Saturday, April 10, 2021

Nigerian Chicken Suya


Nigerian Chicken Suya

Traditional Nigerian street food, Suya is meat on a stick. A spicy peanut seasoning is rubbed onto the meat and served as a condiment after cooking over an open flame. This meat on a stick is portable and pleasant to eat.


  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of broth
  • 4 tablespoons of peanut butter or peanut paste
  • 1 tablespoon of white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • African Pepper Sauce
  • 1/2 -1 tablespoon cayenne pepper (depending on heat preference)
  • 3 pounds of skinless chicken thigh
  • 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil


First, soak the skewers for at least 20 minutes completely submerged in water before using them to avoid burns.

Then, heat oven to 450 ° F. Lightly spray or oil a baking sheet or roasting pan to prevent the suya from sticking to the pan

In a medium bowl, combine garlic powder, onion power, smoked paprika, white pepper, cayenne pepper, peanut butter and broth / maggi.

Pat the chicken thighs dry with a paper towel. You want to have a completely dry chicken before cooking. Slice the chicken into a thin medium diagonal shape or into one bite.

Thread the chicken onto the skewers about 4 per skewer. Make sure the skewer is completely covered with chicken slices

Brush the chicken skewer with the spice blend; on both sides. Place the skewers on the grill pan or baking sheet.

Drizzle with oil and bake for about 20 minutes, turning the sides halfway through, until the chicken is cooked through. Around the last 3 minutes of cooking. Switch from cooking to the grill. To achieve a nice crisp brown on the outside.

Serve hot and pair these chicken suya with the African pepper sauce featured here and with onions. Happy Cooking Time.