Guinea Chicken on a Stick Recipe with Garlic and Ginger

Chicken on a Stick

Guinea Chicken on a Stick Recipe with Garlic and Ginger
Region / culture: Guinea | Preparation time: 10 minutes to overnight | Servings: 4


Chicken on a Stick is a popular and delicious dish that is perfect for grilling season. The combination of tender chicken marinated in flavorful ingredients and cooked on skewers makes for a tasty and convenient meal.


Chicken on a Stick is a dish that has been enjoyed for generations, with variations found in many different cultures around the world. It is a simple and versatile recipe that can be customized to suit individual tastes.


How to prepare

  1. Take a couple of skinless, boneless chicken breasts and slice them lengthwise into one-inch wide strips.
  2. Marinate the chicken in a mixture of chopped garlic, finely chopped ginger, and soy sauce (some prefer to add a bit of barbecue sauce) for 10 minutes to overnight.
  3. Thread the chicken onto skewers and grill until cooked through, flipping once.


  • You can customize Chicken on a Stick by adding different herbs and spices to the marinade, such as cumin, paprika, or chili powder. You can also use different types of meat, such as pork or beef, for a different flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

To ensure that the chicken cooks evenly and stays moist, be sure to marinate it for at least 10 minutes before grilling. You can also brush the chicken with additional marinade while cooking to add extra flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Chicken on a Stick with a side of rice, grilled vegetables, or a fresh salad for a complete and balanced meal.

Cooking Techniques

Grilling is the best cooking technique for Chicken on a Stick, as it helps to seal in the flavors and juices of the meat. You can also bake or broil the chicken if you prefer.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have soy sauce on hand, you can substitute it with tamari or coconut aminos for a gluten-free option. You can also use different types of vinegar or citrus juice for a tangy flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

You can marinate the chicken in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before grilling. This will help to enhance the flavor of the dish.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Chicken on a Stick on a platter with colorful garnishes such as fresh herbs, lemon wedges, or cherry tomatoes for a visually appealing presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Chicken on a Stick pairs well with a variety of side dishes, such as rice pilaf, grilled corn on the cob, or a mixed green salad. You can also serve it with a dipping sauce or salsa for added flavor.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Chicken on a Stick in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply grill or bake the chicken until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories per serving: 130


Carbohydrates: 2g per serving


Fats: 1g per serving


Proteins: 25g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Chicken on a Stick is a good source of protein, as well as essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B6, niacin, and selenium.


Chicken on a Stick contains soy sauce, which may be a potential allergen for some individuals.


Chicken on a Stick is a low-calorie, high-protein dish that is perfect for a healthy and satisfying meal.


Chicken on a Stick is a simple and delicious dish that is perfect for grilling season. With a few basic ingredients and some simple cooking techniques, you can enjoy a flavorful and satisfying meal that is sure to please the whole family.

How did I get this recipe?

I distinctly remember the first time I saw this recipe for Chicken on a Stick. It was a warm summer day, and I had just come back from a family reunion where my cousin Lucy had brought these delicious skewers to share with everyone. I was immediately drawn to the aroma of the grilled chicken and the savory spices that filled the air.

I asked Lucy where she had learned to make such a mouthwatering dish, and she told me that she had picked up the recipe from a street vendor during her travels in Southeast Asia. Intrigued by the idea of creating such a flavorful and unique dish, I asked her to teach me how to make it.

Lucy and I spent the entire afternoon in my kitchen, marinating the chicken in a blend of soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and a hint of honey. We skewered the pieces of chicken onto bamboo sticks and grilled them over a hot flame until they were perfectly charred and juicy.

As I took my first bite of the Chicken on a Stick, I was transported back to the bustling streets of Southeast Asia, where vendors sold their delicious creations to eager customers. The blend of flavors was simply divine, and I knew that this recipe would become a staple in my own kitchen.

Over the years, I have made my own adaptations to the recipe, adding my own special touch with a sprinkle of sesame seeds or a drizzle of spicy chili sauce. Each time I make Chicken on a Stick, I am reminded of that sunny summer day when I first learned how to create this mouthwatering dish.

As I shared the recipe with my friends and family, it became a beloved favorite at gatherings and dinner parties. The combination of tender chicken, savory marinade, and smoky grill marks never fails to impress, and I am always met with requests for the recipe.

One day, while visiting a local farmer's market, I met an elderly woman who shared her own version of Chicken on a Stick with me. She had learned the recipe from her grandmother, who had passed it down through generations. I was touched by her generosity in sharing such a cherished family recipe with me.

I listened intently as she described how her grandmother would marinate the chicken in a blend of spices and herbs before grilling it over an open flame. She told me about the tradition of making Chicken on a Stick for special occasions and family gatherings, and how the smell of the cooking chicken would waft through the air, drawing everyone to the table.

Inspired by her story, I decided to incorporate some of her family's traditions into my own recipe. I added a dash of cumin and coriander to the marinade, giving the chicken a warm and aromatic flavor that reminded me of the spices of the old world.

As I continued to perfect my recipe for Chicken on a Stick, I found myself thinking about all the different sources and influences that had contributed to its creation. From my cousin Lucy's travels in Southeast Asia to the elderly woman's family traditions, each story added a layer of depth and history to the dish.

I realized that cooking is not just about following a set of instructions, but about embracing the stories and memories that come with each recipe. Every time I make Chicken on a Stick, I am reminded of the people and places that have influenced my cooking journey, and I am grateful for the rich tapestry of flavors and experiences that I have gathered along the way.

And so, as I continue to share my recipe for Chicken on a Stick with others, I hope that they too will be inspired to create their own culinary memories and traditions. For me, this dish will always be a reminder of the joy and connection that comes from sharing food with loved ones, and the beauty of a recipe that transcends time and borders.


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