Checkers has done it again!
Famous for its delicious burgers and fries, Checkers Drive-In now introduces the all-new Mother Cruncher Chicken Sandwich!
This sandwich is enormous.
Delicious crispy white meat chicken cooked to perfection and loaded with pickles, tomatoes, and lettuce – I could barely get my hand around this monster.
But what sets this sandwich apart from the competition is Checker’s new creamy Squawk sauce.
Squawk sauce is a delicious blend of creamy mayonnaise and tomato sauce with just enough spice and heat to wake up your taste buds.
Together with the crispy chicken, it makes one heck of a sandwich.
But what do you do when craving that big, bold flavor without a Checkers in sight?
Make it yourself!
That’s right. I’ve put together an authentic Checkers Squawk Sauce recipe that has all the great taste as the original while being super easy to make at home.
This tasty sauce doesn’t require any special ingredients or equipment, and it’s so easy to make that you can have it ready in minutes.
After just one taste, you’ll want to add it to all your favorite dishes.
But even better, you can use this Checkers Squawk Sauce recipe with a few simple changes to make a fridge full of delicious variations.
Now no matter what you’re craving, you’ll have the perfect sauce ready to go.
So if you’re craving a bold new sauce you can have ready in minutes, read on for the best Checkers Squawk Sauce recipe.
- 1 What Do You Need To Make Checkers Squawk Sauce
- 2 How To Make Checkers Squawk Sauce
- 3 Other Things To Consider When Making Checkers Squawk Sauce
- 4 Checkers Squawk Sauce Recipe
What Do You Need To Make Checkers Squawk Sauce
Everything tastes better with a bit of garlic.
Besides its terrific health benefits, fresh garlic adds the perfect spicy flavor.
You can substitute garlic powder if you don’t have any garlic cloves on hand.
When it comes to mayo, nothing beats homemade for its creaminess and rich taste.
However, feel free to use your favorite brand. Also, you can substitute Miracle Whip for the mayonnaise if you want more tang.
Adds the perfect sweet tomato flavor.
If you like a sweeter-tasting sauce, you can use ketchup instead of tomato sauce.
And if you want a deeper tomato taste, add a teaspoon of tomato paste.
The perfect blend of savory and umami flavors.
Adds the perfect sweetness to balance out the spice.
Here comes the heat! Use as much or as little as you like.
Also, you can substitute different chilis, like jalapenos or habaneros, to change the spiciness.
Adds more dimension to the flavors and deepens the color of your sauce.
For a smokey taste, use smoked paprika instead.
Salt and Pepper
The finishing touch to bring all the flavors together.
However, use sparingly, so you don’t over-season your sauce.
- Cutting board and knife
- Non-reactive mixing bowl
- Spoon or spatula
How To Make Checkers Squawk Sauce
Checkers Squawk sauce is super easy to make and can be ready in minutes.
Step One: First, peel and mince the fresh garlic.
Step Two: Next, add all the ingredients to a non-reactive bowl and mix well.
Step Three: Taste your sauce and adjust any ingredients for your desired flavor.
Step Four: Season with salt and pepper.
Other Things To Consider When Making Checkers Squawk Sauce
You Can Customize Your Sauce
This Checkers Squawk Sauce recipe makes a great base recipe for a variety of delicious sauces.
You can create new and delicious variations with just a few easy changes.
For example, use barbecue sauce instead of tomato sauce for a more intense flavor that goes great with grilled chicken.
Or add a teaspoon of your favorite hot sauce to kick up the heat.
If you like it tangy, substitute Miracle Whip for the mayonnaise.
And speaking of tang, a couple of teaspoons of your favorite mustard or vinegar will brighten the flavors.
Another great option is substituting your favorite steak sauce for the Worcestershire sauce for a savory burger sauce.
While adding pickle relish will give your sauce some texture, added flavor, and crunch.
I like to use smoked paprika instead of plain paprika for an intense smokey flavor that pairs well with grilled chicken and pork.
Add diced jalapenos, habaneros, or chipotle chilis for Southwestern heat.
While adding fresh herbs, like thyme and oregano, will add an elegant flavor to your sauce.
So go ahead and have fun and play around with the recipe. Who knows? You might discover a variation that tastes even better than the original.
What Can I Eat with Checkers Squawk Sauce?
Checkers Squawk sauce transforms an ordinary chicken sandwich into a Mother Cruncher!
But this versatile sauce goes with so much more than just chicken. Use it anytime you want to add a sweet, spicy flavor to your meal.
- Goes great on backyard burgers and grilled chicken.
- Move over, mayo! Squawk sauce makes the perfect sandwich spread.
- Use it as a dipping sauce for crispy french fries and potato slices.
- Makes a delicious veggie dip.
- Add pickle relish and chopped onion as a spicy tartar sauce substitute for all your favorite fish recipes.
- I love to add some diced chipotle for a great fish taco sauce.
- Drizzle over grilled cauliflower for a sweet and spicy side.
- And the flavors pair well with all kinds of pork – a favorite at my house is grilled pork tenderloin with Checkers Squawk sauce. Delicious!
Make More Than You Need!
I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to hear a lot of squawking.
And when I run out of Checkers Squawk sauce, well, you guessed it, that’s what I hear.
So that’s why I always make a double batch.
Not only does it stay fresh in the fridge for up to two weeks, but this delicious sauce will get better the longer it sits.
However, like most mayonnaise sauces, it doesn’t freeze well.
This sauce tastes great chilled, but if you like your sauce warm, pop it in the microwave for a few seconds and you’re ready to go.
- 2 cloves of fresh garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup of tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- First, peel and mince the fresh garlic.
- Next, add the minced garlic, mayonnaise, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, cayenne pepper, and paprika to a non-reactive bowl and mix well.
- Taste your sauce and adjust any of the ingredients to reach your desired flavor.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve chilled or warmed.
- For a more intense flavor, substitute molasses for the honey.
- Add a teaspoon of tomato paste for a deeper tomato taste.
- Spice it up with some diced jalapenos or habaneros.
- Give your sauce some tang by adding apple cider or red wine vinegar.
- Substitute your favorite steak sauce for the Worcestershire sauce.
- For a deeper smokey tang, use barbecue sauce instead of tomato sauce.
- Adding fresh chopped cilantro or parsley will give your sauce an earthy flavor and a bit of color.
- A couple of teaspoons of your favorite mustard will intensify the taste of your Checkers Squawk sauce.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 55Total Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 300mgCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1g
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