I know it seems intimidating to have to think about this the day before, but marinating this overnight makes all the difference in moistness and flavor! It will take you 3 minutes the day before and will be worth every minute.

Serves: 4


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 bottle white wine
  • 8 wooden skewers
  • 1 onion (large), roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt, pink Himalayan
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, cut into quarters
  • 1 cup fresh basil, chopped


  1. In a large container, add chicken, wine and onions and marinate overnight.
  2. Remove chicken and discard marinade.
  3. (If using wooden skewers soak them in water for at least 20 minutes to avoid burning.)
  4. Place chicken back in container and add olive oil and salt and mix. Place them on skewers.
  5. Place a grill pan on high heat. Add skewers and grill for 5 minutes per side.
  6. Remove from heat and add fresh lemon and basil. Serve hot.