Chicken with Lemon and Avocado Pasta Sauce

Chicken with Lemon and Avocado Pasta Sauce. Here is a really easy, creamy, no cook pasta sauce that is made in minutes with no added oil.Chicken with Lemon and Avocado Pasta Sauce. If there is one thing I love it is avocados. Right from my first encounter in the eighties, when it was a starter of prawns in avocado boats, I have been hooked. Avocados are hastily followed by lemon. I often make lemon rice for our curry nights, always put a lemon in my roast chicken and, of course, always have lemon for squeezing over avocado to stop it going brown. Years ago buying fresh lemons seemed an extravagance  but I always buy lemons now as fresh lemon zest and juice is totally different. I buy the cheapest unwaxed lemons. Chicken with Lemon and Avocado Pasta Sauce. Here is a really easy, creamy, no cook pasta sauce that is made in minutes with no added oil. For a speedy dinner bash some chicken breasts until about 1 cm thick so they cook quickly and evenly and spread with some pesto. You can use any bought pesto or  try making my Rocket and Walnut Pesto or my Coriander Pesto if you have time. Grill the chicken for a few minutes each side. Chicken with Lemon and Avocado Pasta Sauce. Here is a really easy, creamy, no cook pasta sauce that is made in minutes with no added oil. Set the pasta to cook in plenty of boiling salted water. In a food processor place some pesto, avocados, garlic, lemon juice and some  of the zest with seasoning and blend until smooth. Chicken with Lemon and Avocado Pasta Sauce. Here is a really easy, creamy, no cook pasta sauce that is made in minutes with no added oil. Drain the pasta, reserving some of the liquid and return to the pot with the pesto. Serve immediately with the grilled chicken sliced on top and sprinkled with the remaining lemon zest. Chicken with Lemon and Avocado Pasta Sauce. Here is a really easy, creamy, no cook pasta sauce that is made in minutes with no added oil. This dish is great when you want something creamy and decadent without piling on the calories. If you wanted to be really good you could use vegetable spaghetti  instead. http://chezlerevefrancais.com/mozzarella-meatballs-veggie-spaghetti/ What's your favourite pasta sauce?
Chicken with Lemon and Avocado Pasta Sauce
Serves 4
Chicken with Lemon and Avocado Pasta Sauce. Here is a really easy, creamy, no cook pasta sauce that is made in minutes with no added oil.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 chicken breasts
  2. 2 tbsp pesto
  3. 400g pasta
  4. zest of half a lemon
For the sauce
  1. 2 avocados
  2. juice of a lemon
  3. zest of half a lemon
  4. seasoning
  5. 1 garlic clove
  6. 2 tbsp pesto
Instructions
  1. Bash the chicken until 1cm thick and brush with pesto.
  2. Grill the chicken for a few minutes each side.
  3. Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water.
  4. Make the sauce by processing all the ingredients until they form a smooth paste.
  5. Drain the pasta, reserving a coupe of spoonfuls of water, and combine with the avocado sauce.
  6. Slice the chicken and serve on top of the pasta and garnish with the remaining lemon zest.
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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Elizabeth says:

    This looks fabulous! I’m a lemon lover and we eat a lot of chicken so this is going on the “must make” list! Thank you for sharing it!

    1. amandrawren70@gmail.com says:

      I’m really glad you like it!

  2. Great combos, Amanda. I love how you’ve puree the avocado and coated the pasta. I might even enjoy this dish. Pasta is not my favourite!!

    1. amandrawren70@gmail.com says:

      Thanks David. My lot didn’t even notice that there was no added fat. Maybe enjoy this as a dip instead.

  3. Sheryl says:

    mmm. . . This looks wonderful. The lemon, avocado, and chicken make a nice combination.

    1. amandrawren70@gmail.com says:

      Thanks Sheryl. I think salmon would work well too.

  4. Karen says:

    I’ve never thought of making a pasta sauce with avocados. How creative and delicious sounding.

    1. amandrawren70@gmail.com says:

      Thanks Karen. It’s really easy to do too.

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