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Blueberry Honey Lime Chicken with Avocado Pesto Cucumber Noodles - A light and healthy, gluten free and paleo friendly spring dinner that everyone will love! So easy to prepare! | Foodfaithfitness.com | @FoodFaithFit

Blueberry Honey Lime Chicken with Avocado Pesto Cucumber Noodles

This blueberry honey lime chicken is served over creamy avocado pesto cucumber noodles! It’s a healthy, gluten free and paleo friendly spring dinner that everyone will love!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cucumber noodles, gluten free dinners, healthy chicken recipes, paleo dinners
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 People
Calories 320 kcal

Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • 2 Tbsp Fresh lime juice
  • 2 1/2 tsp Honey
  • 2 tsp Jalapeno Tabasco sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 Oz Chicken breast

For the salsa:

  • 3/4 Cup Fresh blueberries, halved
  • 2 Tbsp Jalapeno, minced (seeds removed)
  • 4 tsp Red onion, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp Fresh lime juice

For the pesto:

  • 1/4 Cup Avocado, mashed (65g or one small avocado)
  • 1 tsp Fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • 1 Cup Fresh basil, tightly packed
  • 1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Large cucumber, spiralized with blade B

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the lime juice, honey, Tabasco sauce and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the chicken breast and cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to overnight.

  2. Once marinated, heat your oven to 350 degrees. Bake the chicken until no longer pink inside, about 25-30 minutes.

  3. Combine all the salsa ingredients in a small bowl and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside.

  4. In a SMALL food processor (mine is 3 cups) blend together the avocado, garlic, salt, a pinch of pepper and a squeeze of lime juice until smooth and creamy. Add in the basil and use the "chop" setting until broken down. Then, puree until well mixed, stopping to scrape down the sides as necessary.

  5. With the food processor running, stream in the olive oil until well combined.

  6. Place the cucumber noodles into a large bowl and add in the avocado pesto. Toss to evenly coat the noodles (you may need to cut them up!)

  7. Divide the noodles between two plates, followed by the chicken and the blueberry salsa.  

  8. DEVOUR!