NYC Food Truck Lunch: Lemon Chicken From Comme Ci Comme Ca

NYC Food Truck Lunch: Lemon Chicken From Comme Ci Comme Ca

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It’s a good thing to be working near Broadway and 55th St, because on Fridays there’s a great collection of food trucks on that block. You can enjoy Souvlaki GR, Carl’s Cheesesteaks, and what we recently had, Moroccan food from the Comme Ci Comme Ca truck.

Today’s lunch is one of the best deals around, a large platter of grilled lemon chicken over basmati rice or couscous for $7.

The grilled chicken served by Chef Samir is really tasty. Large cubes of boneless chicken breast are marinated in lemon juice, oregano and a mild blend of other spices.

The chicken is then grilled to perfection. It’s tender and juicy, but has that lovely char-grilled flavor. So many places serve grilled chicken that’s dry. Not here, where Chef Samir and his crew are experts at grilling meat.

Served along with the chicken are caramelized onions, roasted tomatoes, green peppers, chickpeas and olives, which all add to the varied flavors of this dish.

(credit: Perry R.)

(credit: Perry R.)

The chicken is served over your choice of couscous or basmati rice. We like to get the couscous because a lot of street food comes with rice, and couscous is a nice change of pace. It’s also lighter than rice.

You can get several different sauces, and I chose the Casablanca (white sauce) and hot sauce.  Let me tell you, this was definitely hot sauce, no doubt about it.

You can’t go wrong with any lunch here, but the lemon chicken is particularly good, and it costs only $7. We have also enjoyed their merguez sausage platter, too.

You can find the Comme Ci Comme Ca truck on Twitter here, on Facebook here, and their website is here.

The Comme Ci Comme Ca truck has a cute illustrated picture on the side of the truck that says Think Different Think Mediterranean Food! We recommend you take them up on it.

(credit: Perry R.)

(credit: Perry R.)