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Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce Recipe

Chick-Fil-A sauce. Is there anything better? That sweet, tangy sauce is so delicious when you dip your crispy chicken fingers, fries, chicken sandwiches, and even veggies taste so great dipped in this sauce. This copycat Chick-Fil-A sauce is everything we love about the classic sauce, and it’s so easy to make, too!

I don’t know about you, but when I go to Chick-Fil-A, I get their delicious signature sauce no matter what I’m ordering. It’s the perfect condiment. I mean, you can dip anything into it, and it’s going to be delicious. Now, don’t go dipping your chocolate chunk cookie into it. This sauce is great, but let’s not get crazy. However, anything else is fair game. Chicken fingers? Yes. Sandwiches? For sure. Fries. You haven’t lived until you have.

The flavors of this sauce are what make it so versatile. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and tangy, which is why it pairs perfectly with almost anything on or off the menu. If you love Chick-Fil-A sauce as much as I do – or if you’re just a fan of great dipping sauces – this is the recipe for you.

History of Chick-Fil-A Sauce

As delicious as this sauce is, you’d think that Chick-Fil-A food scientists spent months crafting the perfect sauce, painstakingly picking the right ingredients to create a sauce that would keep the public coming back for more. While you would think that, you’d be totally wrong. Like so many delicious foods out there, Chick-Fil-A sauce was a complete and total accident.

The sauce was invented – or more accurately, stumbled upon – in the early 1980s in Fredericksburg, Virginia. A restaurant team member at a local branch accidentally mixed barbecue sauce with a honey mustard recipe that franchise operator, Hugh Fleming, had created. As Bob Ross would say, it was a “happy accident”, and it created one of the most well-known and beloved dipping sauces of any franchise.

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce

This copycat Chick-Fil-A sauce has everything we love about the franchise original. It’s rich, creamy, sweet, and tangy. It’s also exceptionally easy to make, which is a huge bonus. It only takes a handful of ingredients and a few minutes to create this super versatile dipping sauce.



What you’ll need to make this sensational sauce…




The ingredient list for this sauce is exceptionally simple. In fact, you probably have every single ingredient needed to make it in your kitchen already. For a sauce that pairs so well with so many things, it’s hard to believe it only takes a few easy ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need.

  • Honey, make sure it’s drippy
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Mayo
  • Barbecue Sauce, any store bought or homemade
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Small Pinch Salt, optional
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Making the Sauce

If you thought the ingredient list was simple, just wait until you make the sauce. The full instructions are in the recipe card at the end of this post, but the Cliff’s Notes version is simple: You measure, and you mix. That’s it. There’s no cooking, no waiting, no anything. Just mixing. I can’t think of a recipe that’s easier.


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients with a whisk until smooth and combined. You can use right away or place in fridge for an hour to chill. That’s it!

What to Serve with Chick-Fil-A Sauce

Anything! No, seriously, you can serve this sauce with almost anything. Of course, you probably immediately thought of chicken fingers, but what about chicken fried steak strips? It works. How about steak? Absolutely. Any sort of meat can be dipped or topped with this sauce, and it’s going to be absolutely delicious. It’s even a great sauce for fries and burgers. Here’s a list of some of my favorite things to dip into and top with this dip.

  • Chicken Fingers
  • Steak Fingers
  • Burgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • French Fries
  • Corn Dogs
  • Fried Fish
  • Hush Puppies
  • Baked Chicken
  • Steaks
  • Fresh Veggies
  • Pour Sauce Over Cooked Veggies
  • Pour Over Any Salad

These are just a few of the great pairings that you can have with this sauce. I’m sure you can think of some more of your favorite foods to dip in this special sauce.


Storing the Sauce

This sauce is made with nothing but condiments, so it has an incredibly long shelf life in the refrigerator. In most cases, you’ll be making it in one-meal batches, however, if you love it enough to make up a large amount for future use, it will keep well in the refrigerator in an air-tight bottle or mason jar for as long as the expiration dates printed on the condiments used to make it.


Give This Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce a Try

This copycat Chick-Fil-A sauce is so good and so easy to make there is absolutely no reason not to give it a try. It has such a delicious, rich, sweet, and tangy flavor that pairs perfectly with almost anything that you’ll find yourself putting it on everything. From dipping fries to topping steaks, this Chick-Fil-A sauce is the perfect compliment to pretty much any meat and a ton of different sides. Give this sauce a try today. It only takes a few minutes to make, and you’ll be ready to start dipping.


Here’s a few more yummy recipes that would go great with this sauce…

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets

Sautéed String beans and Cashews

Mile High Restaurant Style Salad

Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

Bisquick Cheesy Kale Quiche

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce

Chick-Fil-A sauce. Is there anything better? That sweet, tangy sauce is so delicious when you dip your crispy chicken fingers, fries, chicken sandwiches, and even veggies taste so great dipped in this sauce. This copycat Chick-Fil-A sauce is everything we love about the classic sauce, and it’s so easy to make, too!

Course Appetizer, Dip, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chick-Fil-A, Dipping Sauce, Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Pam


  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 tbsp barbeque sauce, any favorite brand or homemade
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • tiny pinch salt


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir all ingredients together with a whisk until well combined. You can chill for an hour or enjoy right away.




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