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Mediterranean Diet Chicken & Hummus Bowl Recipe

Mediterranean Diet Chicken & Hummus Bowl Recipe By Registered Dietitian Maya Oueichek, MBA, RDN


I'm a big fan of incorporating both plant-based and animal protein sources into meals. This protein-packed, antioxidant-rich, and easy Chicken & Hummus Bowl is a perfect example! Combining chicken with hummus and vegetables provides a satisfying balance of protein, fiber, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals. Bowls are a versatile and customizable meal option, allowing you to pack in various nutrients to suit your dietary needs. This recipe specifically caters to the core principles of the Mediterranean diet, offering a delicious and balanced combination of flavors and health benefits.



Mediterranean Diet Chicken & Hummus Bowl Recipe By Registered Dietitian Maya Oueichek, MBA, RDN

Why You Should Try Mediterranean Diet Chicken & Hummus Bowl Recipe?


Antioxidant: The vibrant vegetables and flavorful spices are packed with antioxidants, which fight free radical damage in the body.

Protein Packed: The combination of chicken and hummus offers a complete protein profile, providing essential amino acids your body needs to build and maintain muscle mass.

Simple and quick: This bowl comes together in under 30 minutes, making it ideal for busy weeknights or meal prep.













Ingredients For One Serving :


  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast Marinade:

  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 Tbsp Greek yogurt

  • 1 tsp cardamom

  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1/2 cup hummus

  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumbers

  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup mini bell peppers, sliced

  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Dressing:

  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 1/2 whole wheat pita bread

  • Garnish: chili flakes and raw pistachios

Total Nutrition:

Calories: 530 Kcal per serving

Protein: 55 g

Fat: 17 g

Carbohydrates: 30 g

Fiber: 8 g

*Disclaimer: This analysis provides a rough estimate and may vary slightly based on factors such as specific brands of ingredients and preparation methods.



Directions:

  1. Marinate the chicken: Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add chicken breast and coat evenly. Marinate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 4 hours in the refrigerator.

  2. Cook the chicken: Air fry at 400°F (204°C) for 12-15 minutes, or until cooked through (internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C)).

  3. Assemble the bowl: While the chicken cooks, prepare the salad by combining chopped vegetables and dressing ingredients.

  4. Slice the chicken and assemble the bowl: Divide salad, hummus, and sliced chicken breast among bowls. Serve with a warm whole wheat pita bread.


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