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Stuck in a recipe rut? Try this ridiculously delicious and absurdly easy 15-minute Hummus Bowl recipe. Featuring rotisserie chicken tossed with a Greek vinaigrette, pickled onions, juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and crumbled feta over a bed of ultra-creamy chickpea dip, this chicken with hummus is the perfect fuss-free powerhouse meal! (Plus, it’s healthy and totally customizable too!)

Featured comment: You say hummus, I say yes please! This was AMAZING. I love Greek flavors so I knew I had to try this. Made it today and I literally DOVE right in! I’ll be making this again and again. Thanks!” – Keleigh

Overhead photo of a Mediterranean Hummus with chicken and fresh veggies on a white platter.

Updated: This post was originally published in January 2019. I made updates to the post below to include more information about Mediterranean hummus. Plus, I added step-by-step photos and a recipe video to show you how easy this hummus bowl recipe is to make!

Hi, friends!! Happy New Year! I hope everyone’s holiday season was merry and bright! Now the festivities are over; and the heavy, cheesy, carb-laden foods are officially in our rearview mirror. So, who’s ready for all the healthy eats and nourishing noms?!?

Hopefully you just raised your hand! Because, I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite meal! It packs all the things yummy and nutritious! Plus, it just so happens to be delicious! Cue the drum roll please!

These hummus bowls are bursting with flavor, super satisfying, incredibly nutritious and loaded with comforting, delicious ingredients! Essentially, they are jam packed with goodness and will totally make you look at hummus in a brand new light!

About these hummus bowls

A delicious bed of creamy, smooth hummus is piled high with tender chicken tossed in a tangy, herbaceous, slightly sweet Mediterranean vinaigrette and generously topped with crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, salty feta, refreshing pickled red onions, rich Kalamata olives and plenty of fresh herbs.

These bowls are healthy and light, yet filling and chock full of texture and flavor! Basically, they are loaded with all the things delicious!

Plus, these hummus bowls require almost zero effort! Just swirl some hummus, grab a bowl, throw stuff together and serve! It’s fast, fresh and a meal you will eat on repeat all season long!

This chicken hummus situation is absolutely perfect for any occasion! From weekly meal preps to hearty lunches and light dinners, this is a dish you will look forward to eating! These bowls are sure to become your new favorite go-to for a meal that never ever disappoints!

If you love Greek flavors and chicken, be sure to try this Mediterranean pasta dish and oregano chicken dinner next.

Angled photo of vinaigrette being poured over cooked, shredded chicken in a large glass bowl - photo of step 2 of the recipe.

FAQs: frequently asked questions

What’s in hummus?

Hummus is an incredibly popular Middle Eastern creamy dip, thick spread or savory dish. It’s typically made by blending cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans) with tahini (ground sesame seeds), extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt in a food processor. Traditional hummus recipes start with dried chickpeas. However, you can use canned chickpeas to significantly speed up the hummus-making process.

What is a hummus bowl?

Hummus bowls seem to be all the rage lately – and for good reason! Hummus bowls, at their essence, are a healthy and hearty Mediterranean-inspired meal. You can think of them as a complete dinner, but in a bowl! Healthy hummus bowl recipes are as varied as they are delicious. However, they all feature creamy chickpea hummus as a base and include various toppings, such as proteins, vegetables, grains or fresh herbs. The ingredients are typically arranged in a way that is as visually appealing as it is delicious!

Essentially, hummus bowls are a build your own meal adventure centered around creamy, dreamy hummus! They are perfect for meal prep, healthy lunches and easy weeknight dinners!

Is this recipe healthy?

Hummus is a nutrient-dense savory spread that packs plenty of health benefits! It can be part of a healthy diet, as long as you eat it in moderation!

Hummus contains an impressive amount of plant-based protein and fiber. Plus, it packs plenty of antioxidants! And, it’s rich in other key nutrients, such as folate, iron, potassium and manganese. It’s also a wonderful source of healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. In moderation, these fats can help lower your risk for heart disease and improve cholesterol.

