Kenyan style Poussin sauce

This is my favourite spicy sauce to have with chips and it is hot and addictive. It can be used for chips, which is my preferred way to eat it, or used as a marinade for chicken, which is where it’s name originated from. The best part is it is so quick and easy to make.

Here is my take on it πŸ™‚



  • 4 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper powder
  • Juice of 1/4 lemon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped


  1. Β In a small saucepan on medium heat, add the margarine and when it melts, add the garlic, vinegar and salt and stir together.
  2. Let this simmer for a minute and then add the red chilli powder, Cayenne pepper, white pepper, sugar and lemon juice.
  3. Remove from the heat and mix well.

This sauce can be drizzled over chips or used as a marinate for chicken.

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16 thoughts on “Kenyan style Poussin sauce

  1. Can’t wait to make this tonight πŸ™‚ I LOVE your blog. So many awesome recipes from my childhood days.

  2. I love the poussin sauce. A request for a yeast free mandazi or the instant version, where there is no resting the dough required. Please post.
    Thank you for this amazing sauce. J

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