Food Cart-Style Chicken Salad with White Sauce
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Halal Food Cart inspired chicken served over a big salad of lettuce and tomatoes drizzled with a yummy white sauce.
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)
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.
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