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Honey-Suya Chicken + Millet Jollof Bowl

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Honey-Suya Chicken & Millet Jollof Bowl_Best Body Africa

Bursting with flavours from West-Africa, this is the bowl you never thought you needed! Our signature Best Body Africa honey-suya marinade coated on juicy, succulent chicken will have you licking your plate [arm_restrict_content plan=”2,” type=”show”] [armelse] [/arm_restrict_content]dry. 

Paired with a spicy jollof made from one of Africa’s staple grains- millet- be prepared for an overall nourishing experience. Of course, you can’t have a West African inspired bowl without plantain and a spicy sauce to bring all the flavours together.  

Honey-Suya Chicken & Millet Jollof Bowl_Best Body Africa

What is suya spice?

Suya is a West-African spice mix made from ground peanuts, chillis, ginger and other spices. It is typically used to marinate meat. 

Where to buy suya?

You can buy suya pre-made or make it yourself. We bought suya pre-made from an Afro-Caribbean store. 

Our Honey-Suya Marinade

This classic BBA marinade is a favourite! It works very well with chicken but you can use it to coat any type of protein from meat, fish to legumes!

Different components of the recipe
  • Honey suya chicken- our delicious marinated grilled chicken to provide the essential protein needed…and flavour!
  • Grilled plantain- what’s a West-African meal without plantain?? 
  • Millet jollof- rich in fibre and flavour for fullness and to aid digestion among other health benefits!
  • Shito- Ghanaian black pepper sauce which you can buy from any Ghanaian store
  • Spinach- leafy greens are always a great addition to a savoury recipe for added protein, iron and other nutrients!

Honey-Suya Chicken + Millet Jollof Bowl

Our signature Best Body Africa honey-suya marinade coated on juicy, succulent chicken will have you licking your plate dry. 
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 3 people
Calories 659 kcal


  • 4 chicken thighs skinless
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp suya powder
  • 1/2 tbsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp ginger
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup millet white pearl
  • 2 onions
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • Chillis your choice
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 plantain medium
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 tbsp shito


Honey-Suya Chicken

  • Mix suya powder, honey, ½ tbsp ginger, chilli powder, 2 chopped/minced garlic cloves and salt to taste in a bowl.
  • Add your chicken thighs to a baking tray lined with foil and pour your chicken marinade over the chicken, coating thoroughly. Cook straight away or marinate overnight.
  • Grill in the oven at 180*C for 30 minutes or until fully cooked, flipping halfway through.

Millet Jollof

  • Chop 1 onion and add to a medium-sized pot with 3 tbsp oil. Cook until translucent.
  • Add tomato paste and cook for 3 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Blend 1 chopped onion, chopped tomatoes, 1 tbsp ginger 8 cloves garlic and chillis.
  • Add blended mixture to your pot with salt to taste, thyme and bay leaves.
  • Cover the pot and cook on a medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Add your millet and water.
  • Cover your pot lid with foil and cover the pot, cooking on a low to medium heat for 30 minutes or until the millet is soft. Stir occasionally with a fork.

Grilled Plantain

  • Slice your plantain lengthways in four.
  • Preheat your oven to 180*C and place plantain slices on a grill tray. Cook for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.


  • Wilt your spinach in a dry pan over a medium heat.


Calories: 659kcalCarbohydrates: 83gProtein: 38gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 289mgPotassium: 1837mgFiber: 7gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 5304IUVitamin C: 65mgCalcium: 254mgIron: 6mg
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