Grilled Honey Suya Chicken (West African Inspired)

A sweet and spicy West African flavour combination that will blow your mind! After eating this dish you'll never want to eat another marinade again!

If you’ve never tried this honey-suya flavour combination before then today is the day! This marinade will change your life…really! Suya is a West African spice made from crushed dried groundnuts and other seasonings. The idea to put honey and suya together came when I got tired of my favourite honey-soy marinade and wanted to try something closer to home. So I put it to the test and it has become one of my greatest discoveries! I plan on marinating other meats and fish with this marinade but in this post, I used skinless chicken thighs that were as tender as ever! So if you would like to know how to make this delicious dish, keep on reading:-


  • 2 skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp suya powder
  • Pinch of salt

How to:

  1. Mix your marinade together and pour over chicken.
  2. Leave in the fridge for 20 minutes to 24 hours.
  3. When ready to cook, preheat your oven on the grill setting at 180*C.
  4. Put your chicken on a baking tray and place in the oven. Flip pieces over after 15 minutes.
  5. Leave in the oven for 10 more minutes or until cooked through. Flip over to the former skin side (the side where the skin once lay with more flesh).
  6. Broil- turn up the heat to 250*C for up to 5 minutes.
  7. Take out of the oven and enjoy!

If you try this recipe (which you should) let me know what you think!


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