TGI Friday’s Sesame Jack Strips Copycat

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.

My husband is already having heart palpitations knowing that the Super Bowl is around the corner.  While he loves the Super Bowl, that day also means the end of football season so it is kind of a day of mourning too.  And for me, it is just a chance to eat good food, watch funny commercials and gab with the girls.  We love finger foods for the big game and my all-time favorite appetizer is the Sesame Jack Chicken Strips from TGI Friday’s.  I am partnering with Tyson Foods to bring you this extra special secret sauce to top their Crispy Chicken Strips.  Scroll down to the bottom for the printable recipe.

TGI Fridays Copycat Recipe Sesame Jack Chicken Strips

Now I am not going to lie this sauce takes a while to make.  But the beauty is that you can totally bottle it up and make it ahead of time.  This will allow you to focus on other game day prep.  And with the Tyson ® Chicken Strips there is no dredging and dunking the chicken in breadcrumbs. #WIN

Ingredients:

1/4 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

1/3 cup of lemon juice

5 teaspoons cider vinegar

1 teaspoon red wine vinegar

1/2 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)

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Now if you decide to save any of the sauce to bottle up, click here for a free printable label for this sauce.

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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.

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2.  Add garlic paste, stir to combine and cook 1 minute.

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3.  Add crushed pineapple and cook 1 minute more.

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4.  Add brown sugar and cook until melted, stirring frequently about 5 minutes.

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5.  In a bowl, combine pineapple juice, Teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, lemon juice, both vinegars and whiskey. Pour in skillet, stirring to combine.

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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.

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7.  When sauce is almost done, cook your Tyson ® Chicken Strips for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F.

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8.  When finished cooking drizzle sauce over the strips and sprinkle sesame seeds on.

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9.  Serve with a ramekin of the copycat jack sauce.

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The sauce is so sweet and the perfect complement to your game day grub.  Pour the rest in a bottle and store it in the refrigerator.  It made about three 16 ounces bottles worth of sauce to save.

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For more game day recipes check out www.talkaboutdeliciousmag.com.

TGI Friday's Sesame Jack Strips Copycat

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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."
Ingredients
  • 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)
Instructions
  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.

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Comments

  1. I am reading your recipe today, January 22nd. Which is the 10 year anniversary of my first date with my husband. We went to TGI Fridays for lunch and he ordered the Jack Daniels shrimp! Thank you so much for the recipe! I will definitely have to make it!

  2. It looks so yummy. I will make it for my son. He like play football.
    I hope he like it.

  3. After this recipe has been made. How long does it last date wise. When should the unused amount be thrown out?

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