Chicken Yassa

Chicken Yassa – the recipe

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Chicken Yassa

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Resting Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Senegal
Servings 4 people


  • 4 limes or lemons juice only.
  • 3 tablespoons mustard medium hot, may also be coarse-grained
  • Pepper to taste
  • Chili chopped and without seeds to taste fresh or dried
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 pinch of allspice powder or clove powder
  • 6 onions medium size
  • 4-8 chicken legs
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • water


For the marinade:

  • Mix lime or lemon juice with mustard, chili, pepper, sugar, salt and all spice powder
  • Peel the onions and cut them into thin slices (2/3 mm)
    cipolle per pollo Yassa
  • Place onion slices in a shallow dish
  • Pat chicken thighs dry and place on top of onions
    Pollo su cipolle per pollo Yassa
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken and let it marinate for at least one hour
    Pollo con marinata
  • Mix the marinade from time to time

After marinating:

  • Remove chicken thighs from marinade and pat dry
  • Fry in hot oil on all sides
  • Add the marinade with the onion slices to the chicken and simmer on low heat for at least 30 minutes.
  • Add a little water if necessary, there should always be enough liquid.
  • Season with salt and pepper if necessary.


Serve with rice and vegetables or salad.
Keyword Chicken Yassa

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