Chicken is such a versatile meat. You can do almost anything with it. You can fry it, grill it, roast it or add sauce and seasonings to completely change up the flavorings.

The recipe we have here is for a sweet and saucy chicken. The sauce we use gives it a sweet taste that is that also has a bit of a kick. Read on to find out more about this meal and other ways you can prepare your chicken to make it just as tasty.

Saucy Chicken Recipe

Our sweet and saucy chicken recipe is pretty simple. The sauce consists of brown sugar which gives it a sweet taste and 2 cups of salsa which give is a flavorful kick. The mustard works perfectly to blend both tastes and give it a terrific texture.

Home cooks just need to combine the ingredients into a pan and let them cook.

Of course, when it comes to the type of sauce you add to chicken, the sky is the limit. Here are some that you can choose from.

Italian Saucy Chicken: You can give your chicken an Italian flavor by using the marinara sauce as your base. Add seasonings like basil, parsley, salt, and pepper. Veggies like bell peppers, onion and mushroom will make the dish a more well-rounded meal and up the health quotient.

Just put all the ingredients, except for the sauce, in a frying pan with olive oil in it. Add the sauce for the last 5 minutes and get ready to serve a meal that is healthy and delicious.

Sweet and Saucy Chicken Variation: This recipe is not dissimilar to ours, but there is more of a sweet element and less of a kick. The sauce is made with brown sugar, flour, water, vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, dried onion, mustard, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Once the sauce is prepared, just add it to the chicken and bake for a savory meal your family is sure to love.

Sweet, Sticky and Spicy Chicken: Ingredients like brown sugar, honey, and soy sauce are responsible for making this dish sweet and sticky while the hot sauce gives it a bit of a kick. Mix these ingredients with a touch of ginger and pour the sauce over chicken heated in a large skillet and seasoned with salt and pepper.

It is sure to be a family favorite.

Salsa Chicken Recipe

If you just can’t have your chicken without some kick, there are plenty of salsa chicken recipes out there as well. Here are a few we recommend.

Salsa Chicken: For this recipe, you must bake the chicken with taco seasoning and salsa added. The meat will pick up the spicy flavoring as it cooks.

Once it is baked, take it out of the oven and sprinkle it with cheddar cheese. Add sour cream if desired and get ready to serve a dish that is both exotic and delicious.

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken: A slow cooker is a great way to make salsa chicken as it allows the chicken to slowly absorb the flavorings of the salsa. It is also a convenient way of cooking as it only requires that you throw ingredients into a slow cooker and then you can come home to a great tasting meal.

This dish is especially simple since all it requires is chicken and salsa. Just throw the salsa in the cooker along with the shredded chicken. The shredded chicken can then be added to casseroles, sandwiches, taco or served on its own.

Dump and Bake Salsa Chicken: Ha, ha! You can tell a busy mom came up with this one!

You start by stirring together frozen corn, black beans, diced tomatoes, minced garlic, cumin, and salsa. The chicken breasts go on top and are seasoned with salt and pepper. Pour more salsa and top of your chicken and bake.

This meal can be served as is or you can chop up the chicken and add it, along with the vegetables, bowls, tacos, burritos and more.

Chicken is a slice of lean and healthy meat that can make a great base for any meal. These ideas can take it to the next level with a sauce that can make the flavorings, sweet, savory, spicy and absolutely delicious. What’s your favorite way to enjoy your chicken meals?

If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure to check out our Coca-Cola Chicken and our Summertime Chicken.

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sweet and saucy chicken recipe

Sweet and Saucy Chicken Recipe

  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 55 minutes


Our sweet and saucy chicken recipe is pretty simple. The sauce consists of brown sugar which gives it a sweet taste and 2 cups of salsa which give is a flavorful kick. The mustard works perfectly to blend both tastes and give it a terrific texture.


  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey dijon mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients and place in 13×9″ pan.
  3.  Bake at 350 degrees F. for 40-45 minutes until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 Minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: saucy chicken recipes, salsa chicken recipe