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Dino'S Chicken Sauce Recipe

Dino’s Chicken Sauce Recipe

Dino’s chicken sauce is a unique, one-of-a-kind marinade that combines ingredients from traditional Greek and American cuisine. It was created in 1980 by Demetrios after his wife Eleni urged him to create something special.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Dips and Spreads, Dressing
Cuisine: Vegan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 15
Calories: 77kcal



  • ¼ cup butter or you can use avocado oil if you're a vegan
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 28 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 cup onion minced
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 2 jalapeño peppers seeded and minced
  • ½ cup green bell pepper minced
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 pinch cloves
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • ¼ cup cayenne pepper sauce
  • 1 pinch smoked paprika
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup stevia powder

Optional Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2-3 habanero peppers seeded & minced


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter.
  • Once melted, add the onion and bell pepper and sauté until softened, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the jalapeño peppers, garlic, salt and pepper and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Pour in the tomato sauce, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, water, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice.
  • Reduce heat to low-medium and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add the cayenne pepper sauce, molasses, stevia powder, chilli powder, black pepper, salt, allspice and cloves to the skillet. Stir to combine. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Add the paprika and optional ingredients, if desired. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened to desired consistency.


• If a spicier sauce is desired, leave some seeds in the jalapeño peppers or add 1-2 habanero peppers.
• Use freshly ground spices for the best flavour.
• Make sure to use blackstrap molasses, which is less processed and contains more nutrients than regular molasses.
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