Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce Recipe

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This Chick fil A Sauce Recipe creates a creamy blend of tangy, sweet, and spicy flavors. Skip the individual packets and make a jar of copycat Chick fil A sauce at home instead!

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Learn how to make Chick fil A sauce in minutes with simple pantry ingredients. You’ll never run out again!

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Chick fil A Sauce Recipe

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, and a tortilla soup that is as close as you can get!

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What’s in Chick fil A Sauce?

You can find a complete list of ingredients for the original Chick fil A sauce recipe 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
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How to Make Chick fil A Sauce at Home

This Chick fil A sauce copycat recipe is much simpler than the original, 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 your Chick fil A sauce ingredients 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.

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Notes for Chick fil A Sauce Ingredients

  • 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.
  • MayoThis 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 of this Chick fil A sauce copycat 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.
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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!

Enjoy copycat Chick fil A sauce as a dip for fried pickles, pigs in a blanket, or air fryer sweet potato chips.

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 FAQ

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 of your Chick fil A sauce copycat won’t be quite the same, since Miracle Whip has extra sugar and spices that regular mayo does not.

How long will it last?

Since most of the homemade Chick fil A sauce ingredients contain preservatives, you can keep the mixture 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 Chick fil A sauce recipe 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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Chick Fil A Sauce Copycat Recipe (5 Ingredients)

Donna Elick
My Chick fil A Sauce Recipe creates a creamy blend of sweet and savory flavors. Skip the individual packets and make a jar of it at home!
5 stars from 4 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Method Mixed
Servings 3


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


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


Serving: 1 | Calories: 160cal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 197mg | Sugar: 8g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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Originally published June 2021, updated and republished May 2023

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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.

  3. 5 stars
    The chick fil a sauce is so good, and I love making a homemade version when I’m in the mood to! Otherwise I just buy the sauce, but your recipe is almost spot on!

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