Chick Fil A Sauce

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Skip the drive-through and make your favorite Chick Fil A sauce at home. This flavorful dipping sauce is perfect for chicken, fries and the kids are going to love it. 

Suitable for Gluten Free and vegetarian diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

a plate of waffles fries served alongside a bowl of copycat chick fil a sauce

Fast food sure is tasty and sometimes convenient, but it’s almost always more expensive than cooking at home. Making chicken at home is easy, but when I’m craving Chick-Fil-A sauce, nothing else will satisfy. Until now, that is.

When I discovered how easy it is to make Chick Fil A Sauce at home, I knew my drive-through days were numbered. And not only is it easy to make at home, this Chick Fil A Sauce recipe tastes just like the sauce you get in the restaurant. You won’t be able to tell them apart.

Even better, kids love to dunk their homemade chicken nuggets and fries into the sauce, so you know they will eat their dinner without complaint. It’s also perfect for serving at parties and on game day with all of your dippable snacks. 

top down view of a bowl filled with the finished copycat chick fil a saucea

Why Make This Recipe

  • Pantry Friendly – You most likely have everything you need to make this recipe right now.  
  • Kid-Friendly – Kids are often willing to eat food they normally wouldn’t try when there is a dipping sauce involved.  
  • Stores Well – This homemade sauce can be stored in the fridge for 2 weeks.
  • Perfect For Parties – This sauce is perfect for all your dippable party snacks at parties, tailgating, potlucks and game day. 

Ingredient Notes

  • Mayonnaise – Use your favorite brand of mayonnaise.
  • Honey – Honey will add just a touch of sweetness to the sauce. 
  • Barbecue Sauce – BBQ Sauce can vary in flavor and spice, so the sauce you choose will have some bearing on the final flavor. 
  • Mustard – This recipe calls for both yellow mustard and Dijon mustard and both are important for building the perfect copycat Chick Fil A Sauce flavor. 
  • Lemon Juice – Lemon juice will add a touch of freshness and a bright flavor. 
the ingredients needed for making copycat chick fil a sauce

Ready to make this Homemade Chick-Fil-A Sauce recipe? Gather your ingredients and I will show you…

How To Make Chick Fil A Sauce

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving. 
image collage showing the steps for making homemade chick fil a sauce

Expert Tips 

  • Mix this at least 30 minutes in advance, but even longer is better as the flavors get better with time. 
  • Use fresh lemon juice instead of bottled. 
  • Nuggets are just the start with copycat chick fil a sauce. There are so many ways to use it;
    • Chicken Sandwiches
    • Fries
    • Grilled Chicken
    • Hamburgers
    • Sandwiches
    • For basting meat for grilling

Delicious Variations

  • Make It Spicy – Although not authentic to the restaurant flavor, it’s easy to make spicy Chick-Fil-A sauce by using a spicy BBQ or adding a bit of hot pepper sauce like Tabasco or sriracha.
  • Make It Smoky – The thing I love most about Chick-Fil-A sauce is the slightly smoky flavor. If your BBQ sauce isn’t smoky enough in flavor, add a splash of liquid smoke.
  • Make It Healthier – Swap out the regular mayo for a reduced-fat mayo to cut the calories. 
close up view o a serving of waffle fries and a dish of chick fil a sauce

Prep And Storage

  • Prep Ahead – This sauce is perfect for making ahead, and the flavor seems to get better with time.
  • Store – Make a big batch and store the sauce in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.
  • Freeze – Don’t freeze this sauce!


What Is Chick Fil A Sauce?

This popular dipping sauce is a sweet and smokey combination of honey mustard and barbeque sauce, and it pairs perfectly with grilled and fried chicken.

Can This Recipe Be Doubled?

Yes! Double it, triple it; you won’t regret it.

top down view of waffle fries served with homemade chick fil a sauce

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Weight Watchers Points

There are 4 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

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a plate of waffles fries served alongside a bowl of copycat chick fil a sauce
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5 from 3 votes

Chick Fil A Sauce

A tasty combination of honey, mustard and barbecue sauce.
Prep Time5 minutes
Chilling Time30 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy


  • ½ cup (115g) mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup (85g) honey
  • ¼ cup (56g) barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1- 1½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard


  • Add all the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • Mix well and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
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  • Mix this at least 30 minutes in advance, but even longer is better as the flavors get better with time. 
  • Use fresh lemon juice instead of bottled. 
  • Nuggets are just the start with copycat chick fil a sauce. There are so many ways to use it;
    • Chicken Sandwiches
    • Fries
    • Grilled Chicken
    • Hamburgers
    • Sandwiches
    • For basting meat for grilling
  • There are 4 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

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  3. You have 1/4 c each listed of honey and BBQ, but the weights are different. Which is correct?