Chicken Yassa (Senegalese Braised Chicken with Caramelized Onion and Lemon)

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2024

Fall-off-the-bone-tender meat smothered in caramelized onions, lemon, mustard, and garlic, chicken yassa is comfort food by way of the Casamance.

SERVES4 to 6

TIME1¾ hours, plus 30 minutes marinating

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Chicken yassa, the iconic braise from the Casamance region in Southern Senegal, features fork-tender meat that's been marinated; grilled or seared on the stove; braised with a bright, sumptuous sauce flavored with caramelized onions, lemon,...

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