Oh my! doesn’t the sauce sound so good?? well I assure you it is. I have no idea if there are already recipes out there for avocado ricotta sauce for pasta but both ingredients were on hand and going to go bad within the next couple days – so I wanted to use them.
Colin brought home chicken breasts and I thought Hey! why not try and make a nice pasta dinner…..
I have no idea what to call it, hence the weird title of this post but here is my recipe:
- 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (thawed and washed)
- 1 ripe avocado (you can definitely add another if you want more of that flavour)
- 1 500g container of ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup of low fat sour cream
- fresh chopped basil leaves (or a tsp of dried)
- 1 tsp of clubhouse parmesan and herbs spice (or parm)
- 1 tsp of garlic salt
- dash of thyme
- pepper to taste
- 3 cups whole wheat pasta of your choice (the rule is btwn 1/2-1 cup dry pasta per person but use your discretion)
- 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
- chopped small zucchini
- 6-10 grape tomatoes (sliced lengthwise in three)
- 1 clove of garlic minced
- one slice of onion (any kind) chopped
- ~ 2 cups of kale
- Rub chicken with chicken rub or desired spices (I use a no sodium chicken rub from epicure) You can cook chicken however you wish. I got Colin to cook our in a frying pan until the juices ran clear and meat was cooked through.
- In a large pot cook pasta according to package directions.
- In a medium sauce pan or pot add ricotta and cubed avocado (you can either pre mush the avocado or mush it as it gets warmer with the stir spoon)
- Stir ingredients and keep heat on med-low until combined.
- On a separate skillet add olive oil and sauté veg, kale and onion – add garlic once everything else looks cooked.
- Once the ricotta sauce is warm add in your sour cream. (you can add more, or add milk to make it less thick).
- Add the herbs and spices to the sauce and turn temp to low.
- Drain the pasta and pour into a serving bowl.
- Chop cooked chicken into bite-sized cubes.
- You can either mix everything together OR put the pasta, then sauce, then chicken and veg. It all tastes AMAZING regardless of how it’s presented
* this recipe IS high in fat but most of them are extremely good fats from the olive oil and avocado – so eat without fear For healthier options, don’t use store bought spices with high sodium, bake or grill chicken and use quinoa instead of pasta
1. ever made a sauce from avocado?? what was in it??
This was my first time but I am really loving the light taste but full body the avocado offers and I’ll definitely be adding it into more of my recipes
2. favourite way to eat chicken??
grilled. or wings