Copycat Chick Fil a Sauce

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This copycat Chick-fil-a sauce tastes just like the real thing but is made with just 5 ingredients in under 5 minutes. An all-purpose dipping sauce that’s creamy, sweet, tangy, smoky, and delicious!

Dipping fried chicken in homemade chick fil a sauce in a small bowl

Driving to your local Chick-fil-A to load up on this sauce might seem like an okay idea. But, if you’re trying to save money, having a last-minute chick-fil-a sauce craving to pair with your dinner, or – like me – live in a country where it would require a plane journey to your nearest branch (welp!)… then it’s time to learn how to make this homemade chick fil a sauce copycat.

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What Is Chick-Fil-A Sauce?

Chick-fil-A sauce, unsurprisingly, is a condiment that originates from the American fast-food giant Chick-fil-A. According to their website, this sauce is their “classic dipping sauce” and contains notes of honey mustard with a smoky tang – perfect for all your dipping needs.

Homemade chick fil a sauce in a small bowl

If you look closely at the ingredients, this sauce contains several popular condiments. With ingredients that include BBQ sauce, mustard, and mayonnaise with lemon juice/vinegar, sugar, oil, garlic, and “natural flavors”. The combination is super creamy, sweet, tangy, a little smoky, and utterly delicious.

Best of all, it’s so easy to prepare a homemade chick fil a sauce copycat with just 5 simple pantry ingredients you likely already have. Just measure the ingredients, mix, and leave it to “marinate.” And voila!

Want to make your own tasty homemade condiments, too? Check out my homemade mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, and BBQ sauce recipes!

What Is Chick Fil a Sauce Made of?

To make this delicious chick fil a sauce recipe at home, all you need is:

  • Mayonnaise: Use store-bought or homemade mayo. Greek yogurt or sour cream can help to make it healthier, but it won’t taste like the original.
  • BBQ sauce: Use regular, homemade (or special hickory smoked) BBQ sauce, but avoid overly sweet or other flavored versions.
  • Honey: For sweetness that perfectly complements the BBQ sauce.
  • Yellow mustard: While the commercial ingredient list contains yellow, spicy brown, and honey mustard, all you need is regular yellow mustard. Use Dijon mustard for more of a spicy kick.
  • Lemon: Use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor. For depth, use half lemon and half apple cider vinegar.
Ingredients for chick fil a sauce

Optionally, add a pinch of paprika or liquid smoke for an extra smoky flavor.

How to Make Chick Fil a Sauce

Talk about effortless prep – this copycat chick fil a sauce recipe takes just a couple of simple steps to prepare and just a few minutes.

  1. Juice the lemon and measure out all the ingredients.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined. For even better flavor, leave it to rest in the fridge for the flavors to meld/marinate for at least an hour.
Steps for making chick fil a sauce

If your mustard isn’t perfectly smooth, but you’d prefer a smooth copy cat recipe, then strain it through a fine-mesh sieve for a perfectly silky smooth texture.

Once prepared, store any leftover homemade chick-fil-a sauce in an airtight container (like a jar) in the refrigerator for 7-10 days. Don’t freeze the sauce.

A spoonful of homemade chick fil a sauce

What Do You Use Chick Fil a Sauce For?

This all-purpose dipping sauce is perfect for:

You can also spread this delicious sauce on a chicken sandwich, in burgers, and wraps.

Chick fil a sauce and chicken nuggets

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If you try this easy Chick Fil A sauce copycat recipe, let me know how it goes in the comments below. I’d appreciate a recipe card rating and would love to see your recipe recreations – tag me on Instagram @Alphafoodie!

Copycat Chick Fil a Sauce

5 from 6 votes
By: Samira
This copycat Chick-fil-a sauce tastes just like the real thing but is made with just 5 ingredients in under 5 minutes. An all-purpose dipping sauce that's creamy, sweet, tangy, smoky, and delicious!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 17

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce regular
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard or Dijon for more spice
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice from 1/2 lemon

This will yield 2⅓ cups sauce

    Instructions 

    • Juice the lemon and measure out all the ingredients.
    • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined. For even better flavor, leave it to rest in the fridge for the flavors to meld/marinate for at least an hour.
      If your mustard isn't perfectly smooth, but you’d prefer it smooth, strain the sauce through a fine-mesh sieve for a perfectly silky smooth texture.
    • Once prepared, store any leftovers in an airtight container (like a jar) in the refrigerator for 7-10 days. Don’t freeze the sauce.

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    Notes

    • Tweak the flavors: By making this copycat recipe at home, it’s easy to tweak the ratio of any ingredient to create your preferred flavor profile.
    • Allow it to “marinate”: Leave the sauce to rest in the refrigerator for an hour (overnight is even better) for all the flavors to meld.
    • Adjust the heat: Use Dijon mustard for a spicier sauce.
    • For a vegan version: Use vegan mayonnaise and dandelion honey.
    Check the blog post for serving recommendations!
    Course: Condiment, Side
    Cuisine: American
    Freezer friendly: No
    Shelf life: 7-10 Days

    Nutrition

    Serving: 2Tbsp, Calories: 121kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 0.4g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 149mg, Potassium: 25mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 34IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 0.2mg

    Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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