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15 Easy Sauces for Roast Chicken That Will Make You Drool

Ahh, roast chicken.

It’s such a classic comforting meal that’s always sure to please the family.

But what really takes it over the top?


Whether you’re topping off your favorite roasted poultry or some other protein, these sauces for roast chicken will add layers of flavor and make any dish delicious.

From traditional creamy gravies to tangy homemade tomato sauce, this collection has everything you need for an upgrade.

Read Also: Roast Chicken Wine Pairing – The Best Wines for Roast Chicken

Perfect Roast Chicken with Lemon Herb Pan Sauce

Check out the sauces below and let your tastebuds enjoy!

1. Lemon Herb Pan Sauce

Lemon Herb Pan Sauce

This was a great recipe!

The lemon and herbs gave it such a nice flavor.

I also added some white wine to the pan sauce, which made it even more delicious.

My family loved it and asked for seconds.

The only thing I would do differently next time is add less garlic as my family found it a bit too overpowering.

But other than that, this was an awesome dish!

—Nina Gonzalez, Loomis, California

2. Cognac Sauce

Cognac Sauce

I recently made this recipe and it was delicious.

The cognac sauce is so flavorful, and the roast chicken was cooked to perfection.

I think adding a few more ingredients would make a big difference—maybe some garlic, rosemary or thyme for extra flavor.

For an even richer sauce, use half and half instead of heavy cream.

Overall, great recipe!

—Maddie Cohen, Boulder City, Nevada

3. Green Sauce

Green Sauce

This was a delicious and flavorful recipe.

I used two limes instead of one, as the sauce seemed a bit tart.

I also added some additional spices to give it a more robust flavor.

The green sauce is really good with the chicken and can be served over tacos, burritos, or quesadillas too!

This will definitely become part of my regular rotation when I’m looking for something different to make.

—Mia Foreman, San Antonio, Texas

4. Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce

Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce

This sauce is amazing.

I added some oregano and rosemary to the Italian seasoning, which gave it a nice depth of flavor.

The chicken came out perfectly cooked and so flavorful with the garlic parmesan cream sauce.

My family loved this dinner, and I will definitely be making it again soon!

—Felicity Landon, Knoxville, Tennessee

5. Tangy Yogurt Sauce

tangy yogurt sauce

This sauce was really flavorful and easy to make.

I love the combination of spices and herbs, they really made this dish pop.

The yogurt-mayo combination gave it a nice creamy texture that went great with the chicken.

The lemon juice added a nice tanginess to the dish overall.

I served it over a bed of lettuce with some diced tomatoes and warm pita bread on the side—it was delicious!

—Sharon Garcia, El Paso, Texas

6. White Wine Sauce

White Wine Sauce

This is a great recipe.

The chicken comes out very tender and the white wine sauce has lots of flavor.

I used both fresh rosemary and thyme instead of just the rosemary, which added an extra layer.

I also upped the amount of garlic to 25 cloves (I love garlic!).

This was really easy to make and it turned out great—it’s definitely going into my rotation for weeknight dinners!

—Finnley Howard, Waco, Texas

7. Brown Gravy

Brown Gravy

This gravy was the perfect addition to my roast chicken dinner.

I didn’t have beef broth, so I substituted a cup of canned beef consomme and it worked perfectly.

After cooking the bacon and sautéing the chicken in its fat, as instructed, I added one tablespoon of all-purpose flour to get a light roux going which thickened up nicely when combined with the cold water and consomme.

The thyme, salt, pepper, and paprika really made this gravy stand out from most others that I’ve tried!

—Gina Montague, Green Bay, Wisconsin

8. Chimichurri


I recently tried this recipe and was really impressed by the flavor.

The chimichurri sauce was a perfect accompaniment to the tender, juicy meat.

I used less butter than called for in the recipe, but it still turned out great!

The garlic, herbs, and spices all combined so nicely together and created an amazing depth of flavor.

Highly recommended!

—Mandy Taylor, Seattle, Washington

9. Scallion-Ginger Sauce

Scallion-Ginger Sauce
Basic Roast Chicken

I tried this scallion-ginger sauce with my family’s roast chicken recipe and it was a hit.

