If you've been looking for a solid chicken and rice recipe that has soul, then look no further. Serious Eats' version of Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice with White Sauce is fantastic and extremely addicting. Patrick and I have made this several times and it never fails to satisfy. The chicken is flavorful, juicy and tender, and the rice is just out of this freakin' world. The aroma of butter, turmeric and cumin takes over your kitchen in the best way possible. The moment you eat this rice, you'll fall in love so hard that you'll want to serve it with just about everything.
The recipe is absolutely great as is, but we did add two modifications to our version:
- Instead of distilled white vinegar, use white wine vinegar for a less powerful vinegar punch.
- Use some of the chicken oil drippings in the rice, to give it a salty rich boost of flavor.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.