Creamy Baja Avocado Pasta (with Chili Lime Chicken)

Creamy Baja Avocado Pasta (with Chili Lime Chicken)  

 Prep time

10 mins

Cook time

15 mins

Total time

25 mins

Serves: 6

Ingredients

1 recipe Chili Lime Chicken (click HERE for recipe)

16 oz. thin spaghetti, cooked al dente

1 red bell pepper, chopped

fresh corn kernels from 1 ear of sweet corn

3-4 garlic cloves, minced

1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained

hot sauce to taste

Creamy Blender Avocado Sauce

1 cup light sour cream or Greek yogurt

2/3 cup milk

2 avocados, peeled and pitted

1-2 jalapenos, seeded, deveined and roughly chopped

1/4 cup packed cilantro

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 tablespoon lime juice

Garnishes (optional)

Pepitas

Pepper jack/cotija cheese

fresh lime juice

Instructions

Prepare Chili Lime Chicken according to directions. When done, remove chicken to cutting board and cover to keep warm. Don’t slice until ready to serve.

Meanwhile, add all of the Creamy Blender Avocado Sauce ingredients to your blender and chop then puree/liquefy until smooth.

In the same skillet you cooked your chicken in, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat (you can use remaining oil from chicken if there’s enough). Add red bell peppers, corn and garlic and sauté 1-2 minutes, or until red peppers are crisp-tender. Add diced tomatoes/green chilies and heat through.

Add cooked pasta followed by Creamy Avocado Sauce and stir to combine. Heat through. Taste and add additional salt, pepper, hot sauce to taste.

Garnish individual servings with chicken and optional toppings of cheese, pepitas and fresh lime juice.

Notes

Refrigerate leftover pasta for up to 5 days. The lime juice will keep the sauce from discoloring.

Recipe by Carlsbad Cravings at http://www.carlsbadcravings.com/creamy-baja-avocado-pasta-chili-lime-chicken/