The ginger, garlic, and lime zest combination gave the chicken a great flavor while not overpowering the taste of the parsnips and brussels sprouts.

I did have to adjust the cooking time for both vegetables (the chicken itself cooked perfectly) but that could just be my oven.

Overall, this is an easy sauce that will work well with many dishes!

—William Johnson, Raleigh, North Carolina

10. Wasakaka (Dominican Garlic Sauce)

Wasakaka (dominican Garlic Sauce)

This Dominican garlic sauce is outstanding!

I use it to marinate chicken before grilling, and the flavor that develops from the combination of flavors is amazing.

The heat from the pepper balances out with the citrus juice nicely, while the parsley adds a great herbal note.

I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an easy-to-make but flavorful sauce to make their dishes pop.

—Fernando Lopez, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

11. Black Mole Sauce

Black Mole Sauce

This recipe is great for a delicious and flavorful weeknight dinner.

The mole sauce is full of complex flavors, from the ancho chilis to the rich cocoa powder.

The pickled onions add tartness and acidity that really make this dish shine.

I recommend playing around with different types of broth or stock as well to see what pairs best with your particular mole sauce!

Also, don’t forget to season the chicken thighs generously before cooking – it makes all the difference in flavor!

—Amber Peralta, Santa Barbara, California

12. Miso Gravy

Miso Gravy

This miso gravy was the perfect accompaniment to my roast chicken.

The combination of flavors in the miso, shallots, ginger, and herbs gave this dish a unique depth and complexity that really made it stand out.

I used white miso for a milder flavor and added some extra minced chives at the end which really brightened up the finished product.

My family raved about it!

—Tara Smith, San Francisco, California

13. Cilantro-Mint Chutney

Cilantro-Mint Chutney

Just tried this amazing chutney recipe and it is delicious!

I used it as a marinade for my chicken, which was cooked over an open flame, giving it a smoky flavor.

The yogurt provided the perfect creaminess to the sauce without making it too runny.

It’s definitely going to become a regular in our house!

—Pauline Jones, Memphis, Tennessee

14. Mustard-Thyme Sauce

Mustard-Thyme Sauce

Oh my! This mustard-thyme sauce is delicious and easy to make.

The flavors all blend together beautifully, creating a rich and flavorful base for the chicken.

I used bone-in thighs which cooked perfectly in 25 minutes at 375°F.

For extra flavor, I added 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder to the flour before whisking it into the stock.


—Kimberly Johnson, Burlington, Vermont

15. Honey Mustard

Honey Mustard

Sometimes, the simplest recipes are the best.

This honey mustard sauce is no exception!

The combination of sweet and tangy flavors works perfectly with roast chicken.

I like to add a little bit of Sriracha for an added kick of heat.

For extra flavor, I also add some smoked paprika and freshly ground black pepper to give it a smoky depth.

The result?

A delicious glaze that will take your roast chicken from good to amazing!

—Rafaella Jones, San Diego, California

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Perfect Roast Chicken with Lemon Herb Pan Sauce

15 Easy Sauce for Roast Chicken Collection

I love having a homemade roast chicken dinner on the table, but sometimes I'm a bit stuck on how to make the meal extra special. That's why I've put together this collection of 15 easy sauces for roast chicken. From classic French sauces to more innovative Asian-inspired combinations, these recipes will help you take your roast chicken to the next level.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 551 kcal


  • Lemon Herb Pan Sauce
  • Cognac Sauce
  • Green Sauce
  • Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce
  • Tangy Yogurt Sauce
  • White Wine Sauce
  • Brown Gravy
  • Chimichurri
  • Scallion-Ginger Sauce
  • Black Mole Sauce
  • Miso Gravy
  • Cilantro-Mint Chutney
  • Mustard-Thyme Sauce
  • Honey Mustard


  • Pick your favorite sauce from this collection to use with your roast chicken recipe.
  • Prepare all of the required ingredients.
  • Enjoy your meal in no time!