Make chick-fil-a sauce at home with this copycat recipe. Combine mayo, BBQ sauce, yellow mustard, and a dash of lemon juice to make one of the most popular fry dipping sauces.
This sauce is a cross between a smoky barbecue sauce and a creamy honey-mustard, with just a hint of acid from the lemon. Make your own Chic-Fil-A sauce at home!
- ✨ Here is why this recipe is amazing:
- 🥫 Ingredients needed:
- 📝 Ingredient notes:
- 🔄 Substitutions
- 🔪 How to make chick-fil-a sauce, basic instructions
- 📷 Making copycat chic-fil-a sauce, photo instructions
- ❄️ Storage Tips
- 🥄 What to serve with Chic-Fil-A sauce:
- 📝 Frequently asked questions, answers and tips:
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✨ Here is why this recipe is amazing:
- Tastes JUST like Chic-Fil-A sauce!
- Perfect for dipping more than fries.
🥫 Ingredients needed:
Here is a visual overview of the ingredients in the recipe. Scroll down to the recipe at the bottom for quantities.
📝 Ingredient notes:
- Mayonnaise - I use a full-fat mayo and love to use Duke's but use the mayonnaise that your family loves.
- BBQ-Sauce - for this recipe I used a store-brand barbecue sauce.
- Mustard - yellow mustard is used in this copycat recipe. See the substitutions for other options.
- Honey - I will always advocate using local honey because you are supporting a local beekeeper as well as being sure that it is pure honey.
- Lemon juice - bottled lemon juice is what I used for this recipe. I would say that fresh is not called for like it is in my lemonade popsicles.
Everyone likes to make their fry sauce their own with a special twist. Your special twist could be switching out dijon mustard or whole grain mustard for the yellow mustard. BUT plain yellow mustard is more authentic.
🔪 How to make chick-fil-a sauce, basic instructions
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until combined.
📷 Making copycat chic-fil-a sauce, photo instructions
In a medium bowl, add all the ingredients.
Using a whisk, whisk together all the sauce ingredients until they are well combined.
Serve with your favorite fries, chicken strips and it's even delicious on salads!
❄️ Storage Tips
Store in the refrigerator in a closed container or a squeeze bottle for up to 2 weeks.
🥄 What to serve with Chic-Fil-A sauce:
The classic waffle fry is what I serve with this CFA sauce. Don't forget about chicken nuggets, a chicken sandwich, use it as a sandwich spread, instead of mayonnaise, sweet potato fries or tater tots! Anything you can dunk or needs a savory spread Chick fil a sauce will be delicious.
📝 Frequently asked questions, answers and tips:
Simple, yellow mustard is what chic fil a uses to make their special sauce.
👩🍳 Chef Tip
- Make a double batch so that you can keep the leftovers in the fridge and use it all week.
- Want it a bit smoky in flavor? Try adding a drop of your favorite liquid smoke to the recipe.
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- 1 c mayo
- ½ c honey
- ½ c bbq sauce
- 4 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- In a bowl mix together all the ingredients until smooth. Serve with your favorite fries, chicken and it's even good on salads!
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👩🏻🍳 Sarah Mock
Sarah Mock is a classically trained Chef and graduate of Johnson & Wales University. A culinary blogger for 13 years Sarah helps the home cook prepare her recipes with professional results.