Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice with White Yogurt Sauce


If you’ve ever been to New York City, chances are you’ve seen people waiting in long lines stretching almost an entire city block – just to buy lunch at one of The Halal Guys food trucks. The Halal Guys are best known for their platters and gyros filled with tender, grilled Halal chicken and seasoned rice, served with a creamy white sauce.
 
The good news is that you won’t need to make a special trip to NYC to enjoy all of the fantastic flavors in our Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice with White Yogurt Sauce! While the original food truck recipe is a closely guarded secret – I think our recipe today is a very close copycat.

Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are marinated overnight in Greek yogurt, garlic, lemon zest and spices including oregano, cumin and coriander. The yogurt really helps tenderize the poultry, and the chicken gets completely infused with all of the wonderful, spicy flavors! This grilled chicken is so delicious – even if you aren’t making the full cart-style meal – this is a chicken marinade you’ll want to make again and again!

The cooked Halal Cart-Style Chicken is served alongside a flavorful seasoned rice, chopped lettuce and tomatoes – then slathered with a wonderful creamy white sauce made with yogurt, cucumber, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic and dill. We also drizzled on a red and spicy Harissa sauce for a little extra heat.

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