Halal Cart Chicken

4 servings


20 minutes

active time

40 minutes

total time


Chicken Marinade

2 ½ lb Chicken Breast, boneless, skinless, cut into 1 inch cubes (you can use chicken thighs as well)

6 Garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup Olive oil

1 Small Lemon's juice

1 tsp White Vinegar

1 ½ tbsp 7 spice

1 tsp Dried Oregano

2 tsp Ground Coriander

1 tbsp Garlic Powder

1 tbsp Smoked Paprika

1 tsp Cumin

2 tsp Salt or to taste

1 tsp Black pepper or to taste

1/2 tsp Turmeric

White Sauce

1/4 cup Mayo

1/4 cup Plain yogurt

1/4 cup Sour cream

1/2 tbsp White vinegar

1/2 Lemon's juice

4 Garlic cloves, minced

Salt & Pepper to taste

Water, to thin it out

Basmati Rice

2 cups Basmati rice, rinsed

1 ½ tbsp Ghee

1 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Turmeric

2 Bay Leaves

3 ½ cups Vegetable Stock


Tomatoes, diced

Lettuce, chopped/shredded

Pitas, quartered


First, marinate the chicken in the above ingredients and let it marinate for 4 hours or even overnight covered in the fridge.

Next, prepare the white sauce since this can also be made earlier in the day. Just stir together all the ingredients in that category but the water. Add a few drops of water at the end until the thickness reaches a consistency that is pourable or to your liking. Cover the sauce and keep it refrigerated.

Thirty minutes before dinner, work on the rice as it only takes 20 min to make. Add ghee to the pot then the rice to lightly toast for 2-3 minutes then the seasonings/bay leaf. Add the broth and bring this to a boil then a simmer covered for about 20 minutes. Rice should be cooked through, fluffed, and remove bay leaves before enjoying.

While the rice cooks, cook the chicken as well. In a nonstick skillet, add the chicken to cook for about 8-10 minutes on high heat. You may need to do this in two intervals depending on the size of the pan. The chicken should be cooked through with no pink in the center yet juicy and fully white.

To assemble, add a layer of rice to a platter then top it off with the chicken pieces, lettuce, tomatoes, and drizzle with white sauce and sriracha for heat. Add in a piece of pita and enjoy!

4 servings


20 minutes

active time

40 minutes

total time
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