Monday, November 25, 2013

Carbonell Olive Oil Prize Pack Giveaway

A while back, I had the chance to make one of my favorite recipes, Chicken Basquaise, with the addition of Carbonell Spanish Olive Oil!

Much like Spanish wine, Spanish olive oil offers a distinctively different flavor that liberates meat, fish and vegetable dishes from the confines of traditional, expected taste. Carbonell olive oil, since 1866, is only produced and bottled in Spain. Its quality and tradition have made it one of the preferred brands all over the world.  Carbonell Extra Virgin olive oil has an intense flavor that is delicious in salads or as a base for dips, dressings and as a seasoning in many dishes.

Check out my recipe for Chicken Basquaise!

And here's another great recipe using Carbonell olive oil - Apple and Mango Marinated Chicken!



1/2 cup Carbonell Extra Light Olive Oil
4 cleaned free-range, boneless chicken breasts (cut into 3-inch strips)
2 cups fresh apple cider
2 cups mango juice or your favorite equivalent (guava, pineapple or blend)
1 tbsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. kosher salt
additional kosher salt and black pepper for seasoning
after the marinating process


1. Remove any fat and cartilage from the chicken breast and cut into small 3-inch strips.

2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together juices, salt, pepper and Carbonell Extra Light Olive Oil.

3. In a glass baking dish, container or resealable plastic bag, lay the strips of chicken in the marinade and let them sit overnight for maximum results.

4. Remove the chicken from marinade and season both sides of the chicken with a pinch of kosher salt and black pepper (50/50 blend).

5. Heat outdoor or indoor grill to high and place strips on it, quickly grilling each side. Do not overcook the chicken as these little strips will cook in about 3-5 minutes total cooking time (remember some of the acids from the juices have broken down the chicken already).

6. Remove cooked chicken from the grill and place in a new clean container.

7. Cover with plastic wrap or foil and let chicken rest (it will continue to cook slightly). Serve over a simple salad or roasted corn salad.


Would you like to give Carbonell Olive Oil a try?  Use the Carbonell Product Locator (click the "Locate" button) to find a location near you that carries Carbonell products - for me, Carbonell can be purchased at a nearby Walmart!

And also print a coupon for Carbonell olive oil

Or would you like to try it for free?

Frugal Follies is hosting a giveaway for a free Carbonell Olive Oil prize pack!

The prize pack includes:
  • 1 16-oz bottle of Carbonell olive oil in a variety of your choice
  • 1 Carbonell apron
  • 1 Carbonell tote bag
  • 1 Carbonell hand towel
  • 3 single-serving packets of Carbonell olive oil

The giveaway ends on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 11:59 PM Eastern time. Open to US residents 18 and older. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.)


Jennay November 26, 2013 at 1:05 AM  

I would LOVE to try the Extra Virgin Olive Oil!! Perfect for dressings and dips!

laurie nykaza November 26, 2013 at 4:15 AM  

I have cooked with regular olive oils .I think extra light sounds good even though I have never used it before.

Anonymous,  November 26, 2013 at 7:58 PM  

I would like to try the Extra Light Olive Oil. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway, and have a happy Thanksgiving!
bkittie at

Anonymous,  November 27, 2013 at 12:19 AM  

Tough call because all of them sound good. However, I think the Extra Virgin Olive Oil would win because it sounds like it would be a good fit with the food I normally like to cook.

sdavis November 27, 2013 at 12:49 AM  

i would like to try the Light Olive Oil. this would be great to use for baking and so much more.

Lee,  November 27, 2013 at 1:56 AM  

I would like to try the Spanish Olive Oil it is something that I haven't used before.

tat2gurlzrock November 27, 2013 at 9:31 AM  

We love to cook with olive oil.I would love to try the Authentic Spanish classic though they all sound wonderful!

