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Buffalo Chicken Skewers

Buffalo chicken skewers marry my love of chicken on a stick and buffalo chicken.  This is a healthier version of the traditional fried wing, but doesn’t skimp on any of the flavors.  This is the perfect addition to your summer BBQ. 

Happy Tuesday my loves, before we dive head first into this recipe I wanted to take some time and have a chat.  When I first started this blogging journey, I was unsure, embarrassed and utterly self-conscious.  Unsure if anyone would want to read what I had to say, embarrassed to let my family and friends know about what I was doing, and self-conscious about being deemed unoriginal.

My insecurities probably lasted for the first year of blogging and instagramming.  I had people in my life who were not supportive, who judged and mocked what I was doing.  It took sometime, but I finally understood that it wasn’t about me, but about them.

Finding a solid support base and building friendships is something I never realize could happen.  Spending my adult life in a competitive corporate setting, I just assumed that the blogging community would behave similarly.  I thought we would all be competing with each other to get our voices heard.

Boy was I wrong, the moment I understood that we’re in this together, that is the moment I stopped worrying about everyone else.  I started focusing on me, my instagram account, my brand, and my grind.  During my first year of blogging, I was so focused on what everyone else was doing, comparing their successes to my lack of.  This is an absolute mind f*ck. We as bloggers need to abandon that mentality,

If there is one advice I could give a new blogger, stop focusing on what everyone else is doing, the time is better spent working on your grind.

The jealousy I used to feel was detrimental to my growth, the moment I set that free was the moment I started to 100% enjoy myself, which then translated across all my social media platforms.

We have to stop comparing ourselves to other people, each one of us is unique and have so much to offer.  Instead of feeling envious of one another, let’s celebrate each other’s achievements.  It’s more productive this way.

Okay, enough of this serious stuff… eesh!  What’s happened to me? Let’s get to business now.  I have a recipe to share with you all!

In the ’80s to the early ’00s my dad and his brothers owned a small handful of American Chinese Food Restaurants.  Some of my fondest memories were spent there with my family.  On the mornings that my father had to go open up the restaurant, he would let me tag along.  I helped shuffle paper work around and fold napkins.

My reward came in the form of chicken teriyaki sticks, this was my favorite part of the day.  I would sit in the dim dining room, with only the the light from outside shining through the large windows and happily eating my two teriyaki sticks.

When creating this recipe I was hit such nostalgia.  The memories of my father in the restaurant’s kitchen, young and full of ambition flood my mind and bring tears to my eyes.  I’m reminded of the sacrifices my family made to make sure the next generation had more.  I’m lucky to have spent my childhood observing.

Although this isn’t the traditional chicken teriyaki, it is a homage to my childhood.  The Buffalo Chicken Skewers bring me back to all those years of sitting at a small table in the dining room.

To make the Buffalo Chicken Skewers I did the following, I marinated chicken tenderloin strips in a mixture of

  • louisiana hot sauce
  • butter
  • vinegar
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper

The vinegar helps tenderize the chicken and makes it so luxurious to eat.  This recipe is so easy and perfect for your summer gatherings.

Let me know if you try this, tag me in your photos!

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Buffalo Chicken Skewers
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Buffalo chicken skewers marry my love of chicken on a stick and buffalo chicken.  This is a healthier version of the traditional fried wing, but doesn't skimp on any of the flavors.  This is the perfect addition to your summer BBQ. 
Servings Prep Time
4 people 1.5 hours
Cook Time Passive Time
10-15 minutes 1 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 people 1.5 hours
Cook Time Passive Time
10-15 minutes 1 hours
Buffalo Chicken Skewers
Print Recipe
Buffalo chicken skewers marry my love of chicken on a stick and buffalo chicken.  This is a healthier version of the traditional fried wing, but doesn't skimp on any of the flavors.  This is the perfect addition to your summer BBQ. 
Servings Prep Time
4 people 1.5 hours
Cook Time Passive Time
10-15 minutes 1 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 people 1.5 hours
Cook Time Passive Time
10-15 minutes 1 hours
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together hot sauce, melted butter, vinegar, garlic powder and salt and pepper.
  2. Marinade the chicken in the mixture for an hour.
  3. Skewer each piece of chicken and grill or panfry on medium high heat for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through
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6 Comments

  • Reply Christine

    Literally my favorite post of yours! From the wisdom of focusing on yourself to the Buffalo chicken, this really speaks to me. Keep grinding girl, you’re doing great!

    June 14, 2017 at 9:12 am
    • Reply Lephan

      Well, you’re the sweetest! Thank you for all your support!!

      June 14, 2017 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Lily

    I love food that has sentimental value! Makes it taste even better (and easier to put the time and effort in to cooking it!) Also resonate with the first few paragraphs – blogging/Instagramming is way too time consuming if you’re not enjoying yourself!

    June 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm
    • Reply Lephan

      Thank’s Lily! It’s all so true, it never seems like a chore when I’m doing something that I love.

      June 15, 2017 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    I love this post so much! It reminds me a lot of what you said to me the other day at brunch which really resonated with me- that ” at the end of the day, you just have to do you.” Well, at least that’s the way I remember what you said, haha.

    Also, love this story about your childhood – it’s so sweet!

    June 14, 2017 at 9:10 pm
    • Reply Lephan

      You’re so sweet! I”m so happy that you loved this post! It’s so important though, I just want everyone to feel empowered in what they do! xoxo

      June 15, 2017 at 1:46 pm

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