However, you can have too much of a good thing. Hummus is not a complete source of protein. It also contains a high amount of calories. Therefore, it is important to be mindful about how much hummus you are eating, especially if you are trying to lose weight.

Close-up photo of greek seasoned chicken with hummus and vegetables.

How to make chicken with hummus?

You can make these Mediterranean hummus bowls as quick and simple or complex and customized as desired! You can make your own hummus from scratch and roast a whole chicken, or use store-bought hummus and rotisserie chicken depending upon personal preference! Use this easy recipe to create your own hummus adventure!

  1. Make the Greek Vinaigrette: Combine all the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a small bowl or glass jar. Whisk or shake well to combine. Reserve 2-4 tablespoons of vinaigrette for serving.
  2. Make the Mediterranean Chicken: Place cooked chicken in a large bowl and pour vinaigrette over the chicken. Toss to thoroughly coat the chicken. (Optional: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator. Allow the chicken to marinate for 30+ minutes.)
  3. Optional – Make hummus from scratch: Combine hummus ingredients in a food processor or high-powered blender. Process the mixture until it’s smooth and creamy in consistency.
  4. Assemble the hummus bowls: Spread the hummus in an even layer in individual bowls. Top with chicken, veggies and cheese. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette. Serve with pita bread and optional garnishes. Enjoy!

Tips for the best hummus with chicken

This Mediterranean hummus bowl recipe is completely flexible and totally customizable! Think of this more as a template for a delicious, healthy meal rather than as a recipe itself. I encourage you to get creative! Use whatever ingredients you love and omit the ones your don’t! Let those culinary juices flow and invent a hummus bowl with exciting flavor combinations you love!

  • Grains: You can add any type of grain or fiber-rich food. Try adding cauliflower rice, quinoa, farro, bulgur, barley, lemony rice pilaf, or brown rice!
  • Vegetables: Not in love with tomatoes, english cucumbers, or red onions? No worries! You can use any roasted or grilled vegetable instead! Try eggplant, cauliflower, bell peppers, corn, zucchini or squash! Sliced avocados and spiralized vegetables are wonderful as well!
  • Marinated vegetables: Want to double up on the veggies!? Throw in some marinated tomatoes, artichoke hearts, marinated mushrooms, and sun-dried tomatoes!
  • Protein: Mediterranean chicken not your thing? Replace it with meatballs, plump poached shrimp or air fried shrimp, stir-fried beef, perfectly slow cooked steak, marinated tofu or even soft boiled eggs!
  • Cheese: Feta cheese not your jam? Try using grated parmesan, fresh sliced halloumi, crumbled goat cheese, or even cottage cheese!
  • Toppings: Garnishes and toppings help make the bowls aesthetically pleasing! Select a few different toppings that provide various texture. Thinly-sliced scallions, chopped fresh parsley, fried shallots, chopped nuts and crispy chickpeas are all excellent options!

Step-by-step photos: making chicken and hummus recipe

(Scroll down for the detailed measurements and instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.)

Step-by-step photo collage showing how to make hummus bowls with chicken.

Serving hummus and chicken

There are tons of delicious side options to serve with hummus bowls! This recipe packs lean chicken, creamy hummus, fresh vegetables and crumbly cheese all in one bowl! It’s hearty and eats like a complete meal. However, you can pair these bowls with any Greek or Mediterranean side dish!

Delicious sides to make a meal with hummus

Storing hummus dinner

  • You can store the hummus, chicken and fresh vegetables separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator.
  • Or, you can store the assembled bowls in airtight storage containers in the fridge.
  • Properly stored, hummus bowls will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Can I make chicken hummus bowls in advance?

Absolutely! Hummus bowls are perfect for meal prep and busy work-week lunches! They don’t require any reheating and they taste delicious cold or at room temperature!

45 degree angle photo of the prepared chicken hummus bowl recipe.

Tired of being a slave to healthy eating? These hummus bowls will breathe new life into the meaning of healthy eating! Stop sacrificing flavor and get these Mediterranean bowls into your life!

Until next week, cheers – to healthy vibes, skinny thighs and a nourishing New Year!

