Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce

Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce Recipe - Family Fresh Meals Recipe

You guys know that I try to avoid fast food most of the time. Home cooking is much healthier, and cheaper too. But every so often, I must confess, I get a craving for Chick-Fil-A.

It’s not about the chicken – I can cook perfectly good chicken at home, thank you very much. It’s the sauce. That special sauce you get only from Chick-Fil-A – like a cross between smoky barbecue sauce and a creamy honey-mustard, with just a hint of lemon.

Well, it’s just plain silly to go out for chicken when all you really want is the sauce. And ordering a tub of the sauce by itself would be even sillier. So I realized I’d just have to make my own.

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Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce - Served with waffle fries and chicken tenders - Family Fresh Meals

And once I got to work, it turned out to be pretty easy. All the components – mustard, mayo, barbecue sauce, lemon, and honey – were right in my fridge and pantry. It was just a question of adjusting the amounts until I achieved that perfect blend of creamy and spicy, tangy and sweet.

So now, with my new recipe, you can have the craveable taste of Chick-Fil-A sauce in your own kitchen whenever you want. You’re welcome.

Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce

1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise

1. Mix together and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce - honey, mustard, bbq sauce and mayo in a mixing bowl - Family Fresh MealsCopycat Chick Fil A Sauce - Sauce mixed in a bowl - Family Fresh Meals

Enjoy with your favorite chicken tenders, nuggets and french fries!
Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce - Dipping chicken tender in sauce - Family Fresh MealsCopycat Chick Fil A Sauce - Dipping waffle fry in sauce - Family Fresh Meals

4.99 from 252 votes

Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce

Author Corey Valley
Skip the restaurant and make this craveable sauce at home. My Copy Cat Chick Fil recipe tastes just like the real thing, and you make as much as you want!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise


  • Mix together and refrigerate for at least an hour.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 62mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I’m a Texan living in Singapore so only get Chick Fil-A when I’m on home leave. Was craving their sauce, and this nailed it. So good on any kind of chicken or potatoes. I love it best on waffle fries. Thank you for giving me a taste of home!

    1. This comment made me smile so hard! Thanks Jeanne! I am so happy you loved it.

    2. This comment made me smile also!

    3. 🙂

    4. 5 stars

    5. This comment just warmed my heart and made me so happy!

    6. There are so many brands of barbecue sauce out there which brand would work best

    7. William Bauer says:

      Since I found this sauce, I have found it is good on just about any savory meat and many vegetables. Cannot wait to try this recipe at home. I would have saved a lot of money making this at home and use the spent containers to serve. Thank-you.

  2. 5 stars
    What kind of bbq sauce do you use? There are so many kinds, haha.

    1. The handful of times I have made it, I just used the Kraft original bbq sauce. 🙂

    2. What else could I use other than honey because I am out right now?

    3. Christiana Farnsworth says:

      I make this recipe regularly because my 12 year son loves chicken and this sauce! I have always used agave with this recipe. I just half the amount since agave is more sweet than honey. It always turns out great 😊

    4. John Bertrand says:

      Maple syrup

    5. You could substitute honey mustard for the mustard and get a similar result!

    6. 5 stars
      Thank you! I’ve been putting this store bought sauce on everything, so I wanted to try and make it at home. I was hoping to cut back on some sugar so I used one tablespoon of monk fruit sweetener in place of the honey. Also sugar free BBQ sauce. Very delicious…and spot on as far as tasting like Chick fil a.

    7. Joseph L Knoll says:

      Maybe maple syrup? It’s my go-to sweetener replacement.

  3. Thank you SO much for this recipe. Just wondering – what would you say the shelf life (refrigerated) is for this sauce?

    1. I usually only use it for 4/5 days max.

    2. Was wondering what kind of honey do you use? And lemon juice fresh or bottled? I absolutely love love love the chick fil a sauce so if I can make it at home it’ll be so much better.

  4. Tracy Larkin says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is dead on!! My 13 year old son was in awe of me. I didn’t take the credit, but he was impressed. I had all of the ingredients in my kitchen. Could not have been easier. Thanks!

    1. Stephanie Liles says:

      What bbq sauce did you use?

  5. Kimberly Barton says:

    Turned out delicious