Best Dipping Sauce for Chicken

Amber Bracegirdle | Bluebonnet Baker

What is the best dipping sauce for chicken? Whether you like it spicy, creamy, tangy or sweet, we take a look at all your options

There is something so deliciously satisfying about the combination of a flavorful dipping sauce  and chicken, whether it's freshly fried and crispy, or grilled and juicy!

And the great news is that there are so many varieties of sauce to try that you can transform your chicken in an endless number of ways!

Here are some of our favorite options - try them all to discover your personal best dipping sauce for chicken!

Cane's Sauce Photo

Cane's Sauce

If you've never been to a Raising Cane's restaurant, then you won't have experienced their heavenly signature sauce. 

A creamy blend of mayo, ketchup and spices, it's the perfect accompaniment to crispy chicken fingers (just what Raising Cane's is famous for). 

Try our copycat Cane's Sauce recipe and see what everyone is raving about!

Cane's Sauce Picture


We just love the bold, herby flavors of chimichurri sauce, not to mention the wonderful pop of color it brings to the plate.

This Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce Recipe tastes fabulously fresh, and goes perfectly with both grilled and fried chicken.

Chick-Fil-A Sauce

Smoky, tangy Chick-Fil-A Sauce goes so well with chicken, no matter how you prepare it. And it's easy to make a copycat version at home!

All you need to do is mix 1/2 cup mayonnaise with 2 tablespoons of mustard (we prefer a combination of yellow mustard and dijon).

Add 2 1/2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons of barbecue sauce and mix well.

Taco Sauce

It doesn't just have to be for tacos, right? This fiery sauce is perfect for dipping too, adding plenty of heat and lots of bold flavor to your meal!

Try our tasty homemade taco sauce recipe

Homemade Taco Sauce Image

Tzatziki Sauce

Cool creamy and delicious, tzatziki is an ideal dipping sauce for grilled chicken. A simple blend of Greek yogurt, chopped cucmber and seasonings, it can be ready in minutes and transform your chicken into something special.

Learn how to make tzatziki sauce at home

Tzatziki Sauce Pic

BBQ Sauce

Barbecue sauce and chicken is a classic combination, but it might be something you avoid if you're watching your sugar intake. So you'll be pleased to know we have a fab sugar free BBQ sauce recipe for you to try - all the flavor, none of the guilt!

Sugar Free Low Carb BBQ Sauce Photo

Sweet Chili Sauce

Sweet, sour and spicy flavors are a winning combination. Using store-bought sweet chili sauce is a quick and easy option for a busy weeknight, but - if you have the time - it's worth trying your hand at making your own!

Just assemble:

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (a mixture of red chilis and vinegar - find it in the international foods aisle)
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch + 1 tablespoon water
  1. Add the first 4 ingredients to a small saucepan and heat over a medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Dissolve the cornstarch in 1 tablespoon water.
  3. Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan and continue to cook, stirring, until thickened.

Store any leftovers in the fridge, where they will last for up to a week.

Happy dipping!

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Amber Bracegirdle

About Amber

Amber is a native Texan, born to a family of fabulous cooks. She shares her love of all things Tex-Mex and Southern both on her blog, Bluebonnet Baker, and here on Food Fanatic. She heavily endorses the use of the contraction "y'all".