice of 1½ lemons

  • Paprika smoked 1½ teaspoons

  • Tahina 1 tablespoon

  • Olive oil ¼ cup + for greasing

  • Lemon cut into wedges 1


Step 1

Preheat oven at 180°C. Grease a baking tray with olive oil.

Step 2

Take chicken breast in a bowl. Add salt and ½ teaspoon crushed peppercorns, mix well and set aside to marinate for 5-10 minutes.

Step 3

Combine onion, zucchini and squash in another bowl.

Step 4

Roughly chop 4-6 garlic cloves and add in the bowl alongwith juice of ½ lemon. Mix well. Add ½ teaspoon smoked paprika and remaining crushed peppercorns and mix well.

Step 5

To make hummus, combine chickpeas, remaining garlic cloves, tahina, remaining crushed peppercorns, salt, remaining lemon juice and ¼ cup olive oil in a blender jar and blend into a smooth paste.

Step 6

Add salt to the vegetable mixture and mix well.

Step 7

Spread the vegetable mixture on the greased baking tray and place the marinated chicken breast over the vegetable bed. Apply hummus on the chicken, sprinkle remaining smoked paprika, place lemon wedges along and drizzle olive oil on top.

Step 8

Put the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes or till the chicken is completely cooked.

Step 9

Serve hot.

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