Chick-fil-A Sauce is a perfect blend of sweet honey mustard and smoky barbecue sauce. It is sweet and tangy and is a perfect dipping sauce for french fries and crispy chicken tenders. Now you can make it in your own kitchen!

Chick-fil-A Sauce is the signature sauce of Chick-fil-A fast food Restaurants, and it is one of my favorite sauces. (Second only to Raising Cane’s Sauce.) If you are anything like us, you always crave Chick-fil-A on a Sunday when they are closed, so with this recipe, you can make your own homemade dipping sauce.

With this recipe, we can make homemade crispy chicken tenders and enjoy homemade Chick-fil-A sauce in our own kitchen whenever we want. Chick-fil-A Sauce is an easy recipe made from simple ingredients and it is the most popular sauce at Chick-fil-A for a reason.

A chicken nugget being dunked into a small glass bowl of copycat chick-fil-a sauce.

What Does Chick-Fil-A Sauce Taste Like?

Chick-Fil-A sauce is a tangy sauce that tastes like someone spilled barbecue sauce in a vat of creamy honey mustard. The sauce tastes a little sweet, a little tangy, & a little smoky.

🥘 What’s in Chick-Fil-A Sauce?

Homemade Chick-fil-A sauce is a simple sauce made with just a handful of basic ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.

A picture of the ingredients in copycat Chick-fil-a sauce, labeled.
  • Barbecue Sauce – I have made this using Sweet Baby Rays Original barbecue sauce and using Homemade Barbecue Sauce (the homemade sauce has a smokier taste.) If you want to increase the smoky flavor of your sauce, you can add a splash of liquid smoke.
  • Honey You can use any kind of honey for this recipe.
  • Mayonnaise Make sure to use real mayonnaise. I usually use Blue Plate, Hellmann’s original, or Duke’s Mayonnaise.
  • Yellow Mustard I use the regular old Heinz Yellow mustard or store-brand yellow mustard for this recipe.
  • Lemon Juice
  • Garlic Powder

🥣 How to Make Chick Fil A Sauce

Making Chick-fil-A sauce at home is so easy to do. Simply add all of your ingredients to a small bowl.

A clear bowl with the ingredients for copycat chick-fil-a sauce, unmixed.

Then whisk until well combined.

A clear bowl with the ingredients for copycat chick-fil-a sauce, slightly mixed.

Store in an airtight container or mason jar. Let the flavors meld together for about 30 minutes, then serve!

A clear bowl with the ingredients for copycat chick-fil-a sauce with a whisk, mixed.

This amazing sauce is the perfect blend of flavors. It’s so good that you might want to make a double batch.

🍳 What to Serve with Chick-fil-A Sauce

Chick-fil-A Sauce is delicious with waffle fries, regular french friesfried chicken tenders, chicken strips, or chicken fingers, chicken nuggets, onion rings, fried chicken, sweet potato fries, homemade chips, grilled potatoes – seriously, dip everything in it.

We also LOVE to slather it on fried chicken sandwiches. So GOOD.

🥫 How to Store Homemade Sauce

Copycat Chick-fil-A sauce has the same shelf life as most homemade sauces. It needs to be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container – I like to use a wide-mouth mason jar. It should be used within 5-7 days.

✏️ Helpful Tips

  • Make your sauce a little while before you plan on serving it – the longer it sits, the better the flavor is.
  • Make a double batch of this sauce recipe – it is so good that you’ll be disappointed when it runs out!

🙋‍♀️ Frequently Asked Questions

What is Chick-fil-A sauce?

Chick-fil-A sauce is the famous dipping sauce served at Chick-fil-A restaurants. It has a unique flavor and is a delicious combination of honey mustard and barbecue sauce.

How long does Chick-fil-A sauce have to sit before serving?

Chick-fil-A sauce can be used immediately, or you can let it sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or longer to intensify in flavor. It is a delicious sauce that gets even better with time.

A small white bowl of copycat chick-fil-a sauce.

Where Can You Buy Chick-fil-A Sauce?

If you don’t want to make Chick-fil-A sauce at home, you can now buy it in the grocery store or online. You can also buy their Polynesian Sauce, Honey Mustard Sauce, Garden Herb Ranch Sauce, & Barbeque Sauce.

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Copycat Chick-fil-A Sauce

5 from 21 votes
Chick-fil-A Sauce is a perfect blend of sweet honey mustard and smoky barbecue sauce. It is sweet, tangy, and is a perfect dipping sauce for french fries and crispy chicken tenders. Now you can make it in your own kitchen!
Author: Kari
Servings: 6
Prep: 5 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Ingredients  

  • cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions 

  • Mix everything together in a small bowl until thoroughly combined.
    ⅓ cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce, 2 teaspoons yellow mustard, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Serve immediately or let it sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or more – the flavor will get even better over time. For storage, keep in a mason jar or air-tight container.

Notes

Uses
  • Use your Chick-fil-A sauce on french fries, chicken nuggets, fried chicken, sweet potato fries, homemade chips, and even as an aioli on burgers and sandwiches!
Tips
  • Make your sauce a little while before you plan on serving it – the longer it sits, the better the flavor is.
Storage/Shelf Life
  • Copycat Chick-fil-A sauce has the same shelf life as most homemade sauces. It needs to be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container – I like to use a wide-mouth mason jar – and it should be used within 5 – 7 days.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbspCalories: 106kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 139mgPotassium: 14mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is approximate and is automatically calculated, so should only be used as a guide.

Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American, Cajun, Southern
Keyword: chick fil a recipe, chick fil a sauce, chicken dipping sauce, copycat chick fil a sauce
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Hi, I’m Kari!

I am a newlywed, food blogger, health coach, and mama to a hot mess of a border collie. I love to put a new spin on old family recipes and I try to make as many meals as possible with an Instant Pot.

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