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    The 20+ BEST Sauces for Chicken

    Do you have some chicken in the fridge but don’t know what to do with it? If so, it’s time to look into making delicious Sauces for Chicken.

    Whether you’re looking for a spicy kick or something a bit more mellow, there are plenty of great sauce ideas out there that can really help bring your chicken meals to life.

    There’s something here for everyone, so go through this whole list of chicken sauces, and see what your new favorite is!

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    Chicken Sauce Recipes:

    1. Teriyaki Sauce

    teriyaki chicken

    This Teriyaki Sauce recipe is going to be your new kitchen superstar! Skip the jarred stuff that might be tempting you at the supermarket, homemade is the only way to go… in just 10 minutes!

    With just a few ingredients, you can whip up a marinade that rivals even the best Japanese restaurant. Just try it and see.

    Once you put this amazing flavor enhancer to use, your family is going to be asking for more!

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    2. Aji Verde (Peruvian Green Sauce)

    aji verde

    Any grilled or baked meats get an instant upgrade with this this bright green Peruvian sauce. Aji Verde, the most popular sauce out of Peruvian cuisine, is just a quick blend away.

    If you’re fan of Pollo a la Brasa, that famous and flavorful Peruvian chicken, you might have come across the green sauce that comes in plastic squeeze bottles.

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    3. Yum Yum Sauce

    yum yum sauce

    Yum Yum Sauce… the name says it all! This tasty mayo-based sauce is all the rage in Hibachi restaurants, and once you make it at home, you’ll see why!

    Just a quick stir of a few basic ingredients you already have on hand, and you’ll be all ready for unlimited dipping and drizzling.

    It’s a must with Hibachi Chicken!

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    4. Peri Peri Sauce

    Peri Peri Sauce

    Peri Peri Sauce is a spicy African condiment with a complex flavor profile. It’s most well known as the star ingredient of Peri Peri Chicken, but goes great with so many things. 

    Just a quick whir in the blender, and you can have your very own homemade Peri Peri Sauce. But let me warn you, these flavors are very addictive!

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    5. Pesto Sauce

    pesto chicken

    Basil + pine nuts + garlic + parmesan + extra-virgin olive oil = PESTO

    And, of course, a little coarse salt and a dash of lemon juice and you are in Pesto Paradise… See it has a simple soul!! Yet green magic happens in your jar. Are you ready for this classic fresh taste of summer?

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    6. Harissa


    Are you ready to add some serious flavor to your table? Then you need to try Harissa!

    It’s a beautiful condiment with exotic taste and a bit of kick (don’t worry, you can adjust the heat).

    This paste is a simple preparation of peppers, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and some other flavor enhancers. Give this one a try, we were blown away by the flavors!

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    7. Sweet and Sour Sauce

    sweet and sour sauce

    This homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce is so much better than store-bought! Whenever you’re craving takeout, but don’t want to leave your kitchen, this sauce will become your new go-to.

    With just a few minutes of your time, you’ll you’ll have the best sauce for whenever you crave sweet and sour chicken!

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    8. Garlic Aioli

    garlic aioli

    This Garlic Aioli is going to be your new favorite condiment. You’re going to slather it on sandwiches, burgers and wraps. And you’re going to dip absolutely everything in it.

    This totally addicting sauce is going to find a permanent place in your fridge. And all it takes is 4 ingredients and about 5 minutes, max.

    We especially love it with Grilled Chicken or chicken tenders.

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    9. Jerk Sauce

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    Tell me, how many hot peppers can you handle? This Jamaican Jerk Marinade is a flavor BOMB!

    It’s literally an explosion of flavors, where hot peppers, spices, herbs and a hint of sweetness sing in perfect harmony. This island marinade tastes robust yet complex, exotic and lively.

    Nothing in this world beats the jerk aroma when that chicken hits the grill.

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    10. Tzatziki

    chicken shawarma with tzatziki

    Tzatziki is a cool, refreshing Greek cucumber and yogurt sauce. It’s a must for your Chicken Shawarma or gyros.

    It’s one of our favorite sauces for chicken!

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    11. Cilantro Mint Chutney

    cilantro mint chutney in a glass storage jar with lemons in the background and cilantro and jalepenos in the foreground

    This Cilantro Mint Chutney is my kind of green magic sauce. I call it magic because it can go with so many of your meals.

