You guys, this little website right here is totally lacking something. A creative director, a food stylist/photograph, a marketing guru and plenty of recipe developers...? That would be my dream team to build the Not Enough Cinnamon brand! Maybe in a few years? It's definitely on my wish-list!
But right now...I'm only referring to Lebanese food 😉 I can't believe I've only shared one Lebanese recipe on NEC: the famous and delicious tabbouleh and one is never enough for such an amazing cuisine! It's time the shake things up and bring you another Middle Eastern classic!
These Grilled Lemon Chicken & Hummus Wraps are the perfect light lunch or healthy dinner - packed with protein from the lemon-drizzled chicken and the hummus. You can use homemade or store-bought hummus for these easy wraps and as they can be prepared in advance, it's the perfect meal to take to the office, on a road trip, hike or picnic.
Funnily enough, I didn't realize that these Grilled Chicken & Hummus Wraps were kinda Lebanese-inspired wraps. Then, as I wrote the recipe down, I put two and two together and, yeah...hummus + za'atar + grilled lemon chicken wrapped in pita bread...could not be more Lebanese than that!
Speaking of za'atar, are you guys familiar with it? It's like a magical spice blend made of sumac, sesame seeds, cumin and oregano. It's my new obsession and it totally takes these chicken & hummus wraps to the next level, don't skip it!
You can buy za'atar it in some supermarkets or in Middle Eastern stores. Or you can just make your own like I did. You'll find the za'atar recipe in the notes below. You'll want to sprinkle it on everything once you've tried them in these hummus wraps!
For vegan hummus wraps, simple swap the grilled chicken for marinated and grilled or pan-fried tofu or tempeh!
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Grilled Chicken and Hummus Wraps
These Grilled Chicken and Hummus Wraps with bell pepper and za'atar spice make for the perfect office lunch or light dinner. Swap Grilled Chicken for tofu to make vegan hummus wraps.
- ½ tsp olive oil
- 1 lbs chicken breasts about 2 breasts
- ½ lemon juiced
- sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 large yellow bell pepper
- 1 large green bell pepper
- 4 large pita bread or your favorite wrap
- 1 ¼ cups hummus
- 4 tsp za'atar see notes
- 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves roughly chopped
Start with the chicken. Heat a grill pan over high heat with olive oil. When the pan is hot, add chicken. Cook breasts for 10 to 20 minutes (depending on thickness) without moving them, then flip them using tongs and cook the other side for 10 to 20 minutes or until no longer pink inside.
Remove from heat and transfer onto a cutting board. Let cool slightly. Cut into chunks (size isn't very important). Drizzle with lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
While chicken is cooking, prepare bell peppers. Cut in half, deseed and cut into long thin stripes. Set aside.
Spread hummus on pita bread (about 5 tbsp per pita).
Sprinkle with za'atar (1 tsp per pita).
Add a few bell pepper strips in the center of the pita.
Add chicken chunks.
Top with fresh cilantro and roll.
Cut wraps in half and serve immediately.
Za'atar is a delicious Middle Eastern spice blend. You can find it in some supermarkets and in Middle Eastern stores.
You can also make your own by mixing together 1 tablespoon oregano, 1 tablespoon sumac, 1 tablespoon ground cumin, 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon kosher salt and 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Too easy!
You can use leftovers rotisserie chicken instead of grilled chicken.