Dipping Sauce for Chicken Strips

Amber Bracegirdle | Bluebonnet Baker

Looking for the ultimate dipping sauce for chicken strips? We have plenty of delicious ideas for you to try!

There's only one thing better than golden, crispy chicken strips  - and that's golden, crispy chicken strips with the perfect dipping sauce!

Also known as tenders, goujons or fingers, chicken strips just aren't complete without a tasty sauce to dip them in. And you're not just limited to tomato sauce, mustard or BBQ - there are loads of great options to add pizzaz to your chicken strips and turn them into something memorable!

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Cane's Sauce

If you've never been to a Raising Cane's restaurant, then you won't yet have experienced the joys of their signature sauce. With just a few ingredients and under 5 minutes preparation time, you can produce a homemade version that tastes just as good as the original!

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Sweet and sour sauce

Everyone loves sweet and sour sauce! This version won't disappoint - and it's so easy to make.

1/2 cup apricot preserves

2 tablespoons ketchup

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  1. If there are any large apricot pieces in the preserves, chop them finely.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together and serve.
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Spicy sweet and sour sauce

Here's another sweet and sour recipe - but this one packs a little heat!

1/2 cup sweet orange marmalade

1 teaspoon sriracha

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon seasoned rice vinegar

  1. Stir all the ingredients together in a small bowl and serve.
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Honey mustard dipping sauce

This sauce is creamy, with a delicate honey mustard flavor everyone will enjoy.

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons honey mustard

  1. Stir the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Chill until ready to serve.

Honey mustard dipping sauce with dill

This is honey mustard sauce with a twist! The fresh flavor of the dill makes this one extra special.

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 tbsp honey

2 teaspoons dill, chopped

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon dry mustard powder

salt and pepper, to taste

  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Popcorn Chicken Pic

Spicy peanut butter dipping sauce

This is one of our favorites, combining the sweetness of peanut butter with  a little fire from the Sambal Oelek!

1/2 cup chunky peanut butter

1 tablespoon sambal oelek*

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 scallions, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon lime juice

1 tablespoon honey

1/4 cup warm water

*Sambal oelek is a crushed chili sauce available in larger grocery stores or ethnic/specialty stores

  1. Simply whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
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Creamy dill and chive dipping sauce

This unique sauce is packed with herbs and full of flavor!

2/3 cup mayonnaise

1/3 cup buttermilk

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon dried dill

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a small bowl.

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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".