This Copycat Chick-fil-a Sauce recipe is so yummy and tastes just like the real thing. It’s easy to make and you’ll love adding it to your favorite snacks and meals.
You should definitely try this delicious sauce with our air crispy fryer chicken tenders or air fryer french fries! They go so well together!
Copycat Chick-fil-a sauce
If you’ve ever been to Chick-fil-a, you know how tasty their famous sauce is. Perfect for dipping chicken nuggets and french fries in, or even putting on a chicken sandwich or burger, this sauce is so good. And you don’t have to head to Chick-fil-a every time you want to have it! This copycat Chick-fil-a sauce tastes just like the real thing and you can make it with 5 simple ingredients. What’s even better is that you probably have them in your fridge right now. So, let’s talk about what goes into this yummy sauce.
What is it made of?
This copycat Chick-fil-a sauce is great because it only takes a minute to make and uses condiments you probably already have. This recipe calls for mayonnaise, barbecue sauce (sweet baby rays brand), and yellow mustard, sugar, and liquid smoke. Each of these ingredients adds some sweet, some creamy, and some tangy – and they all add lots of flavors.
How to make homemade chick-fil-a sauce
- Combine ingredients. First mix the boiling water and sugar, then add the barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, and mustard, and liquid smoke to a small bowl.
- Whisk. Mix the condiments together using a whisk or spatula, making sure to scrape the sides and thoroughly combine.
- Serve. Serve on or to the side of your favorite snacks.
3 Ingredient Chick-fil-A sauce
If you don’t have liquid smoke or prefer not to use it, you can still get amazing flavor from this sauce by mixing only the BBQ, mustard, and mayonnaise.
Storing and shelf life
To keep this Chick-fil-a sauce fresh, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for about 2 weeks.
What to serve it with
- Grilled Chicken Kabobs
- Air fryer french fries
- Air fryer chicken tenders
- Turkey Croissant Sandwich
- Quinoa Chicken Nuggets
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Full Recipe Instructions
Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce Recipe
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 tbsp boiling water
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 1/2 Tbsp yellow mustard
- 1/4 tsp liquid smoke
- Mix 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar with 1/2 tablespoon of boiling hot water. Mix just until the sugar dissolves.
- Now, combine the 1 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup barbecue sauce (sweet baby rays brand), 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard, and 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke and mix. Make sure to use a whisk or spatula to scrape all the sides really well.￼
- ￼ Serve with french fries, quinoa chicken nuggets or air fryer chicken tenders. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. ￼
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This was so easy to make!! I had a bit of sauce from CFA. I think it tastes like the real deal. I was even able to fool my grandson with it. Since he seems to be the fast food connoisseur!
Wow, that is so awesome Kim! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback 🙂
Chicken tenders came out excellent!! We made the chic fil A sauce… OMG you must try it!!! It is the exact flavor notes as the original one! Thank you for sharing these recipes with us!
Wow that is so awesome Ana! Thank you so much for your kind feedback. It means a lot to me!!
Andrea Bedell says
Just made them. Love them. Husband says this recipe is a keeper. Thx for info and video! I don’t like eating or cooking chicken, but he loves it . Your presentation coaxed me to try it and I loved it. Thx!
Hi Andrea 🙂 Glad that you gave this recipe a try! Give you try both the sauce and the chicken tenders? Always a win when the husband loves it as well 🙂 Thank you for your feedback!
Sean Johnson says
I could not get the sugar to dissolve and had to add more boiling water. Sauce still turned out great but is it really 1/2 tablespoon of boiling water to 1 tablespoon of sugar? Made your air fryer tenders and they were great with this sauce.
Thank you for the feedback Sean! I am so glad that you enjoyed the chick-fil-a sauce recipe and air fryer chicken tenders!
This used to be only 3 ingredients and so good, is there a way to get the original receipe?
Hi Tabita, you are correct. This recipe used to only have 3 ingredients. I added a few more to make it even closer to the real deal. Here is the original recipes if you prefer it over the updated one 🙂 just mix 6 tbsp mayonnaise, 4 tsp bbq sauce, and 2 tsp yellow mustard. You can always double or triple for more chick-fil-a sauce.
We buy WAY too much of this! Thank you- this will save me a bunch. 😉
This would definitely solve your problem! You could even teach your kids how to make this Chick Fil A sauce 🙂 Then they don’t have to ask you to buy it or make it 🙂
Shannon Schwartz says
This is pretty spot on. I used a no sugar added BBQ sauce and is less carbs. Thank you for the recipe.
Thank you, Shannon! I want to give that a try too! Love the low carb idea 🙂
I love it! I used honey mustard instead of yellow and it was still wonderful and I love it! It made me feel like I was at chic fil a
I’m so happy to hear that you loved this copycat chick fil a sauce! Adding the honey mustard sounds really delicious! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an awesome review! 🙂