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We’ve said it before (Here – T.G.I. Fridays Jack Daniels BBQ Glaze and Dipping Sauce, in fact), the sad truth is that most “chain” sauces — whether it is BBQ sauce, hot sauce, tarter sauce, steak sauce, whatever — are just not very good.

It actually quite understandable really — consider that a national chain restaurant has to please tastes in cities and small towns all over the nation — from Maine to California and Washington to Florida — or even all over the world.

And that’s just impossible.

Take a common hot sauce, for instance. A heat level that would please a Texan or someone from New Orleans would be way, way too hot for most people in Iowa. A good mustard in New England would never please someone in Denver. And consider that there are 1,000’s of varieties of hot sauce, BBQ, mustard, gravy, steak sauce, tartar sauce, etc.

So, most chain restaurants do not have very good sauces.

That is why it is a wonder and delight to find one like Chili’s Honey-Chipotle Sauce. Because it is good. Very good, in fact.

Chili’s Honey-Chipotle Sauce Recipe


  • 3/4 cup Honey
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Chipotle Chili Powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Dash Hot Pepper Sauce, optional, to taste and heat preference


  1. Mix everything and serve.

Chili's Chicken Crispers with Honey-Chipotle Sauce

Chili’s serves Honey-Chipotle Sauce on their Crispy Chicken Tenders among other things. I had it with their quesadillas.

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