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Chicken Yassa

Senegalese Chicken Yassa

Marinated tender chicken thighs with sweet, salty and citrusy sauce is something universally accepted as delicious! We believe every chicken-lover should taste our Senegalese-inspired Chicken Yassa recipe for a chicken dinner with a difference! With a whole lot of caramelised onions, olives and peanut butter stock, this is certainly a new and exciting combination to try!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Senegalese
Servings 3 -4 portions
Calories 528 kcal


  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 5 g parsley finely chopped
  • 600 g chicken thighs boneless
  • 2 large brown onions thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon juice only
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 150 ml chicken or vegetale stock
  • 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 50 g pitted green olives sliced
  • rice to serve


  • Mix a tbsp of Dijon mustard, parsley and some salt and pepper. Slather the mixture all over the chicken thighs and leave to marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Once marinated place the chicken thighs under a preheated grill for 12-15 minutes until just cooked through.
  • In the meantime, place the sliced onions, remaining tbsp of Dijon mustard, garlic and the juice of a lemon in a large bowl. Mix and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Add 2 tbsp of olive oil to a large frying pan on low-medium heat. Add the onion mixture and a bay leaf, and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until softened and starting to brown lightly.
  • At this stage, start cooking your rice following packet instructions. When the chicken is cooked, add the thighs to the onion pan. Mix 150ml of stock with the peanut butter. Pour it into the pan and leave to simmer on low heat for another 10 minutes allowing the sauce to thicken. Take off the heat and keep covered until your rice is cooked.
  • Just before serving, scatter the sliced green olives on top! Serve Yassa Chicken with rice and vegetables of your choice!


Calories: 528kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 24gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 408mgPotassium: 443mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 278IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 2mg
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