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Chargrilled maple chicken with pumpkin hummus

Total Time
30 min
15 min
15 min
Maple syrup is not just for pancakes! The sweet tender chicken with a modern take on hummus is a great idea for a family dinner.


Maple syrup

2 tbs

Butternut pumpkin

600 g, chopped


1 tbs, (sesame seed paste)

Canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 cup(s), (200g)

No added sugar orange juice

2 tbs

Ground cumin

1 tsp


1 medium

Skinless chicken breast

450 g, (buy 600g) fat trimmed

Chilli sauce

1 tbs

Sesame oil

2 tsp

Olive oil

2 tsp

Brussels sprouts

500 g, halved

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)


1 medium, cut into wedges to serve


  1. Boil, steam or microwave pumpkin until tender. Drain. Mash in a large bowl with tahini, chickpeas, juice and cumin. Season with salt and pepper. Cover to keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, cut each chicken breast horizontally into 2 thin fillets. Place chicken, chilli sauce, sesame oil and syrup in a shallow dish and turn to coat. Lightly spray a large non-stick frying pan with oil and heat over medium-high heat. Cook chicken for 2–3 minutes each side or until cooked though. Transfer to a plate. Cover chicken with foil and set aside to rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Heat olive oil in same cleaned pan over high heat. Cook sprouts for 3–4 minutes or until golden and tender. Drizzle chicken with pan juices and serve with pumpkin hummus, sprouts and orange wedges.


TIP: Use pre-chopped pumpkin sold in packs in the produce section of some supermarkets. Use uncrumbed chicken schnitzels instead of breasts.