Mayonnaise Chicken

Looking for something both unique and flavorful? This recipe is a sure hit with its blend of East African and Middle Eastern cuisine.

Prep: 10min(s)

Cook: 40min(s)

Serves: 6

Serve With: Serve with fries/rice/mashed potatoes/naan, fresh salad and a dip of your choice.

Served as: Dinner

Main Ingredient:


  • Country Choice assorted chicken 8-10 pieces(1 to 1.5kg)
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste/puree
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp veg oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley or a handful of very finely minced fresh parsley or coriander
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  • Clean and dry the chicken pieces. Whisk all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy, then add the chicken and mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least for a couple of hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C. Place the chicken pieces in a glass baking dish cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Then turn the pieces over, cover again and bake for another 30 minutes.
  • Finally, remove the foil, turn the pieces one last time and broil the chicken under the grill for about 5 minutes for a nice color. For added flavor, you can smoke the cooked chicken by lighting a small coal, placing it on a piece of foil and putting it in the middle of the chicken dish.
  • Drip some oil over the coal and when it begins smoking, cover the dish and allow the smoke to infuse into the chicken for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve on a platter with your favorite combination of chips/ rice/mashed potatoes/naan, fresh salad and a dip of your choice.