As a kid I refused to eat avocados simply based on looks. No amount of coaxing from my parents could convince me to try guacamole, or any Mexican dish that contained slices of the green, slimy looking fruit. Now, the fatty fruit is my favorite addition to meals. It’s versatile, has tons of healthy fats and fiber, and adds a wonderful creaminess to dishes. This “pasta” dish is no exception, the sauce tastes like it’s cream based, but actually contains no dairy.
This dish is made with only green ingredients (the chicken is the only exception), making it beautiful to put together.
You will need a spirallizer or a mandolin to make the zucchini “noodles”. You will also need Trader Joe’s Green Dragon Hot Sauce for some heat, and because it’s delicious. You could probably skip it and add in some tomatillo sauce if you wanted.
Here’s what it looks like, if you’re interested.
This dish is:
- Subtly spicy
- Not too heavy
- Perfect for pasta lovers
- 1 medium zucchini (about 200 grams)
- 300 grams chicken
- Drizzle of olive oil
- 40 grams Green Dragon Hot Sauce (see notes)
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1 avocado (about 150 grams)
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 stalk of green onion
- Cook your chicken in a little olive oil and either cube or shred it once cooled.
- Spiralize or use a mandolin to julienne your zucchini.
- Using a fork or a food processor, combine the avocado, Green Sauce, lime juice and garlic until smooth.
- Chop the cilantro and green onion and add to the sauce.
- In a pre-heated skillet, sauté the zucchini noodles for about a minute. Then add in the sauce and chicken. Keep on the heat until it’s heated through.
- To serve, top with a little extra cilantro.
- If you don’t want to buy the Green Dragon Sauce, you can replace it with tomatillo salsa and a pinch of salt and sweetener. If you go that route, you may want to add a little extra cilantro and garlic as well. However, the sauce is amazing and I recommend trying it if you live close to a Trader Joes.
- Nutrition facts are for half of the recipe.