19 Reviews

Extreme garlicness (as you say) and extreme deliciousness! We just loved this, and want to figure out how else to serve it. I halved the salt and oil (so it was thicker, but that was OK with us) and used a really good olive oil, which I think made a huge difference. Served 5 for us, since we couldn't get enough!

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Maito November 16, 2010

GREAT! I have never been to a Zankou Chicken restaurant even though I am from SoCal. I will have to check one out to see how this version of the sauce compares to the original. That said, the sauce I made following this recipe is REALLY OUTSTANDING, and I am going to bake a chicken tomorrow so I can try it that way. I think I used less potatoes, but the consistency is a lot like home made mayonnaise, which is exactly the way I wanted it. It emulsified perfectly. Thanks for sharing such a great "copycat" recipe!

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benzuckerman December 01, 2012

Sooo good. I have never been to Zankou but I know Grand Chicken in Pasadena is similar and they have garlic spread there that I am addicted to! This recipe is 4 stars as is - I thought the lemon sort of over powered the garlic too much so I added probably about a half to a full head of garlic MORE. I know that sounds crazy but it seriously made the sauce taste exactly like the one at Grand. The texture is a bit different but that doesn't matter to me. Definitely watch the amount of potato you add - use just enough to thicken and make sure you taste it before you put more in! You don't want too much potato flavor. THANK YOU for you posting this.. for real.

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kitchen_kitty January 18, 2012

This is as good as any I have had in a restaurant, absolutely divine! Just have to be careful how much potato is added otherwise it becomes garlic mashed potato.

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Teeleepee October 10, 2009

This is an incredible recipe. Easy!!!!! We have gone to Zankou and Sevan Chicken and love their chicken. Basically, we go there for their garlic sauce. Now I can make it myself which is the best. Sandi did a great job describing how to make the sauce and it went exactly how she said. Thanks!!

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bettihomemaker July 20, 2009

A great alternative to the traditional method (which does not use potato and has you stirring away for an hour). I found this tasted almost as good as traditional garlic sauce and is far easier to make but unfortunately with the potato it does not keep for more than a few days before it turns. It was throroughly enjoyed by my family! Thanks for sharing!

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Carrie! June 28, 2007

this has transformed my life!!! i've been searching for so long. i have to stop myself from eating spoonful after spoonful of this sauce. i would have never guessed potatoes in a million years. thank you!

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misslim5 October 07, 2015

Insanely good!!! Oh my goodness--my entire family loved it!!! And my food processor didn't complain one bit. :-)

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lbw1019_8115043 February 19, 2012

Excellent garlic sauce. You were right; Zankou was the best garlic sauce out there, my favorite for 20 years until Gabby's... Lighter, smoother and not as pungent. Zankou garlic keeps popping up to haunt you for a couple hours after, but Gabby's doesn't. Please try and figure out that recipe. Nicely done with this one...

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Adriano A. March 12, 2016

Delicious!!!

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Maya M. June 20, 2014
Zankou Chicken's Lebanese Garlic Sauce (Copycat)