Chicken Suya Stir-Fry

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Chicken Suya on lettuce

This is a quick weeknight recipe that doesn’t take much time to prepare. it’s  a straightforward and delicious recipe. Try it on it’s own, in a flour wrap or as a lettuce wrap.


  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs -4 Pieces
  • Salt- to taste
  • Freshly cracked black or Cameroon pepper – To taste
  • Maggi – 1 cube
  • Suya spice mix – 1 heaped teaspoon
  • Oil – 2 Tablespoons
  • Peppers and onions – Thinly Sliced

Other: Wrap or Lettuce for serving


  • Cut the chicken into thin strips
  • Combine the cut chicken, pepper, salt and maggi. Set aside

suya2(You may choose to marinate the chicken for at least 2 hours or overnight)

  • Place a large skillet on high heat, heat up the oil, and add in the chicken. Stir fry on all sides untilchicken is thoroughly cooked (about 5-6 minutes)
  • suya3 suya5 Add in the suya spice. stir fry for 1 minute. Add in chopped peppers and onions. Remove from heat and set aside.

suya7 suya8Serve the stir-fry with some mayonnaise using flour wrap or lettuce. You can also serve with rice .

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By |December 30th, 2013|17 Comments


  1. Maryanne March 9, 2016 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Can I wrap this with a slice of bread, like a bread roll for breakfast?

  2. joy February 7, 2015 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    I made this and it was great! The suya spice came out fantastic. Love your site. Keep it up!

  3. taiwo April 15, 2014 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    how do i make the suya spice? any tips?

  4. Anonymous March 30, 2014 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    I tried this and added tomatoes to make it a little more liquid. it turned out great! Thanks 9jafoodie!

  5. abdulrazak February 7, 2014 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    If you are serving with rice do you add a little water in it to loosen it up

  6. ehi February 4, 2014 at 2:51 am - Reply

    Please after marinating the chicken thigh do you boil lightly before putting it in the heating oil ?

  7. Anonymous January 28, 2014 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    I just made chicken suya with pasta thank u 9ja foodie …

  8. lamiloly January 16, 2014 at 1:38 am - Reply

    Definitely going to try this

  9. Relentless Builder January 9, 2014 at 12:03 am - Reply

    This looks delicious and easy to make. Thanks!

  10. Bode December 31, 2013 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Sounds simple enough to make. What goes well with this though?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 5, 2014 at 4:46 pm - Reply

      You can serve it as a side for rice or use it in a wrap.

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