Monday, January 6, 2014
Healthy Chicken and Feta Avocado Pasta
Feta is one of the most flavorful cheeses with the fewest calories. I love it on pasta, bruschetta, salads, plain, etc... If you have never tried it, you MUST! Combine that with a fatty (but healthy fat) avocado and you have a pasta bursting with flavor. To add to the great flavor, it is actually pretty healthy for you. Compare the calories in this pasta to an alfredo and you see what I am talking about. Basically, you get your "fatty fix" without all the butter, heavy whipping cream, and cream cheese.
2 Tbsp feta cheese
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup cilantro
1/2 tsp salt (maybe a little more to taste)
Dash of lemon juice
Shredded chicken (like from Slow Cooker Whole Chicken)
8-12 ounces pasta, cooked and drained
1. Place all ingredients except pasta and olive oil into a Cuisinart (or blender). Pulse the mixture for 1 to 2 minutes while streaming in the olive oil until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
2. Combine the sauce with the pasta and top with chicken.