Some people say that chicken is boring, but we would have to disagree. In fact, we feel that it is one of the least boring foods out there! Not only are there numerous ways to cook chicken, but also you can pair it with your favorite sauces for extra flavor and taste.  Below you’ll find five delicious sauces that rival the best restaurants in Staten Island. Enjoy!

1 - Classic BBQ Sauce  Rather than relying on store bought barbecue sauce, why not make your own and adjust the recipe to your liking? This simple homemade BBQ sauce recipe will impress the toughest critics. It’s made with ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, paprika, olive oil and seasonings. You can store the extras in the fridge.

2 - Basil Pesto  Basil pesto is a great compliment for chicken, pastas, sandwiches and pizzas. It’s easy to make, and you get a wide range of health benefits from the pine nuts. To make basil pesto sauce, you need fresh basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts, extra virgin olive oil and seasonings. Make extras so that you can freeze them for future meals! Find the recipe here.

3 - Creamy White Sauce Another simple, inexpensive sauce is this Creamy White Sauce recipe from Cooking Light. You can whip this up using basic ingredients like mayonnaise, vinegar, garlic cloves and lemon juice. The best part about this sauce is that it can be used on hot or cold chicken. Cook an extra chicken breast and have a chicken sandwich for tomorrow’s lunch!

4 - Honey Beer Sauce  This tasty sauce has a bunch of flavors packed into a single bite - sweet, spicy and stout. Use it as a glaze or dipping sauce for your chicken entree. It requires just three ingredients: honey, mustard and beer. Stir the ingredients together and you’ll have a versatile sauce for dinnertime.

5 - Mango Salsa  This recipe is especially perfect for the summers when you want to bring in flavor from fresh veggies. Dice a mango, cucumber, jalapeno and red onion, and season them with lime juice, cilantro and salt and pepper. Healthy and full of flavor, add as much or as little to freshly grilled chicken breast. Get the recipe at Food Network. 

If your family loves chicken, you’ll find these sauces to be a great addition to your weekday dinners. They’re easy to make, require basic ingredients and add extra flavor that picky eaters will love. For more healthy dinner options, stop into La Rosa Chicken and Grill and let us do the cooking! 

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