Tgi Friday's Original Jack Daniel's Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A local show recently had a chef on from TGIF's and he gave the following recipe for the glaze/sauce. Courtesy of TGI Friday's, Inc

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Allow to cool and use as a sauce on a grilled meat.


Most Helpful

This is just a good recipe, wouldn't even rate it as a good copycat and the chef who claimed this to be the JD sauce is up in his gord! First and for most I have the JD sauce right here next to me as I just copied this one and wanted to compare the 2. The true JD sauce has a smoke flavoring to it, this recipe calls for none. The true is more of a BBQ ee flavor as this is very sweet yet bland in flavor. This is a good sauce and very simple to make, but don't get your hopes up. I knew the only way I could find out for sure is to get some from TGIF and I am glad I did. I will not give up on trying to mimic this, but I will rate this as 2 stars for effort alone.

chrisx28 March 29, 2010

Everyone has different opinions about this sauce but all i can say is that this is some good sh#t, lol!!! When we first used it we grilled the chicken on the charcoal bbq and applied the sauce at the end. Man...the smoked hickory taste along with the sauce reminded me of "Sonny's Chicken" Today I'm doing the chicken in the oven and applying the sauce. Adding a side of white rice and seasoned green beans will make a pleasant presentation for my family's dinner :)

marubarr4 October 04, 2015

I have no idea what some of these folks are talking about but this sauce gets 6 stars from me AWESOME & great on steaks as well, my family enjoyed it, they thought i went to tgif to get the sauce... don't change anything, like someone responded and said its the BOMB, and yes it is... GREAT SAUCE.... LOVING IT...

SHONDA P. July 08, 2014

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