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Active time
30 minutes
Total time
24 hours
6 servings


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

½ cup apple cider vinegar

1 cup lemon juice

1 cup low-sodium chicken stock

10 garlic cloves, whole

4-5 teaspoons grated ginger or dry ginger root powder

2 teaspoons salt

6-8 teaspoons course black pepper

3 teaspoons red pepper flakes


6 boneless skinless chicken breasts

2 large onions, thinly sliced




Marinade Preparation: 

  1. Make the marinade the night before you are serving Chicken Yassa. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade.  Place the chicken breasts in a bowl, baking dish, or plastic bag.  Pour half of the marinade over the chicken, cover, and refrigerate overnight.  Be sure that both sides of the chicken are covered in the marinade; turn over the chicken if necessary.  Save the rest of the marinade.  

Chicken Preparation:

  1. Turn on the broiler or prepare your grill.  If using the oven, broil the chicken on the 2nd rack from the top.  Cook the chicken for about 10 minutes per side, or until it is tender, basting each side of the chicken with the reserved marinade.  
  2. While the chicken is cooking, sauté the thinly sliced onions to your liking.  Bring the additional saved marinade to a boil in a saucepan or microwave and simmer for 3 minutes. Serve with the sautéed onions on top of the chicken, and the heated marinade in a pitcher, bowl or gravy boat.

Note: Couscous and greens are a great accompaniment to Chicken Yassa.

An Oldways recipe


Calories: 250
Fat: 5g
Sodium: 330mg
Carbohydrate: 45g
Protein: 9g

Yield: 6 servings

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