Muffins recipes

National dish of Guinea

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  • Independence: 2. 10. 1958
  • Capital: Conakry
  • Official language: French
  • Population: 10 057 975
  • Area: 245 857 km2
  • International code: GN
  • Currency: Guinean franc (GNF)
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Poulet Yassa


  • 3-4 pounds chicken
  • 6 lemons, squeezed.
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 onions, sliced in rounds
  • 1 or 2 red peppers, or 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 4-6 tbsp oil
  • bay leaf
  • salt and pepper
Poulet Yassa is national food (dish) of Guinea


Wash and dry chicken and cut into pieces. Marinate chicken in mixture of lemon juice, onions, garlic, and 2-3 tbsp of the oil for several hours, turning occasonally as that all parts are covered. Remove chicen and grill, broil, or braise until all pieces are lightly browned on all sides. Drain onions and garlic, but retain the marinade. Use a heavy casserole, Dutch Oven, or fry chicken; saute onions and garlic in the reminaing oil until soft. Add chicken, bay leaf, peppers or cayenne, salt and pepper. Simmer until chicken is tender (1 - 1 1/2 hours) or bake covered in medium (325 degree) oven. Add marinade now and then so mixture remains moist. Serve over rice.


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