Easy 3 Ingredient Hummus Chicken

hummus chicken on a white plate with tabbouleh

If you've got chicken and hummus, you've got dinner! This super easy, crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, 3 ingredient hummus chicken is healthy, delicious, and ready in just 20 minutes! (dairy-free, gluten-free option)


  • 1 medium boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup hummus (I like roasted red pepper flavor)
  • 1/4 cup plain panko bread crumbs (use gluten-free bread crumbs for gluten-free)
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Filet chicken breast into 2 pieces, 1/2" thick each. Alternately, you can pound 2 small chicken breasts into 1/2" thickness.
  3. Spread 1 tbsp of hummus over one side of each piece of chicken. Coat with panko.
  4. Turn chicken over and spread other sides with hummus and coat with panko.
  5. Heat oil in a large nonstick oven-proof skillet or well-seasoned cast iron skillet on the stove over medium heat.  Once hot, place chicken in the skillet. Let cook, undisturbed, until underside is lightly golden, about 2 minutes.
  6. Use a spatula to carefully flip the chicken. Let it crisp for another 1-2 minutes before moving the skillet to the oven.
  7. Finish cooking chicken in the oven until cooked through, about 10 minutes.


  • Use gluten-free bread crumbs or your favorite gluten-free crackers crushed up to make this recipe gluten-free. Also check to make sure your hummus is gluten-free.
  • Make sure your chicken breasts are even thickness, and about 1/2 thick. An even, relatively thin piece of chicken will ensure evenly cooked, juicy chicken with a shorter cooking time.
  • Either use a nonstick oven proof skillet (I love these ones from All-Clad) or a very well seasoned cast-iron skillet for minimal mess and easier flipping.
  • Once the chicken is in the pan, don't move it until it's ready to flip. This will reduce sticking.
  • I always like to use a meat thermometer to know when chicken is done with out over-cooking it. It is cooked through when the thickest part reaches 165°F in the center.
  • If you don't have panko, you can use bread crumbs or make some out of crusty bread, crackers, or anything remotely bread crumb-ish.
  • This might be a no-brainer, but make sure you actually like the flavor of hummus you use, or else you won't like the chicken that you make with it.

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