Lemony hummus chicken and summer squash

This is a new recipe I tried tonight, adapted slightly from GimmeSomeOven.com here.

I really was going to make my own hummus but I couldn’t find sesame tahini paste.  So I used store-bought hummus, plain.  I would definitely be open to trying this recipe again, experimenting with different flavors of hummus.


  • 2 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 large zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 large yellow squash, chopped
  • 1/2 medium yellow or white onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil, plus a bit more for cooking the chicken
  • about 1/4 cup hummus
  • 1/2 lemon, cut into slices
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (or about 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice)
  • about 1 tsp paprika

You will also need cooking spray.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Then, chop up your veggies and toss them in a bowl with 1/2 tbsp olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and then brown briefly in oil on the stove top.

Spray a baking pan with cooking spray and spread the vegetables out.

Place the chicken breasts on top of the vegetables; spread hummus over chicken, then add the lemon juice.  Place the lemon slices around the chicken, and finish the whole thing off with a generous sprinkling of paprika.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Makes 2 servings.

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