{Spiced Rubbed Chicken Fingers with Cilantro Dipping Sauce}

This sauce was phenomenal. It has a little kick to it but the flavors are so good, and go perfectly with the grilled chicken. You could even serve this meal up on tortillas and it would be awesome.

1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
5-6 chicken breasts sliced into strips
1/2 cup cilantro sprigs
1/4 cup fresh parsley sprigs
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1 clove garlic
1 serrano chile pepper, seeded
1/8 tsp salt
2 Tbs lime juice
2 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs water

In a shallow dish mix together the chili powder, cumin and salt. Cut up the chicken into strips and dip each one in the spice mix. Let sit for about 30 minutes.  Grill the chicken on an outdoor or indoor grill until cooked through.
While the chicken is grilling. In a food processor combine the cilantro, parsley, almonds, garlic, chile pepper and salt. Process until chopped. While the processor is running, add the lime juice and oil . Stop the machine once or twice to scrape down the sides of the container until the sauce is smooth. Pour the sauce into a bowl. Stir in the water, cover and chill until ready to serve.
Serve the chicken with the sauce.

Recipe Source: South Beach Diet Cookbook


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