Recipe: Making Foods on a Stick

I dropped by Studio 10 to offer some fun and easy summer entertaining tips by making four different foods on a stick.  They are colorful, great conversation pieces and best of all no plates and silverware to wash.

Foods on a Stick
Recipe Type: Appetiser
Author: Stuart Reb Donald
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 12
The classic ensalada caprese salad is turned into single bit hors d’oeuvres and chicken on a stick – three flavors: Harlem, Thai and Buffalo.
  • 1 pack of bamboo skewers
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 12 bite-sized pieces of mozzarella
  • 12 basil leaves
  • 1 bottle spray dressing like Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bit-sized pieces
  • cup Buffalo wing sauce
  • cup Buffalo wing flavored corn or potato chips, crushed
  • cup honey
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • cup peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Chinese five spice to taste
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  1. Salad on a Stick
  2. Impale a cherry tomato with a skewer.
  3. Fold a basil leaf in half and add to the stick.
  4. Then add a bite of mozzarella.
  5. Spritz with dressing.
  6. Harlem Sauce
  7. Combine honey and chili flakes.
  8. Heat in a microwave for no more than 10 seconds.
  9. Thai Peanut Sauce
  10. Combine peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil and Five Spice and set aside.
  11. Chicken on a Stick
  12. In a pan over medium-high heat cook the chicken bites until done.
  13. Impale each bite on a skewer.
  14. Dunk each bit in one of three sauces.
  15. For Buffalo bites sprinkle crushed chips on top.
  16. For Thai chicken bites sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

Instead of spritzing with vinaigrette you could drizzle extra virgin olive oil.

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Stuart is a celebrity chef, food activist and award-winning food writer. He penned the cookbooks Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico, No Sides Needed: 34 Recipes To Simplify Life and Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor." His recipes have been featured in Current, Lagniappe, Southern Tailgater, The Kitchen Hotline and on the Cooking Channel.

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2015 1st Place Luck of the Irish Cook-off
2015 4th Place Downtown Cajun Cook-off
2015 2nd Place Fins' Wings & Chili Cook-off
2014 2015 4th Place LA Gumbo Cook-off
2012 Taste Award nominee for best chef (web)
2012 Finalist in the Safeway Next Chef Contest
2011 Taste Award Nominee for Little Grill Big Flavor
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2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Wing Cook-off
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