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Guacamole Linguine

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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!

A bowl of Guacamole Linguine with Chicken topped with chopped tomatoes and parsley.

Recipe inspiration

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.

Two seasoned chicken breasts on a sheet of plastic wrap.

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

Two cooked, seasoned chicken breasts in a skillet.

Remove from pan and set aside to rest.

Two cooked chicken breasts resting on a large plate.

In a large bowl, mash the avocado until smooth.

Mashed avocado in a large mixing bowl.

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

Lime juice, yogurt, garlic, salt, and pepper mixed with avocado in a large mixing bowl.

add the green onions and stir to thoroughly combine.

Diced green onions stirred into the avocado mixture.

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

Cooked pasta noodles stirred into the guacamole mixture in a large bowl.

Divide the pasta among four plates, and top with sliced chicken and tomatoes. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.

Guacamole linguini topped with sliced chicken breast, tomato, and parsley in a serving bowl.

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A bowl of Guacamole Linguine with Chicken topped with chopped tomatoes and parsley.

Guacamole Linguine

Delight your taste buds with this delicious Guacamole Linguine, featuring whole-wheat linguine, seasoned chicken, and a creamy guacamole sauce.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: healthy pasta dish, avocado chicken pasta
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 285kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 606mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

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36 Comments

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

  2. 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!!

    1. 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. 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 🙂

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

    1. 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!!

  6. 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!

    1. 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!! 🙂

  7. 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!

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