Best Healthy Relishes and Sauces for Dressing Up Chicken Dishes

Chicken without the right dressing can be very boring and bland. No matter how well-cooked, tender and juicy the wings, legs, and breast fillets may be, the scrumptious flavor and desire to eat comes from the spices and sauces you pour onto them. Of course, removing chicken from your menu means missing out on proteins and that’s not a healthy option. But you can always dress-up your meat with sauces and relishes that are healthy and strangely tempting. Our below list is a compilation of such chicken dressings. These are made with fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices to give an instant boost of flavor to any meal. Have a look:

Where to Buy

Caribbean Chutney by Elijah's Xtreme Gourmet Sauces

Pain is Good Habanero Sambal Hot Sauce

Mr Spice - Organic Ginger Stir Fry Sauce -Healthy Salt-Free Marinade

Green Tomato Relish by Prissy's of Vidalia

Harry & David Classic Recipe Pepper & Onion Relish

Japanese Sesame Miso Dressing

Happy Hal's Jalapeno Relish

Meadowcroft Farm Old Fashioned Nanny's Sweet Chow Chow

1. Caribbean Chutney by Elijah’s Xtreme Gourmet Sauces

A sweet and tangy sauce made with pineapples, mango, red bell peppers, and habanero is what makes Elijah’s extreme Caribbean chutney. It’s healthy, natural and gluten-free and serves as a balanced and well-blended marinade for grilled and baked chicken.

2. Super Hot Chili Sambal

Made with non-GMO ingredients such as Thai chili, garlic, and ginger, this Super Hot Chili Sambhal will bring an Asian flavor to your chicken meal. Neither so hot nor sweet in fact moderately spicy; you might find the flavor similar to Sriracha but with more nourishment and taste.

3. Mr. Spice – Organic Ginger Stir Fry Sauce -Healthy Salt-Free Marinade

Mr. Spice ginger fry sauce for chicken dishes is a sweet treat to your meals. With no additional salt, gluten or wheat, it is not only a delicious stir-fry sauce or marinade but also a delightful dip that goes well with wings and chicken strips.

4. Kiwi Lime Salsa

What could be tangier than fresh kiwi, jalapenos, tomatillo, lime and cilantro on your chicken steak? An award-winning salsa sauce that spices up the taste of poultry dishes, fajitas, and tacos. Flavor with only a few calories is a rare combination to find.

5. Green Tomato Relish by Prissy’s of Vidalia

If you are bored of having the traditional red pickle and relish with chicken, give it a rub of Green Tomato Relish by Prissy’s of Vidalia. It’s a Georgian recipe relish made with green tomatoes, cabbage, red bell peppers, onion, and spices; meant to give chicken and meat a unique tangy flavor.

6. Harry & David Pepper & Onion Relish with Zinfandel

Although the main ingredient of Harry and David Pepper and onion relish are very ordinary, the extraordinary flavor comes from Zinfandel wine. A sweet, peppery and bold blend of tomatoes, jalapenos, and red peppers, it tastes great with chicken, cheese, and ham.

7. Japanese Sesame Miso Dressing

If you are fond of creamy, nutty flavourful sauces then this Japanese sesame miso dressing by Wozz Kitchen Creations is just for you. Healthy blends of Dashi, toasted sesame, Mirin, ginger, and non-GMO miso will make your chicken steaks, wings and hot dogs scrumptious and nutritious.

8. Happy Hal’s Jalapeno Relish

There is a flavor in simplicity too and the best example of this is the Happy Hal’s Jalapeno Relish. Made with jalapeno and white vinegar, it’s a simple recipe that makes any chicken meal tangy and spicy. It’s so versatile; you can use it as a topping on your pizza and cheese toast as well.

Where to Buy

Dr. Foo's Kitchen Thai Peanut Coconut Sauce for Cooking & as a Marinade 34.5 OZ

Ballymaloe Tomato Original Relish

Knorr Chicken Tonight Country French White Wine Sauce

Ragin Cajun Fixin's Jalapeno Relish

Mrs Balls Variety Sampler Selection of 4 flavors Original,Peach,Hot,Chilli Chutney South African

Wu Japanese Ginger Dressing

Blueberry Balsamic BBQ Sauce by Just Enough Heat

Rao's Specialty Foods, Lemon Cooking Sauce

9. Meadowcroft Farm Old Fashioned Nanny’s Sweet Chow Chow

Meadowcroft follows a family traditional recipe of old relish. With green tomatoes, onions, peppers, and cabbage, it’s an all-natural vegan sauce that gives a sweet and savory flavor to all kinds of poultry dishes.

10. Wozz Kitchen Creations Cambodian Coconut Peanut Sauce

This Cambodian chicken dressing is a creamy blend of coconut, fresh lime, Thai chili, and Southeast Asian spices. Bringing the Thai Asian flavor to meals, this coconut peanut sauce is GMO-free and very healthy even as a dipping sauce.

11. Ballymaloe Tomato Original Relish

Ballymaloe tomato relish is chef Myrtle Allen’s famous ‘Ballymaloe House’ recipe. It is a blend of sun ripped tomatoes and spices. It gives a sweet and sour taste to meals. Besides being healthy and nutritious with no artificial additives, Ballymaloe is also very long lasting to store in the pantry.

12. Knorr Chicken Tonight Country French White Wine Sauce

Knorr Chicken Tonight white wine sauce may seem a bit pricey as compared to other chicken dressings but the taste is worth it. A quick and easy recipe that will remind you of your childhood favorite country French chicken and bring old times to your dinner table.

13. Ragin Cajun Fixin’s Jalapeno Relish

If you are fond of jalapenos and like your chicken dressed up in sweet and spicy flavors, you must try Ragin Cajun Fixin’s relish. It’s not only enjoyable with chicken but also tastes well with eggs, cheese toast, and pizza.

14. Cranberry Blood Orange Cognac Chutney

This sauce by Wozz Kitchen is a strange yet delicious combination of cranberries, oranges tossed in cognac liqueur and fresh spices. It gives a sweet and spicy flavor to poultry dishes without adding any preservatives or artificial flavor to it.

15. Wu Japanese Ginger Dressing

An authentic Japanese restaurant recipe to charge your boring chicken dishes. Made with ginger, garlic, and onion, it’s tangy, healthy and very different from other ginger dressings. A flavorful blend of taste, aroma and fine texture.


With this list, it’s certainly the time to revamp your weekly menu. These relishes and sauces will take your weekend parties to the next level and bring new flavors to your dining table. From onions, garlic, and ginger to cherries, cranberries and green tomatoes; these chicken dressings are a healthy way to enhance your taste buds and give you variety of methods to cook, marinade and dip your chicken, each day.