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Recipes

Chicken Yassa

Yassa

This flavourful chicken and onion dish is a traditional Senegalese recipe kicked up by our 8 pepper blend and saffron. 

Ingredients

1 large chicken, around 2 kg


Salt and pepper, to taste


2 cups vegetable or olive oil


1 tomato, seeded and diced


12 onions, sliced into thin strips


1 tsp fresh ginger, sliced


1 bouquet garni


bay leaf


¼ gram saffron


3 Tbsp Dijon mustard


150 g green olives, pitted and rinsed


2 carrots, diced


Juice of 4 lemons


1 generous pinch of 8 Pepper Blend, ground

Method

  1. 1

    Carve chicken into pieces. Salt, pepper and fry pieces in a pot with oil on high heat. Remove chicken and set aside.

  2. 2

    Remove most of the oil, leaving around 5 tablespoons.

  3. 3

    Add diced tomato and sauté, then add onions and ginger. Let simmer while scraping the pot regularly. Add the bouquet garni, bay leaf, and saffron.

  4. 4

    When the onions are lightly browned, reduce heat and add mustard, olives and carrots. Let simmer for 15 minutes.

  5. 5

    Add chicken then lemon and 8 pepper blend. Let simmer for 20 more minutes on medium heat. 

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