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Sunrise Citrus Poulet Yassa

Poulet Yassa

About the Dish:

Poulet Yassa is a traditional Senegalese dish that is known for its deliciously tangy and flavorful marinade. This dish is typically made with chicken that is marinated in a mixture of onions, lemon juice, mustard, and various spices. The marinade is then used as a sauce to cook the chicken in, resulting in a tender and flavorful dish. Poulet Yassa is often served with rice or couscous and is a popular dish in Senegal and other West African countries.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 100mg
Sodium 600mg
Total Carbohydrates 25g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Protein 30g


Ingredient Quantity
Chicken thighs 4
Onions 3
Lemons 2
Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons
Garlic 4 cloves
Vegetable oil 1/4 cup
Thyme 1 teaspoon
Black pepper 1/2 teaspoon
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
Hot sauce 1 tablespoon
Water 1 cup

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Start by preparing the marinade. In a bowl, combine the juice of two lemons, dijon mustard, minced garlic, vegetable oil, thyme, black pepper, salt, and hot sauce. Mix well.
  • Step 2: Place the chicken thighs in a large dish and pour the marinade over them. Make sure the chicken is well coated. Cover the dish and let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  • Step 3: Preheat your grill or oven to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard any excess marinade. Place the chicken on the grill or in a baking dish if using the oven. Cook the chicken for about 6-8 minutes on each side, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  • Step 4: While the chicken is cooking, thinly slice the onions. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the sliced onions. Cook the onions until they are softened and translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Step 5: Once the onions are cooked, add the marinade from the chicken to the skillet. Stir in 1 cup of water and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  • Step 6: When the chicken is done, remove it from the grill or oven and transfer it to a serving dish. Pour the onion and marinade sauce over the chicken.
  • Step 7: Serve the Poulet Yassa with rice or couscous and enjoy!

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