    It’s mildly spicy, zingy, tangy, minty, herby and the coolest thing you will ever make. The flavors will explode in your mouth.

    It’s the perfect dip for Chicken Tikkas.

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    12. Vodka Sauce

    vodka sauce

    This amazing homemade Vodka Sauce recipe is going to make you forever pass by the store bought stuff… it’s that good!

    You’re going to be amazed how easy it is to create such a decadent and gourmet sauce in your own kitchen.

    Bake or sear some chicken, boil up a little pasta, and you’re in for a great Italian night.

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    13. General Tso Sauce

    If you’re a Chinese takeout fan, you’ve surely come across General Tso. This easy homemade General Tso Sauce recipe is just what you need to recreate those flavors.

    With just 7 simple ingredients, you’ll have your own restaurant quality sauce in no time.

    It’s sweet, umami, sticky, and just a bit spicy. Perfect for making General Tso Chicken, it’s also great with any stir fry!

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    14. Trini Green Sauce

    trini green seasoning

    Add some flavor to your food with this Caribbean staple. Green seasoning is the perfect addition to your stews and rices, and makes a great marinade for your meats and seafoods.

    We love it in our Trini Chicken Curry.

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    15. Remoulade


    Jazz up your food with these two different versions of Louisiana Style Remoulade.

    If you need a new dip or spread for your blackened chicken, give these easy and incredibly tasty mixes a try!

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    16. Vindaloo Sauce

    vindaloo paste

    This fiery red looking paste is the beginning of something NICE…!! This is your bowl of complex, intense layers of flavors.

    Vindaloo is mistakenly defined by heat, but I believe it should be accompanied and balanced by incredible and tremendous flavors.

    Once you have this on hand, you can whip up a mighty good chicken vindaloo.

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    17. Chermoula


    Chermoula!! Doesn’t it sound good? This is one of the words that feel endearing. It sure is perky and zingy!

    This sauce of fresh herbs mixed with earthy subtle spices has the power to turn simple into sublime.

    It’s a staple in South Africa with all of their grilled meats, and is one of our favorite sauces for chicken.

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    18. Hollandaise Sauce

    hollandaise sauce

    Hollandaise Sauce is one of the classic sauces, and a mainstay in French cuisine. It’s a staple on eggs benedict, and goes great with pan seared chicken.

    But… it’s kind of intimidating, isn’t it? Not anymore! The traditional method requires careful attention, constant stirring. Then, there’s the new blender method, which anyone can master in no time.

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    19. Sriracha Mayo

    sriracha mayo

    Give your condiment selection a spicy kick with this easy Sriracha Mayo recipe! Once you try it, you’re going to be using it on everything.

    Just four simple ingredients is all you need to make this tasty sauce, which is great as a dip for chicken tenders.

    It’s creamy, spicy, and full of flavor!

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    20. Creole Mustard

    creole mustard

    Add a pop and vibrancy to anything and everything for your taste buds. This mustard is irresistible… the Creole way!

    Use it to jazz up your basic chicken sandwich, you’ll never go back to the regular stuff.

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    21. Salsa Verde

    salsa verde

    Ready for a fresh new salsa to spice up your kitchen? This Salsa Verde, or tomatillo sauce, is the super simple and super versatile sauce you need!

    This is the one you’ll want to slather all over your tacos, burritos, enchiladas and even burgers. Plus, you can use it as a base for some awesome dishes like salsa verde chicken.

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    So there you go, twenty great sauces for chicken. The only question now is, which will you try first?

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    20+ BEST Sauces for Chicken

    Bring on the flavor with these great Sauces for Chicken! All of these easy recipes will bring a big boost to your table!


    • 1/2 cup soy sauce
    • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar or white vinegar
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1 Tbsp honey
    • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
    • 1 Tbsp garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 Tbsp ginger, finely chopped
    • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
    • 2 tsp cornstarch
    • 1/4 cup water


    1. Combine all ingredients except cornstarch in a small sauce pan. Bring the mixture to a low boil, stirring continuously until the sugar is dissolved. Once boiling, lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
    2. Mix the cornstarch with a little water and add this to the sauce to thicken it. When its viscosity starts looking like duck sauce or Thai sweet chili sauce, it’s ready. Remove from heat and let cool. 

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