Harold’S Chicken Mild Sauce Recipe


Harold's Chicken Mild Sauce is a delicious and tangy sauce that perfectly complements crispy fried chicken. This sauce is a staple in Chicago's South Side and is loved by locals and visitors alike. It adds a burst of flavor to any chicken dish and is incredibly easy to make at home. So, let's get started and recreate this iconic sauce!

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the ketchup, white vinegar, water, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and salt.
  2. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. After 15 minutes, remove the saucepan from the heat and let the sauce cool for a few minutes.
  5. Transfer the sauce to a blender or use an immersion blender to blend until smooth.
  6. Once blended, return the sauce to the saucepan and heat it over low heat for an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and let the sauce cool completely before using.
  8. Drizzle the Harold's Chicken Mild Sauce over your favorite fried chicken or use it as a dipping sauce. Enjoy!