20+ BEST Dipping Sauces for Chicken Nuggets

Wondering what the best sauces for chicken nuggets are? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide of 20+ easy sauce recipes.

These sauces are not only delicious with chicken nuggets, but they’re great with chicken tenders and chicken wings too!

And while the most popular dipping sauce for chicken fingers may be creamy ranch, there are so many great options!

The BEST Sauces for Chicken Nuggets

Chick fil a sauce on plate with french fries.
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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Hand holding spoon dipped into jar of buffalo sauce.
This Buffalo Wing Sauce recipe can be made mild, medium or hot to suit your taste preference. It's the BEST Buffalo Sauce and made with only 4-ingredients!
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Bang bang sauce in small black bowl with serving spoon.
Add a tangy, sweet and spicy kick to your chicken nuggets with Bang Bang Sauce! It’s an easy, creamy chili and mayo dipping sauce made from ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen.
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Hand holding jar of homemade bbq sauce
This Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe is so easy!  Made in just 15-minutes with simple ingredients you probably already have on hand. This southern sauce is delicious on brisket, pork chops, chicken, and ribs.
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Overhead shot of small glass jar of honey mustard sauce next to honey wand and small bowl of mustard
This easy homemade Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce recipe is made with just 4-ingredients and the perfect dipping sauce for chicken tenders, pretzel bites, veggies and so much more! It will be ready in 5 minutes! All you need to make it are yellow mustard, dijon mustard, mayonnaise and honey. 
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Restaurant ranch dressing in small glass jar with spoon.
This Restaurant Ranch Dressing is hands down the best, most crave-worthy ranch you've ever had. This recipe can rival any restaurant ranch dressing!
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Overhead shot of small bowl of fry sauce next to plate of fries.
This famous In-N-Out Sauce is easy to make at home! 6 simple ingredients are transformed into a sweet, briny, and tangy sauce that’s perfect for burgers, finger foods, and homemade Animal Fries.
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Side view of container of blue cheese dressing in small jar with spoon.
This is the BEST Steakhouse Blue Cheese Dressing recipe. It takes less than five minutes to make. Super creamy, tangy and loaded with chunky blue cheese. Drizzle it over a Wedge Salad or serve it alongside some Buffalo Wings. 
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Overhead shot of jalapeno ranch in small jar with spoon, topped with sliced jalapenos.
Jalapeño Ranch is perfect as a dressing, dip or sauce. It’s creamy with a distinct herby flavor but its subtle spicy kick is what keeps you coming back for more!
Jalapeno Ranch
Hand dipping spoon into green sauce.
This Peruvian Green Sauce (or Aji Verde) is a spicy and versatile condiment. Made with jalapeno, cilantro, and fresh lime juice, plus Greek yogurt to give it a creamy texture. It's an amazing dipping sauce, spread or dressing.
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Small bowl of aji amarillo sauce topped with habanero pepper and surrounded by french fries.
This Aji Amarillo Sauce is a spicy and versatile Peruvian condiment. Spicy yellow pepper paste is blended with creamy and tangy ingredients, leaving you with an outstanding dipping sauce, spread, or dressing.
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White bbq sauce in small jar with spoon.
This Alabama White BBQ Sauce is a rich and tangy twist on traditional barbecue sauce. Made with mayo, horseradish, and seasonings, the bold flavors pair perfectly with grilled meats and so much more!
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Boom boom sauce in small jar with fry dipping into it.
Add a sweet and spicy kick to your fries, burgers, and more with Boom Boom Sauce! It’s an easy chili and mayo dipping sauce made from ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen.
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Crema arranged on plate with limes and cilantro.
This quick and tangy Cilantro Lime Crema is ready in just 5 minutes. Better than sour cream, this Mexican condiment is flavored with fresh cilantro and lime juice to create a creamy and vibrant dressing, taco topping, or dipping sauce.
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Jar of chipotle crema with spoon on small plate next to lime wedges and small bowl of chipotles.
Add some smoke and spice to your favorite recipes with this Chipotle Crema. A Mexican-inspired sauce, this creamy mix is made with chipotles in adobo to give a boost to tacos, salads, and more!
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Overhead shot of bottle of salsa taquera next to dried chiles and spoon with sauce.
Skip the jar of store bought salsa and make ​​Salsa Taquera instead! It’s a smoky and vibrant condiment that’s perfect for tacos, carnitas, grilled meats, and more. The ingredients are simple, but the flavor is extravagant!
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Bottle of homemade tonkatsu sauce next to bottle of bull dog sauce.
This 6-ingredient Tonkatsu Sauce recipe (Bulldog Sauce) is an easy copycat recipe and the best condiment to serve with pork katsu, stir fry, french fries, and more. Lasts for 1 month in the fridge!
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Chinese mustard is one of those condiments that you don’t think of making at home yourself, but this Chinese hot mustard recipe is so quick to prepare!
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This incredibly quick and Easy Sweet Chili Sauce only requires four ingredients and can be mixed up in minutes. Pour it over meat, tofu, or seafood!
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Restaurant Style Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe - Key To My Lime
This easy recipe for homemade sweet and sour sauce is the best DIY Chinese takeout! It’s perfect for chicken or for meatballs.
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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce - Crunchy Creamy Sweet
This Homemade Teriyaki Sauce is the best and easiest sauce for Asian dishes! It’s thick, sweet and savory, and delicious used as a marinade, glaze, or as main sauce. Great with chicken, shrimp, salmon, and vegetarian stir fry!
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This Comeback Sauce Recipe is the epitome of quick and easy. It’s a popular Southern dipping sauce you can use for chicken, chips, fries, vegetables and beyond. It’s simple to make and insanely delicious. Comeback Sauce Recipe If you’ve never heard of comeback sauce, it’s similar to a Cajun remoulad…
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Homemade tartar sauce is so easy to make yourself! With freshly squeezed lemon and chopped dill, it tastes so much better than anything you can buy!
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Jar of jerk sauce with spoon.
This authentic jerk sauce recipe is jam-packed with spice and an incredible blend of sweet, savory, herbaceous, and warm flavors. Each taste will transport you to the beaches of the Caribbean!
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How to make ahead and store

Many of these sauce recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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20+ BEST Sauces for Chicken Nuggets

Wondering what the best sauces for chicken nuggets are? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide of 20+ easy sauce recipes. Try this homemade Chick-Fil-A Sauce. It 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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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 people

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Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine.
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Nutrition

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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