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Transport your taste buds to Togo with this tantalizing recipe for Togolese-style grilled chicken. Bursting with flavors from West Africa, this dish features marinated chicken grilled to perfection, resulting in tender and juicy meat with a delightful smoky char. The marinade is a harmonious blend of aromatic spices, tangy citrus, and fiery chili, creating a well-balanced and vibrant taste. Get ready to savor the authentic flavors of Togo with this Togolese-style grilled chicken recipe.

Togolese-Style Grilled Chicken

Experience the vibrant and aromatic flavors of Togo with this Togolese-style grilled chicken recipe. The chicken is marinated in a tantalizing blend of spices, citrus, and chili, infusing it with a burst of West African flavors. Grilling the chicken adds a smoky char and ensures tender and juicy meat. This dish is perfect for a barbecue or any occasion when you crave a taste of Togo. Immerse yourself in the unique culinary heritage of Togo with this mouthwatering Togolese-style grilled chicken.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine international


  • whisk
  • grill
  • knife
  • Cutting board
  • skewers
  • mixing bowl
  • Basting brush


  • chicken
  • lemon
  • vegetable oil
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • paprika
  • thyme
  • coriander
  • parsley
  • turmeric
  • salt and pepper
  • cumin
  • cayenne pepper


  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, vegetable oil, minced garlic, grated ginger, paprika, ground coriander, ground cumin, ground turmeric, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper to create the marinade.
  • Place the chicken drumsticks and thighs in a resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken, making sure it coats each piece evenly. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight for maximum flavor.
  • Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.Remove the chicken from the marinade, allowing any excess marinade to drip off.
  • Grill the chicken on the preheated grill for about 10-12 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) and the chicken is cooked through with a charred and slightly crispy exterior.
  • For added presentation and ease of handling, thread the chicken drumsticks and thighs onto skewers before grilling.Baste the chicken with any remaining marinade during the grilling process for extra flavor
  • Once cooked, remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes.Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro or parsley before serving.


Adjust the level of spiciness by increasing or decreasing the amount of cayenne pepper according to your taste preference.
For an even more authentic Togolese flavor, you can substitute some of the spices with traditional West African spices like ground dawadawa or ground melon seeds.
Serve the Togolese-style grilled chicken with a side of steamed rice, roasted plantains, or a fresh salad for a complete meal.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant flavors of Togo with this tantalizing Togolese-style grilled chicken. The combination of aromatic spices and succulent chicken creates a dish that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Whether you're hosting a barbecue or simply craving a taste of West Africa, this Togolese-style grilled chicken recipe will transport you to the culinary delights of Togo. Enjoy the authentic flavors and savor every bite of this mouthwatering dish.


Serving: 700g
Keyword togolese style grilled chicken
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