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Last Updated on September 16, 2022 by Lisa Johnson
For the third week of a Clean Eating Challenge, I made this healthy and delicious Guacamole Linguine with seasoned, grilled chicken, whole-wheat linguine, and a creamy guacamole sauce.
It is 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!
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.
How to make Guacamole Linguine
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 – or use Southwest Seasoning.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet, and cook chicken until no longer pink inside.
Remove from pan and set aside to rest.
In a large bowl, mash the avocado until smooth.
Stir in the lime juice, yogurt, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste.
add the green onions and stir to thoroughly combine.
Add the drained pasta and toss to coat with the guacamole.
Divide the pasta among four plates, and top with sliced chicken and tomatoes. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.
Tools used to create this recipe
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- Rolling Pin to flatten the chicken
- Stock Pot to cook the pasta
- Large Skillet
- Cutting Board & Chefs Knife
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Silicone Spatula
More delicious recipes with guacamole
- Wholly Guacamole Chicken Burgers
- California Chicken Club Sandwich
- California Burgers
- Chicken Tostadas
- Chicken Enchilada Pizza
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- 8 ounces whole-wheat linguine or any shaped pasta noodles
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 0.5 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
- .25 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
- .25 cup minced fresh cilantro to garnish
- 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 sliced chicken strips and tomatoes. Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.
- 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.
- Southwest Seasoning can be used in place of the separate spices.
This sounds divine- I love pasta and I love guacamole! So this would be great for me to try! 🙂
Thank you Jess, I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
I think I have to try avocados again. This sounds delicious.
You should definitely try avocados again Patty. The flavor is not that strong in this dish. 🙂
I can’t wait to make this for dinner! I love the flavor combination!
Thank you Kaylin. 🙂
Guacamole, chicken, and pasta…three of my favorite things! Love this recipe. I can’t wait to make it 🙂
Thank you Katie, you will love it! 🙂
I love guacamole. This dish looks so delicious and healthy! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much!!
Thank you so much Crystal! 🙂
Lisa, this sounds so good! What a genius idea to pair guacamole with pasta. I seriously want to make this right away. Think I need to go check out the fridge and pantry. 🙂
Thank you so much Ashlyn, I will be making it again very soon! 🙂
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!!
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. 🙂
That is an amayyyzing idea! And I personally love the taste of whole grain pasta now too, it’s so wonderfully nutty and aromatic. Great weekend no-hassle meal 🙂
Thank you so much Ala!!
Lisa, I would never have thought of combining guacamole to pasta – what a genius idea! This looks absolutely delicious and a perfect meal for the spring. Thanks for sharing and pinned! Have a happy Sunday!
Thank you so much Cindy! I wish that I was the genius, but I will gladly take the credit. 😉 Have a wonderful week!!
We make something similar to this!! My kiddos just love it!
Yumm! I love whole wheat pasta, and ADORE guacamole, so whole wheat pasta PLUS guacamole?! Yes, please!!
It’s perfect for you!! Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂
Wow, for a guacamole fanatic like me, this sounds a-MAZ-ing!
Thank you Amy. I am sure that you will love it!! 🙂
This pasta sounds delicious, love the sound of the avocado sauce!!
Thank you so much Elizabeth. 🙂
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!
This looks amazing!! Is this a cold pasta (Like a pasta salad) or a hot pasta?? Whichever it I love the ingrediants…I think I will add a little jalepeno for a kick!! Thanks for sharing!!
It is a hot pasta Elaine, but it still tastes good at room temperature. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Thank you so much Sara, I hope you like it! My cell phone is 4 years old, so it kind of has a mind of it’s own. 😉
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!
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!! 🙂
This looks amazing Lisa! Its like two of my favorite things combined – avocado and pasta! Cant wait to try it!
Thank you Kelley. It is a fun combination! 🙂
Oh this sounds very interesting. I like the idea of a guacamole sauce over pasta. Thanks for sharing with us on Foodie Friday
My hubby and are on day 3 of a 30 day clean eating program. I was super excited to find this new meal idea!
This looks like a great idea! I was wondering if the avocado makes the pasta sauce turn brown after it sets for a while, like guacamole does. Do the leftovers turn brown? Thanks!