The Best Sauces for Chicken

Chicken is such a great meat, but sometimes it needs a little extra to be awesome. That’s where sauces come in! A good chicken sauce can take your chicken dishes from meh to amazing. Today, I will share the information about the Best Sauces For Chicken that will take your delicious recipe to the next level.

Best Tasty Sauces for Chicken

These sauces for the chicken use simple, high-quality ingredients and are easy to make, so they’re a staple in many kitchens. Here are a few of the best sauces that you can use to make chicken:

Creamy Alfredo Sauce

Creamy Alfredo Sauce is a classic Italian sauce that you can use with chicken breast. It is prepared with butter, garlic, heavy cream and Parmesan cheese and therefore ideal for making chicken. Pour this sauce over cooked chicken breasts or mix it in with pasta for a treat.

  • Ingredients: Cream, Parmesan cheese, garlic, butter.
  • Instructions: Melt butter in a pan, add minced garlic, then stir in cream and Parmesan until smooth.
  • Pairing Suggestions: Grilled Chicken and Fettuccine Pasta.

Tangy BBQ Sauce

If you love BBQ sauce then definitely you know that it perfectly goes well with chicken. The tangy BBQ sauce imparts the right amount of sweetness and smoky flavor into grilled or baked chicken. You can buy a barbecue sauce from a store or make your own if desired.

  • Ingredients: Ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar.
  • Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
  • Pairing Suggestions: You can grill the chicken breast with this tangy BBQ sauce on top, use it as to marinate the chicken before cooking, or fry chicken strips and serve the sauce on the side for dipping. You will love the fried chicken strips with this yummy sauce.

Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Classic combination of mushrooms and chicken, with the creamy mushroom sauce that does the job. The earthy taste of mushrooms combines perfectly with the chicken while the cream gives some lushness to the sauce.

  • Ingredients: Mushrooms, heavy cream, garlic, butter, chicken broth, garlic powder.
  • Instructions: Slice the mushrooms and sauté with butter until they become brown. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute. Before cooking, just ensure to use garlic powder to season the chicken. Pour in heavy cream and chicken broth and simmer until it thickens.
  • Pairing Suggestions: Serve this sauce over pan-seared or baked chicken breasts.

Honey Mustard Sauce

I love Honey Mustard Sauce on Chicken! The tangy mustard and sweetness of the honey is the perfect balance, it’s a crowd-pleaser. It is also an amazing dipping sauce for Chicken Tenders, grilled chicken skewers, or even Homemade Chicken Nuggets..

  • Ingredients: Honey, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise.
  • Instructions: This sauce is made with honey and Dijon mustard mixed in equal portions with mayonnaise.
  • Pairing Suggestions: Try our Honey Mustard Dressing as a marinade for grilled chicken. You can also use it with Baked Chicken Thighs.

White Wine Garlic Sauce

A white wine garlic sauce is great for chicken dishes that need a little extra oomph. Using wine contributes to the tenderness of the chicken since it has got an acidic nature. The sauce is also pretty versatile and can be used in many recipes to add depth in taste. There are many Amazing Italian white wines to choose from when making your White wine garlic sauce.

  • Ingredients: White wine, chicken broth, minced garlic, butter.
  • Instructions: Boil white wine in pan until it is reduced by half quantity. Add minced garlic and chicken broth. After it has thickened, stir in butter for flavor.
  • Pairing Suggestions: It tastes well with grilled or baked chicken breasts. Use it as a base to make creamy pasta. This sauce can also be used in honey garlic chicken recipes.

Red Wine Reduction Sauce

A red wine reduction sauce is for those who like a bolder flavor. The wine tastes rich and tangy due to the herbs and spices contained in it, therefore, this sauce pairs well with chicken. It takes a little longer to make, but worth it.

  • Ingredients: Shallots, red wine, beef broth.
  • Instructions: Cook shallots in butter, add red wine and beef broth, and simmer until reduced to a thick sauce.
  • Pairing Suggestions: Great with roasted or grilled chicken, this sauce is rich and tasty, part of a good recipe.

