Yassa (food)

Yassa is a spicy dish prepared with onions and either marinated poultry, marinated fish or marinated lamb. Originally from Senegal, yassa has become popular throughout West Africa. Chicken yassa (known as yassa au poulet), prepared with onions, lemon or mustard, is a specialty from the Casamance region in the south of Senegal.[1] Other meats used for yassa are lamb and fish.[2][3]

Chicken yassa
Place of originSenegal
Region or stateWest Africa
Associated cuisineSenegalese cuisine
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsPoultry, fish or lamb, onions, lemon and mustard

See also


  1. Bragger, Jeannette D.; Rice, Donald B. (2012). Quant a moi (5 ed.). Cengage. p. 43. ISBN 9781111354176.
  2. Harris, Jessica B. (1998). The Africa Cookbook: Tastes of a Continent. Simon and Schuster. p. 234. ISBN 9780684802756.
  3. Weibel, Alexa. "Chicken Yassa (Chicken With Onions, Citrus and Chile)". Retrieved 9 May 2020.

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