Friday, December 28, 2012


OK.. So this dish I did not care for, at all. When I read the recipe I was thinking “Wow, that sounds really good” Unfortunately, not the case. My dogs, however, loved it.( I mean it’s got to be better than dog food) Thankfully I stilled had ingredients left over from the avocado grilled cheese that I posted a week ago. So below is the not so tasty dish...

 Eat at your own risk...

Avocado Penne Pesto with Grilled Chicken
1 medium ripe avocado
3/4 c. firmly packed basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
3 Tbsp. pine nuts
1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
1/3 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
12 oz. penne pasta
1/4 c. shaved parmesan cheese (for garish)
1 1/2 lbs. chicken breasts
Salt & Pepper, to taste (for chicken)

Cook and drain pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, season chicken with salt and pepper and place on a grill (or grill pan) over medium-high heat for 6 minutes on each side, until center is no longer pink. You can add other spices if you want, but don't over-season your chicken, we want the avocado to shine.
Peel avocado and remove pit. Put avocado, basil, salt, pepper, garlic and pine nuts in a blender or food processor. Turn blender on and add olive oil in a slow, steady stream.
Process until mixture becomes a smooth paste. Gently fold in parmesan cheese. Toss with cooked pasta. Slice grilled chicken breasts and lay across top of pasta. Garnish with shaved parmesan cheese and serve.

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