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Homemade Chick-Fil-A Sauce

Tangy, Sweet, Smokey and Otherwise simply perfect! Ever wonder how to make Homemade Chick Fil A sauce? Now you can make as much as you want and drink it down if you like!

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How To Make Chick Fil A Sauce

Yeah, I know you can buy it by this delicioso sauce by the bottle these days, but hey, why not just make your own?

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It’s OH SO EASY to make copy cat chick fil a sauce from scratch and you probably have everything you need to make gallons of it.

I mean, I could drink it, couldn’t you? Make your own Homemade Chick-Fil-A Sauce and never miss a drop again.

Tangy, Sweet, Smokey and Otherwise simply perfect!

Chick Fil A Sauce Ingredients (at home)

ingredients on table
  • Barbecue Sauce – You can use your favorite, but we use Sweet Baby Rays because I know it has the right balance of flavors (plus, I could darn near drink it too).
  • Yellow Mustard – For the tang.
  • Liquid Smoke – well, for the smoke.
  • Mayonnaise – I’m using Hellmans, but I don’t want to start the Mayo war, so use what you got, just use a real mayo and a good one.
  • Salt – It gives it that pizazz, no joke.

Chick Fil A Sauce From Scratch – It’s Easy!

  1. Add the ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl.
  2. Mix well with a whisk (or a fork if you are feeling muscular).
  3. Allow to rest in the fridge for a few hours.
  4. Enjoy this copycat recipe!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Can I Make Chick Fil A Sauce At Home?

You sure can! Just a few simple ingredients and you’ll be whisking along like a whiz!

What’s the Best Sauce at Chick Fil A?

The house chick fil a sauce is the best if you ask me, but many people also enjoy the Polynesian sauce too.

Is This a Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce?

Yes, of course. They didn’t give me their secret recipe, but I think this is about as close as you can get.

What Is Chick Fil A Sauce?

It’s the house sauce at the restaurant. It’s a yellow honey mustard color with a little extra something something added in. We think we’ve cracked the code.

How Long Does This Last?

This will last covered in the fridge for about 5 days.

Can I Freeze This Sauce?

No, unfortunately, it has mayo in it and doesn’t freeze well. It’s no problem to whip up a fresh batch though, so that’s a bonus.

What Goes With Chick Fil A Sauce?

The better question is, what doesn’t go with chick fil a sauce? Ummmm….. hmmmm….. I wouldn’t put it on jello. Well, maybe.

It goes great on hamburgers, fries, tacos, shrimp, baked potatoes, broccoli, literally, everything.

Especially great on chicken tenders.

homemade chick fil a sauce with waffle fry

Watch Me Make It

Tips and Tricks

  • You’ll really need a whisk to make this come out perfectly.
  • This recipe makes about 1/2 cup, which is enough for a couple of people, but you may want to double the recipe for 3 or more people or if you want to put some in the fridge to use on other things.
  • This makes a terrific salad dressing and taco topping.
  • Be super careful with the liquid smoke, it’s a powerful substance.
  • The liquid smoke gives this recipe the little extra something that it needs, but if you can’t find it or don’t have any, leave it off and you will still have a very good sauce.
  • I use Sweet Baby Rays basic barbecue sauce, but feel free to try a different kind.
  • A less flavorful mayo works best here. Something like Hellmans or Aldi brand is best.
  • You’ll want to use a good dijon mustard here.
  • Allow the sauce to sit for at least 5 minutes but overnight is even better as this allows time for the flavors to really meld.
chick fil a sauce and fry

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Homemade Chick Fil A Sauce

Tangy, Sweet, Smoky and that added something that makes chick fil a sauce the perfect condiment for nearly anything!
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chick Fil A Sauce Recipe, Homemade Chick Fil A Sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
resting time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbs Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tbs BBQ Sauce
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1 Tbs sugar

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a medium sized bowl. Whisk well. Allow to set for at least 5 minutes to allow time for the sugar to dissolve.

Notes

  • You’ll really need a whisk to make this come out perfectly.
  • This recipe makes about 1/2 cup, which is enough for a couple of people, but you may want to double the recipe for 3 or more people or if you want to put some in the fridge to use on other things.
  • This makes a terrific salad dressing and taco topping.
  • Be super careful with the liquid smoke, it’s a powerful substance.
  • The liquid smoke gives this recipe the little extra something that it needs, but if you can’t find it or don’t have any, leave it off and you will still have a very good sauce.
  • I use Sweet Baby Rays basic barbecue sauce, but feel free to try a different kind.
  • A less flavorful mayo works best here. Something like Hellmans or Aldi brand is best.
  • You’ll want to use a good dijon mustard here.
  • Allow the sauce to sit for at least 5 minutes but overnight is even better as this allows time for the flavors to really meld.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Chick Fil A Sauce
Amount Per Serving (0.25 Cup)
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 736mg31%
Potassium 62mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 63IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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A Verse to Share

Did you ever wonder about that founding verse, “For God so loved the WORLD“?

I mean, he doesn’t just love me….. or you, for that matter.

He loves the whole wide world. Every nation. Every person. He gave His only begotten son for that world.

I’m thinking about this today.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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