TGI Friday's Sesame Jack Strips Copycat
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: TGIFriday's Sesame Jack Daniels Sauce
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Serves: 60 ounces
This sweet sauce is great for marinading, grilling or a dip. As one of my friend's said "This sauce is great on any animal."
  • ¼ cup of garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 whole large onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons crushed pineapple
  • 3½ cups dark brown sugar
  • 2½ cups pineapple juice
  • ½ cups Teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup of lemon juice
  • 5 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup of Whiskey (obviously Friday’s uses Jack Daniels)
  • a dash of cayenne pepper (or more if you like spice)
  • sesame seeds
  • Tyson ® Crispy Chicken Strips (found in the freezer section)
  1. Dice onion and then add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large skillet. Cook onions over medium to low heat until caramelized, about 1 hour.
  2. Add garlic paste, stir to combine and cook 1 minute.
  3. Add crushed pineapple and cook 1 minute more.
  4. Add brown sugar and cook until melted, stirring frequently about 5 minutes.
  5. In a bowl, combine pineapple juice, Teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, lemon juice, both vinegars and whiskey. Pour in skillet, stirring to combine.
  6. Add a dash of cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then reduce heat until simmering. Simmer until mixture is thickened and reduced by at least half, about an hour.
  7. When sauce is almost done, cook your Tyson ® Chicken Strips for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F.
  8. When finished cooking drizzle sauce over the strips and sprinkle sesame seeds on.
  9. Serve with a ramekin of the copycat jack sauce.
  10. Pour the rest in a bottle and store it in the refrigerator. It made about 5 12 ounces bottles worth of sauce to save.
Recipe by Infarrantly Creative at