Dana Rodriguez

Unknown November 27, 2013 at 12:32 PM  

I would love to try the Carbonell Classic Extra Virgin. I use olive oil every day and it is very healthy instead of regular oil.

playswithclay November 27, 2013 at 2:29 PM  

We use olive oil in place of butter in our bread. I would like to try the classic Spanish flavor.

54manderson at gmail dot com

Anonymous,  November 27, 2013 at 6:36 PM  

Well, I would choose the Extra Virgin oil, because indeed, besides in cooking, boy do we just use olive oil to dip our bread into and i just love it... yum.... nothing goes better with Italian food than that!

Unknown November 28, 2013 at 7:22 AM  

I would want extra virgin, I can see myself making a lot of the recipes on the site.

Ruth November 28, 2013 at 8:29 AM  

I would like to try the extra virgin oil ,my son uses olive oil in his cooking ,i have not used olive oil of any kind so either one will be new to me ,thank you for giving the chance to try for first time .

chris z,  November 28, 2013 at 12:37 PM  

I would like to try the Extra Virgin Olive Oil
it sounds awesome

Anonymous,  December 1, 2013 at 2:54 PM  

I would definitely go for the Classic for dips! Thanks for the chance to win!

Christine Carpenter December 1, 2013 at 10:08 PM  

I would like to try the daringly bold Extra virgin olive oil. I bet it is amazing to make dipping oils with for bread! bookwormdenton(at)aol(dot)com

Anonymous,  December 2, 2013 at 7:12 AM  

I prefer the light olive oil because I use it a lot for baking and stir frying.


beckybopp at netzero dot com

jlee December 3, 2013 at 10:47 PM  

I like the extra virgin olive oil. So many good uses!! Perfect for making the most delicious salad dressings.

Helga December 5, 2013 at 10:15 AM  

I like the extra virgin oil becasue it is so much lighter and great for anointing too.

walk9 December 5, 2013 at 6:18 PM  

I use olive oil with all my cooking and making my own salad dressings. I would love the extra virgin oil.

Meryl December 6, 2013 at 10:19 PM  

I'd like to try the extra virgin olive oil. I use it in everything from salads to pasta to seafood dishes.

Becca December 9, 2013 at 12:54 AM  

I just realized my last comment was too short - feel free to delete it. I would love to try the extra virgin olive oil for dips. I am starting to make more dips :)

Nancy December 11, 2013 at 2:09 AM  

I would like to try their Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This would be a wonderful addition to our kitchen pantry.

allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Unknown December 11, 2013 at 11:58 PM  

I would love to try the extra virgin olive oil. Thank you for the chance! danaleedavis at com

Anonymous,  December 12, 2013 at 5:37 PM  

extra virgin oil, olive oil is much healthier than regular veg oil !

candy kratzer wenzel,  December 13, 2013 at 3:01 PM  

I use all 3 kinds of olive oil but I tend to use the Light version more since I like baking. I have a very bad stomach and olive oil is the only one that I tolerate the best.

Anonymous,  December 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM  

I know very little about olive oil. But I am trying to eat more healthily so I'd like to try the extra virgin olive oil.

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster December 15, 2013 at 7:16 PM  

I'd have to flip a coin to decide between the Extra Virgin and the Light - because I love cooking with olive oil as well as using it in dressings, sauces, marinades etc. I use both ALL the time. In fact sometime, olive oil is the ONLY kind of oil we have in the house - and yes I've sauteed just about everything in olive oil including pancakes and French toast!

Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

imaclutz89 December 15, 2013 at 7:18 PM  

I would love to try the extra virgin olive oil. I've heard it is healthier for you and I always try to add healthier items to my meal!


Kat December 15, 2013 at 7:26 PM  

I would like to get the light olive oil because I like to use it in baking, as well as cooking and salads.

laurasloves December 15, 2013 at 9:18 PM  

I would like to try the Extra Virgin Oil. I like how it can help to really add some boldness to salads and dips.
Laurie Emerson lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

mail4rosey December 15, 2013 at 10:04 PM  

I like the Classic. And I like that they have a coupon on the website, woot!

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