Suya Butter Chicken Burger

Prep Time: 1h 10 mins

Cook Time: 35 mins

Serves: 2 people

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Suya Butter Chicken Burger

Suya spice (or Yaji) is an authentic African (common amongst West African) spice used for meat marination. Suya spice is a peanut dry base rub used to marinate meats before grilling. Due to its popularity, suya spice is a necessity in most African homes. If you have nuts allergy… you might want to stay away from this recipe.


  • 2 chicken breasts (deskinned)
  • 1 white onion (diced)
  • 1 tomato (deseeded and diced)
  • 5-6 stems parsley (chopped)
  • 4 tsp butter
  • 4 tbsp Suya spice (unsalted and unseasoned, so as to be able to season to taste)
  • Salt & Seasoning to taste
  • A dash of sea salt
  • 2 brioche buns
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • Olive oil


  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Chopping Board
  • Knife
  • Standing/Hand Mixer
  • Cooker

Wash chicken breast, slice vertically(leaving it open like a book)

Marinate with olive oil, salt and seasoning, 1 tbsp suya spice

Heat skillet and melt butter

Add 1 tbsp suya spice, stir and fry for 2 mins

Add chicken breast, cook both sides for about 20 mins

Toast bun in skillet for about 2 mins or less

In a bowl, add chopped parsley, onions and tomatoes

Drizzle olive oil, add a dash of salt, 1 tbsp suya spice

Mix well

In a small bowl add mayonnaise, 1 tbsp suya spice and mix well

Build burger (spread mayonnaise on bun, 1 tbsp parsley, onions, and tomatoes, chicken breast, extra mayonnaise, top bun)

Let cool, serve and enjoy. 

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