We love keeping a batch of hummus in our refrigerator because it makes snacks and dinners like these fresh and healthy chicken lettuce wraps a cinch. We make our own hummus and highly recommend it to you. Take a look at our Homemade Hummus recipe, it only takes 10 minutes to make. We also love to drizzle our homemade tahini sauce on top — another staple in our fridge. You can make it yourself, too — here’s our Tahini Sauce recipe. You can also replace the tahini sauce called for below with your favorite salad dressing.
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (6 to 8 ounces each)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon pure honey
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice (about half a lemon)
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon canola oil
12 sturdy lettuce leaves, iceberg, bibb, butter, Boston and little gem work well
1 cup hummus, see our homemade hummus recipe
1/4 hothouse or seedless cucumber, cut into thin strips
1/2 red or yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves and tender stems
1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup tahini sauce or favorite salad dressing, see our tahini sauce recipe
Whisk mustard, honey, lemon juice, garlic cloves, salt, and the red pepper flakes together in a small dish that will fit both chicken breasts. Or add to large a resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature or up to 2 hours in the refrigerator.
To cook the chicken, heat oil in a medium stainless steel skillet with lid over medium heat until the oil looks shimmery. Carefully lay chicken breasts into the hot skillet. Cook until the chicken is golden brown one one side, 3 to 5 minutes. Since there is mustard and honey in the marinade, the chicken will darken quickly.
Carefully flip chicken breasts and cover with a lid. Turn the heat to low and cook until an instant read thermometer reads 165 degrees F when inserted into the thickest part of the breast, about 15 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing on a diagonal into 1/2-inch strips.
Divide the hummus, sliced vegetables, parsley and the feta cheese between the lettuce leaves. Add a slice or two of chicken then top with tahini sauce or dressing.