Yassa (food)

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Chicken Yassa

Yassa is a spicy marinated food prepared with onions and either poultry or fish. Originally from Senegal, yassa has become popular throughout West Africa. Chicken Yassa (known as yassa au poulet), prepared with onions and lemon, is a specialty from the Casamance region south of Senegal, and is one of the most popular recipes in West Africa.

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"Poulet yassa" was featured in an episode of the children's animated television series Arthur. In the episode, Arthur, D.W., and Brain explore African culture and Brain's cousin Cheikh from Senegal.

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