Copycat Chick-fil-a Sauce Recipe

This super easy Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce Recipe uses just a few basic ingredients, for a finger-licking-good sauce that’s great for making at home when the craving hits!

Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce Recipe

There are only a  few places that I will take my kids to eat. that I really enjoy too.

Chick-fil-a happens to be on the top of that list. There is just something about those waffle fries and that addicting Chick-fil-a Sauce. If you haven’t had their Chick-fil-a Sauce then you’re missing out. One packet is just never enough.

Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce Recipe

I set out on a journey {aka – google search} and I found a few different recipes that looked complicated, and frankly just too much effort. I was about to stock pile the little sauce packets from Chick-fil-a when I found the key to the puzzle.

Buried deep within the comments section of one of these complicated posts was a short and simple comment from a lady who claimed to have been working at the exact location when and where this infamous Chick-fil-a sauce was invented.  Apparently they used 3 sauces already on hand to create their name brand sauce.

  • Coleslaw Dressing
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Honey Mustard

That’s it.

Ingredients for Chick Fil A Sauce

Ok, that’s simple enough for me! 

So I set out to find the perfect combination of the three magical ingredients. This mystery woman also stated that their BBQ Sauce is really sweet, so the addition of honey may be needed to achieve proper Chick-fil-a Sauce status.

Ingredients In Chick Fil A Sauce

Since we don’t typically have coleslaw dressing on hand, I refer to my simple 4 Ingredient Coleslaw Recipe which uses mayo and apple cider vinegar. I didn’t want to add too much sweetness, so I went with the distilled white vinegar instead.

Here’s a list of what you’ll need…

  • Mayo
  • White Vinegar
  • Honey BBQ Sauce
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Honey
  • Salt

Easy Chick Fil A Sauce recipe using basic ingredients.

After a few trial and errors… I am happy to report that I have unlocked this Chick-Fil-A Sauce recipe.

It’s tangy, it’s sweet, and completely irresistible.

How To Make Chick Fil A Sauce at Home

It’s seriously so easy! Just add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk together!

This copycat sauce will last for at least 2 weeks in the fridge if covered tightly. I don’t think it’ll stick around that long, but it CAN last that long if needed.

Dipping chicken tenders in Chick Fil A Sauce


What To Serve with Chick Fil A Sauce

This sauce is really great for dipping all sorts things, but here are a few of our favorites…

Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce Recipe
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Chick-fil-a Sauce Recipe

Creamy, tangy and just a little sweet - this Chick Fil A Sauce copycat recipe is perfect for making at home when the craving hits!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 233 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • ½ cup Mayo
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey bbq sauce
  • 1 ½ tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 ½ tsp honey
  • pinch salt


  • Combine all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk to combine. Taste, and add more honey if it's too tangy.
  • Store in air-tight container in fridge for up to 2 weeks. Enjoy!


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 425mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: Chick-fil-a, copycat, Sauce
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Crispy Chicken Nuggets Recipe

If you’re looking for my classic Crispy Chicken Nuggets Recipe, here it is! It’s the perfect thing to dip into my copy cat chick-fil-a sauce!

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Crispy Chicken Nuggets

Crispy and juicy Chicken Nuggets that everyone will love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 196 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken tenders, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp dry sherry
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil, or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • peanut oil for frying


  • Fill fryer or heavy bottomed pot with at least 2 inches of peanut oil. Bring to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine remaining ingredients except chicken in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • Add chicken and toss to coat. Let sit in fridge while oil heats up (10 minutes).
  • When oil is ready fry the chicken pieces in batches, until golden brown (about 4-5 minutes). Remove chicken from fryer and let drain on a paper towel lined plate.


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: Chicken, Crispy, nuggest
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Delicious and easy Chick Fil A Sauce

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
38 Responses
  1. Katie

    5 stars
    We love this sauce. And we REALLY REALLY love your Chick Fil A chicken nugget recipe. Did you take it off the blog? I have made it for years and my family is crazy about them. We do not have a Chick Fil A near us but were on vacation once and my kids were very excited to go there for the first time and try real CFA nuggets. Their reaction “they’re okay but Mom’s CFA nuggets are way better than Chick Fil A’s”. LOL

  2. Malwarebytes keygen

    I want to find chicken on hand so I could make this right now. It is nice information. Keep it up. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Lynnette

    Try Marinating your chicken breast overnight in left over dill pickle juice or in a salt brine and you will even be closer. It is one of the real secrets to good fried chicken

    1. Shawn

      Great tip!! I love brining turkeys and roaster chickens to make them that much juicier. I will try it with my chicken breasts too!

  4. Elliot

    You *NAILED* it on this one. I’ve tried and tried to find this recipe, never being successful. The variations have always been tasty……but this one, WOW…..Dead on.

    I was so pleased with it, (after a bit of the recommended tweaking…..but so slightly) that I made a bottle of it. Subsequently, I went to the local Chick Fil-a and got 3 packets of their sauce… a side by side, taste by taste, This is BY FAR THE CLOSEST match. The cole slaw dressing is really the answer that has brought this into an exceptional COPY-cat versus just close. NICE WORK! and thank you so much for sharing.

  5. gerry @ foodness gracious

    I love CFA, but must admit loving the buffalo hot sauce. My daughter is a huge CFA sauce fan, I’m so in the mood for a spicy chic sandwich now!!

  6. Solana Cook

    Thanks for sharing your great find (the sauce). I notice the peanut oil for frying the nuggets; how about if it’s any other oil will there be significant difference?

    1. Beverly

      for the Polynesian (I’m hooked on it) try Marqetti’s honey french dressing in the refrigerated salad section at the grocery…I already had it in the fridge for salads and found someone who said it’s a match. It sure appears to be. I had found a recipe but never tried it as I found that comment. If you want the copycat recipe found, send me your email and if I run across it (I should have it saved) I’ll pass it along, but try the Marzetti’s first I suggest

  7. Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies

    I’ve never had Chick-fil-a before but I know my kids would love it! Thx for sharing so now I can try it at home! Hope you move goes well!

  8. Ala

    This looks fantastic, Shawn! I love copycat recipes–and to be honest, I’ve never had Chick-fil-a (it’s a bit hard to crave it when you’re vegetarian)…but I do LOVE dipping sauces of every sort. I’m glad I’ll get to try this now in the comfort of my own home with whatever I choose to dip in it!

    1. Ala

      Update: Just made this sauce last night for some bento box exchanges, and served it with zucchini fritters and kimchi pancakes–it went over absolutely splendidly. Thank you for sharing, Shawn!

  9. Wendy @ AMFT

    You know I love me some Chicky-Moo! We make them at home all the time, along with sauce too. Can’t wait to give your version a try. 🙂

  10. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    I happen to have never grown up and I still adore chicken nuggets with a feisty passion. LOVE THEM. And Chick Fil A’s sauce is to-die for. LOVE that you made your own!

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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