Halal-style Chicken with White Sauce
From NYC to Your Cabin Deck
Sizzling Street Cart Fare
Published: March 1, 2008
Halal Gyro and Chicken is an extremely popular cart at 53rd Street and Avenue of the Americas. There’s always a huge line down the sidewalk waiting for their moist, tender grilled chicken with tangy white sauce. This is merely my approximation and not their recipe, but it’s an homage to a NYC institution.
Photo by Cabin Life staff/ food styling by John Bäck
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1. Combine the white sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Combine the salt and spices for the chicken and rub all over the chicken breasts.
2. Preheat a gas grill for 10 minutes on high with the lid down, or prepare a medium-hot charcoal fire.
3. Place the chicken breasts over direct heat and grill for about 10 minutes, moving them around the grill to prevent flare-ups and scorching.
4. Remove the chicken to a serving platter and cut into thin slices. Drizzle generously with the white sauce and serve immediately.