West African Chicken Yassa

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Punky Julster

For ZWT'06 This needs to marinate before cooking. Prep time does not include marinating time. Serve over rice or couscous.

Top Review by hallsc1

We use 3 habanero peppers and 12 oz can of beer to cook our yassa and it is amazing! A simple dish, with a wonderful flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the lemon juice, the vinegar, half the oil, the onions and pour on the chicken pieces in a bowl.
  2. Marinate for 8 hours to overnight.
  3. Remove the chicken and the onions from the marinade.
  4. Brown the chicken on both sides.
  5. Fry the onions in the remaining oil for a few minutes.
  6. Add the marinade, thyme, hot pepper, water and bay leaves and simmer on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  7. Return the chicken to the sauce and cook until done and tender.
  8. Serve chicken and sauce over rice or couscous.

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