Awesome Sauce Chicken

Awesome Sauce Chicken – seriously delicious!!! Only 3 ingredients! Chicken marinated in honey mustard, teriyaki sauce, and hot sauce. It tastes AWESOME! Leftovers are great chopped up on top of a salad or in a sandwich wrap. This easy chicken recipe is on repeat in our house!

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This Awesome Sauce Chicken is crazy good! We ate this for lunch and dinner on the same day! YUM! It is super easy to make and tastes AWESOME!????

The inspiration for this marinade came from one of our favorite sports bars. They had a sandwich on the menu that came with this sauce. I absolutely loved the sauce. I had to know what it was made of. The waitress asked the cook and he said honey mustard, hot sauce, and teriyaki sauce. Easy enough! I whipped up the sauce at home and it was perfect. I thought the flavors would work well on chicken, so I decided to test it out. Guess what? It worked! A little sweet from the teriyaki and honey mustard and a little spicy from the hot sauce. We absolutely loved this chicken!!

chicken on the grill

How to Make Grilled Awesome Sauce Chicken

As I mentioned, the chicken is marinated in a combination of honey mustard, teriyaki sauce, and hot sauce. I used Sweet Baby Ray’s teriyaki sauce and Frank’s Hot Sauce. I let the chicken hang out overnight in the marinade before grilling. If you don’t have overnight, just let the chicken marinate as long as possible before cooking on the grill.

My number one tip for grilling chicken breasts is to pound the chicken to an even thickness. Pounding the chicken breasts allows the chicken to cook evenly. This will prevent you from having half-dry chicken and half-juicy chicken. Just place the chicken breasts in a gallon ziplock bag and use a flat meat mallet to pound out the thick end of the chicken. You can use the same bag to marinate the chicken.

How to Grill Chicken Without a Grill

If you don’t have a grill, you can still make this yummy chicken! My preferred indoor cooking method is a combination of pan searing and finishing off in the oven. Cook the chicken in a skillet over medium-high heat for about 3 or 4 minutes per side. Place the chicken on a baking sheet and bake at 400ºF for an additional 10 minutes. Check the chicken to make sure it has an internal temperature of 165ºF. You DO NOT want pink chicken!

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What to Serve with Grilled Awesome Sauce Chicken

We LOVED this Awesome Sauce Chicken. It is packed FULL of amazing flavor. The chicken is great with potatoes, rice, asparagus, green beans, corn. Leftovers are great chopped up on top of a salad or in a wrap. I usually double the recipe so we can eat leftovers during the week. I love having yummy chicken ready to eat in the fridge! 

Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this Grilled Awesome Sauce Chicken:

Awesome Sauce Chicken

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Awesome Sauce Chicken – seriously delicious!!! Only 3 ingredients! Chicken marinated in honey mustard, teriyaki sauce, and hot sauce. It tastes AWESOME! Leftovers are great chopped up on top of a salad or in a sandwich wrap. This easy chicken recipe is on repeat in our house! #grilling #grilledchicken #chicken #marinade #BBQ


  • 1/3 cup honey mustard dressing
  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce
  • 4 to 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts


  • Whisk together honey mustard dressing, teriyaki sauce, and hot sauce.
  • Place chicken in a gallon size ziplock bag. Pour marinade over chicken. Seal bag and toss to coat. Refrigerate chicken 1 hour to overnight.
  • Prepare grill. Remove chicken from marinade and place on grill. Cook until internal temperate reaches 165ºF, approximately 12 to 15 minutes.


Can use any cut of chicken – chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken drumsticks.
To cook inside – pan sear the chicken for 3 minutes on each side. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 165ºF.


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  1. Awesome Sauce is the perfect name for this recipe. Delicious and so easy. I bought the exact sauce ingredients pictured. Wouldn’t change a thing. I cooked in a skillet on the stove. The chicken was very moist and tender. Putting in my keepers file.

  2. It was awesome! Used bone in, skin on chicken thighs in air fryer. Thought I remembered ingredients but didn’t..I marinated in mixture of sweet baby Ray bbq sauce, honey mustard & teriyaki sauce..then looked it up. Made more with the 3 correct ingredients plus the BBQ sauce. Glazed tops of chicken last few minutes. Wow! Awesome! Can’t wait for better weather to try on the grill. Thanks!

