Spanish-style Chicken Satay


Spanish-style Chicken Satay

Sizzling Spanish Chicken Skewers with Smoky Paprika Sauce

In the vibrant world of Spanish cuisine, we bring you a delightful twist on the classic Indonesian dish, Satay. Our Spanish-style Chicken Satay combines the bold flavors of smoky paprika, garlic, and lemon with tender grilled chicken skewers. This fusion dish is sure to transport your taste buds to the sunny streets of Spain.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10 minutes

25 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low-carb, High-protein, Paleo-friendly


Vegan, Vegetarian, Nut-free, Egg-free, Soy-free


While the original Indonesian Satay is typically marinated in a mixture of soy sauce and spices, our Spanish adaptation infuses the chicken with the rich flavors of smoky paprika, garlic, and lemon. Additionally, we serve it with a tangy and creamy paprika sauce, adding a Spanish touch to this beloved dish. We alse have the original recipe for Satay, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 250 kcal / 1046 KJ
  • Fat: 12g (Saturated Fat: 2g)
  • Carbohydrates: 3g (Sugars: 1g)
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 0.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, smoked paprika, cumin, dried oregano, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  2. 2.
    Add the chicken strips to the marinade and toss until well coated. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. 3.
    Preheat the grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Thread the marinated chicken strips onto the soaked wooden skewers.
  5. 5.
    Grill the skewers for about 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and slightly charred.
  6. 6.
    Serve the Spanish-style Chicken Satay hot with the smoky paprika sauce on the side.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken — Ensure the chicken is thinly sliced to ensure even cooking and maximum flavor absorption.
  • Smoked paprika — Use high-quality smoked paprika for an authentic Spanish taste.
  • Wooden skewers — Soak the skewers in water before grilling to prevent them from burning.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a smokier flavor, you can add a pinch of smoked sea salt to the marinade.
  • Serve the Spanish-style Chicken Satay with a side of sautéed vegetables or a fresh green salad.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, add a dash of cayenne pepper to the marinade.
  • The smoky paprika sauce can also be used as a dipping sauce for other grilled meats or vegetables.
  • If you don't have a grill, you can cook the skewers in a preheated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 15-20 minutes.

Serving advice

Serve the Spanish-style Chicken Satay as a main course, accompanied by the smoky paprika sauce. Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro for a pop of color and freshness.

Presentation advice

Arrange the grilled chicken skewers on a platter, drizzle the smoky paprika sauce over them, and sprinkle with chopped parsley or cilantro. Serve with lemon wedges on the side for an extra burst of citrus flavor.