If you love Chick-fil-A sauce but are looking for a healthy alternative that you can make at home, you need this Healthy Copycat Chick-fil-A Sauce recipe. This sweet-tangy dip is perfect for chicken tenders, french fries, and sandwiches.
You can make at Healthy Copycat Chick-fil-A Sauce at home!
I love the challenge of making my takeout or fast food favorites in a healthier version at home. So a few weeks ago I asked my followers for a sauce recipe that they wanted me to remake at home and Chick-fil-A sauce was the top result. I created this healthy copycat Chick-fil-A sauce as a healthier alternative to the original.
You may be interested to hear how I went about creating this healthy copycat Chick-fil-A sauce. I started by reading the ingredient list on the original sauce and was less than impressed by that list of ingredients.
I knew that the sauce needed to be sweet and tangy like honey mustard, but creamy like mayonnaise. The other component of the traditional Chick-fil-A sauce is barbecue flavor and smoke. I used smoked paprika to get that smoke flavor naturally.
What kitchen tools will I need to make Chick-fil-A sauce at home?
- Measuring spoons
- Liguid measuring cup
- High speed blender or immersion blender
- Half pint jars for storage
What should I serve with this healthy Chick-fil-A sauce?
I make this copycat Chick-fil-A sauce when I want the taste of fast food, but at home with healthier ingredients. I serve this delicious sauce with other homemade fast food favorites like crispy baked french fries and air fryer popcorn chicken.
What ingredients will I need to make this copycat nugget sauce?
For full transparency, my healthy copycat Chick-fil-A sauce might not be as sweet as the sauce you remember, but it will be better for you. The only sweetener in this sauce is honey. Unlike the original sauce, which has processed sugars.
- Yellow mustard
- Tomato paste
- Apple cider vinegar
- Lemon juice
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Smoked paprika
- Extra light olive oil
How to make Copycat Chick-fil-A Sauce
Step 1: Blend ingredients without oil
First, add egg, yellow mustard, honey, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder and smoked paprika to a blender. Then, blend on high until a smooth and even mixture remains.
Step 2: Stream in oil while blending
Next, keep the blender running on medium-low speed and pour the oil in from the top in a slow and even stream. Increase the speed of the blender as you pour the oil in. Then, blend until a smooth, creamy sauce remains.
Step 3: Store in the refrigerator and enjoy!
Finally, pour the copycat Chick-fil-A sauce into a jar or other airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
How long can I keep this sauce in the fridge?
Once prepared, store this sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. I like to store it in half-pint containers
Can I use an immersion blender to make copycat Chick-fil-A Sauce?
If you do not have a regular blender, you can use an immersion blender, but your sauce will be a bit thicker.
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Keep reading to find the full recipe for this healthy copycat Chick-fil-A sauce. If you make the sauce, please let me know in the comments or on Instagram.
- Add egg, yellow mustard, honey, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika to a blender
- Blend on high untilfully combined
- With the blender running on low-medium speed, pour the oil into the blender in a slow steady stream
- Increase the speed of the blender as your pour the oil in
- Blend until the sauce is thick and creamy and the oil is fully incorporated
- Pour sauce into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 1 week