Sticky Sauce !

Colleen Sowa


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 vote
5 - 10
5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


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 !


  • 1Put brown sugar, hot sauce and spices in sauce pan.
  • 2Set on stove-top, bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • 3The sauce thickens as it cooks, test your sauce by lifting the stirring spoon above the pan and let the sauce drip off.
  • 4The sauce is ready when it is thick and forms a thick sticky drip as in this photo.
  • 5Place 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.
  • 6Only 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.
  • 7Serve with Blue Cheese dressing or sauce, Green Onions or Celery Sticks!
  • 8Optional
    ***Add lemon or orange zest and juice to change the flavor.

    ***Add sliced jalapeno peppers or sesame seeds.

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About Sticky Sauce !

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy