Chicken Avocado Pesto Pasta (High Protein)

vibrant & creamy homemade pesto

goal Shape
Total time 30 mins
Schwierigkeit Easy
Nutritional value (per portion)
Kcal 501
Protein 49 g
Fat 30 g
KH 15 g
Ingredients …

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1.
AVOCADO BASIL PESTO:
0.5 medium avocado, pitted and peeled
30 g basil leaves
15 g grated Parmesan cheese
0.5 lemon, juiced
1 tbsp shelled hemp hearts
1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
1 pinch salt
12 g Whey Protein Neutral
Whey Protein Neutral
Whey Protein Neutral
The highest-quality protein with a high content of essential amino acids.
4.6/5
32.99 €
750g
(43.99 €/1kg)

2.
PASTA:
150 g chickpea penne pasta (or similar high-protein pasta)
200 g broccoli, cut into small florets
1 chicken breast, cut into 4 cm chunks
1 medium courgette, coarsely grated
1 tbsp olive oil

Chicken Avocado Pesto Pasta (High Protein)

vibrant & creamy homemade pesto

By: Izy Hossack
You’ll never look back after making this creamy, high-protein pesto with basil, parmesan and avocado! I’ve used it in this chicken avocado pesto pasta for a tasty weeknight meal. Using a lentil or chickpea-based pasta is a super easy way to boost the protein content of this meal (plus, if you want, you can leave the chicken breast out and the meal will still have a generous amount of protein in it!).   

Preparation

  • Blend all the pesto ingredients together until smooth - you can either do this in a small food processor/blender or in a jug using a hand blender. You can add 1-2 tbsp water to the pesto to help it blend properly, if needed.
  • Bring a medium pot of salted water to the boil. Once boiling add the pasta and cook according to the directions on the packet. Around 6 minutes before the pasta is done, add the broccoli to the pot and let it cook with the pasta. Once both are cooked through, drain and return to the pot.
  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the chicken breast chunks and cook, turning occasionally, until browned all over and cooked through - around 10 minutes. Now add the grated courgette and stir until softened - around 2 minutes.
  • Stir the pesto into the pot of pasta along with the chicken and courgette. Divide between two plates and serve.
  • Enjoy!
If you have leftover pesto, chicken avocado pesto pasta isn't the only thing you can use it for! Try spreading it in a sandwich made with our protein bread or dollop onto a salmon fillet before baking in the oven.
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