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African Grill Chicken (kati kati)

African Grill Chicken (kati kati) - grilled chicken, then sauteed to perfect with the right blend of spices to give you a lip-smacking chicken dish!
Course Main
Cuisine African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 7 -9 pieces
Calories 185kcal
Author Imma


  • 3-4 pounds of chicken skin- on cut up into desired pieces
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  •   ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon bouillon powder , you may replace with salt
  • Sauce
  • 2 fresh tomatoes
  • ½ cup water or more as needed
  • Chicken bouillon to taste


  • Trim chicken of excess fat and pat dry with a cloth or paper napkin.
  • In a small bowl combine the spices, onions, pepper, garlic, and Maggie.
  • Season chicken with spice rub.
  • Preheat a hot barbecue, grill, griddle or frying pan.
  • Place chicken on the grill coated with cooking spray; grill for about 20~30 minutes, rotating sides or until browned and almost cooked.
  • Blend tomatoes and set aside.
  • Heat up a large saucepan over medium heat –add palm oil to the pan and tomatoes puree. Sauté for about 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Transfer the chicken to the saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat, spooning the sauce over the chicken to coat.
  • Add about 1/2-1cup of water cover and cook until the chicken is well flavored by the sauce 4 to 5 minutes and thoroughly cooked through. Adjust for seasonings and oil
  • Remove from the heat and serve warm with fufu and njama njama.


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1856mg | Potassium: 125mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2.2mg