Chicken Avocado Pesto Pasta

Chicken Avocado Pesto Pasta
This is the easiest, most unbelievably creamy avocado pesto pasta dish that you will ever try! And it will be on your table in less than 20 minutes.
Making it a perfect meal for those busy nights where you don’t want to think too much when it comes to what you put on the table.
There are so many wonderful things you can do with an avocado. Tonight’s dinner was a mixture of grilled chicken with whole grain pasta tossed with avocado, pesto sauce, garlic powder, lime juice, and greek yogurt – for some extra creaminess! Avocado goes with pesto sauce, to me, like peanut butter goes with jelly. Some things just compliment one another well and addictively.

This recipe is as simple as boiling the pasta, grilling the chicken and tossing the cooked pasta with the avocado pesto sauce.
If you’ve wondered through With Peanut Butter on Top, you’ll find that I have a love for many things. One of them happens to be avocados. I can eat them all on their lonesome, with cottage cheese, with peanut butter (don’t knock it until you try it!), or tossed into a smoothie. You wouldn’t taste it anymore than spinach, I promise.
Let’s not forget guacamole. YUM! Probably one of the best dips invented.
You can toss this avocado pesto sauce with your favorite pasta, or perhaps you’re steering clear of pasta? Try spaghetti squash or spiralized zucchini! The perfect low-carb “pasta” dish!
Chicken Avocado Pesto Pasta
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Chicken Avocado Pesto Pasta

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 407 kcal

Ingredients

Sauce:

  • 1 medium avocado peeled & pitted
  • 1/2 cup 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp. pesto sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice or to taste
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 12 oz rotini pasta or pasta of choice
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast - grilled & sliced

Instructions

  1. Place a large pot of water over high heat, bring to a boil, add the pasta and cook according to the directions on the package.
  2. Once the pasta has been added to the water, combine all ingredients for the sauce into a food processor or blender and process until it reaches a creamy consistency.
  3. Remove the lid, scrape along the inside of the processor, cover and process an additional 1-2 minutes to ensure everything has blended thoroughly.
  4. Taste test and add salt and pepper as needed.
  5. Once the pasta has cooked, strain the pasta & place into a serving dish and toss together with the avocado pesto sauce. Top with grilled chicken and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Avocado Pesto Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 407 Calories from Fat 92
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.2g 16%
Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 139mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7.6g 30%
Sugars 2.4g
Protein 35.5g 71%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    Comments

    Lacy Woodcox

    Do you just use a store bought pesto or do you have a recipe for that as well?
    Thanks you!

      Sammy B

      I use a store bought brand called Bellino! 🙂

        Arial

        Thank you for listing the brand of pesto you used!! I went to the market and found the exact brand. I hope it tastes good!

          Samantha Buckner

          I’m always asked, so I figured why not just make it easy and list it! 🙂 Hope you like it!!

    MscInternational

    This looks so yummy

    Rooskie

    How do you get your grilled chicken to not be too dry or boring….i cant seem to make mine just right

    Stephanie Alonso

    I love this. Can’t wait to try it!

    Kenya LeNae

    Love your recipes!!!!!! Thank u for sharing!!!

    Kenya LeNae

    Love your recipes, trying this one tomorrow. THANK YOU!!!!