Chicken Suya + Sweet Potato Fries

Chicken Suya + Sweet Potato Fries
Who remembers waking up as a child and going to Ikoyi Club (or Apapa Club or Polo Club or any club) and swimming for hours with friends and family; then afterwards, waiting in line to get Suya? Ah the joy that filled my heart every time I saw that newspaper, translucent with grease and wrapped like a tube. I could hardly wait to get to the table and unravel the spicy goodness. My bottle of water in one hand and a toothpick in the other, I was always ready to dig in.
So my point is, I missed Suya and as always, when I miss something, I make it myself. Definitely not as good as they do it back at home, but eh, it was still worth it. *shrug*
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Ingredients

  • Sweet potatoes (cut into long sticks)
  • Chicken – 3 leg quarters (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • Suya spice (found at your local African Store or restaurant)
  • Garlic – 1 tspn
  • Ginger – 1 tspn
  • Thyme – 1 tspn
  • Salt to taste (fries)
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Diced onions and Bell peppers (for garnishing)

Directions

Marinate the chicken in the garlic, ginger + thyme for 30 minutes
Pour the suya spice into a bowl and roll the chicken in it to coat it thoroughly


Arrange the chicken pieces on an oven grill pan and place a baking pan under it to prevent the chicken juices from spilling all over the oven (trust me, I learned this the hard way)
Preheat the oven at 350F and place the chicken in for 20 mins
Then brush the chicken pieces with oil on both sides, and place back in the oven till it is fully cooked.


Fry the sweet potatoes in hot oil till they are golden brown and sprinkle with salt afterwards


Serve chicken suya with fries and garnish with diced onions and peppers. Don’t forget the malt!

 

Chicken Suya + Sweet Potato Fries
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Ingredients
  1. Sweet potatoes (cut into long sticks)
  2. Chicken - 3 leg quarters (cut into bite sized pieces)
  3. Suya spice (found at your local African Store or restaurant)
  4. Garlic - 1 tspn
  5. Ginger - 1 tspn
  6. Thyme - 1 tspn
  7. Salt to taste (fries)
  8. Vegetable Oil
  9. Diced onions and Bell peppers (for garnishing)
Instructions
  1. Marinate the chicken in the garlic, ginger + thyme for 30 minutes
  2. Pour the suya spice into a bowl and roll the chicken in it to coat it thoroughly
  3. Arrange the chicken pieces on an oven grill pan and place a baking pan under it to prevent the chicken juices from spilling all over the oven (trust me, I learned this the hard way)
  4. Preheat the oven at 350F and place the chicken in for 20 mins
  5. Then brush the chicken pieces with oil on both sides, and place back in the oven till it is fully cooked.
  6. Fry the sweet potatoes in hot oil till they are golden brown and sprinkle with salt afterwards
  7. Serve chicken suya with fries and garnish with diced onions and peppers. Don't forget the malt!
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2 Comments

  1. MissFade
    October 11, 2014 / 12:01 PM

    Omergawshhh! 🙁

  2. Dori
    June 3, 2018 / 7:00 PM

    Me! Me! I remember growing up at the Iloilo club and Polo club. My favorite was Curry covered with pineapple, bananas, cucumbers and peanuts to cut down the spicy heat. I was looking for the curry recipe when I came across your website. Still no recipe but everything here looks delicious

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