Cilantro-Lime Avocado Chicken Pasta for One

by Brittany on August 31, 2011

Ever since the creation of my Mexican Pasta, I’ve developed an insatiable love for Mexican-themed dishes. By using low-carb and low-calorie Shiritaki Noodles, you’re able to enjoy all of the bold flavoring that this dish has to offer without any of the guilt!

This quick and healthy single-serving recipe can be prepared in less than 30 minutes– Follow the original recipe if you’re eating alone, or double it for you & your beau (…or if you’re alone and just really hungry ;) )

Cilantro-Lime Avocado Chicken Pasta for One

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Servings: 1

Prep Time: 20-25 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black ground pepper
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast half
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 package Shiritaki Tofu Noodles (or any pasta of choice)


  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1/2 tsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup diced purple onion
  • 1/2 diced avocado


1. Place first 5 ingredients in a bowl (cilantro through pepper) and stir to combine. Put marinade into a plastic bag and then add chicken breast. Allow to marinate for 5-10 minutes.

2. Heat pan to medium and coat with cooking spray. Once chicken is done marinating, cook on pan for 8-10 minutes on each side, depending on thickness.

3. While chicken cooks, heat and prepare noodles as directed. (For Shiritaki Tofu Noodles: I rinsed noodles in a strainer, dried, then heated them in a separate pan with cooking spray.)

4. Next, prepare salsa. Combine tomato, onion, and lime juice in a bowl and stir to combine. Add avocado and gently mix.

5. When chicken and noodles are done, place chicken on noodle bed and top with salsa.

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Jane @ Broccolini + Cheese August 31, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I actually just had these noodles for the first time yesterday and they are pretty good! Can’t wait to experiment with them more!


Itty Bits of Balance August 31, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Yey! I’m glad you liked them, Jane– It’s ALL about the other flavorings that you pair them with


Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups August 31, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I’m loving all the colors in this dish!
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Jennifer August 31, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I’ve never heard of tofu noodles! what is their texture like?? and where do you get em?
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Itty Bits of Balance August 31, 2011 at 2:44 pm

You can find them at Whole Foods (and some local grocery stores). I’ll be honest, the texture is not like pasta at all– but they’re perfect for downing an entire plate of pasta and not feeling bad about it ;)


Errign August 31, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I stilllll need to buy some of those noodles :)
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Itty Bits of Balance August 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Get on it Errign! ;)


Kris | August 31, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Holy Cow!!!!! This looks FANTASTIC!!! What a little chef you are ;)

Anything with Avocado and Lime owns my heart!!
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Itty Bits of Balance August 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Haha! Thanks Kris ;)


Erica @ For the Sake of Cake August 31, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Can you believe I had never had avocado until the past July?! Now, I’m obsessed with it!
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Itty Bits of Balance August 31, 2011 at 2:47 pm

WHAT!? That is pure insanity! I’m pretty confident that avocado is my favorite food on the entire planet


Shannon ~ My Place In The Race August 31, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Sounds yummy! You just can’t go wrong with avocado can you? YUMMY! :P
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Baking N Books August 31, 2011 at 2:40 pm

I love finding recipes for one! There are a lot of good recipes I see – but then they’re for 6 or 8 and I don’t have room to store a lot of leftovers. Nor do I want to spend extra chopping, prep time, etc.

Are those the Hungry Girl noodles your talking about? Lo-carb ones? I tried those before – and ick – not a fan. Like rubber :( I’ll stick to the brown rice ones :)
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Itty Bits of Balance August 31, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I feel your pain– Which is exactly why I love catering to both of our needs with single recipes ;)

And yes, they are the Hungry Girl noodles. Don’t worry, I’ve had PLENTY of people tell me that they aren’t a fan so you are definitely not in the minority. I admit, they don’t taste like pasta haha– but I’m willing to forgo the texture pleasure to be able to stuff my face with oodles of noodles :D


Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles August 31, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Super simple and delicious…. Those kinds of meals are the best!!! :)
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Alexa @ Simple Eats August 31, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Yummm…I love avocados in anything. I’ve never had them in pasta, I’ll have to try that!
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Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover August 31, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Great recipe, girl!
I’ve never tried avocados, but this post definitely makes me want to try them… :D
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Lindsay@ In Sweetness and In Health August 31, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Um, that looks awesome! I’m totally going to have to remember this one because it will be great when I start cooking just for myself again here soon!
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sarah (onedayiwillseethesun) August 31, 2011 at 4:31 pm

oh looks really good, avocado is great its so versitile


Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola August 31, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Ohh this looks like a great recipe and so easy! I love recipes that are for one person so feel free to keep them coming :) Can’t wait to make this!
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Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites August 31, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Brittany, I have about ten thousand avocados, three red onions and two bags of Shiritaki noodles in my fridge NOW. I think you just planned my dinner tonight for me haha. THANK YOU! :-D Only think is, cilantro tastes like soap to me… it’s so bizarre. I know it is loved by many but I usually have to substitute parsley for cilantro. I wish I knew what cilantro tasted like for those that love it !
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Tessa @ Amazing Asset August 31, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Still have to give those noodles another chance! With this recipe perhaps!? I am thinking yes :)
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Kristen @ notsodomesticated August 31, 2011 at 5:08 pm

I’ve been loving Mexican recently too! This dish looks awesome!
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kate @ pomelo sunshine August 31, 2011 at 6:07 pm

This looks fantastic, my husband would love it!
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