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Chicken Skewers Low Carb Hummus

Chicken Skewers Low Carb Hummus can indeed be a healthy meal option. Let’s break down the nutritional aspects of both components:

Chicken Skewers: Chicken is a great source of lean protein, which is essential for muscle growth and repair. It is also relatively low in calories and saturated fats. The marinade you’ve used with olive oil, garlic, lemon, and herbs adds flavor without excessive added sugars or unhealthy fats. Grilling the chicken is a healthier cooking method compared to frying.

Low Carb Hummus: Hummus is traditionally made with chickpeas, which are a good source of plant-based protein and fiber. However, in the low carb version, you might be using fewer chickpeas or substituting them with white beans to reduce the carbohydrate content. Tahini provides healthy fats and additional protein. The garlic, lemon, and olive oil contribute to the overall flavor and nutritional value.

By choosing a low carb version of hummus, you are reducing the carbohydrate content and potentially the glycemic impact of the meal. This can be especially important for those who are watching their carbohydrate intake, such as individuals managing their blood sugar levels or following a low carb diet.

In summary, Chicken Skewers Low Carb Hummus can be a well-balanced and healthy meal option. It offers a good amount of protein, healthy fats, and fiber while keeping the carbohydrate content in check. Just be mindful of portion sizes and enjoy it as part of a balanced diet.


These are delicious and healthy options for a meal or a snack. Here are the recipes for both:

Chicken skewers low carb hummus

Chicken Skewers Low Carb Hummus

3 servings of chicken skewers and 10 servings of low carb hummus

Chicken Skewers Low Carb Hummus Cooking Time

Chicken Skewers:

  • Marinating time: 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Grilling time: 12-16 minutes (6-8 minutes per side)

Low Carb Hummus:

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total Time Estimate:

  • Marinating the chicken: 30 minutes to 2 hours (during which you can prepare the hummus)
  • Grilling the chicken: 12-16 minutes
  • Preparing the hummus: 10 minutes


So, the total estimated time for both recipes combined would be around 52 minutes to 2 hours and 26 minutes, depending on how long you choose to marinate the chicken. Keep in mind that marinating time is flexible, so you can adjust it based on your schedule.


Chicken Skewers Ingredients:

  • 500 grams (1 pound) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water for about 30 minutes to prevent burning

Low Carb Hummus Ingredients:

  • 1 can (400 grams/ 15 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed (you can also use white beans for a lower-carb option)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water (as needed to adjust consistency)
  • Optional: chopped fresh parsley, paprika, and olive oil for garnish


Chicken Skewers Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix together olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add the chicken pieces to the marinade and toss to coat. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Preheat the grill or a grill pan over medium-high heat.
    Thread the marinated chicken pieces onto the soaked wooden skewers.
  4. Grill the chicken skewers for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until the chicken is cooked through and has nice grill marks.
  5. Serve the chicken skewers with the low carb hummus (recipe below) and your choice of side dishes.

Low Carb Hummus Instructions:

  1. In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, minced garlic, olive oil, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  2. Blend until the mixture is smooth. If the hummus is too thick, you can add a little water (1 tablespoon at a time) to achieve your desired consistency.
  3. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed.
  4. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl.
  5. Drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley and a pinch of paprika for garnish.
  6. Serve the low carb hummus with the chicken skewers and enjoy!

These recipes provide a tasty and healthy combination of protein and flavors. Remember that you can always adjust the ingredients and seasonings according to your preferences. Enjoy your delicious chicken skewers and low carb hummus!

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