If you live in Nigeria, you are probably familiar with the Chicken sold at Shoprite-I feel the Shoprite at Circle Mall makes the best varieties of Chicken and I usually don''t mind driving there to get some. Soon I got tired of driving there and realising that it was not fresh out of the oven/grill and decided to make my own so I can enjoy it just the way I like it!... this oven grilled chicken tastes almost the same if not better than the Shoprite one (lol), I made it for my in laws, they loved it! I make it every time for my family! If you watch my weekly vlogs you would have seen it enough! Let me show you how to make it-don't forget to click HERE to SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube Channel so that you get all my videos immediately I make them.

5 Chicken quarters
1 Red Onion
1 teaspoon Cameroon Pepper
4 tablespoons Suya Spice
2 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon crushed Ginger
2 Seasoning cubes
1 tablespoon Thyme
1 tablespoon Curry
3 Green Chillis
3 tablespoons Olive Oil

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees-I just leave my top grill on at the highest setting since my cooker does not have numbers on the oven. 
  • In a blender/procerssor, blend all the ingredients together, except the chicken :)
  • Wash and dab the chicken  dry with a kitchen towel or just leave to drain.
  • Add the blended marinede into a big bowl and add the chicken, rub it all over the chicken.You can place the chicken in the fridge to marinate for 30 minutes, overnight or cook immediately. I made mine immediately and it was still flavourful.
  • Place the marinated chicken in a baking tray, skin side down first and place in the middle rack of the oven for 15 minutes, keep checking the chicken to make sure it does not burn. 
  • At the 15 minute mark, I reduce the heat and flip the chicken. I also use a cooking brush to apply a bit of olive oil and suya pepper on each side of the chicken, this is just to intensify the flavour. 
  • Check the chicken every 15 minutes and flip, cook for a total of 40 minutes. 
  • This chicken is enjoyed best when you eat it immediately because the skin will be crispy and inside moist!


  1. Hmmn and am fasting ooo

  2. Sisiyemmie, this is so yummy!!! I am going to try this out.

  3. This is the simplest and best recipe. I didn't blend the ingredients however I chopped them finely but it was really yummy. Well done sisi Yemmmie.

  4. This is the simplest and best recipe. I didn't blend the ingredients however I chopped them finely. I must confess that this was the best out of so many that I had tried before.It was really yummy. Well done sisi Yemmmie.

  5. Sisi yemmie,am trying it out. Thanks for the recipe

  6. really nice recipe, now off to try this.

  7. Sisi yemmie! Sisi yemmie! Sisi yemmie! How many times did I call u......??? Chai #sisiyemmieblogaddict#

  8. Even though I won't be making this 'cos I can't find my way around ovens, I have to say this looks good! Like really gooood!


    1. Thought I was alone in this. Have to start finding my way around ovens and grills.

  9. That looks really nice. Greetings.

  10. Made this dish and it was mmm mmm good! thanks for sharing Sisi Yemi

  11. Wow, so delicious dish. I loved to chicken recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
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