Lexi’s Awesome Sauce

When our 9 year old found out that her dad was grilling chicken, she spoke up quickly and said that she would be making the sauce that goes on it. She knew exactly how she wanted to make it and she even gave it the name of Lexi’s Awesome Sauce. Lexi allowed me to share with you her ‘Awesome Sauce’ recipe and I must let you know, it is really good and I am not just saying that because I am her mama. 

There is not exact measurements to this sauce, but to give you an idea here is how Lexi made it:
Mix- 8 tablespoons of brown sugar, a few shakes of cayenne pepper, onion powder, cinnamon, salt and pepper and then a few squirts of ketchup, agave, and mustard. Mix it up and then add around 1/4 cup of water to liquefy. Taste and then add more of what you think makes it taste better. Lexi’s Awesome Sauce had a sweet taste with a tiny bit of pepper.  
Lexi’s Awesome Sauce can be topped on almost anything. We topped it on our chicken, corn and then the next day we topped it on our cheeseburgers. It’s such a wonderfully sweet sauce with a bit of tang. 


  1. That sauce sounds great! This is so something my kiddos would do. Not long ago, they decided to make the sauce for our coleslaw and it was so good!

  2. So simple, and so yummy! We’re moving onto a sailboat tomorrow, and we will have a grill but not an oven. So I might have to bookmark this… 😉

  3. Valerie Johnson says

    I will definitely try this. I love the addition of the cinnamon!

  4. This looks like something my daughter would like to try to make. 🙂 It sounds really good! Good job Lexi!

  5. Amanda McMahon says

    Great job Lexi! It looks like a great sauce and nice and sweet!

  6. StacieinAtlanta says

    This is so awesome! Tell Lexis that we will be trying her sauce this weekend!

  7. Mmmm, this looks really good. That’s awesome that she makes it!

  8. Sounds like an odd combination, but I bet it was good! When my daughter was younger she used to mix all sorts of food together and strangely it always tasted good haha!

  9. BrettBMartin says

    This is so cute! We’ll have to try her Awesome Sauce. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Barbie's Beauty Bits says

    That is sweet that Lexi makes the sauce for the chicken. And also that is tastes great, that is awesome!

  11. Yum, that sounds like a really good sauce. I love brown sugar in a sauce for chicken. Thank you so much for sharing Lexi’s sauce with your readers.

  12. I love when kids get cooking! She made a fab sauce!

  13. It sounds delicious! She did a great job!

  14. That sounds like an awesome sauce! Go Chef Lexi!!

  15. Jaredamy says

    Someday this post will be something she looks back on..especially if she turns into a chef!

  16. That sounds delicious. I can’t wait to try it out! I love getting my kids involved in the kitchen.

  17. What a talented little girl! I can see that on the shelves at the store, “Lexi’s Awesome Sauce” haha. I will totally buy some!

  18. she’s got some skills. would love if you added this to our #kidsinthekitchen linky http://lookwhatmomfound.com/2014/07/watermelon-lemonade-made-kids-kidsinthekitchen.html

  19. Oooo wonder what that tastes like. Mail some to me so I can try it 😛

  20. Danielle says

    That is awesome! I have never had a sauce like this your daughter has some skills.

  21. I gotta admit, I don’t know that I would have put those together. It does sound like it could be pretty tasty though!

  22. TerriAnn van Gosliga says

    I do no know many kids that would cook anything with cayenne pepper, mustard, agave, and cinnamon. What a clever girl and hats off to the parents that help shape her taste sense 🙂

  23. That is such a unique combination of ingredients! I’ll have to try it!

  24. Ah, a future chef- So awesome that she came up with such a great recipe at just 9 years old! It looks great!

  25. How neat that your daughter makes. Sounds like she is a chef in the making.

  26. This sauce sounds so good!!! I’ll have to give it a try and props for your daughter for experimenting in the kitchen! SO COOL!

