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sticky sauce !

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Colleen Sowa
La Crosse, WI

This quick and easy sauce is totally awesome! This sticky sauce clings to your chicken... and can be adapted to make it for chicken nuggets, fried or baked chicken, General Tso Chicken, Sesame Chicken, Orange Chicken and more! This is a basic guide.... Play with the recipe! Add less heat... add more heat... it is good either way! We make home made fried or baked chicken breast "nuggets" or strips, or have even bought frozen chicken nuggets to coat with this... Play With Your Food! xo

(1 rating)
yield 5 - 10
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sticky sauce !

  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    hot sauce of choice (frank's is good)
  • 1 tsp
    each: black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp
    water (optional as needed)

How To Make sticky sauce !

  • 1
    Put brown sugar, hot sauce and spices in sauce pan.
  • The sauce coating boiling and thickening.... getting very sticky to cling to the chicken!
    Set on stove-top, bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Look close.... there is a small drip forming on tip of the spoon... it is very thick and sticky.... Perfect!
    The sauce thickens as it cooks, test your sauce by lifting the stirring spoon above the pan and let the sauce drip off.
  • The sauce is done when it gets thick and sticky enough to form a drip like this one!
    The sauce is ready when it is thick and forms a thick sticky drip as in this photo.
  • 5
    Place cooked pieces of chicken, chicken strips, chicken meat balls, chicken nuggets, sausages, etc. into hot sauce in in pan. Gently drizzle and fold or stir to completely cover the meat of choice.
  • 6
    Only a thin coating is needed. But if you want it more saucy, add a bit of water to thin out the sauce or add water to "reheat" sauce.
  • Blue Cheese or Ranch Sauce, Green Onions or Celery Sticks, Chicken Strips
    Serve with Blue Cheese dressing or sauce, Green Onions or Celery Sticks!
  • Blue Cheese or Ranch Sauce, Green Onions or Celery, Chicken Strips or Chicken Nuggets.
    Optional ***Add lemon or orange zest and juice to change the flavor. ***Add sliced jalapeno peppers or sesame seeds.