This Chick-fil-A sauce tastes like the dipping sauce in the packets you’d get at the at Chick-fil-a Restaurant and it’s super easy! Dip your chicken sandwich, fries or nuggets in this 3-ingredient sauce! 

Sauces are the signature taste to many fast food favorites! Which, is why we have a collection of our favorite Restaurant sauces like Subways chipotle southwest sauce, or Taco Bell’s Creamy Jalapeno Sauce, and Panera Bread’s Chipotle mayo from their Frontega Chicken sandwich! There is a sauce to please!

Chick-fil-A Sauce

Chick-fil-a sauce is as easy to make as mixing 3 ingredients together!  It’s the fry sauce almost eveyone falls in love with once they dip their waffle fries into it! Making Chick-fil-a sauce at home is super easy but it surprises me many copycat recipes either call for honey, lemon juice, or dijon mustard when neither of those ingredients are found on the packet of a Chick-fil-a packet!

Furthermore, after observing the ingredient list, I realized most of the ingredients were found in 3 major sauces, which were mayo, bbq sauce, and yellow mustard. The three simple ingredients create a dipping sauce just like the Chick-fil-a packet you’d ask for! And you probably have all the ingredients sitting right in your fridge to make this chicken dipping sauce.

I’m a strong believer that Chain Restaurants got to have it easy to run a large business and to have a long list of ingredients like liquid smoke, honey, dijon mustard, and lemons is just overwhelming, not to mention that they are nowhere to be found on the ingredient list of the packets. Besides, why would you want to go to the extra way if you get all the authentic flavors from 3 simple ingredients?

Ever since I introduced this recipe to the family it has become a staple sauce including my mother-in-law’s home! She loves this dipping sauce too and it couldn’t be any easier! She even makes her own homemade fries just to dip them into this delicious sauce!

How to make Chick-fil-A Sauce:

Chick-fil-A Sauce

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Alyona's Cooking
Make homemade Chick-fil-A sauce with only 3 ingredients! This dipping sauce tastes just like the Chick-fil-a dipping packet, that you would use to dip waffle fries, nuggets or your favorite Chick-fil-A Sandwich! 


Chick-fil-A Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp yellow mustard
  • 3 tsp bbq sauce


How To Make Chick-fil-A Sauce:

  • Stir together all ingredients. 
  • Use as a dip for fries, chicken or nuggets.


Servings: These proportions are equivalent to one packet. To serve 4 or more people make the following proportions:
    • 1/2 cup mayo
    • 1 tsp mustard
    • 1/4 cup bbq sauce
Note: it's important to level and measure ingredients precisely for the best results! A heaping teaspoon can change the whole sauce. 

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1gCalories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 6gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 343mgSugar: 5g


What does Chick-fil-A sauce taste like?

Chick-fil-a sauce is sweet, tangy, and smoky. It has a rich yellowy-orange hue and darkens as it sits open.

What are the ingredients to make Chick-fil-a sauce?

Most of the ingredients found on a packet of chick-fil-a sauce are found in three major sauces;

BBQ Sauce gives a richer hue to the yellow mustard and mayo and is what gives the sauce it’s smoky flavor.

Yellow Mustard– is the tanging agent and a little goes a long way.

Mayo- is the creamy ingredient to make this sauce come together nicely and since it has sugar the sauce is set from any additional sweeteners.

What can you dip into Chick-fil-A Sauce?

Chick-fil-A is a fast-food restaurant mainly known for it’s fried chicken.  Many menu items revolve around the deep-fried chicken so fries, nuggets, or chicken sandwiches pair beautifully with this dipping sauce.

Here are more recipes to make to dip Chick-fil-a sauce in:

What BBQ sauce is best?

I’m a user of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce because I’m likely to buy it in bulk and it lasts me a while!

How do you make large amounts of Chick-fil-A Sauce?

My original recipe was equivalent to one little packet of Chick-fil-A sauce. To serve 4 or more servings simply go by this list of ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup bbq sauce

What kind of chicken can I use for Homemade Chick-fil-A Sandwiches?

The original Chicken Sandwich from Chick-fil-A uses breaded Chicken breasts. However, thighs or tenders are cuts that can be used for making breaded chicken patties. On the other hand, grocery-store breaded chicken can be a huge shortcut in making sandwiches, but it can be a costly option. Furthermore, If I buy breaded chicken there are usually two kinds I buy in replicating the Chick-fil-A sandwiches. The ones pictured were from a bulk box of chicken fritters and a freezer bag of breaded chicken breasts from Aldi is also another good find.

How to make homemade chicken breading for the Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich?

Making your own chicken breading from scratch is easy. Here is a great recipe to use and since a Bisquick mix has leavening in the mix the chicken breading gets fluffy and crisp.


  • 2 cups Bisquick mix
  • 1 tsp paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and ground black pepper
  • dash of cayenne pepper (opt)
  • milk or buttermilk for dipping chicken breasts before breading
  • 2 chicken breasts


  1. Cut each chicken breast in half lengthwise then in half crosswise to get 4 pieces of chicken out of each breast. Toss Bisquick and spices into a zip-lock bag. Dip chicken pieces in milk then the breading and fry on each side until cooked thoroughly.

Where can I buy waffle fries like Chick-fil-A?

The waffle fries pictured were from the freezer section of Walmart but many other major grocery stores should carry waffle fries in the freezer section that you can make at home. This is very price efficient as the cost of a single order of fries can range from around $3 and a bag of waffle fries from Walmart costs around $2.

Where can I buy Chick-fil-A pickles?

Dill pickle chips are the kind served in Chick-fil-A sandwiches so any kind of sliced dill pickle chips would work best. Try to avoid super sweet pickle chips like the bread and butter chips as those can be too sweet.




  1. Make your own Chick-fil-a sandwiches with this chicken breading made from Homemade Bisquick!
  2. Try our original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich!
  3. Make your own waffle fires with this slicer!
  4. Serve with nuggets, fries, or sandwiches!


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Recipe Rating


    • Donna

    This sauce was absolutely amazing and everyone kept coming back for more! I ended up making 6 double batches (We cooked chicken strips for 35 people today). Definitely a keeper! Thank you!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Wonderful, Donna! I agree it is amazing got my mother-in-law hooked on it too:)

    • Ecaterina

    So delicious, exactly the same as Chick-fil-A sauce, no difference!!! Thank you so much for the recipe!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Awesome to hear, Ecaterina!

    • Brianna

    Do you use real mayonnaise?? Or does it matter?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Brianna, I use Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise.

    • Danielle Leonard

    That is a lot easier to make then I thought it was! My husband will be so happy him and my son love this saice for their niggets!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Danielle, it’s super easy to make and my children thought it was there sauce too:) Hope your family enjoys!

    • Lanette

    Can you tell us what brand bbq sauce you used? There are so many flavors and options, I imagine results could vary widely…?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Lanette, I believe I used Baby Ray’s sweet bbq sauce, I have it linked under BBQ sauce in the post.Let me know how it turned out for you.

    • Al

    Could not taste any difference when testing side by side with chick-Fil-a restaurant bought sauce. Great work; thank you for your diligence in testing and creation of this easy recipe!

      • Alex

      You are welcome thank you for the review!

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