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Poulet Yassa

Yassa Poulet is a dish made from a lemon base onion and chicken sauce. It is served with rice. The yassa can be cooked also with mouton and with fish.

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  • A chicken of 1.5 kg

  • 1 kg of onions

  • 5 lemons

  • Pepper: 10 gr of dry and fresh pepper

  • 3 tablespoonfuls of peanut oil

  • 1 clove of garlic – Salt, pepper


1- Empty the chicken, clean and cut it into pieces, flame it and put it in a bowl.

2- Cut onions and garlic into thin slices over the chicken. Pour lemon juice over it before adding salt and pepper.

3- Marinate for a period between 20 minutes and one hour.

4- Remove the chicken from the pot, grill over charcoal or fry to your liking.

5- In a pot, heat the oil and cook some onions.

6- Add water and let it simmer for half an hour (1/2h).

7- Pour the rest of the seasoning (marinade).

8- Serve with white rice.