How else to better yourself, but through cooking a delicious meal. Awhile back I stumbled upon this receipt on Pinterest, back when I pinned by life away. I love cooking, but I love when I can find receipts that are equally as good when you substitute or switch up the ingredients to make a healthy version.
I am a huge pesto lover and alfredo lover. When I saw the ingredients to this dish I thought what a perfect substitute, AVOCADOS as the base!! Avocados are a nice rich and fatty food. Mind you, they are the good source of fat. Check out all an avocado has to offer here…Avocado Central. I knew I would love this dish just based on what I read, but the real test was would someone else. I have made this a few times and it has always been a hit. So if you are looking for a simple quick meal look no further.
The original receipt didn’t call for chicken, but I need a protein for every meal. I used thinly sliced chicken breast tenderloins. I cubed and seasoned the chicken before cooking.
I cooked the chicken till it was lightly brown on both sides.
While the chicken was cooking, I began to make the sauce. In a chopper I add the 2 avocados, 1/4 cup Evoo, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt/pepper to taste, and the optional basil. Blend until smooth and set aside. Sometimes, I will add more lemon juice an Evoo depending on the consistency of the sauce.
Cook pasta according to package and add the avocado sauce. I used rotini this time. I usually try to use a skinny spaghetti or angel hair. Mix the sauce and the noodles and then add the chicken and tomatoes. Add additional salt, peeper, or lemon juice to taste
Serve immediately and enjoy!
Until next time,