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Avocado Pesto with Zucchini Pasta

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"This is a delicious low-carb alternative to your standard pesto pasta. Filled with diced chicken breast, vegetables, protein and healthy fat, it is sure to satisfy every craving!"
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50 m servings 609
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  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.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute cashew pesto for the pesto if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 609 calories; 49.4 21.5 26.8 50 518 Full nutrition

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I've been wanting Ingersoll to try a healthy alternative to pasta and decided to give this recipe a shot. Wow! The whole family loved it, in fact my family prefers it to real pasta. I just added...

My family LOVED this meal !!!!! I used "Prego Basil Pesto" and it was DELICIOUS !!!! We will definitely make this meal again !!!!

I love Zoodles and this is a new recipe for me. The avocado with pesto was a pleasant change, I used Morningstar vegetarian meatless chick’n strips in place of the chicken and it was very tasty....

My avocado had gone bad, so I substituted some guacamole in my freezer. It added a little zip.

I made it with some adjustments/substitutions because I have Mast Cell Activation Disorder and have to follow a low-histamine, autoimmune protocol diet. It was still VERY GOOD and satisfied a de...

Excellent! I left my zucchini a bit crunchy. I also used cashew pesto and added some extra cashews on top. This is certainly a quick and easy dinner that will keep the family happy. Thank you fo...

It’s a great “base” recipe! I hate when people do reviews knowing they can doctor it up. I didn’t do a lot different but the possibilities are endless to what you can add. Maybe some edamame f...

I added onion powder & garlic herb seansoninf to my chicken. It was delicious!

I forgot the parmesan but it was still good. I didn't have enough zucchini so I cooked some thin spaghetti.