Avocado Pesto Chicken Pasta

Avocado Pesto Chicken Pasta

Hi there! It’s Alyssa from My Sequined Life back to share an easy and quick dinner recipe – creamy avocado pesto chicken pasta. It’s a lightened up version of traditional basil pesto and is done in about 45 minutes (including time to bake the chicken).

Growing up we’d eat pasta at least once a week, which may sound like it would be something we’d get tired of after awhile, but with a seemingly endless number of ways to mix up flavors, proteins, sauces, etc. we never did. One favorite that snuck in the rotation more than others was pesto. Specifically pesto with as many basil leaves that can be packed in there as possible. We had a few basil plants in our backyard that would go nuts in the summertime, so any meal that used fresh basil quickly shot to the top of the list. Good thing we like basil.

Ingredients

  • 4-5 chicken breast tenders
  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • Spices, for chicken
  • 1 lb penne pasta (or desired pasta)
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 1 avocado
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Read the whole recipe on Oh Sweet Basil