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Paprika-Infused Chicken Skewers

(Easy Tapas Recipe, Ideal Party Food )

Written By: Byron | October 26, 2023
A small pile of paprika-infused chicken skewers sit on a slate plate.

When you’re looking for an easy-to-make party pleaser or addition to a homemade tapas spread, you can’t go past this paprika-infused chicken skewers recipe. Pan-fry or pop them on the grill for 10 minutes and you’ve got a super tasty treat on a skewer. No dishes or cutlery are required! 

You’ll love this recipe at your next tapas night or get-together, simply because these chicken skewers are very easy to make. No fuss, simply marinate some chicken in advance, skewer, and cook. Tasty tapas ready in around an hour. 

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Serving:

8-10 Skewers

Ready in:

~1 hour

Skill level:

Easy

Serve with:

Romesco sauce or alone

spices, paprika, lemon, garlic, and chicken pieces sit beside some skewers.

How to Make Paprika-Infused Chicken Skewers

Ingredients

(Makes 8-10 skewers)

  • 1lb. (450g) skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch (2.5cm) pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Spanish La Vera smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 
  • ½ lemon (juice only)
  • Salt (to taste)

For Serving

  • Romesco sauce (optional, dipping sauce) 
  • Handful of fresh parsley (chopped, for garnish) 

Equipment Needed

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss well to coat the chicken pieces. Cover and let marinade for 30 minutes to 2 hours in the fridge.
  2. Soak bamboo skewers in water for 15 minutes before taking your chicken out the fridge, then skewer chicken pieces (remember the thinner the chicken pieces, the easier they are to cook).
  3. If making romesco sauce, make it now (check out the easy 10-minute recipe above). The chicken is tasty alone, so the sauce is a nice extra that also goes with plenty of other Spanish tapas recipes you might want to serve.
  4. Pan fry with a little oil for 8-10 minutes on medium-high heat, or until cooked through.
  5. Garnish with a little fresh chopped parsley and serve with romesco sauce if you want a dipping sauce.

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FAQs

What other tapas recipes work with paprika chicken skewers?

If you’re having a tapas night or want more party food ideas, these Spanish tapas recipes will give you a great variety, plus three of them also use romesco sauce:

Do I have to use skewers?

No, you don’t have to put the chicken pieces on skewers. If you prefer, you can just cook the chicken pieces and then serve them on a plate with toothpicks or small forks.

A small pile of paprika-infused chicken skewers sit on a slate plate.

Nutrition Facts

Per skewer, approx. 100g (3.5 oz.)

Servings: 8
Amount per serving  
Calories 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.6g 11%
Saturated Fat 2.1g 10%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 82mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Total Sugars 0.2g  
Protein 18.5g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 190mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

A small pile of paprika-infused chicken skewers sit on a slate plate.

Paprika-Infused Chicken Skewers (Easy Tapas Recipe)

Byron
When you’re looking for an easy-to-make party pleaser or addition to a homemade tapas spread, you can’t go past this paprika-infused chicken skewers recipe. Pan-fry or pop them on the grill for 10 minutes and you’ve got a super tasty treat on a skewer. No dishes or cutlery are required!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
marinate time: 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course appertizer, party food, Snack, starter, tapas
Cuisine American, Authentic Spanish recipe, Mediterranean, Spain
Servings 4 tapas
Calories 162 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. 450g skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch (2.5cm) pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Spanish La Vera smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon juice only
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss well to coat the chicken pieces. Cover and let marinade for 30 minutes to 2 hours in the fridge.
    1 lb. 450g skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch (2.5cm) pieces, 1 tablespoon Spanish La Vera smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, ½ teaspoon white pepper, 3 cloves garlic minced, 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, ½ lemon
    Chicken mixed with herbs, spices and oil.
  • Soak bamboo skewers in water for 15 minutes before taking your chicken out the fridge.
    bamboo skewers soak in a water bath.
  • Skewer chicken pieces (remember the thinner the chicken pieces, the easier they are to cook).
    raw chicken sewers sit on a plate.
  • If making romesco sauce, make it now (check out the easy 10-minute recipe above). The chicken is tasty alone, so the sauce is a nice extra that also goes with plenty of other Spanish tapas recipes you might want to serve.
    A small bowl of romesco sauce sits with a jar full of romesco sauce in the background
  • Pan fry with a little oil for 8-10 minutes on medium-high heat, or until cooked through.
    Chicken skewers fry in a pan.
  • Garnish with a little fresh chopped parsley and serve with romesco sauce if you want a dipping sauce.
    Salt
    A small pile of paprika-infused chicken skewers sit on a slate plate.

Video

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 100gCalories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 18.5gFat: 8.6gSaturated Fat: 2.1gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 82mgPotassium: 190mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.2gCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 1 hours recipe, chicken, Dinner party, Easy tapas, paprika, party food, smoked paprika, Spanish tapas, tapas

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