Go Back
+ servings
A plateful of Togolese grilled chicken served with djenkoume, a tomato cornmeal

Togo Grilled Chicken Recipe

A quick and easy recipe for an authentic Togolese meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Togolese, West African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinating time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 104kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 8 pieces Chicken thighs and legs with skin and bone
  • 2 Tbsp Ginger root grated
  • 8 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Red Palm Oil
  • salt & pepper to taste to taste
  • Cayenne Pepper to taste
  • 1 large onion peeled and sliced into thick rings
  • 2 Tomatos cut into wedges


  • In a mixing bowl, mix together garlic, ginger, red palm oil, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper. This is your marinade
  • In a large bowl add the chicken pieces and pour over the marinade making certain they are all covered well.
  • Cover the bowl and place in refrigerator for at least one hour and up to overnight. (the longer the better)
  • Heat your grill to a medium high flame and cook until blackened in color and juices run clear or internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Toward the end of the chicken cooking add in the onion rings and grill until charred and soft.
  • Serve warm with a couple of fresh tomato wedges.


Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg