Homemade Chicken Suya

Nigerian Chicken Suya Recipe
Homemade chicken suya. © Smokehouseng

Delicious homemade chicken suya recipe, made with fresh ingredients including tasty mixed chicken parts. The ultimate Nigerian street food that’s really easy to make at home and sure to satisfy all your family and friends. This grilled chicken suya recipe is made with delicious Nigerian traditional suya spice for a richer, local taste. A classic Nigerian recipe using seasoning mix and suya spice for the ultimate flavour combination.


  • Mixed chicken parts
  • 2 tbsp Suya spices
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp white pepper
  • Seasoning cubes; Maggi/Knorr
  • Groundnut/peanut oil
  • Skewers or sticks


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Clean the chicken pieces and cut them into desirable – sprinkle with small quantity of the seasoning mix.
  3. Thread the chicken onto skewers or sticks.
  4. Put some vegetable oil in a bowl, sprinkle with small slat and stir. Use cooking brush to rub oil on the threaded chicken.
  5. mix the remaining seasoning together with the suya spice. Sprinkle/dab the oiled chicken with the ingredients until chicken is covered with the spice – the oil helps the spice stick to the chicken. Place in the fridge and allow to marinate for about an 1 hour – or overnight.
  6. Ready to grill? Heat the oven to 200°C (400F). Lightly spray/oil baking sheet or roasting pan to prevent the suya from sticking to the pan.
  7. Place the chicken in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, make sure to evenly grill both sides. Grilling and turning the sides every 10 minutes till chicken is fully cooked/done.
  8. Serve hot with sliced chunks of onions, tomatoes and cucumber. Enjoy!

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