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Halal Cart Chicken & Rice with Yogurt Sauce

20 minutes prep
15 minutes active cooking
35 minutes total

Makes 2 - 4 servings

While you'll still find the classic Sabrett hot dog carts on the streets of New York City, so-called halal carts have become a more common sight.

Halal usually refers to the method of slaughter that makes meat acceptable for Muslims to eat, but in NYC it's shorthand for the halal carts serving street meat, most often a plate of chicken and rice topped with a pair of contrasting sauces and served with a simple iceberg and tomato salad.

For about $8 it's an affordably delicious meal in a notoriously expensive city. After our last trip to New York and a few sidewalk dinners of chicken and rice, I wanted to make it at home. I started with the leftovers from a roasted chicken.

What you'll need

Ingredients

For the shopping list

2 cups of

cooked Chicken, picked from bone*

1

Shallot, chopped

2

Roma Tomatoes, chopped (or canned semi dried tomatoes)

1/2 head

Iceberg or Romaine lettuce, shredded (or shredded green cabbage)

1 teaspoon of

Sugar

1 cup of

Greek-style yogurt

*substitute 3 chicken thighs, toss with olive oil, chopped shallot, and shawarma spice mix, bake at 350F for about 20 minutes or until done.

From our shop

$9 - Brooklyn - New York

$12 - Vijayawada - Andra Pradesh

Pragati Turmeric

$14 - Richvale - California

Organic Long Grain White Rice

$24 - Sicily - Italy

Antheo D.O.P.

$7 - Olhão - Portugal

Fine Sea Salt

$15 - Brooklyn - New York

Signature Harissa

$13 - Napa - California

Gravenstein Apple Cider Vinegar

$10 - Cao Bằng - Vietnam

Purple Stripe Garlic

$10 - Greenville - South Carolina

Mayo

Equipment

From the kitchen

1

Chef Knife

1

Cutting Board

1

Mixing Bowl

1

Stock Pot

1

Spatula

Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons

"After our last trip to New York and a few sidewalk dinners of chicken and rice, I wanted to make it at home"

~ Jim Dixon, founder Wellspent and Real Good Food

What you'll have to do

Chicken & Rice Step 1

Cook the shallot in a little olive oil for about 10 minutes, then add the cooked chicken and shawarma spice mix. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Step 2

Mix the cooked rice with the turmeric and heat.

Step 3

Serve the chicken on top of the rice with the lettuce and tomato alongside.

Step 4

Drizzle everything with both the yogurt sauce and harissa (or Bobbie’s Boat sauce).

Yogurt Sauce Step 1

Dissolve a teaspoon each of sugar and salt in a 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.

Stir in a teaspoon of purple stripe garlic powder, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and stir to emulsify.

Step 2

Mix in 2 tablespoons of mayo and about a cup of your favorite Greek-style yogurt.

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Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Shawarma

New York ShukBrooklyn - New York
$9
Pragati Turmeric
Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Pragati Turmeric

Diaspora Co.Vijayawada - Andra Pradesh
$12
Antheo D.O.P.
Olive Oil

Antheo D.O.P.

COPA cooperativeSicily - Italy
$24
Fine Sea Salt
Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Fine Sea Salt

NectonOlhão - Portugal
$7
Organic Long Grain White Rice
Rice & Grains

Organic Long Grain White Rice

Lundberg Family FarmsRichvale - California
$14
Signature Harissa
Sauces & Condiments

Signature Harissa

New York ShukBrooklyn - New York
$15
Gravenstein Apple Cider Vinegar
Vinegar

Gravenstein Apple Cider Vinegar

KatzNapa - California
$13
Purple Stripe Garlic
Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Purple Stripe Garlic

Burlap & BarrelCao Bằng - Vietnam
$10
Mayo
Sauces & Condiments

Mayo

Duke’sGreenville - South Carolina
$10

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