Nothing beats meat served on a stick,they always seem tastier than when presented on a plate and one can never have enough of it.

This is a simple recipe and garlic is the star of the show here.Chicken is marinated in olive oil and lots of garlic then grilled over an open fire,griddle pan or broiled under your home oven.

Using a variety of ingredients when marinating your chicken leads to unmatched complex flavours that transforms what are otherwise bland cubes of chicken.

However for this recipe I wanted the garlic to really stand out and my marinade had lots of garlic and lemon.Coriander provides for the much needed freshness,this might seem too basic but the chicken absorbs all the wonderful garlic flavours and this results to aromatic,tender and juicy Mshikakis.

I used breasts for this recipe as that is what I had,you can however use chicken thighs,they are more moist and are my favorite.

This went down well with ‘Ugali’ but you can have it as you please.


  • 1 large chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup coriander
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt&pepper to taste


wash clean your breasts and pat dry.Proceed to chop them up into equal bite size cubes.Make sure the cubes are sizable so as to prevent them from drying out

In a large bowl,introduce your chicken,minced garlic,olive oil,chopped coriander,lemon juice and the salt&pepper.Mix well massaging the marinade to coat every bit of the chicken and marinate for 30 minutes or overnight for Best results

Skew your chicken cubes into your skewers.If using wooden skewers,soak them in water for 30minutes before using

Grill this over an Open fire or under your oven in broil for 10-15 minutes until done.I have a grill pan with me and that’s what I use for most of my grilling and I would recommend you also get yourself one of these

When done,take off the heat and serve hot with a side and salad of choice

Garlic Coriander Chicken Mshikaki


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