Time for another Chick-fil-A recipe, yay! 🥳 The Chick-fil-A sauce is a unique creamy, thick, and slightly sweet sauce you can find only at Chick-fil-a restaurants. Mostly used as a dipping sauce along with chicken nuggets and dipping fries.
The popularity of Chick-Fil-A Copycat recipes on this site is through the roof. After Chick-Fil-A Chicken minis, and Chick-Fil-A chicken salad it’s time for another amazing copycat recipe from this well-known fast-food restaurant. This time I present to you Chick-Fil-A sauce.
Chick-fil-A is one of the largest chains of fast-food restaurants located in the US and Canada and was founded just after WWII ended, in 1946. It serves chicken dishes including chicken sandwiches and chicken nuggets and offers a family-friendly experience.
The chain’s signature sandwich is breaded chicken breast served on a toasted bun, with two pickles, and a side of waffle fries. Chick-fil-A also offers salads and breakfast items, such as oatmeal and breakfast sandwiches, and of course, something to go with amazing chicken is the out-of-this-world chick-fil-a sauce.
It all happened back in the early 1980s in a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Fredericksburg, Virginia when a Chick-Fil-A Team Member by accident combined barbeque sauce with honey mustard, and the Chick-Fil-A sauce recipe was born.
Honestly, most of the recipes that I found online aren’t even close to the real thing. But I tried a recipe that was very similar to what they serve at Chick-fil-A. The sauce is made with a lot of bold flavors like mayo, mustard, and honey.
The sauce is a little bit sweet, but it’s not overwhelmingly sweet. It has a very creamy texture due to the inclusion of mayo. Chick-fil-a sauce is a match made in heaven with chicken, but also with dipping fries. Also, you can add it to any sandwich or burger you like.
In fact, Chick-fil-A has even trademarked the name “Chick-fil-A Sauce” and they even sued a little food truck in New York City for using the name “Chick-fil-A Sauce.” It’s a pretty popular sauce and a lot of people have tried to figure out how to make it at home.
So, after ultra-popular Chick-fil-a Chicken Minis and Chick-fil-a chicken salad, it’s time for this heavenly Chick-fil-a sauce recipe.
What Goes with Chick-fil-A Sauce?
Can I buy the sauce at Chick-fil-A-a instead of making it at home?
Yes, you can buy gallons if you like. As homemade recipes are a healthy (no preservatives and artificial colors) way of enjoying the best tastes so it is recommended to prepare them at home. Still, if you want to buy, you can.
How to store the sauce?
If you want to store the sauce for at least up to a month, use airtight containers. Seal it and then put it in the refrigerator.
Can I freeze the Chick-Fil-A sauce for later use?
No, you cannot. It is not appropriate as the ingredients used in the sauce will separate.
Can I make Chick-Fil-A sauce ahead?
The taste of the sauce gets better as long it is kept aside in the refrigerator. Hence, it is recommended that prepare the sauce 2-3 hours before the end time.
Which type of mustard is recommended to use in the sauce?
Yellow regular mustard is fine if you want to use it, but dijon is recommended. In some recipes, you won’t use dijon as there the ingredients differ and dijon doesn’t taste good. But, it is fine to use dijon mustard in this recipe.
Which BBQ sauce should be used with Chick-Fil-A sauce?
You may use any of the regular BBQ sauces, but to have the best results, my recommendation is Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce. Avoid honey BBQ sauce as it will add a more sweet taste to the sauce. The sweetness required in the sauce is already achieved after adding honey.
Can I use spicy mayo for Chick-Fil-A sauce?
No, it is recommended to use white classic mayo instead of spicy mayo.
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- Mayonnaise – ⅔ cup
- BBQ Sauce (Sweet Baby Ray’s, or other you prefer) – 3 Tbsp
- Honey -2 tbsp
- Mustard Dijon or yellow- 2 Tbsp
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Salt – ¼ tsp
For making Chik-fil-a-sauce, you only need to follow 2 steps.
- Take a bowl and add in all the ingredients mentioned in the list. Whisk together the contents of the bowl until they are all well mixed.
- Refrigerate for an hour.
The sauce is ready and can be served with nuggets.
Cooking Tips & Variation Ideas
- Mix the ingredients well and there should be no color inconsistency. Ensure that all the ingredients are properly mixed.
- Don’t use different dishes for making the sauce instead use one bowl. Store the sauce in the same bowl in which you prepared the sauce.
- Add more to the taste by using dijon mustard. You may use yellow mustard but dijon is recommended.
- Refrigerating the sauce is an essential step for a better taste. The more you will allow it to set, the more good taste you will get.
- The recipe presented in this blog is gluten-free and vegan-friendly. You can try the below given alternative ideas to improve dietary values.
- For a low-carb content, use Stevia instead of honey.
- Vegans may use maple syrup instead of honey and a plant-based mayo.
- Servings suggestions are simple as the preparation method. Simply serve the sauce with chicken nuggets or chicken sandwiches.
- 140 kcal of calories,
- 14 grams of fat
- 8 mg of cholesterol
- 6 grams of carbs
- 1 gram of protein.
Let’s Sum Up
Chick-fil-a sauce is the best sauce for serving along with nuggets, fries and sandwiches. These days, children are not satisfied if they are served nuggets along with ketchup or garlic sauce. Everyone loves taste modifications. When this sauce is prepared, the mouth-watering aroma will add to your appetite. The color is so pleasing and you would enjoy having chicken bites dipped in sauce.
When you prepared snacks using chicken, it is compulsory that you prepare Chick-Fil-A sauce as well. If you like to have chick-fil-a sauce then you must try this recipe at home. It is the most simplified recipe. Try it and comment us that how you served it and whether it tasted the same as the original sauce or not.