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This recipe is life changing. Halal bowl, subbing the rice... wait for it... with crispy oven-baked fries! I used curly fries. For those of you who are not familiar with Halal bowls, they are usually served at street carts. The bowl is typically filled with yummy aromatic rice and topped with chicken or gyro meat, then lettuce, tomato, and this white sauce I like to call 'crack sauce'. This recipe came to me one day when I was craving a bowl but didn't have any rice on hand.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
3 hrs
3 hrs 30 mins
20 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Signature White Sauce:


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine grapeseed oil, lemon juice, garlic, vinegar, dill, oregano, and coriander in a 1-gallon resealable plastic bag. Taste marinade; add desired amount of salt and pepper. Add chicken and seal the bag. Shake gently to ensure chicken is evenly coated with the marinade.

  • Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours.

  • Make white sauce by whisking mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar, parsley, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Refrigerate until serving.

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Spread french fries on a rimmed baking sheet.

  • Remove chicken from the marinade and season with more salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken until browned on one side, about 5 minutes. Flip and continue cooking, reducing heat if needed, about 5 minutes more.

  • Meanwhile, bake fries in the preheated oven until light golden in color, 9 to 12 minutes.

  • Shred chicken or cut into small chunks. Divide fries among serving bowls; top with chicken. Drizzle while sauce over the top.

Cook's Notes:

Many Halal street carts also have a signature hot sauce. I found a Nando's(R) hot sauce at my grocery store that I use. You can totally omit it if you want.

Use chicken breasts instead of thighs, if preferred.

If using garlic powder, use less than 1 1/2 tablespoons.

Sauce can be made with sour cream or a mix of Greek yogurt and sour cream. The sour cream makes it thicker and creamier.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

517 calories; protein 22.7g; carbohydrates 30.7g; fat 34g; cholesterol 78.1mg; sodium 562.9mg. Full Nutrition