Tasty Chicken Yassa Recipe: An Easy Yassa au Poulet Recipe From West Africa by 30Seconds Food

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Tasty Chicken Yassa Recipe: An Easy Yassa au Poulet Recipe From West Africa

Chicken yassa is a popular dish throughout West Africa. Also called yassa au poulet, this flavorful chicken recipe is made with onions (lots of onions), lemon and mustard. Serve over rice

Cuisine: African
Prep Time: 8 hours to overnight to marinate
Cook Time: 45 to 50 minutes
Total Time: 45 to 50 minutes plus time to marinate

Servings: 4


  • 4 - 6 bone-in chicken thighs 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a plastic zipper bag. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Add the chicken and marinate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  2. When ready to cook, heat the olive oil in a skillet. Remove the chicken from the marinade (save the marinade!) and brown well on both sides in the hot oil. Remove to a plate.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, remove the onions from the marinade liquid. Cook them in the same pan until they begin to lightly brown and soften, about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour in the marinade and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring often, about 10 minutes.
  5. Put the chicken and drippings back into the pan. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 25 to 30 minutes. You could also finish this in a 375-degree F oven for about 30 minutes. 

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How exotic! I love trying new dishes like this. Yum!
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