Yassa (food)

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Chicken Yassa
Place of originSenegal
Region or stateWest Africa
Serving temperaturehot
Main ingredientspoultry or fish, onions

Yassa is a spicy dish prepared with onions and either marinated poultry or marinated 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 in the south of Senegal.

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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 get to know Brain's cousin Cheikh from Senegal.

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