Halal Cart Chicken and Rice

Halal Cart Chicken and Rice Halal cart chicken is boldly spiced and served with fragrant turmeric rice and spicy yogurt sauce. The perfect copycat of NYC street food.


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Yogurt Sauce:

Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 35 mins

    TOTAL : 3 hrs 20 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

  • Combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, and coriander in a blender; blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Place chicken thighs in a resealable plastic bag; pour in blended marinade and seal. Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours.

  • Whisk yogurt, sriracha sauce, garlic, salt, and pepper together to make the sauce. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Remove chicken from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Cook skin-side down until well browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook until no longer pink in the center, 4 to 5 minutes more.

  • Let chicken for 5 to 10 minutes, then chop into chunks.

  • Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add turmeric and cumin; cook and stir until fragrant. Add rice and stir to coat. Cook, stirring frequently, until toasted, about 4 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and cook until broth is absorbed, about 15 minutes.

  • Remove Dutch oven from the heat and let stand, covered, for 15 minutes.

  • Divide rice and chicken among serving bowls. Drizzle yogurt sauce on top.

Per Serving: 410 calories; protein 23.7g; carbohydrates 30.3g; fat 20.9g; cholesterol 85.2mg; sodium 576.8mg.