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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
3 hrs 20 mins
total:
4 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Chicken:
Yogurt Sauce:
Rice:

Directions

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

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

410 calories; protein 23.7g; carbohydrates 30.3g; fat 20.9g; cholesterol 85.2mg; sodium 576.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2019
This was great! I chose to grill the chicken instead. Excellent choice. This was great and the sauce gets better after it sits a day so I recommend making it a day ahead of time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2019
This was great! I chose to grill the chicken instead. Excellent choice. This was great and the sauce gets better after it sits a day so I recommend making it a day ahead of time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2020
This was super tasty! Followed exactly as written. I did make the sauce a day in advance, so the flavors blended. The star was the rice tho! Man that was amazing! I think we made more of that for lunch the next day. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2021
Excellent recipe. Very easy to make. I did make my own white sauce as I top the chicken with the more traditional harissa sauce but Sriracha is a good substitute. The rice came out great too. I don't have a Dutch oven so just used a nonstick pot. Will definitely make again. Read More
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