Lemon Chicken & Avocado Pasta


Serves 6 as a main meal


  • Use left-over roast chicken, buy a rotisserie chicken or simply roast or steam a few bone-in chicken breasts.
  • 500 g spaghetti or linguini
  • 15 ml olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, finely sliced
  • Peel of 1 lemon, sliced into thin strips
  • 500 ml shredded cooked chicken
  • 60 ml lemon juice
  • 250 ml home-made chicken stock
  • 60 ml roughly chopped italian parsley or basil
  • 125 ml rocket leaves 2 avocados, peeled and diced
  • Salt and milled pepper


  • Cook pasta according to instructions.
  • Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan ans sauté onion until just soft. Add garlic, chilli and lemon peel and cook for 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Add chicken, lemon juice and stock and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add herbs, rocket and avocado.
  • Season well and toss gently with pasta.
  • Serve immediately with a salad.

Recipe by Justine Drake, editor of Pick n Pay customer magazine, Fresh Living.

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