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Overhead photo of a hummus bowl with greek chicken, cucumbers, pickled onions, cherry tomatoes, and kalamata olives.

Hummus Bowls with Chicken

5 from 9 votes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Stuck in a recipe rut? Try this ridiculously delicious and absurdly easy 15-minute Hummus Bowl recipe. Featuring greek marinated rotisserie chicken, pickled onions, juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and crumbled feta over a bed of ultra-creamy chickpea dip, this chicken with hummus is the perfect fuss-free powerhouse meal!
Recipe can be scaled up or down by using the slider if you hover your mouse over the number of Servings.

Equipment

  • 2 Mixing Bowls

Ingredients 

For the Greek Chicken:

For Hummus Bowls:

  • 2 Cups Hummus (SEE NOTES)
  • 8 ounces Feta – cubed or crumbled
  • 1 Persian Cucumber – thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes – halved
  • ½ Cup Kalamata Olives – pitted and halved or sliced
  • To taste Pickled Red Onions (SEE NOTES)
  • Optional Garnishes: Shredded Lettuce, Chopped Parsley or Fresh Herbs
  • Optional Serving: Pita Chips Lemon Wedges, Tzatziki

Instructions

  • Make the Greek Vinaigrette: Combine oil, garlic, lemon juice, shallot, vinegar, honey and Greek seasoning in a small bowl, mason jar, or glass measure. Add kosher salt to taste. Whisk or shake well to combine. Taste and adjust for seasoning as needed.
    Reserve 2-4 tablespoons of vinaigrette for using as a dressing for serving – set aside.
    (Optional: Use a high speed blender or immersion blender for a creamier vinaigrette.)
  • Make the Mediterranean Chicken: Place cooked chicken in a large bowl and pour the vinaigrette over the chicken. Toss to thoroughly coat the chicken.
  • Optional: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator. Allow the chicken to marinate for 30+ minutes.
  • Assemble the hummus bowls: Spread the hummus in an even layer in bowls or on a serving platter. Top with the vinaigrette coated chicken. Scatter feta, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives and pickled onions on top.
  • Serve and Enjoy: Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette. Serve with pita chips and optional garnishes. Enjoy!

Video

Notes

  1. Chicken: You can use rotisserie chicken or cook your own chicken for this recipe. To keep things super easy I used skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breasts. However, these bowls are a great way to use up leftover grilled or roasted chicken! 
  2. Hummus: You can either make your own hummus or use your favorite store-bought brand. See below for recipe to make your own hummus!
Easy Homemade Hummus: (yield = 2 cups)
1/2 Cup Tahini – stirred
1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
2 small Cloves Garlic – sliced
3/4 tsp Kosher Salt
3+ TBS Ice Cold Water
1 (15 ounce) can Chickpeas – rinsed, drained & peeled
1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
  1. In a food processor or high-powered blender, combine the lemon juice, tahini, garlic and salt. Process until mixture is thick, stopping to scrape down the bottom and sides of bowl as necessary.
  2. With the processor running, stream in 3 tablespoons of ice cold water. Scrape down the processor as needed, and blend until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Add in the chickpeas and cumin. Turn the processor on and drizzle in 1 more tablespoon of water. Continue to process until the hummus is ultra-smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides and bottom of the processor as necessary, about 2 minutes. Stream in more water by the tablespoon if necessary to achieve a super smooth and creamy texture. (I tend to use 5-6 tablespoons of water TOTAL). 
  4. Taste hummus and adjust for seasoning. Enjoy!
Recipe serves: 4-6
Nutritional information is an approximation based upon 4 servings.  Exact information will depend upon the brands of ingredients and precise measurements used.

Nutrition

Calories: 712kcal    Carbohydrates: 25g    Protein: 67g    Fat: 32g    Saturated Fat: 10g    Cholesterol: 169mg    Sodium: 1177mg    Potassium: 851mg    Fiber: 8g    Sugar: 5g    Vitamin A: 455IU    Vitamin C: 9.7mg    Calcium: 228mg    Iron: 5.5mg

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