Introduction and Overview about Pinchitos Recipe

Pinchitos is a derived word from Moorish people and now it is a tasty meat dish in Spanish cuisine. Pinchitos or Pinchos look like kebabs cooked over charcoal, but they are actually small meat cubes threaded onto a skewer. Now, let’s start our Pinchitos recipe.

Pinchitos Recipe

Prep Time

30 Mins

Resting Time

3 Hrs

Cooking Time

20 Mins

Total Time

3 Hrs 50 Mins








294 cal

Ingredients for Pinchitos:

  • 1 kg of chicken breast
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 cayenne (optional)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika
  • A pinch of hot paprika
  • A pinch of cinnamon


  • Large and small bowl
  • Electric mixer (or hand mixer if you don’t have electric one)
  • Large skillet

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Spice mix for Moorish skewers
    Put the cumin, parsley, pepper, ginger, sweet and spicy paprika, and cinnamon in a container. We close the jar and shake.
  2. Marinate the chicken
    In a bowl, cut the chicken breast. Try to make 2 and half cm piece approximately. Now add onion, chopped garlic and the spices and mix them well. Now add drizzle of extra virgin oli oil and mix it very well. We cover and store in the fridge for a few hours, I always do it the day before.
  3. We prepare the Moorish skewers
    Use wooden skewers if iron or metal skewers are not available. To do this, we spread them with a little oil, this will make that when we bite the meat, it comes off easily from the skewer. We puncture on each skewer about five pieces.
  4. Cook the chicken skewers
    We put the grill very hot and cook the skewers on both sides. Do not throw away the onion and the dressing that remains in the container, you also cook it and serve it together with the skewers and some pieces of bread.

Watch the YouTube video to see the chicken Pinchitos recipe visually

Helping Video about Pinchitos recipe

Video by: The Happy Foodie

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That was the tasty Pinchitos recipe. Try this at home. Do not forget to share your thoughts in the comments section below.