Healthy Chicken and Hummus Bowl Recipe

When we hear “healthy new years recipes” we think this bowl! It packs some serious health benefits and is incredibly simple to put together, making it great for a weeknight meal and one to put on your meal prep list! The recipe lists store bought or homemade hummus, but we always recommend homemade hummus when possible! It adds a whole new dimension of yum!

Healthy Chicken Hummus Bowl Recipe

Makes: 2 servings

Total Time: 30 minutes

for the rice

1 cup brown rice
2 ¼ cups water
pinch of salt

for the chicken

2 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon cardamom
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil

for the salad

½ cup diced tomato
½ cup diced yellow pepper
½ cup purple cabbage
¼ cup toasted walnuts
avocado, sliced
2 green onions, sliced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
salt and pepper to taste
hummus (homemade or store-bought)

For the rice, bring water to a boil then add brown rice and salt. Cover and reduce heat to a
simmer. Simmer for 45 minutes without opening the pot. After 45 minutes, remove the pot
from heat and let sit for 15 minutes without removing the lid. After 15 minutes, remove
cover and fluff.

While the rice is cooking, prepare the chicken. In a large plastic bag or bowl, combine the
chicken, lemon juice, garlic and spices. Toss to coat. Let marinate for 30 minutes. After 30
minutes (or up to 2 hours), heat a large heavy bottomed skillet to medium-high heat until
very hot. Coat the pan with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Cook chicken uncovered for 8-10 minutes
per side or until the center is fully cooked. Remove from pan and let rest before cutting.

To assemble bowls, add ½ cup cooked rice in the bottom of two bowls. Then divide
veggies between both bowls, top with toasted nuts, avocado, green onion, and sesame

Give each bowl a squeeze of lemon juice, a sprinkle of sesame seeds and a dollop of
hummus. Serve and enjoy!

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