Avocado Pesto with Zucchini Pasta

Avocado Pesto with Zucchini Pasta
  • 3 zucchini, trimmed
  • 1 ripe avocado - peeled, halved, and pitted
  • 5 tablespoons pesto, or more to taste
  • 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pinch salt and black pepper to taste
  • olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Make zucchini noodles using a spiralizer.
  2. Mash avocado in a small bowl and mix in pesto until smooth.
  3. Flatten chicken breast with a meat hammer. Season on both sides with paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken until golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 6 minutes per side. Cool until easily handled, about 5 minutes; dice into small pieces.
  5. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini noodles; cook and stir until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in avocado pesto mixture and diced chicken; cook until flavors combine, 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top before serving.

04/19/2018
Avocado Pesto with Zucchini Pasta, recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

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