Chicken Suya Pizza
Recipe type: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Nigerian meets Italian
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Serves: 4-6
Nigerian Fusion
for the dough:
  • 2½ cups of all purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp yeast(use 1¾tsp baking powder if you choose)
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • ½tsp of nutmeg
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 2 tsps of live oil to brush dough
  • ¾ cups of warm water
for the pizza sauce:(alternatively use 1-2 cups of Nigerian stew)
  • One small red bell pepper
  • 4plum tomatoes
  • one small habanero or ata-rodo(optional)
  • one garlic clove
  • one small onion
  • one cooking spoon of olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • bouillon
for the topping:
  • one diced or sliced green pepper(optional)
  • one small sized onion(diced or sliced)
  • 2 plum tomatoes(sliced)
  • 1tbsp yaji seasoning
  • about 1½ cup of cheese
for the chicken:
  • 2boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1½ tbsps of yaji powder
  • 1tsp of dry grinded chili pepper(optional)
  • 1-3tbsps of peanut oil(you may use any cooking oil available to you)
  • salt to season
  • 1tbsp butter
For the dough
  1. to form the dough mix all the dry ingredients and mix in the water and the oil. if dough ends up too hard, add some water sparingly to soften. if dough ends up too soft add some sprinkles of flour to smoothen. Brush the dough with a tsp of oil and cover in a bowl in a slightly warm place for about an hour.
to make sauce
  1. blend tomatoes, onion, garlic clove, red bell pepper, and ata-rodo.
  2. Heat one cooking spoon of olive oil in a sauce pan, pour the blended ingredients into the pot of oil. Season and fry on medium to low heat until the oil floats to the top; then set aside(drain out the oil to prevent an oily pizza)
For the chicken:
  1. Wash and pat the chicken dry. Season with salt and set aside for a few minutes. Mix all the ingredients for the chicken with the oil(except 1tbsp of oil and 1tbsp of butter). Let it marinate for 20minutes to an hour. Heat the tbsp. of oil and tbsp of butter in a pan and sear the sides of the chicken until they
  2. are slightly golden brown; then finish off in the oven at 350 degrees. If you do not have an oven, you can use your stove stop and sear on medium heat until cooked through. (Let the cooked chicken rest for about 10minutes to keep it from loosing it's juices when cut; then chop or cut it into bite sized pieces).
  3. Toss the chopped chicken with the pizza toppings and set aside.
to make pizza
  1. After an hour, punch down the dough which must have doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Knead the dough lightly on a slightly floured work top for about five minutes and flatten with a rolling pin and your hands. Using a brush, brush the remaining 1tsp of olive oil onto the sides of the now flattened pizza dough. With a ladel spread the cooked sauce onto the pizza dough and spread the toppings on to the pizza. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 8-15minutes or until cooked through.
Ps: You may use beef if you would prefer. If you are part of the #Fitfam, you may use wheat or white wheat flour. For Vegans and Vegetarians, you may use Tofu for chicken or just toss your choice of vegetables with some yaji powder and viola!

If you do not have any sauce, some sliced tomatoes would do
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at