  3. OMG! This sauce is so good! This sauce was amazing on chicken sandwiches. I am going to try it on beef and pork next. Yum!!!!!

  4. I don’t want to buy teriyaki sauce because we usually don’t like it store bought… I’m wondering if I could sub the sauce from your (Plain Chicken) Teriyaki Chicken recipe? (That sauce is so good!) Hmm…

  5. Loved it! I will say I did not expect to like this as I do not like anything hot and I don’t like mustard but I have to say this was a great dip for chicken. Not overly hot and the taste of mustard is overrode by the other ingredients and was very tasty. I did not note any benefit to marinating the chicken in the sauce as I did not note the flavor in the chicken but it was a great dip for the grilled chicken.

  6. Will it be ok to pre make these by freezing the chicken and marinate in a bag? Then when it defrosts it marinates.

  7. One of the best grilling chicken recipes I’ve tasted. So versatile. We do it by itself with sides or on a salad. It grills so perfectly I’d be reluctant to do it in the oven or crock pot and get the same result.

  8. Can you do this in the instant pot? And then maybe sear it a bit after it cooks?
    Thanks for such great recipes!!

  9. I added orange juice concentrate, and lime juice And a bit of soy sauce because my teriyaki sauce was really thick. Made my own honey mustard because I didn’t have bottled sauce.
    Chicken was juicy and delicious! Great grilled! Excellent alternative to the usual marinades.
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. In the text of the article, it’s suggested cooking in the oven @425* after searing but in the recipe portion, it says oven temp is 400*. Which is correct?

  11. This was a huge hit last night in our house. The littles liked it which was a huge plus. We will be making it again for sure.

  12. I think would be so good shredded and as taco filling. Any suggestions on a topping? Some kind of slaw maybe?

  13. If making this in the crock pot, would it fall apart? Marinating now, but the hubby is super funny about grilling, he won’t let me touch it when he’s home! LOL
    And by the way I ALWAYS love your recipes! I’m so excited for this one!

    1. It might fall apart. You can cook it for 3 hours and check to see if it is done. Carefully lift it out of the crockpot and it won’t fall apart.

  14. I think I’m going to make this in the crockpot and shred it for sandwiches, wraps, salads. Do I need to reduce the mix of the sauces?

  15. Is there a way to cook the marinade after I cook the chicken so I can still use it as a sauce?

    1. I usually just make extra sauce to use after it is cooked. You can try bringing the sauce to a boil and cooking it. I’m not sure if it would cook down too much or not.

    2. Your recipe calls for 4-6 boneless chicken breasts, how many pounds would you say since there are so many variations in the size of chicken breasts?

        1. Your recipe calls for Hot Sauce, but the photo is showing buffalo wing sauce? Which one is it????

  16. I have regular teriyaki sauce, will that do? Or does it need to be a thicker sauce like the sweet baby rays? Is the baby rays a bbq sauce that is flavored teriyaki?

    1. My best guess is 1.5 to 2? It isn’t really spicy because the chicken is just marinated in the sauce and not basted in it. I’ve had tons of people say their picky kids LOVE it. They have been as young as 2 and 4 years old. I think you should be safe.

    1. Walmart, Target, Publix – just about at every grocery store. It will be with all of the other Sweet Baby Ray’s products.

    2. This sauce is also great on grilled Pork chops!! It is also a great dipping sauce!! I found all of the ingredients at Wal-Mart.

    1. Any cut of chicken will work fine. Chicken on the bone takes longer to cook. Check for an internal 165 degrees when cooking.

  17. Has anyone tried recipe using bone in chicken breast and which do you prefer hot sauce or wing sauce please. Thank you!!

    1. You can use this on any cut of chicken. You will just need to adjust the cooking time accordingly. Make sure the internal temperature is 165ºF.
      I used Frank's Hot Sauce and Frank's Wing Sauce.

  18. Do you make extra sauce for dipping the chicken in once it's cooked, or do you eat it just as is without any dipping sauce?

  19. I have a question! Would this also work with shredded rotisserie chicken – if it summers in the sauce awhile like a pulled chicken sandwich filling? Or is it more flavorful grilled?

  20. In the picture it shows Frank's Buffalo Wings Sauce, but in the recipe it says Frank's Red Hot Sauce. Did you use the original hot sauce or the buffalo wing sauce? Thanks! This looks amazing and cannot wait to try it!

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