15+ Sauces for Chicken Sandwiches (with Easy Recipes)

Chicken sandwiches are a beloved classic, but what truly sets them apart and makes them unforgettable are the sauces that accompany them. Whether you prefer tangy, spicy, or creamy flavors, the right sauce can take your chicken sandwich to the next level. Here are 15+ tasty sauces for chicken sandwiches to try!

In this blog post, we’ll explore 15 mouthwatering sauces that are perfect for enhancing your chicken sandwich experience.

These sauces offer a wide range of flavors to enhance your chicken sandwich experience.

Whether you crave something tangy, spicy, or creamy, there’s a sauce on this list to satisfy everyone.

Experiment with these recipes, customize them to your taste, and discover new dimensions of flavor in your favorite chicken sandwich. Get ready to enjoy a burst of deliciousness with each bite!

The BEST Sauces for Chicken Sandwiches

Jar of chipotle crema with spoon on small plate next to lime wedges and small bowl of chipotles.
Spicy Chipotle Crema: If you're craving a bit of heat, this chipotle mayo sauce will deliver. Made with smoky chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and creamy mayonnaise, it adds a fiery kick to any chicken sandwich. Pair it with a grilled chicken sandwich for a zesty and satisfying meal.
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Chick fil a sauce on plate with french fries.
Chick-Fil-A Sauce: A cross between smoky barbecue sauce and creamy honey mustard creates the ideal sauce for chicken sandwiches.
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Classic Honey Mustard Sauce: A timeless favorite, honey mustard sauce offers a harmonious balance of sweet and tangy flavors. This recipe combines Dijon mustard, honey, mayonnaise, and a touch of lemon juice for a delightful twist. Try it with a crispy chicken sandwich for a match made in heaven.
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Tangy BBQ Sauce: Barbecue sauce is a classic choice for chicken sandwiches, offering a tangy and slightly smoky flavor. Make your own sauce with a blend of ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, and spices, or opt for your favorite store-bought variety. It's perfect for grilled or fried chicken sandwiches.
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Creamy Ranch Dressing: For those who enjoy a creamy and herby sauce, ranch dressing is a go-to option. Made with a base of buttermilk, sour cream, and a mix of herbs and spices, this dressing adds a cool and refreshing element to your chicken sandwich. Try it with a grilled chicken club sandwich for a delightful combination.
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Overhead shot of jalapeno ranch in small jar with spoon, topped with sliced jalapenos.
Jalapeno Ranch: 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
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Zesty Pesto Sauce: Bring a burst of freshness to your chicken sandwich with a zesty pesto sauce. This vibrant combination of fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil will create a flavor explosion. Spread it on a grilled chicken caprese sandwich for a taste of Italy.
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Small bowl of aji amarillo sauce topped with habanero pepper and surrounded by french fries.
Aji Amarillo Sauce: A spicy and versatile Peruvian condiment. Spicy yellow pepper paste is blended with creamy and tangy ingredients, leaving you with an outstanding sauce.
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Crema arranged on plate with limes and cilantro.
Creamy Lime Sauce: For a tangy twist, try a creamy lime sauce. Blend sour cream, lime juice, and garlic to create a luscious sauce. This pairs exceptionally well with a grilled or baked chicken sandwich for a lighter yet satisfying meal.
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Tangy Buffalo Sauce: For those who enjoy a spicy kick, buffalo sauce is a must-try. This hot sauce mixed with melted butter creates a tangy and fiery flavor that complements fried or grilled chicken perfectly. Serve it on a buffalo chicken sandwich for an irresistible treat.
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White bbq sauce in small jar with spoon.
Alabama White Sauce: This 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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Overhead shot of small bowl of fry sauce next to plate of fries.
In-N-Out Sauce: 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 chicken sandwiches.
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Boom boom sauce in small jar with fry dipping into it.
Boom Boom Sauce: Add a sweet and spicy kick to your chickens sandwich 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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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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Sweet Teriyaki Glaze: Transport your chicken sandwich to the exotic flavors of Asia with a sweet teriyaki glaze. This sauce combines soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and a hint of sesame oil for a savory and slightly sweet taste. Try it on a grilled teriyaki chicken sandwich for a delightful fusion of flavors.
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Smoky Barbecue Aioli: Combine the richness of aioli with the smokiness of barbecue sauce to create a memorable sauce for your chicken sandwich. This recipe incorporates mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, and barbecue sauce for a smoky, creamy, and tangy sauce. It complements both grilled and crispy chicken sandwiches beautifully.
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Creamy Caesar Dressing: Inspired by the classic Caesar salad, a creamy Caesar dressing can add a unique twist to your chicken sandwich. Made with ingredients like anchovy paste, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and Parmesan cheese, this dressing is bold and flavorful. Pair it with a grilled chicken Caesar sandwich for a satisfying meal.
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How to make ahead and store

Many of these chicken sandwich sauces 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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15+ Tasty Sauces for Chicken Sandwiches

Here are 15+ tasty sauces for chicken sandwiches! Whether you prefer tangy, spicy, or creamy flavors, here's some delicious recipes to try! Try this Chipotle Crema. A Mexican-inspired sauce, this creamy mix is made with chipotles in adobo to give a flavorful boost.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • ¾ cup sour cream (regular or fat-free)
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise (regular or fat-free)
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 1 lime (zested and juiced)
  • 1 clove garlic (peeled)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin (optional)
  • Salt (to taste)


  • Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Season with salt, to taste.
  • Transfer to a jar or squeeze bottle and serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg

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