Zaxbys Honey Mustard Sauce is the wing sauce to their Famous chicken! This Zaxby’s sauce is a spot-on copycat recipe perfect over fried chicken, or as a salad dressing and dipping sauce! 

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We love a good fried chicken recipe! Making fried chicken at home is so much cheaper than ordering off a menu! Try out these Boneless Chicken Wings or our Popeyes Chicken Sandwiches that are extremely delicious!

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Zaxbys Sauce

If you’re a Zaxby’s fan, you will probably agree that one of the best chicken wing flavors off the Zaxby’s menu is the Honey Mustard Sauce! In fact, it’s such an awesome sauce for Fingerz & Wings that they have the Hot Honey Mustard Sauce available too!

Needless to say, Zaxby’s Chicken is really good! My favorite is the Zaxby’s Club Sandwich or boneless wings tossed in their famous Honey mustard sauce.

And if you think Zaxby’s chicken fingers and buffalo wings are like any fried chicken restaurant, it’s the wing flavors that stand out from regular chicken fingers. You can pack these homemade boneless wings into sandwiches or serve plain with a slice of texas toast for a family meal the whole family will love!

Honey Mustard Sauce

This Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe was created after my brother-in-law left a box of Zaxby’s boneless wings in the fridge. So, I tried the sauce and the first thing that struck me was the ranch flavor and the yellow mustard. I decided it was only appropriate to add honey then go from there.

As a result, it’s been claimed a spot-on copycat from my taste-testers, and believe me one of them is a Zaxby’s connoisseur! A Honey mustard sauce recipe can be used as a dipping sauce, chicken wing sauce, or salad dressing.

It’s best with fried foods like French Fries and crispy chicken sandwiches!

Honey Mustard Sauce vs Hot Honey Mustard Sauce

The main difference between both honey mustard sauces is that the hot honey mustard sauce has cayenne pepper for additional spice. Whereas, regular honey mustard sauce is more of a yellow hue due to the lack of ground cayenne.

I do not find the Hot Honey Mustard Sauce to be too spicy. In fact, it is rated on the wimpy side of its signature sauces. Both honey mustard sauces are available at Zaxby’s near me.

Zaxby’s sells their signature sauces for $.25 apiece.


Does Zaxby’s Sell Their Sauce?

All of Zaxby’s sauces and dressings are sold at Zaxby’s Restaurants for twenty-five cents apiece. Depending on what you order off the Zaxby’s menu, their sauces can come complimentary like the Zax sauce.

What’s in Zaxby’s Honey mustard Sauce?

This easy homemade honey mustard sauce only needs 4 ingredients! My homemade honey mustard sauce recipe is made from simple pantry ingredients!


  • Ranch Dressing- I used Hidden Valley bottled ranch dressing.
  • Prepared Yellow Mustard- it is important to use the original yellow mustard, not dijon!
  • Honey- choose mild-flavored clover honey.
  • Cayenne Pepper- although cayenne pepper is a spicy spice it does not make the honey mustard sauce too hot.  In fact, it’s very mild here.

How To Make Honey Mustard Sauce?

To make a homemade honey mustard sauce that tastes like Zaxby’s, simply whisk together all the ingredients until smooth. Then serve this honey mustard dipping sauce as a chicken sauce over crispy fried chicken (wing sauce), or as a salad dressing. Kids love a chicken tender meal with honey mustard dipping sauce as is!

  1. First, measure the ranch dressing in a 2-cup measuring cup.
  2. Add the honey, prepared yellow mustard, and cayenne pepper.
  3. With a small whish whisk together all the ingredients.
  4. Pour into a squeezable bottle when using as a salad dressing. If using as a wing sauce pour over fried chicken or put the sauce into a serving bowl for dipping.

Zaxby’s Wing Flavors

Zaxby’s wings and things are best with their signature sauces. Here is the complete list of Zaxy’s wing sauces; 

  • Zax Sauce
  • Spicy Zax Sauce
  • Ranch
  • Honey mustard
  • Marinara 
  • Wimpy
  • Tongue Torch 
  • Nuclear
  • Insane
  • Original
  • Honey Mustard Sauce
  • Sweet and Spicy 
  • Teriyaki 
  • BBQ
  • Extra Dressing- such as Lite Vinaigrette, Lite Ranch, Caesar, Mediterranean, Honey Mustard, Ranch, Blue Cheese, 1000 Island.

Tip: Make a chicken sandwich, chicken fingers plate, or salad for a fun family dinner or lunch, and recreate one of these sauces! 

How To Store Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce? 

This homemade honey mustard sauce can keep for months in the fridge. Store the honey mustard sauce in an airtight container or squeezable bottle for up to 3 months in the fridge. 

What To Serve With Honey Mustard Sauce? 

Serve this dipping sauce with a variety of foods! 



  1. Honey mustard wing sauce is best to dip with chicken. Here is an awesome Chicken recipe!
  2. Make a hot honey mustard sauce by adding additional cayenne pepper. 
  3. Use as a sandwich spread instead of mayonnaise. 
  4. Bake some pork chops in a honey mustard sauce! 

More Sauces To Try: 

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How To Make Honey Mustard Sauce: 

Zaxbys Honey Mustard Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 Tablespoons
Author: Alyona Demyanchuk
Zaxbys Honey Mustard Sauce is the wing sauce to their Famous chicken! This Zaxby's sauce is a spot-on copycat recipe perfect over fried chicken, or as a salad dressing and dipping sauce! 


  • measuring cup



  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing (bottled)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Whisk together all the ingredients.
  • Use in your favorite chicken recipe or store in the fridge.


  • Double the recipe to coat a batch of this Zaxby's boneless chicken. 

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1TablespoonCalories: 55kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 126mgPotassium: 14mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 32IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg



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    • Jennifer

    What kind of ranch dressing did you use because no two are the same lol

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      I usually buy Hidden Valley prepared ranch.

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