Copycat Swiss Chalet BBQ Sauce

READY IN: 9mins
Recipe by KP in Canada

This recipe appeared in the Toronto Star many years ago as a result of a contest to create a sauce similar to Swiss Chalet's barbecue sauce. Home economist Kay Spicer created the winning recipe. Anne's note: Swiss Chalet is a chain of Canadian chicken restaurants. This sauce is brushed on the chicken before cooking and served at the table in small containers to dip the chicken pieces in. My note: This comes together quickly if you have all of your ingredients ready and at-hand. Divide the sauce...use at least 1 cup for basting (rotisserie method is best) and the rest for dipping. This is as close the real thing as you can get. Saving to 'Zaar for safe-keeping. Enjoy!

Top Review by Margrose

Our Swiss Chalet restaurant has closed, so cannot get the sauce. Looked up homemade sauce and got yours. Excellent!! I had to go buy the Tabasco sauce, but otherwise had every thing on hand. Left out the oil, and had to use more thickening. Maybe the oil helps it thicken?? This will be used with the store bought already cooked Lemon Pepper chickens. With oven fries and a salad. Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour cups of water and tomato juice into 1 1/2 qt saucepan. Add bouillon
  2. cube, paprika, sugar, salt, basil, parsley, poultry seasoning, thyme, ginger, mustard, onion powder, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco.
  3. Stir well or whisk to mix. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Stir in lemon juice.
  4. Mix cornstarch and water to smooth paste. Add to mixture and cook, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes until sauce thickens. Whisk in oil.

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