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Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce (Easy Recipe)

This copycat Chick-Fil-A sauce is just as creamy, tangy, smoky, and crave-worthy as the OG.

And all you need are four simple ingredients to recreate it!

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Chicken Tenders Dipped in a Creamy Chick-Fil-A Sauce

Chick-Fil-A is famous for its fried chicken, but that wouldn’t be nearly as drool-worthy without the seriously addictive sauce!

It’s been around for decades – and now it’s time to bring the secret home.

So if you’re on the hunt for the perfect sauce to go with your fries or wings, this easy copycat Chick-Fil-A sauce recipe is a must-make!

Easy Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce Recipe

If you’re obsessed with Chick-Fil-A, then you have to learn how to make their sauce at home. 

Remember back in 2021 when the chain had a shortage? I certainly don’t want to experience that again.

And thanks to this recipe, none of us have to.

This homemade Chick-Fil-A sauce is the real deal! It’s creamy, tangy, smoky, and sweet.

It’s so good you’ll want to bathe in it.

The best part is, it’s embarrassingly easy to make – just four ingredients and five minutes!

Ready? Let’s get to it!

What Does Chick-Fil-A Sauce Taste Like?

Chick-Fil-A sauce tastes creamy, sweet, tangy, and smoky. Think honey mustard, but with a touch of sweetness and a smoky kick. It’s got a lovely orange color and has been popular for decades. Recipes vary, but the key ingredients are mayonnaise (or Ranch), honey mustard, and BBQ sauce.

Depending on how you like it, you can use honey mustard or honey and mustard.

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And you might like it better with the herby goodness of Ranch instead of plain old mayo.

Try all the combos to see what you like best.

Chick-Fil-A Sauce Ingredients: mustard, mayo, BBQ sauce, and honey


I love homemade Chick-Fil-A sauce because you can whip up a batch on the spot.

You’ll need the most basic condiments that I’m sure you already have on hand, and it’s ready to devour in seconds.

Plus, you can easily tweak the recipe.

Here’s what you’ll need:


The original sauce contains yellow, spicy brown, and honey mustard. But I only use dijon to keep things simple.

I find that it’s enough to add acidity and flavor.

That said, feel free to use yellow, spicy brown, or a combination of mustards, if you please.


Use real mayonnaise for the best results.

Using light mayo or Miracle Whip won’t give you the same flavor that the OG sauce has.

Or, as mentioned, you can use Ranch too. I suggest trying both to see which you prefer.

Barbecue Sauce

It doesn’t matter what brand – use your favorite! 

However, remember that you don’t want the sauce overly sweet, or it’ll overpower the other flavors.

Similarly, you don’t want anything ‘flavored.’

For example, one of my faves has Sriracha mixed in. And as tasty as that is, it will affect the flavor of the sauce.

Sauces like Kansas City BBQ or Memphis-style BBQ both have the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, so I highly recommend those.


For a touch of sweetness. Honey also adds a nice golden hue to your sauce.

Feel free to adjust the amount. And if you use honey mustard, remember you’ll need a lot less.

Chicken Tenders and Chick-Fil-A Sauce

How to Make Chick-Fil-A Sauce

1. Prepare the ingredients.

For this recipe, you’ll need mayonnaise, BBQ sauce, dijon mustard, and honey.

2. Whisk them together in a bowl.

Be sure they’re blended well.

3. Serve and enjoy!

How easy is that?

Tips for Making Chick-Fil-A Sauce

  • Stick to original BBQ, not extra sweet. This sauce already contains honey, and you don’t want to go overboard.
  • For an extra dose of smokiness, add a drop of liquid smoke. A little goes a long way, and feel free to play around with flavors (like hickory or mesquite).
  • This recipe keeps well in the fridge! Double the batch so you have lots of leftovers for other days. Trust me – you’ll want a steady supply of this sauce.

How to Store Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce

Mayo-based sauces such as this one can be stored for up to a week. Place it in an airtight container and refrigerate for seven days.

Recipe Variations

Feel free to make this sauce your own!

  • Spice it up: go for spicy BBQ sauce or spicy brown mustard. Or add a pinch of black pepper or cayenne. 
  • Buffalo sauce: add a tablespoon of buffalo sauce.
  • Polynesian Chick-Fil-A sauce: another popular sauce from the chain! Just add 1-2 tablespoons of sweet-and-sour sauce to the original recipe.
  • Healthy sauce: use Greek yogurt or sour cream instead of mayo.
Chick-Fil-A Sauce On a Dipping Cup With Fried Chicken Tenders

What to Serve with Chick-Fil-A Sauce

Anything dippable, basically! Here are some of my favorite dishes to dunk in Chick-Fil-A sauce:

Aside from dipping, you can also use Chick-Fil-A sauce in sandwiches and burgers.

More Copycat Recipes You’ll Love

Chick-Fil-A Waffle Fries
Chick-Fil-A Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chick-Fil-A Lemonade
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Taco Bell Diablo Sauce

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This copycat Chick-Fil-A sauce is just as creamy, tangy, smoky, and crave-worthy as the OG. And all you need are four simple ingredients to recreate it!


  • 1/4 cup 1/4 Dijon mustard

  • 5 tablespoons 5 mayonnaise

  • 3 tablespoons 3 barbecue sauce

  • 3 tablespoons 3 honey


  • Whisk together mustard, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, and honey until well blended. Serve and enjoy!
Chick-Fil-A Sauce

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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