Crispy Spice Chicken with Hummus Dressing

Crispy Spice Chicken with Hummus Dressing

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total: 55 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Enjoy the flavors of the Middle East with this crispy oven-baked chicken dish with couscous and hummus dressing.


  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cups cooked couscous
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped roasted pistachios
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 cup prepared hummus
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar


  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and place the oven rack in the upper third portion of the oven.
  2. Put the chicken in a bowl along with the oil, coriander and a few pinches of salt and pepper; toss to coat and then place the chicken on a greased baking sheet. Cook the chicken for 40 minutes, turning every so often to ensure even cooking.
  3. In the meantime, place the pistachios, pomegranate seeds and 1/2 cup of the parsley in a bowl and toss to combine.
  4. Put the hummus, vinegar, remaining parsley and 1/4 cup of oil in a blender and puree the mixture until smooth. Season the hummus to taste with salt and pepper and then pour 1/3 of the mixture over the couscous. Toss to coat.
  5. Evenly divide the hummus between 4 dinner plates and then top with the chicken. Drizzle the dish with the extra sauce and serve immediately.


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