Halal Cart Style Chicken & Rice


submitted by Arolland88 {1 Recipe}

  • Prep Time:
    1 Hr
  • Cook Time:
    25 Mins
  • Total Prep + Cook Time:
    1 Hr 25 Mins
  • Level:
Halal Cart Style Chicken & Rice
Photo Source: https://thriftism.blogspot.com/2016/03/thrifty-cooking-diy-food-cart-halal-food.html

Makes: 6 Cups

Description: In love with halal guys in NYC or another food cart style chicken and rice? Try out this recipe to get your fix.

3 Cloves  Garlic
1 Tbsp  Oregano
0.5 tsp  Coriander
2 Tbsp  Lemon Juice (Chicken)
2 Tbsp  Olive Oil
0.5 Cup  Plain Greek Yogurt
0.5 Cup  Mayo
2 Tbsp  White Vinegar
1 Tbsp  Sugar
1 tsp  Lemon Juice (sauce)
2 Tbsp  Parsley
1 tsp  Tumeric
0.5 tsp  Cumin
2.5 tsp  Chicken Bouillon
2.5 Cup  Water
2 Tbsp  Butter
2.5 Cup  Rice

Instructions: Chicken:
Combine chopped garlic, coriander, oregano (fresh or dried), lemon juice, and a bit of olive oil to carry the spices in a bowl. Mix well. Divide this mixture in two. Half should go in a dish or bag with 2 Chicken breasts to marinade. The other half we will save for when we combine our rice and chicken to really make that flavor pop. Be sure to thoroughly coat your chicken with the marinade. Consider tenderizing with a fork to allow the flavor to soak in better. Let this marinate in the fridge for at least an hour.

While you're waiting on your chicken, you can make your white sauce, without which this dish would be lost. Combine greek yogurt, mayo, vinegar, sugar, lemon sugar, and parsley preferably in a resealable container making it easier to store. Mix well and save for later.

You can also begin your rice during while waiting for the chicken. To do this place some butter in a fairly large frying pan. Add turmeric and cumin and mix well. Add your rice, stir until well coated, and cook until lightly toasted (just a few minutes). Next you will need to add your chicken bouillon and water. Cover and simmer for ~15minutes or until rice has absorbed all water.

Chicken +1 Hour:
Finally, you can work on finishing your chicken. Place chicken/marinade combo in a frying pan with around a tablespoon of olive oil. Cook thoroughly. Once cooked remove from pan and cut into 1/2 inch cubes or desired size. Combine chicken, rice, and remaining marinade into pan. Mix well and cook until heated. If rice was made ahead, it will take longer, while if you just finished the rice you may just need to combine everything and it will be ready.

You can eat your Chicken & Rice dish in a variety of ways. Eat as chicken and rice with sauce. Another option would be to fill a pita with mixture along with lettuce and tomato or eat more like a salad without the added carbs of bread. Add hot sauce at your own discretion.

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