Copycat TGI Friday’s Jack Daniel’s Sauce – great on chicken, fish, veggies – the possibilities are endless!
Copycat TGI Friday’s Jack Daniels Sauce
I got an email way back in 2003 called Insider’s Recipes for Brand Name Foods that included this recipe. I love Jack Daniels sauce from Friday’s & this recipe tastes just like it.
Today we paired it with this boneless wings recipe & it tasted just like the Sesame Jack Strips appetizer from TGI Friday’s.
The second day (since there was a lot left), I made grilled chicken breasts & brushed the sauce over them. Delicious.
HOW TO ROAST YOUR OWN GARLIC
If you have time (and inclination), you can roast your own garlic for this recipe. Here’s how:
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Cut about 1/2″ off of the top of the garlic. Cut the roots so that the garlic will sit flat. Remove the papery skin from the garlic, but leave enough so that the cloves stay together. Put garlic into a small casserole dish or baking pan, drizzle olive oil over it, and cover with foil. Bake for 1 hour. Remove garlic and let it cool until you can handle it.
Things you may need:
- Whisk – I actually need a new one and this one is calling my name.
- Container – for storing the extra sauce.
- Silicone brush – for brushing this sauce onto chicken, veggies, etc.
- 1 Tablespoon minced garlic OR 1 head of garlic - see instructions above
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 1/3 cups dark brown sugar
- 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 Tablespoons minced white onion
- 1 Tablespoon Jack Daniels Whiskey
- 1 Tablespoon crushed pineapple
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- In a medium saucepan, add the water, pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar over medium/high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, then reduce the heat until mixture is just simmering.
- Add the minced garlic (OR if you're roasting your own garlic, over the saucepan, squeeze the sides of the head of garlic until the pasty roasted garlic comes out). Whisk to combine.
- Add remaining ingredients to the pan and stir.
- Let the mixture simmer for 40-50 minutes or until the sauce has reduced by about half and is thick and syrupy. Don't let it boil over.
Adapted from Insider's Recipes for Brand Name Foods
Instructions for roasting your own garlic is above.
Photos updated May 25, 2017