The easiest sauce for chicken requires the fewest ingredients. Mayonnaise makes the simplest pre-bake spread, and it yields very moist chicken. Barbecue sauce is another single-ingredient sauce that adds sweet, smoky flavor to chicken.
Pesto sauce gives chicken Italian flair, while peanut sauce offers an Asian signature. Mango salsa or chutney provides chicken with a Caribbean flavor.
Chicken's mild flavor goes well with a wide range of tastes, including more complex sauce recipes like garlic wine sauce, creamy mushroom, orange-dijon and tomato-tarragon. Many sauces for chicken can be created from experimenting with blends of favorite spices with thick, Greek yogurt or light olive oil.