Halal Food Cart inspired chicken served over a big salad of lettuce and tomatoes drizzled with a yummy white sauce.
Yield: 4 servings
4.93 from 94 votes

Food Cart-Style Chicken Salad with White Sauce

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Arabic
Halal Food Cart inspired chicken served over a big salad of lettuce and tomatoes drizzled with a yummy white sauce.

Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • 24 ounces about 4 large boneless, skinless chicken thighs, fat trimmed
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

White Yogurt Sauce (makes 1 1/4 cups):

For the Salad:

  • 6 cups chopped iceberg or romaine lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes (quartered)
  • 1/2 small red onion (sliced)
  • prepared mild harissa (optional for drizzling)

Instructions

  • Season the chicken with lemon juice, garlic, cumin, oil, salt and spices. Set aside at least 15 minutes, or as long as overnight.
  • Combine the ingredients for the white yogurt sauce and refrigerate.
  • When ready to cook, heat a large nonstick griddle or skillet over medium high heat. When hot, add the chicken and leave until the bottom is completely browned, about 5 minutes before flipping.
  • Cook on the other side for another 4 to 5 minutes, until browned.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the chicken continue cooking, about 10 minutes, until just about cooked through in the thickest parts (no worries if it’s not completely cooked).
  • Set aside on a cutting board and chop the chicken into thin strips and add back to the pan to brown and finish cooking, 8 to 10 minutes over medium heat.
  • Assemble the salad by dividing the lettuce, tomato and red onion.
  • Top with chicken and drizzle with yogurt sauce (this is your dressing) and harissa, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1salad, Calories: 345kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 37.5g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 666mg, Fiber: 2.5g, Sugar: 7g
Freestyle Points: 8
Points +: 9