Chick Fil A Sauce

This Chick Fil A Sauce is a homemade version of the fast food chain’s most popular sauce. It’s creamy, sweet, tangy, smoky, and so good!

chick fil a sauce on plate with chicken nuggets and waffle fries above

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This homemade copy cat chick fil a sauce is outta this world good. Use it as a dipping sauce for french fries or air fryer chicken nuggets, smother in my fried chicken sandwich . . . anything goes!

What is chick fil a sauce?

Chick Fil A Sauce is Chick Fil A’s most famous sauce. It’s a creamy mayo-based honey mustard sauce with a slightly smoky flavor from BBQ sauce.

Not only is it absolutely delicious, it’s super quick and easy, made with every day ingredients, and SO versatile!


This sauce requires 5 ingredients that bonus you probably already have on hand!

  • Mayo – the creamy, slightly tangy base for the sauce. Use full fat for an ultra creamy dip or an olive oil based mayo to lighten it up!
  • BBQ Sauce – adds a rich, smoky flavor.
  • Honey – gives the sauce just a touch of sweetness to balance the smoky bbq sauce.
  • Dijon Mustard – adds a spicy, vinegar-y taste.
  • Lemon Juice – provides just a touch more tang to offset the sweetness and creaminess from the mayo and honey.
Pro tip
Use your favorite bbq sauce! Like a little heat? Use a spicy variety. Want it sweeter? Try a sweet and smokey flavor!

How to make

This recipe takes no more than 5 minutes to whip up!

  1. Place all your ingredients into a food processor.
  2. Process until fully combined then serve immediately or store in the fridge until ready to use.
Pro tip
Don’t have a food processor? No problem — a whisk and a bowl are fine! It just takes a little extra elbow grease to smooth out the mayo.

Is chick fil a sauce gluten-free?

As long as you’re using a certified gluten free BBQ sauce, this recipe is gluten free! As always, check to make sure that ALL the ingredients you’re using are gluten-free before incorporating them into your sauce.

Is chick fil a sauce dairy-free?

All ingredients used in this recipe are dairy-free. The sauce is NOT vegan, however, since mayo has eggs and the sauce contains honey.

How many calories are in chick fil a sauce?

This recipe has 34 calories per tablespoon and makes about 40 tablespoons of sauce.

To lighten it up, try using a light mayo instead of regular mayo. Keep in mind it won’t be as creamy!

waffle fry with chick fil a sauce held


This sauce is a classic, super yummy dipping sauce. Although I do LOVE it as-is, if you want to switch things up, here are some ideas.

  • Make it smoky. Heighten the smoky flavor by adding a touch of liquid smoke.
  • Spice it up. Heat things up with a dash of sriracha or your favorite hot sauce.
  • Make it chipotle. Stir some finely chopped chipotles in adobo for a spicy and smoky flavor twist.
  • Make it vegan. Use a vegan mayo and sub the honey for maple syrup. This will slightly affect the flavor, but it’ll still be delicious!
  • Lighten it up. Try using a light mayo or avocado mayo instead of regular.

What to serve with chick fil a sauce

  • Serve it with a sandwich as a sauce. Use it as a sauce for a chicken sandwich or even a bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich.
  • Serve it with fries or chicken as a dip. Serve it with waffle fries, air fryer french fries or chicken tenders.
  • Serve it with salad as a dressing. Thin it out with a splash of water and drizzle it over this BBQ chicken salad.

chicken nugget being dipped into chick fil a sauce

How to store

This sauce will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 7-10 days.

I don’t recommend freezing it because the texture will be affected.

– Jennifer

chick fil a sauce on plate with waffle fries and chicken nuggets


Chick Fil A Sauce Recipe

This Chick Fil A Sauce is a homemade version of the fast food chain's most popular sauce. It's creamy, sweet, tangy, smoky, and so good!
Course Appetizer, Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy, easy, mayo sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 40 tablespoons
Calories 34kcal
Author Jennifer



  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • Place mayo, bbq sauce, honey, mustard, and lemon juice into a food processor and process until well combined.
  • Pour into a tupperware container, seal, and store in the fridge until ready to use.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

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