  27. I bet this sauce certainly is awesome! I would love to try it on cheeseburgers!

  28. It looks like they really enjoyed the awesome sauce. Especially the preparation! that’s always fun1

  29. Casa Vilora Interiors says

    That’s an awesome name for that awesome sauce. I am sure it was yummy

  30. This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing! I had to pin it to my dinners board!

  31. Wow! What a great recipe from such a young person 🙂 Pinning!

  32. That really looks good. I am sure wit will go well with lots of foods.

  33. I love that she wants to get in the kitchen and come up with her own recipes like that. Mine is just now learning to pop popcorn in the microwave, so yours is light years ahead of mine in the kitchen!

  34. This sounds like an awesome sauce for sure! Lexi has got some culinary talent!

  35. I love grilling chicken. This sauce recipe sounds great.

  36. Little Lexi sounds like me. I wonder if she sort of added a little of everything to make her special sauce? That is pretty much how I made mine.

  37. It’s great that your kids like to cook! It looks delish!

  38. Oh yum that sounds delicious! Go Lexi – it really sounds like an awesome sauce! x

  39. DeDa Studios says

    Her sauce looks really good! So young to be making sauces – she will be a excellent chef when she goes up!

  40. Good for her! Now, where is the link to her tween food blog? She is a natural!

  41. That does sound oddly good! Good job Lexi 🙂

  42. YUM! I love sauces that can really make a dish!

  43. Chrystal Mahan says

    Sounds like it has a little bit of a kick to it! I bet our family would enjoy this.

  44. Such a cute idea! I will have to eventually let my daughter make her own “awesome sauce”!

  45. Sounds like a tasty sauce. She should make a batch for Christmas gifts.

  46. I like your “house sauce”. Sounds very tasty.

  47. Way to go to your daughter! This sounds good!

  48. First, your plates are amazing and second, how adorable are your little girls. How brave are they to eat anything with cayenne pepper. Definitely a must try this summer.


  50. I think Lexi’s Awesome Sauce is awesome. Will be trying it.

  51. I like that she’s not scared of a little kick. The sauce sounds good to me. 🙂

  52. Lexi is super ambitious to create this recipe. I love that it can top so many foods. 🙂

  53. Looks like a delicious recipe. Such a creative girl!

  54. kristenione says

    Wow what a creative recipe! I want to see how the heat goes with the agave. Sounds delicious! She should bottle that up with a cute label for holiday gifts!

  55. Lexi’s sauce looks amazing. I would try to let my 10 year old make it but I could see the other children trying to “help” and my kitchen turning into a disaster.

  56. P.S. I love your blog tagline! lol

  57. This looks excellent! I’m going to pin this and let my 7 year old try to make it. My kids love to try to make new things.

  58. Oh yum – my family loves drumsticks so I’m going to have to try this. I’ll probably even get my son to help!

  59. I would never have guessed it to be sweet with the Cayenne pepper. I will have to give it a try, I am not sure I have ever had a sauce with those ingredients, especially cinnamon.

  60. Very nice! She must be very creative if she’s already “designing” sauces! Cool!

  61. Lexi’s sauce sounds and looks awesome! Great job Lexi, I’m pinning for later!

  62. I may try Lexi awesome sauce for my chicken, I make for the kids! The fact that she knows which ingredients to use, shows your skills as a mom…Awesome job mom!

  63. That is great that Lexi made the sauce it sounds really good :).

  64. It almost seems like a BBQ based recipe. I love that it’s sweet!

  65. Lexi’s sauce looks amazing! Pinning!

  66. Awesome Sauce looks really delicious. This is something that I could try and I would have it over chicken or perhaps over a grilled burger.

  67. Alyssa Zapinski says

    awe, she is adorable! And I bet that sauce truly is awesome!


  68. I love the sweet sauces and this looks like a good little recipe. She really looks like she enjoys the kitchen and will have a better handle on meal prep than most.

  69. She knows how to make sauce! That sounds like a keeper and like something I need to whip up too!

  70. Tough Cookie Mommy says

    It’s so great that she participates in preparing food for the family. It’s a great way to prepare her for being independent and cooking for herself when she grows up.

  71. That sounds like it has quite a kick to it. I love things with a little spice!

  72. (Terry) My Journey With Candida says

    How wonderful that Lexi makes the sauce for the chicken… and better yet, She knows how to do it. The sauce sounds wonderful and I may be making it soon too. I love that she used agave to sweeten.

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