Guacamole Linguine

Welcome back for week 3 of our Clean Eating Challenge.  This week I made Guacamole Linguine with grilled chicken, whole-wheat linguine, and a creamy guacamole sauce.  Deeelicious!  It is also super easy to throw together, so it’s perfect for those busy weeknights when you’re looking for something wholesome…..and fast!  My son is still not a fan of whole-wheat pasta, the texture is a bit different.  Personally, I like the added texture and flavor!

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I adapted this recipe from The Best of Clean Eating 3, it just needed a few tweaks to make it perfect.  Are you sitting down?  I used chicken instead of beef…shocking, I know! ;)  I also added green onion and garlic to the actual guacamole sauce, and seasoned the chicken.  See, just a few adjustments!   I just can’t leave well enough alone, I like to change things up.  My grocery store does not sell whole-wheat Fettuccine, so I went with Linguine instead.  Use whichever one that you prefer.

Start by cooking your linguine according to the directions on the package.  Drain and set aside.  Pound the chicken between two sheets of plastic wrap to make it even, and season with garlic, onion, chili, and cumin powders…..

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Heat olive oil in a large skillet, and cook chicken until no longer pink inside…..

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Remove from pan and set aside to rest…..

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In a large bowl, mash the avocado until smooth…..

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Stir in the lime juice, yogurt, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste…..

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add the green onions and stir to thoroughly combine…..

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Add the drained pasta and toss to coat with the guacamole…..

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Divide the pasta among four plates, and top with sliced 1/4th of chicken and tomatoes.  Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve…..

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Enjoy!

Guacamole Linguine

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Meal type Main Course
Creamy avocado coats whole-wheat pasta to create the perfect Guacamole Linguine. Topped with seasoned chicken and tomatoes, and you have the perfect meal.

Ingredients

  • 8 Ounces whole-wheat linguine (or any shaped pasta)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 Pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin (to season chicken)
  • 1 Ripe avocado (peeled and pitted)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup Fage plain Greek yogurt*
  • 1 Large clove fresh garlic (pressed or finely minced)
  • 1 green onion (chopped)
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)
  • 3 Roma tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro (to garnish)

Directions

Cook linguine according to the package directions, strain and set aside.
Season chicken breasts with garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and cumin. I just sprinkle it on both sides straight out of the bottle. No measuring.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet and cook chicken until no longer pink and cooked thoroughly.
Remove to a plate and set aside.
In a large bowl, mash the avocado with a fork until smooth.
Add the lime juice, yogurt, garlic, and green onion and stir until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add the drained linguine and stir to thoroughly coat.
Divide pasta among four plates, and top with 1/4th of the sliced chicken strips and tomatoes. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Note

* I use FAGE Greek yogurt because it is "real" Greek yogurt that does not contain sweeteners or crazy ingredients. Greek yogurt has a drastically reduced amount of lactose due to the way it is processed, and contains half the amount of lactose as regular yogurt. Choose whichever one works best for you, this one has never bothered my stomach...so I stick with it!

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Comments

  1. Crystal Nell says

    I love guacamole. This dish looks so delicious and healthy! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much!!

  2. says

    Why have I not thought of adding guacamole to pasta? I’ve been trying to eat an avocado everyday and this sounds like a perfect way to add creaminess without all the saturated fat. Can’t wait to make this soon!!
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    • says

      I know right? I can’t believe that I didn’t try it sooner. You would think that I would be sick of guacamole by now, but no. ;) Everyday? That is a lot of avocados. I’m guessing that yours do not cost $1.50 each! Have a wonderful week Min. :)

  3. says

    Lisa, this looks awesome! I’ve fallen in love with avocado the past few years and I’m excited to try this! I was wondering what was going on with FB when I was trying to upload photos! I thought it was just my browser. I’ve been getting around it using my iPad and iPhone. Thanks for the heads up! Maybe mobile will work for you too!
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  4. says

    What a fun pasta dish, Lisa! My boys are the same way when it comes certain whole wheat pastas… it truly is the texture issue. But then, my boys gobble up guac up like there’s no tomorrow. So, this would really be a great way to having a healthy dinner! Happy you shared this pasta dish with all of us at the Show Stopper party this week, pinned!
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    • says

      You know, some dishes can handle whole wheat pasta. I think the strong flavors mask it enough that they might not object. :) I could be totally wrong, so don’t hold me to it!! :)

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