Marsala Sauce

Marsala Sauce gives a taste of Sicily to your chicken dishes. This rich and creamy sauce, made with Marsala wine, is sweet and savory all at once. Ideal for your special dinner or a classic weeknight meal, this Marsala sauce will impress.

  • Ingredients: Marsala wine, mushrooms, butter, cream.
  • Instructions: Sauté mushrooms in butter, add Marsala wine and cream, and cook until sauce thickens.
  • Pairing Suggestions: Good for Chicken Marsala and similar dishes, this sauce is a restaurant favorite that you can make at home.

Teriyaki Sauce

Get an Asian-inspired sauce for your chicken dishes – Teriyaki Sauce. Made with soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger, this sweet and savory sauce is excellent in marinades or as a glaze on chicken. This is a very versatile sauce: good in stir-fry dishes and even as a dipping sauce for appetizers.

  • Ingredients: Soy sauce, sake (Japanese rice wine), mirin, sugar.
  • Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a pot and simmer until thickened.
  • Pairing Suggestions: It tastes so well with grilled or stir-fried chicken. This sauce adds flavor with an Asian Twist. Great chicken dipping sauce for nuggets—balanced between sweet and sour.

Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Chimichurri sauce is used as the condiment in South American cuisine to marinate grilled meats. But this herb sauce can be great for your chicken dishes, too.

  • Ingredients: Parsley, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, red wine vinegar.
  • Instructions: Blend parsley, garlic, vinegar, and olive oil until smooth.
  • Pairing Suggestions: Good for grilled chicken, especially in South American dishes, this fresh and tangy sauce is a must-try. Great for dipping french fries, a twist on a classic.

Coconut Curry Sauce

Need a sauce with a little more oomph? Try this coconut curry sauce for your chicken nuggets. It’s got the perfect balance of creamy coconut and curry flavors.

  • Ingredients: Coconut milk, curry paste, lime juice, fish sauce.
  • Instructions: Simmer coconut milk and curry paste together, then add lime juice and fish sauce.
  • Pairing Suggestions: Good for chicken curry dishes.

Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce

You haven’t tried peaches and bourbon in a sauce? You’re missing out! This sweet and smoky sauce is great for grilled chicken, and everyone will want more.

  • Ingredients: Peaches, brown sugar, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, bourbon.
  • Instructions: Simmer peaches with brown sugar until they are soft, then add ketchup, apple cider vinegar, and bourbon; cook until thickened.
  • Pairing Suggestions: Use on grilled or baked chicken breasts for a twist on traditional BBQ sauce.

Balsamic Glaze

Balsamic Glaze adds a little elegance to any chicken; it’s tangy and sweet, a must-try for any foodie.

  • Ingredients: Balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard.
  • Instructions: Combine balsamic vinegar, honey, and Dijon mustard in a pot and simmer until thickened.
  • Pairing Suggestions: Use as a glaze for grilled or baked chicken breasts or add to salads for extra flavor. Balsamic Glaze can also be used in honey garlic sauce recipes.

Lemon Herb Chicken Sauce

Lemon Herb sauce has got to be one of my favorite sauces for chicken. The bright and fresh flavors of lemon and herbs go so well with the chicken; I always choose this flavor when I go to Nandos.

  • Ingredients: Lemon juice, white wine, butter, fresh herbs.
  • Instructions: Combine lemon juice, white wine, and butter in a pan. Add fresh herbs and simmer until smooth.
  • Pairing Suggestions: Use lemon herb chicken sauce for marinating chicken before grilling, or using as a dipping sauce for roasted vegetables.

Which Flavor Chicken Sauce Will You Choose?

There are just so many yummy sauce options with chicken. White wine garlic, red wine reduction, teriyaki, peach bourbon BBQ… the list goes on and on. Whether you’re grilling, baking or stir frying your chicken, there’s a sauce for that.

Next time if you plan a meal, try one of these sauces and take your chicken to the next level. Which one will you choose? Your call – happy cooking!

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