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Harissa Chicken Lettuce Cups

chicken lettuce cups recipe | Halal Home Cooking
 As-Salaamu Alaykum,

Alhamdulillah the sun is shining, the birds are tweeting and I'm trying my best to prepare for welcoming the best guest, the month of Ramadan. Allah let us reach it and benefit.

chicken lettuce cups recipe | Halal Home Cooking
Here are harissa minced chicken lettuce cups that you could add to your Iftar menu, in sha Allah
Simple, Quick, Spicy and Fresh.
chicken lettuce cups recipe | Halal Home Cooking
I used baby gem lettuce but iceberg would be just as good, if not better as it's more curvy.

Harissa Minced Chicken Lettuce Cups

\Makes: 16 baby gem cups


300 grams Halal minced chicken (breast or thigh)
drizzle of olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh coriander stalk, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 small banana pepper, chopped
small pinch cumin
salt and black pepper
harissa (to taste)
few drops Worcester sauce
handful of frozen peas
a few small squirts of tomato ketchup
Lettuce ( for me that was about 1 and half baby gem)


  1. Pre-heat large frying pan over high heat, add oil wait 30 seconds before adding chicken, coriander, garlic, ginger, banana pepper, cumin, salt and black pepper.
  2.  Cook for 2 minutes before adding squirt of harissa, Worcester sauce. Cook for 1 minute before adding frozen peas. Continue to cook stirring often until the chicken is opaque, peas are al dente and the liquid as mostly evaporated.
  3. Add in tomato ketchup and stir to coat / glaze the chicken. Turn off heat and set aside.
  4. Wash Lettuce, carefully separate and pat dry leaves with paper towels. Add a tablespoon or so of chicken mixture to each lettuce 'cup'. Serve immediately. 
You can always prepare the chicken mixture and lettuce leaves separately ahead of time then re-heat chicken mix just before serving. Feel free to top with mayonnaise or more harissa!

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At 12 June 2014 at 13:23 , Blogger Sugarpea12 said...

Masha Allah another good Iftar idea, thank you,

At 12 June 2014 at 14:45 , Blogger Umm Hamza, Asmaa said...

Your welcome ukhti ❤

At 14 June 2014 at 19:26 , Blogger Sadaf | Chef in Frame said...

Asalam O Alaikum,
Such a cute idea you've just passed by. :)
May Ramadan brings lots of blessing for all of us. Ameen.

P.S I've downloaded vsco app. Loving it so much, its sharp camera and effect are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. :)

At 15 June 2014 at 08:43 , Blogger Umm Hamza, Asmaa said...

Wa Alaykum Salam Wa Rahmatullah Sadaf,
Thank you sister for your sweet comment.
Glad you like the vsco app I first heard about it from Noor AlQahtani, barak Allahu Feekum.

At 17 June 2014 at 00:57 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love this idea! It's light yet filling, and doesn't seem like it would take up too much time to whip up. Going to give this a spin this Ramadan iA :)

At 17 June 2014 at 11:18 , Blogger Umm Hamza, Asmaa said...

Shukran! I do hope you try the recipe and enjoy In sha Allah. Wa Alaykum As-Salaam. ❤

At 18 June 2014 at 07:54 , Blogger Amira Ibraheem said...

Such a lovely appetizer this is!!! very good for Ramadan ... I love spicy things .

At 18 June 2014 at 18:04 , Blogger Umm Hamza, Asmaa said...

In sha Allah you try it out during Ramadan. I'm learning to love spicy things as much as my husband but not quite there yet lol

At 21 June 2014 at 22:14 , Blogger Heni El G said...

Salaamu aleikoum dear sis Asmaa Mabrouk on the new name and design machAllah! It has Noor written all over it machAllah! Looks like great light Ramadan dish I def try this one out! You wrote me on my blog regarding a guest post ... oh machAllah how nice of you to think of me. I'd love to sis! :D Happy Ramadan to you and your family!

At 22 June 2014 at 12:13 , Blogger Umm Hamza Harley said...

wa alaykum as salaam ukhti, jazak Allahu khair and i look forward to you guest posting here whenever you can in sha Allah.
Ya Allah accept your fasts and good deeds this upcoming Ramadan. Ameen.


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