Monday, June 28, 2021

Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce Recipe

Chick fil A sauce is a creamy blend of tangy, sweet, and spicy flavors. Skip the individual packets and make a jar of it at home instead!

All you need is a handful of simple ingredients, a bowl, and a whisk to recreate this popular and tasty dip.

Plus, you can easily make an egg-free version so anyone with food allergies can join in without worry!

Love this copycat Chick fil A sauce? Try my homemade versions of Wendy’s honey mustard and McDonald’s Big Mac spread.

I’ve also got a mac and cheese recipe that tastes just like the one from this popular restaurant.

chick fil a sauce in a bowl with a fry dipping

What’s In Chick fil A Sauce?

You can find a complete list of ingredients on their website, but it’s basically a blend of the following plus a few spices, flavors, and preservatives:

  • Soybean Oil
  • Sugar
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Water
  • Mustard
  • Vinegar
  • Egg Yolk
  • Lemon Juice

chick fil a sauce ingredients

This recipe is much simpler with only five ingredients that you are sure to already have in your kitchen.

The measurements listed below make enough for one or two people, so double or triple the amounts as needed.

In fact, you can whip up a large batch all at once and keep it in the refrigerator to enjoy throughout the week.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Barbecue - Since there are so many varieties to choose from, each will result in a slightly different flavor overall. I like to use my homemade version, but store bought is great for saving time. Stick with a classic version without any added flavors.
  • Mayo - This lends to the creamy texture and accounts for the egg yolks, vinegar, lemon, and spices. Feel free to substitute a vegan alternative to create an egg-free version instead.
  • Lemon juice - Fresh squeezed is the way to go, since bottled has a much more concentrated flavor and there’s already some in the mayo itself.
  • Mustard - Plain yellow is what you need for this Chick fil A sauce recipe. It’s got the right amount of tang and spice, and it’s what gives the blend its signature yellow color.

chick fil a sauce recipe

Serving Suggestions

Obviously, it’s delicious with nuggets, waffle fries, or on a chicken sandwich, but there are plenty more uses for it as well!

You could even add a layer to your favorite hamburgers or drizzle some over the top of pulled pork sandwiches!

copycat chick fil a sauce dipping a waffle fry

FAQ - Common Recipe Questions

Can I use Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise?

If that’s all you have on hand, it should be fine. Just know that the overall flavor won’t be quite the same, since Miracle Whip has extra sugar and spices that regular mayo does not.

How long will it last?

You can keep it in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks, but let’s be honest - it’s not going to last that long!

Be sure it’s in a sealed jar or airtight container, and give it a good stir before each use.

Can I make this copycat Chick fil A sauce keto-friendly?

Yes! Simply use your favorite sugar-free barbecue sauce and switch out the honey for 1 teaspoon of powdered monk fruit.


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waffle fry dipping in chick fil a sauce

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Author: Donna Elick
Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce Recipe

Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce Recipe

Chick fil A sauce is a creamy blend of tangy, sweet, and spicy flavors. Skip the individual packets and make a jar of it at home instead!
Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon mustard


  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, honey, lemon juice, and mustard.
  2. Serve right away or place in an airtight container in the fridge.

Originally published June 2021

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  1. This was pretty close - very yummy. I didn't have any lemon juice but will use it the next time. Thanks for the recipe. So simple to make.

  2. Only "con" to making my own sauce is that the commercial, bottled Chick-fil-A version supports a scholarship fund for underprivileged, deserving students.


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