Juicy and Spicy Chicken Suya Skewers











Discover the mouthwatering blend of spices and succulent chicken in our Chicken Suya recipe. Made in 45 minutes, it's a fiery delight that promises to awaken your taste buds with a fusion of chili, authentic African suya spice, and savory seasoning. Perfect for a gluten-free and keto-friendly meal!


Step 1: Preparation and Seasoning

Start your culinary journey by preheating your oven to a blazing 500°F. While the oven heats, take this time to wash your chicken thoroughly under cold water. Once done, pat the chicken dry gently with paper towels. Seasoning is key here; rub the suya spice, chili powder, and crumbled seasoning cubes evenly all over your chicken. To ensure every bite is as flavorful as the next, remember to get under the skin and inside any cavities for whole cuts. Drizzle the oil over the chicken to help the spices adhere and to guarantee that golden, crispy finish that we’re all after. The aromatic blend of suya and chili powder will start to make your kitchen smell like a street food stall in the heart of Africa.
Pro Tip: Allow the seasoned chicken to sit for a few minutes to absorb the flavors.

Step 2: Roasting

Carefully place your seasoned chicken in the oven. The high temperature is critical for ensuring a delightful crust while keeping the inside tender and juicy. Grill the chicken for 40 minutes - this is where patience becomes a virtue. Regularly monitor the chicken, flipping it halfway through to ensure an even cook on both sides. This process isn’t just about cooking the chicken through; it’s about infusing it with the smoky, fiery essence of the suya spice, creating a caramelized exterior that’s simply irresistible.
Pro Tip: If available, use a meat thermometer to ensure chicken is cooked to 165°F.

Step 3: Garnishing and Serving

Once your chicken suya has reached its peak of perfection, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes - this allows the juices to redistribute, ensuring each bite is succulently moist. Now, it's time to bring color and freshness to the dish with our garnishes. Lay the chicken on a serving platter and adorn it with the freshly sliced onions and tomato wedges. The sharp bite of the onion and the sweet acidity of the tomato contrast beautifully with the spicy, savory chicken. For a final touch, a sprinkle of suya spice over the top adds an extra pop of flavor and color. Serve hot, and watch as this dish becomes the star of your dining table.
Pro Tip: Serving it on a wooden board adds a rustic charm.