How to Make Chick-fil-A Sauce

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This easy-to-make copycat Chick fil A sauce recipe is delicious! This popular sauce is a combination of honey mustard with BBQ sauce that has a distinctive tangy, sweet, and smoky flavor.

If you are a Chick-fil A-sauce fan you probably have a few sauce packets stashed away to use at home! Why not make your own sauce, with simple ingredients you already have.

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This condiment is one of my favorite sauces, with its complex flavor that is a combination of sweet and smoky. Store this amazing sauce in the fridge so you can enjoy it whenever you want, on all your favorite dishes, from chicken tenders to waffle fries.

Enjoy making your own simple sauces? Try Chick-fil-A Polynesian sauce or homemade Fry Sauce for more dipping fun.

Key Ingredients

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

Mayonnaise – The mayonnaise makes this creamy and smooth.

Honey – Honey adds sweetness.

Yellow mustard – Prepared mustard adds a tangy flavor. Don’t use spicy mustard or honey mustard, since they will not provide the same taste.

BBQ sauce – The BBQ sauce gives Chick-fil-A sauce its smoky barbecue flavor. It is best to use a basic, original-style barbecue sauce, not a specialty sauce. Don’t use one that is very sweet or spicy if you want an authentic copycat taste.

Lemon juice – A little bit of lemon juice brightens the sauce and makes all the rest of the flavors stand out more. You won’t taste the lemon in the finished sauce, since it is just a flavor enhancer.

ingredients for Chick-fil-A sauce

How to make Homemade Chick Fil A Sauce

This popular sauce is simple to make once you have the basic ingredients together. Just combine the mayonnaise, yellow mustard, BBQ sauce, honey, and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Use a whisk to stir it all together so it is a thick, creamy sauce.

mixing the ingredients

Storing Your Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce

Pour it into a glass jar, like a Mason jar and refrigerate it for about 30 minutes. The flavors will blend together as it sits. It will keep, tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. 

ingredients in a bowl after mixing

Serving Ideas

Here are some great suggestions for using this classic dipping sauce!

Chick-fil-A sauce on a French fry


Can you buy Chick-fil-A Sauce?

Yes, you can buy a bottle of the sauce on Amazon or in some grocery stores. It is fairly expensive though, so it makes sense to make your own using my copycat dipping sauce recipe.

Is there sauce on Chick-fil-A sandwiches?

No, they don’t include any of their sauce on their chicken sandwiches. You have to add it yourself if you want it.

Is Chick-fil-A sauce dairy free?

Yes, all the ingredients in this recipe are dairy-free. Mayonnaise looks like a dairy product, but most mayonnaise is dairy-free as it is made mostly from eggs.

Tips for the Best Chick-fil-A Sauce

Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

Use a basic barbecue sauce for this recipe, not one that is overly sweet or spicy.

Refrigerate it for 30 minutes before serving.

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Chick Fil A Sauce Recipe

Published By Anne
Make copycat Chick fil A sauce! This popular sauce is easy to make at home, with simple ingredients including BBQ sauce and mustard.
Prep Time5 minutes
Chilling Time30 minutes
Servings: 8
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  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 1 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoons lemon juice


  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl.
    1/2 cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce, 1 tablespoons yellow mustard, 1 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Whisk until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour the sauce into a jar and refrigerate it for 30 minutes to let the flavors blend.
  • Serve with your favorite fries or chicken nuggets.


Use a basic BBQ sauce for this recipe. Don’t pick one that is especially sweet or salty.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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dipping a fry in the homemade Chick-fil-A sauce


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