Kyinkyinga (Ghana Khebab)


I spent yesterday afternoon Labor Day in the U.S grilling beef kebabs called Kyinkyinga (pronounced chi-chinga) in Ghana. In Nigeria it is called suya kebab which is slightly different.
Kyinkyinga is served in most restaurants in Ghana and sold on almost every street corner.

Kyinkyinga (Ghana Khebab recipe)

 

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Kyinkyinga (Pronounced Chi-chinga)
Pre-Heat Conventional Oven to 375 degrees F.
Kyinkyinga (Ghana Khebab recipe)
Course Appertizer
Cuisine West African
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
sticks
Ingredients
Course Appertizer
Cuisine West African
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
sticks
Ingredients
Kyinkyinga (Ghana Khebab recipe)
Instructions
  1. Kyinkyinga powder: mix the peanut butter, onion powder, adobo seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, ginger powder, and cayenne pepper together.
  2. Rub it all in between your palms
  3. Chop up the beef into cubes
  4. Chop up the onions into cubes
  5. Put 3 cubes of meat and 2 cubes of onion on each skewer
  6. Spray each skewer with the meat with the oil spray
  7. Generously rub your kyinkyinga powder mix on the meat
  8. Then place it in an oven or on a grill
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50 thoughts on “Kyinkyinga (Ghana Khebab)

  1. Corina

    I love marinades with peanut butter in them! These kebabs sound so tasty, especially now I’ve looked at the list of ingredients.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Let me know how it goes when you try it, thanks.

  2. Sharee Hill

    This is an interesting combination of flavors I would love to try!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      It is… Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Warm Cocotte

    Thanks for sharing this recipe Fred! It’s great even in Ghana you have traditional street food in your culture as we have in Italy, definitely a must-try!
    Wish you a wonderful rest of the week!
    Gloria & Emanuele!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes Gloria there’s street food in Ghana just like Italy. Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful week too!

  4. chrissy

    I’ve never had anything that uses peanut butter in a marinade before. this sounds delicious and looking forward on trying this

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Let me know if you try it. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

    Sounds like a nice and spicy chicken dish. Love the use of peanut butter. Perfect for any night of the week.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes it is. Thanks for stopping by Gloria!

  6. Lynne Curry

    Grilled meat on a stick is pretty much irresistible, Fred. And these flavors sounds amazing. I’m only wondering, would you know which cut of beef is used for this?

    1. Fred Nonterah

      I used get the diced beef or I get the regular steak and dice it myself. Thanks Lynee for stopping by!

  7. Tara

    This Kyinkyinga looks amazing! Love the addition of peanut butter in the marinade. Definitely a perfect addition to the grill.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks Tara for stopping by.

  8. Marie-Pierre Breton

    Love to learn about african gastronomy! And those kebabs looks spicy and yummy! Love it!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      If you love spicy then you’ll love it. Thanks for stopping by Marie-Pierre!

  9. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen

    Oh wow! Peanut butter! That’s an interesting ingredient to use with beef. My husband loves to grill, so I bet he would like to try this recipe. Plus he really likes peanut butter. 🙂

    1. Fred Nonterah

      If he does let me know how it goes. Thanks for stopping by Kim!

  10. Jennifer Shreckengost

    So interesting to learn about other cultural foods! I can’t do peanut butter, but my family would love these, especially since they’re spicy, too.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks for stopping by Jennifer!

  11. April

    The ingredients sound fantastic! I bet they were good!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks April!

  12. Michelle Ferrand

    This recipe looks so good and easy!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      It is easy Michelle. Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Donna

    These sound amazing, love the mix of peanut butter and adobo in the sauce!!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks for stopping by Donna!

  14. Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed

    What a delicious kebab recipe, I love the sound of the peanut butter in the marinade. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Awww, you welcome Sarah. Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Katrin

    This looks like it needs to be tried. I am a big meat eater 🙂

    1. Fred Nonterah

      If you like hot and spicy meat try it you’ll not regret it. Thanks for stopping by!

  16. Tanya

    I must try this recipe. That marinade sounds yummy.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks for stopping by Tanya!

  17. Margot

    I love reading about foods from different parts of the world. Street food makes such a great party food. Your recipe would be also perfect also for our Inheritance Recipes link-up.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks a lot Margot!

  18. jacquee | i sugar coat it!

    The marinade sounds wonderful. Will add this to my summer bbq to do!!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks for stopping by Jacquee!

  19. Jamala

    What an interesting recipe….I would have never thought to use peanut butter with beef.. I’m very curious about this.. I’m glad I found your site….

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes Jamala, it is quite different but very delicious if you like hot food. Let me know if you ever try it?

  20. Derek | Dad With A Pan

    I always love seeing your recipes, they’re an easy way for me to change things up at the dinner table!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks a lot Derek! Let me know when you try any of my recipes.

  21. Jackie Garvin

    Love the use of peanut butter in this recipe. I don’t know why I don’t use it more for cooking meats. Your spice list is incredible!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks Jackie!

  22. Ali

    What great sounding flavors! I love just about anything with adobo chili in it. Looking forward to trying this recipe.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Oh yeah, let me know when you try it.

  23. Nicole

    I love a kebab! We actually ate some last night! This marinade looks amazing! I’m going to try it out when we grill out this next week.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Oh yeah, kebab is always a hit. Let me know how that goes.

  24. Azlin Bloor

    How absolutely fabulous, Fred! Ghanaian food is something I’m only slightly familiar with and I just love the use of peanut butter here, bringing to mind how widely spread the use of peanuts is in West Africa.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Azlin, peanuts are in abundant supply and they’re well utilized. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Marie-Pierre

    Those a surely filled with flavor! I would love to go explore Ghana someday sounds delicious! Nothing like a nicely seasonned khebab with peanut butter!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Oh you should try it, you would love it! Khebabs are an all time classic in Ghana and most parts of West Africa.


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