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This simple yet sophisticated Hommus-Crusted Chicken with Asparagus recipe is inspired by flavors from the Mediterranean. Creamy spinach combined with crunchy nuts perfectly adds nutritious fiber to a healthy, lean protein. It’s healthy and delicious!

Serves 4
30 – 60 minutes prep time

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 bunch asparagus (about 20 spears)
  • 2 Tbsp. Kraft Olive Oil Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Express® Baby Spinach
  • 1/2 cup Cedar’s® Artichoke Spinach Hommus
  • 1 oz. Planters NUT-rition Wholesome Nut Mix, chopped
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Roll Up Your Sleeves:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the asparagus by chopping off the tough ends (roughly the bottom inch) and rinsing thoroughly. In a large bowl, combine the asparagus and dressing until well coated. Transfer to a sheet pan in a single layer. Pour any remaining dressing over the asparagus.
  3. Chop spinach and nut mix into small pieces; fold into the hommus until mixed evenly. Place the chicken breasts on the pan and spread a layer of the hommus mixture over each chicken breast. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F.
  5. Serve warm.

Pro tip: Serve over a bed of greens using remaining spinach and add a side of sliced avocado for a pop of color and even more nutrition!

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