Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce Recipe

This homemade Chick Fil A Sauce tastes just like the real thing! A cross between smoky barbecue sauce and creamy honey mustard creates the ideal dipping sauce for chicken tenders, chicken nuggets, fries, and all of your fast food favorites.

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I think it’s safe to say there’s one fast food sauce that stands out among the rest: the famous Chick-Fil-A Sauce. This classic sauce is a blend of zesty BBQ sauce, mayonnaise, and sweet honey mustard.

I actually hadn’t tried it until a couple years ago. But one dip of my waffle fry into that yummy sauce and I was hooked!

It’s unquestionably the BEST dipping sauce for all things fried. 

To make Chick-Fil-A Sauce at home, you’ll need 5 ingredients and less than 1 minute of your time to mix them. It’s seriously that simple. If you don’t have a Chick-Fil-A nearby, this copycat recipe is a great way to enjoy everyone’s favorite sweet, creamy, and tangy dipping sauce at home.

What is the famous Chick-Fil-A Sauce?

In the early 80s, a team member at the Fredericksburg, VA Chick-Fil-A location mixed barbeque and honey mustard. Thus, the fast-food franchise’s signature sauce was born. 

This delicious condiment is one of the many dipping sauces Chick-Fil-A offers and has a distinct beloved flavor. This classic sauce is smooth and creamy with the perfect balance of warm, smoky, and tangy flavors.

What is Chick-Fil-A sauce made with?

The official Chick-Fil-A sauce ingredients list is lengthy, but this copycat has only 5 ingredients. You’ll need:

  • Mayonnaise – To truly mimic the original, use real full-fat mayo. 
  • BBQ SauceIt’s best to use a thick tomato-based BBQ sauce sweetened with molasses or brown sugar. Buy storebought Kansas City-style or Memphis-style BBQ sauce (like Sweet Baby Ray’s, Heinz, and Stubb’s) for the perfect blend of sweet and tangy, or make homemade BBQ sauce instead. 
  • Honey – The sweetness balances the sauce and enhances the deep golden color. Or, try one of these honey substitutes.
  • Dijon mustard – Or use yellow mustard for a milder flavor.
  • White vinegar – You can also use apple cider vinegar or lemon juice if you don’t have white vinegar. 

How to make homemade Chick-Fil-A sauce

This DIY Chick-Fil-A sauce comes together in one simple step: 

  1. Add the mayo, BBQ sauce, honey, Dijon mustard, and white vinegar to a small bowl, and stir to combine. That’s it!

Tips and tricks

  • Add a drop of liquid smoke for smokier flavors. A tiny drop goes a long way, so don’t add too much. 
  • Leave the sauce in the fridge if you aren’t in a rush. 30 minutes is plenty of time for the flavors to wake up and taste even bolder and brighter.
  • Make a double batch. This copycat sauce goes quickly, so you might as well make extras!

How long does Chick-Fil-A sauce stay fresh?

Store your homemade Chick-Fil-A sauce in a sealed jar or squeeze bottle in the refrigerator and it will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks. It does not freeze well.

Small jar of sauce with spoon next to honey wand.

Serving suggestions

The copycat sauce is delicious with waffle fries, chicken sandwiches, and chicken nuggets, but the serving options are practically endless. Serve a big bottle of it with:

Small jar of chick fil a sauce on tray with waffle fries.

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Chick fil a sauce on plate with french fries.

Chick-Fil-A Sauce Recipe

This homemade Chick-Fil-A Sauce tastes just like the real thing! A cross between smoky barbecue sauce and creamy honey mustard creates the ideal dipping sauce for chicken tenders, chicken nuggets, fries, and all of your fast food favorites.
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 people



  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine.
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Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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