Homemade Chick-Fil-A Sauce

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Our copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce tastes like the real deal. So easy and only four ingredients!

A breaded chicken nugget being dipped into chick-fil-a sauce.

What is Chick-Fil-A Sauce?

Chick-Fil-A sauce is a favorite dipping sauce from the popular restaurant. It is most commonly served with their famous chicken nuggets and waffle fries. It tastes much like honey mustard sauce but with a little more “zing”. Enjoy this famous sauce in the comfort of your own home with this spot-on copycat recipe!

A bowl of Chick-Fil-A sauce next to a basket of chicken nuggets.

What is Chick-Fil-A Sauce Made Out Of?

For this recipe, we only use four easy ingredients. They are all ingredients you probably have in your fridge or pantry right now. The simplicity of these ingredients makes it so easy to whip up and serve with your chicken nuggets or waffle fries. Here’s what you need:

  • Mayonnaise – we always use Best Foods (or Hellmann’s) mayo
  • Mustard – yellow mustard or dijon mustard will work. Dijon just gives you more of a kick.
  • Honey
  • Ketchup (or BBQ sauce)
Ingredients to make Chick-Fil-A sauce including mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, and honey.

Experiment Results

In 2012 Chick-Fil-A tweeted the recipe for their famous sauce, saying it was made from honey mustard, barbecue sauce, and ranch sauce. While this may be true, I am assuming they are using their own, unique sauces. When making this at home, we couldn’t quite get it to taste right with these ingredients. Here’s our results:

Honey Mustard – Obviously this is spot on. Most people will tell you that it just tastes like a creamy honey mustard and they aren’t wrong. This is clearly the stand-out ingredient. 

Barbecue Sauce – We tried making this sauce with both BBQ sauce and ketchup. We compared the two and they are very close. We decided to go with ketchup because it’s what my kids preferred and the taste of ketchup doesn’t vary like different BBQ sauces. The sauce will be more consistent across the board when using ketchup. 

Ranch Sauce – Using store-bought ranch dressing or even homemade ranch dressing just didn’t taste right. If Chick-Fil-A uses this in their sauce, it must not be very much. 

Adjust to Your Liking

If you prefer a sweeter sauce, add a little more honey. For a less sweet taste, reduce the amount of honey or omit it altogether. If you want sauce with a little more of a bite, you can add dijon, brown mustard, or even a little creamy horseradish.

Mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, and honey in a glass mixing bowl.

What To Put Chick Fil A Sauce On

Chick-fil-A Sauce is a versatile and delicious condiment that can take a wide range of dishes to the next level. Its creamy, tangy, and slightly sweet flavor makes it an excellent dip for chicken nuggets, tenders, or sandwiches. Drizzle it over grilled chicken, burgers, or salads to add a burst of flavor. Use it as a flavorful spread in wraps, sandwiches, or sliders for an extra touch of deliciousness. This sauce also pairs well with classic sides like french fries, tater tots, or sweet potato fries. This sauce can also go with so many tasty fried (or grilled) finger foods. Here are some of our favorites:

More Great Recipes to Try With Chick Fil A Sauce:

Chick-fil-A sauce with chicken nugget being dipped into sauce.

How to Store Homemade Chick-Fil-A Sauce

To store homemade Chick-fil-A Sauce, transfer it into an airtight container, such as a glass jar or a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate the sauce to maintain its freshness and extend its shelf life. Properly stored, homemade Sauce can last in the refrigerator for up to a week. Before using the sauce again, give it a quick stir to ensure the flavors are well combined. Enjoy the convenience of having this delectable sauce on hand to enhance your meals whenever you crave that classic Chick-fil-A flavor. Because mayonnaise doesn’t freeze or thaw well, we don’t recommend freezing dips or sauces.

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How to Make Chick-Fil-A Sauce

A chicken nugget slowly being dipped into homemade chick-fil-a sauce recipe

Homemade Chick Fil A Sauce

5 from 5 votes
Our copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce tastes like the real deal. So easy and only four ingredients!
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Dip, Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings



  • 1 cup Best Foods mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup yellow mustard or Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup or barbecue sauce


  • Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
    Mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, and honey in a glass mixing bowl
  • Stir or whisk together until well combined.
    Chick-fil-a sauce in a bowl with a spoon
  • Serve with chicken nuggets, waffle fries, or any of the suggestions in the notes.
    A breaded chicken nugget being dipped in Chick-Fil-A Sauce


Serve Chick-fil-A sauce with any of the following:
  • Chicken: Chicken nuggets, grilled chicken, or chicken sandwiches always go well with this sauce. 
  • Fries: This sauce tastes especially yummy on sweet potato fries! 
  • Burgers: I like to spread this on my hamburgers instead of ketchup and mayo.
  • Sandwiches and Wraps: Chick-fil-A sauce pairs perfectly with turkey, ham, or roast beef sandwiches. 
  • Salads: Drizzle some sauce over your crispy chicken salad.
  • Veggies: Dip broccoli, carrots, celery, pea pods, or cauliflower in this sauce.
  • Tacos: Dress up your Taco Tuesday with a healthy dollop of Chick-fil-A sauce.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 155kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 0.5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 210mgPotassium: 26mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 35IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.2mg

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Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her three beautiful girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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