Suya (Nigerian Chicken Skewers)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

From The African Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  2. Slice the chicken into thin pieces. Sprinkle with the seasoning mix, and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Thread the chicken onto skewers and brush with the oil.
  4. Grill or broil for 3 minutes on each side, or until chicken is cooked through.
  5. Note: if using wooden skewers, soak them for at least half an hour before using to avoid burning!
Most Helpful

I made this for Zaar Stars and I loved it. Nice and spicy, and very quick to put together. I did cut the cayenne to about 2 teaspoons and it still had a nice zing.

CaliforniaJan September 28, 2011

Great spicy chicken! I made just as directed and grilled over charcoal. I liked the peanuts on this and wished I had made a peanut dipping sauce to go with (next time!). Thanks for sharing your recipe!

loof September 17, 2011

These were very good. I'm not sure if 2 T. of cayenne powder is correct.? It seemed like way too much, and I do like spicy. I cut it down to 1 t. and it was plenty to make the chicken spicy. I enjoyed that this was a simple grilling recipe. Thank you. Made for ZWT7 for the Golden Gourmets.

LifeIsGood June 10, 2011