Raising Cane’s Dipping Sauce is a tangy, creamy, peppery, and addicting dipping sauce for fries, chicken, chips, and burgers. Give any meal some Cajun flare and customize it to fit your dietary needs.
What Are the Ingredients in Raising Cane’s Sauce?
What is Raising Cane’s Sauce?
For anyone who has not ever been to a Raising Cane’s franchise, it is a fast-food chain that serves amazing fried chicken tenders with a chicken dipping sauce that people (my fiance Michael) will actually lick out of the container. The very first Raising Cane’s was opened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the LSU campus. I have heard many stories of late-night studying sessions fueled by Raising Cane’s.
Why Make a Copycat Raising Cane’s Sauce?
Unfortunately, the nearest Raising Cane’s is three hours away. You cannot find Raising Cane’s Sauce for sale in the grocery store, so eating Cane’s only once every six months is torture for us! Getting by with a homemade version of the best dipping sauce ever is the best way to keep ourselves sane until we can get the real deal. Maybe one day Raising Cane’s will sell their sauce in a bottle 😉
Here’s How to Make Raising Cane’s Sauce:
Making Copycat Raising Cane’s Sauce is really simple. You literally just put your mayonnaise, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, pepper, and Tony Chacheres’s Creole Seasoning in a bowl and whisk it all together. That’s all you need to do.
The way to get the real Raising Cane’s chicken sauce flavor is to let the mixed sauce sit in the fridge for several hours before serving. A minimum of 6 hours will give you the best flavor (I KNOW.) The longer the better for the best sauce – if you eat it right away it might taste a little too ketchup-y. If you let it sit for 24 hours, it will be AH-MAZING.
Copycat Raising Cane's Sauce Recipe
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise Use Vegan or Paleo mayonnaise for special diets
- 1/4 cup ketchup Use Paleo ketchup (Sugar-free for Whole30) to make Paleo Raising Cane's Sauce.
- 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce Make homemade Paleo or Vegan for special diets. Wu Ja Shan also makes a Paleo Worchestershire sauce.
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning
- Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk until combined.
- Transfer to an airtight container.
- Let your Raising Cane's sauce sit in the refrigerator for a least 4 - 6 hours before serving, leaving it overnight for 24 hours will give you the best amazing flavor.
What Can You Use Raising Cane’s Sauce For?
Cane’s sauce is, of course, meant for dipping chicken tenders, but you can use it for anything that you like to dip.
We use it for:
- french fries
- sweet potato fries
- as an “aioli” for sandwiches and burgers
What Does Raising Cane’s Sauce Taste Like?
Raising Cane’s sauce is tangy, peppery, and has a little bit of spice. It has a little bit of tang from mayonnaise, a little bit of the sweet tomato flavor from ketchup, and this is all balanced out by the black pepper, Tony Chachere’s, and garlic powder.
How Do You Customize Raising Cane’s Sauce for Paleo and Vegan Diets?
One of the other perks of making your own Raising Cane’s sauce is that you can make it Paleo, Whole30 Approved, gluten-free, dairy-free, and even vegan. You can use Paleo mayonnaise or Vegan mayonnaise, Paleo ketchup (without added sugar for Whole30), and Paleo Worcestershire Sauce (some have added caramel color/sugar/gluten/soy – this recipe is really good.)
If you don’t want to customize your sauce, you can use whatever mayonnaise or ketchup that you have in your refrigerator. It is so easy and delicious no matter what ingredients you use.
Does Raising Cane’s Dipping Sauce Have a Shelf Life?
Yes, Raising Cane’s Sauce can expire. Store your Raising Cane’s sauce in the refrigerator. Use it within 10-14 days if using store-bought ingredients. Try to use it in around a week/7 days if using homemade mayonnaise and ketchup. Ketchup and mayonnaise with additives will last a bit longer than a homemade counterpart.
*I am in no means trying to steal or sell the real Raising Cane’s sauce – we can’t get it here and that makes us sad! The real recipe does not have any Tony Chachere’s Seasoning in it (a bitter employee leaked what they claim is “the real recipe” on Twitter.) This is what we have found to be closest to the real deal and it is our favorite. Until Raising Cane’s starts selling their sauce in a bottle, we will keep making our own to hold us over until we can visit again 🙂
Coming soon, a Raising Cane’s Texas Toast recipe and a recipe for Raising Cane’s famous fried chicken tenders.