Easy Spanish Chicken Marinade

Spanish food is wonderful.  Incredible little tapas, fresh seafood grilled with olive oil, bean stews, and just

wonderful simple dishes.  Tapas have been the rage for a while, and for good reason.  Currently, some of the best food in the world is coming from Spain.  And, in my opinion, the reason is two-fold:  First, their culinary traditions and flavors are phenomenal, and second, the products indigenous to Spain are excellent.  We love their flavors.  Deep and sweet paprikas, fresh seafood, olives, Mediterranean cured pork… the list goes on.

This marinade, like so many Spanish dishes, is easy.  It relies on natural flavors and ingredients combined correctly.  And most importantly, every can be found at any grocery store, and production takes less than 5 minutes.  Skill level:  easy.  Flavor level:  off the charts.

Easy Spanish Chicken Marinade

Prep time: 3 Minutes
Yield:  1/2 cup


1 tbsp dijon style mustard
2 tbsp sweet Spanish paprika
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp mixed herbs (fresh chopped or dry)
2 tbsp Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tbsp honey


Mix everything together in a large mixing bowl.  Add your chicken and work the marinade into the meat.  Let sit, covered, at room temperature for about 1 hour.  Salt lightly with kosher salt and grill.


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