Chicken Pasta with Avocado Basil Pesto

Chicken Pasta with Avocado Basil Pesto

Posted 2013-12-14 by Charliefollow
A light and fresh pasta dish for the whole family, packed with avocado and basil flavour.



Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients
Avocado and basil pesto
2 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
1 garlic clove, quartered
1/2 medium avocado, roughly chopped
1/2 cup olive oil

Chicken pasta

500g chicken breast fillets
375g dried pasta
2 medium sized carrots, peeled, chopped
1 cup frozen green beans
240g cherry tomatoes, or sliced roma tomatoes
1/3 cup light cooking cream
1/2 medium avocado, diced

Method
  • Cook the pasta in salted water according to packet instructions. Once cooked, drain the pasta, transfer it to a bowl and cover it in plastic wrap to keep it warm.

  • Steam the carrots and beans until just soft but with a touch of crunch in them.



  • While the pasta is cooking, make the pesto.

  • Place the basil leaves, avocado, parmesan, and garlic into a food processor and process until finely chopped.

  • Slowly add the oil and process until smooth. Place the pesto into a bowl, cover in plastic wrap, and set aside.



  • In a frying pan, cook the chicken until golden brown on both sides and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside for 5 minutes.



  • Into the same pan, cook the tomatoes for 3-5 minutes.

  • Thinly slice the chicken.

  • To the pasta, add the chicken slices, tomatoes, carrots, beans, pesto, and cream.



  • Toss everything together gently to combine.

  • Divide the pasta between bowls, then top with avocado chunks and extra tomato slices.



  • Categories
    #pasta
    #dinner
    #chicken
    #avocado
    #pesto
    #basil


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