Marinated Chicken Sosatie Recipe

Marinated Chicken Sosatie Recipe. Image credit: Nikita Cloete

Yoghurt Marinated Chicken Sosaties to spice up your braai

Have the ultimate braai with these chicken sosaties that are so tender and juicy, you’ll be surprised that you haven’t made them before!

Marinated Chicken Sosatie Recipe

Marinated Chicken Sosatie Recipe. Image credit: Nikita Cloete

We love to braai! We love it so much that we do it at least twice a week. This has made us look for alternative recipes to traditional favourites that we can spice up and get creative with. That is how we came up with this recipe of chicken sosaties marinated in yoghurt.

At our house a braai is more than just a quick fire, instead it is a time of togetherness and probably our family’s most precious hangouts. We spend hours talking, laughing and just enjoying the fire, especially now that it is winter and everyone is eager to stay warm. This has occasionally lead to us eating much later than we intended to. So, as a good snack to boost the energy and morale we prepared these succulent delights to enjoy as a quick bite.

In fact, the last time we made these we actually didn’t end up making any other food. These chicken stuffed with bacon, pineapple and red pepper sosaties were so filling we couldn’t imagine eating more food.

Not a chicken sosatie fan? Think again.

These traditional South African juicy meat sticks are more than meet the eye. If prepared and cooked as instructed in this recipe below, I can guarantee that you’ll be making these more often than you expect. Who knows, you may actually find that inner creative spark to make your own version with your family. However, if you do, don’t forget to tag us in your photos because we love to see what you come up with.

Okay, enough talking let’s get prepping, after all these chicken sosaties aren’t going to make themselves!

Yoghurt Marinated Chicken Sosaties

4 from 6 votes
Recipe by Basson Laubscher Course: DinnerCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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  • 1 pack Chicken Breasts

  • Onion

  • Red Pepper

  • Pineapple

  • 200 g Bacon

  • 1 pack of Sosatie sticks

  • For the Marinade
  • 1 cup Plain Yoghurt

  • 2 teaspoons Hot English Mustard

  • 1 teaspoon Mixed herbs

  • 1 tablespoon Masala

  • Chili flakes to spice

  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander

  • Salt to taste

  • Pepper to taste


  • Cut the chicken breasts into cubes.
  • In a bowl mix together the marinade ingredients.
  • Add the chicken cubes into the yoghurt marinade and let it lie for 5-6 hours turning it around half way through to fully absorb all over the cubes.
  • Cut the bacon into 3 cm pieces and set aside.
  • Cut the red peppers and pineapple into chunks that will fit sizeably onto the sosatie stick and set aside.
  • Start building your sosaties by placing a piece of red pepper followed by a piece of pineapple, then a piece of bacon and then a chicken cube. Repeat this process for the entire sosatie stick until the stick is 3/4’s full.
  • Once you have all your sosaties built, open up a braai griddle and place them next to one another and close the griddle.
  • Once your fire is ready place the griddle over the hot fire and make sure to turn it every five to ten minutes to make sure it is properly cooked.
  • Once it is cooked, dish up and enjoy every single piece.


  • You don’t have to add bacon, but if you love it as much as my family does it will make a great extra taste.

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