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Pesto Chicken Pasta Two Ways (Carb and Carb Free/Gluten Free)

Nancy Johnson Horn, The Mama Maven Blog
This Pesto Chicken Salad can be made with either whole wheat penne or zucchini noodles.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Entree
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 jar of pesto
  • 1 package whole wheat rigatoni or pennie or three zucchinis, spiralized.
  • 2 chicken Breasts pre-cooked
  • 1 avocado


  • Cook pasta according to package direction or spiralize noodles, let them site for 20 minutes and then sautee in a little extra virgin olive oil.
  • Add pasta or zoodles into large bowl
  • Add diced chicken breast
  • Add diced avocado
  • Add jar of pesto
  • Toss well and serve. Pasta and zoodles can be hot or cold.