Chicken lovers across South Africa are always looking for interesting, new or exciting recipes to try. Poultry is a South African staple and the recipes we use to prepare it are often as old as the country itself.
If you are a modern home cook wanting to experiment with chicken recipes and the best spices for chicken, you’ve come to the right place. Whether using chicken rub, marinade, or chicken spice, when you need to make food in a jiffy, we have the best recipes for you!
Five Simple Chicken Spice Recipes
Here are some simple chicken spice combinations that will liven up your dishes in no time:
1. Citrusy Moroccan Chicken with Paprika
2. Proudly South African Chicken Sishebo with Steak and Chops Spice
3. Simple Four-Ingredient Roast Chicken with Mixed Herbs
4. Spicy Chicken Breyani with Cinnamon
5. Grilled Spatchcock Chicken with Black Pepper
1. Citrusy Moroccan Chicken
For a new recipe that really delights the senses you should try Moroccan Stuffed Chicken. The stuffing is flavoured with paprika, cloves, cumin, and chicken spice, this recipe is a unique savoury delight.
Try this dish before winter is over so you can use oranges that are in season, as well as juicy lemons that caramalise throughout the cooking process, leaving your chicken coated in a gooey sweetness that is tantalising to the senses.
Top Tip: Why not serve this meal on a low table, with floor cushions for seats? This will provide a truly authentic Moroccan vibe and an unforgettable meal experience.
2. Proudly South African Chicken Sishebo
In South Africa, sishebo is an undeniable crowd pleaser. Throw in our favourite bird, chicken, and you’ll have the whole neighborhood knocking at your door.
For a lovely traditional sishebo recipe try this delicious Chicken Sishebo. It combines Robertsons Steak and Chops Spice with Robertsons Chicken Spice for a beautiful, saucy, marinated chicken. Served on pap or basmati rice and finished with a sprig of parsley, this is a filling meal that satisfies the whole family.
3. Simple Four-Ingredient Roast Chicken
For a fail-proof roast recipe using the best spices for chicken, try this Roast Chicken method. Anything simpler will be hard to find.
This recipe is prepared using only four ingredients: Chicken, oil, Robertsons Chicken Spice, and Robertsons Mixed Herbs. When you use good quality ingredients you don’t always need fancy combinations to make your meal taste incredible.
Top Tip: Serve this mouth-watering chicken with baby potatoes and broccoli for a well-rounded, yummy dish.
If you need more help on cooking the perfect roast chicken, check out this easy guide: Ten Top Tips for Perfect Roast Chicken.
4. Spicy Chicken Breyani
If you want to add a little warmth to your chicken spice without overpowering the meat, you will enjoy this recipe for Chicken Breyani. It incorporates the complex flavours of coriander, cumin, cinnamon, and turmeric to deliver a beautifully layered sauce that will leave you craving more.
Top Tip: Serve this rich curry with a dollop of plain yogurt to combat the heat, and a sprig of fresh coriander to add a little colour to the meal.
5. Grilled Spatchcock Chicken
Although there are many ways to prepare chicken, a grilled chicken has a certain smoky flavour to it that is hard to achieve any other way. Grilling a spatchcock chicken over the coals is an art worth mastering. Read more on how to grill chicken for the inside scoop.
For the best chicken seasoning for a spatchcock chicken, combine black pepper and Robertsons Mixed Herbs. Add a lug of oil as well as the juice and zest of half a lemon. Use this chicken rub to coat both sides of the spatchcock chicken before grilling. Perfection!
That’s it! Some simple, fun ways to spice up your chicken and bring a new dimension to your cooking. Become a creative home cook and delight family and friends with one of our spicy chicken recipes today.