Spanish Pinchitos

Spanish Pinchitos

Pinchitos is a popular tapas dish. Tapas are the Spanish interpretation of appetizers, often accompanied by an alcoholic drink, such as beer, wine, or cider. Add baked cubed potatoes, with an optional typical Spanish lemon-garlic-mayonnaise or spicy tomato sauce. Pickled onions or other vegetables complete the perfect blend of delightful flavors.
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 3


Fresh Produce

  • 3 cloves garlic grated or pressed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 12 green onions cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 medium potatoes cut into bite-sized cubes

Packaged Goods/Staples

  • 12 skewers**
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Pinchitos Culinary Spice Kit

  • Paprika, mild chilies, cumin, coriander, turmeric, smoked paprika, fenugreek

Suggested Sides

  • pickles of your choice
  • Spanish homemade mayonnaise Spanish: aioli
  • Spanish salad consisting of grilled bell peppers and eggplants Spanish: escalivada



  • In a CONTAINER, mix garlic, lemon juice, 3 tbsp oil, Pinchitos spices, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Add chicken strips. Mix well.
  • Let it marinate in the fridge overnight.


  • Preheat OVEN to 425°F.
  • Mix potatoes with 2 tbsp olive oil and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Spread them onto a greased BAKING SHEET.
  • Bake them for about 15 minutes until golden and crisp, turning halfway.

Fry or Grill the Skewers

  • Thread chicken strips onto skewers in a zigzag shape, alternating with green onion pieces.
  • Fry or grill skewers over high heat for a few minutes until they are browned and cooked through.


  • Serve skewers and potatoes with your choice of pickles and sauces.
  • Enjoy!


* Substitute chicken with beef sirloin or lamb.
** Soak wooden skewers 30-60 minutes in water.