Hummus Baked Chicken with Feta and Vegetable Orzo
Hummus Baked Chicken with Feta and Vegetable Orzo is a delicious and healthy home cooked meal! Smashed chickpeas, lemon, and olive oil smother boneless skinless chicken breasts which are baked on a flavorful bed of orzo with bell peppers and zucchini and then topped with feta cheese. So delicious!
Servings 2 servings
- 1 cup chickpeas
- 1 lemon
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic minced
- 3-4 tbsp olive oil divided
- 2 cups orzo cooked
- 1/2 cup red bell peppers diced
- 1 1/2 cup zucchini diced
- 12 ounces chicken breast
- 3 tbsp feta cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Use your hands to gently smash the chickpeas in a bag until soft (think mashed potato consistency). Empty smashed chickpeas into medium mixing bowl. Cut lemon in half and add the juice of one half to the mixing bowl, saving other half for the orzo. Add garlic and 2 Tbsp. olive oil, stirring to combine.
In a baking dish, add orzo, juice from remaining lemon half, 1 Tbsp olive oil, red peppers, and zucchini. Stir to combine and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Rub both sides of chicken breasts with hummus and place chicken on top of orzo mixture in baking dish. Spoon any remaining hummus over top of chicken. Place baking dish in oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees F.
Remove chicken breasts from dish and place onto two plates. Stir orzo, adding another tablespoon of olive oil if it looks dry. Divide orzo between plates and garnish with feta cheese.
Calories: 1184kcal | Carbohydrates: 146g | Protein: 69g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 507mg | Potassium: 1598mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1511IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 6mg