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Chicken Sandwich Sauce Recipe

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This Chicken Sandwich Sauce recipe that’ll make your next sandwich next level good!  Creamy, tangy, spicy, and sweet honey mustard sauce. Great for loading on a chicken sandwich or burger piled high with your favorite toppings.
This simple sauce is made with pantry staple ingredients like honey, mustard, and mayonnaise to give your sandwich the perfect flavor. Dress your chicken right with the recipe below!
chicken sandwich sauce recipe with honey mustard mayo spices paprika and spicy chili flakes in a ramekin drizzled on a chicken sandwich with a honey dipper.
I have to say – nothing is better than a crispy chicken sandwich loaded with a perfectly sweet and spicy sauce. I love a good homemade sandwich for lunch or dinner, and this chicken sandwich sauce is the perfect topping.
Skip the drive through, and enjoy restaurant-quality sauce at home. This sauce is loaded with Dijon mustard, raw honey, and spices for the right amount of spice. 

This Chicken Sandwich Sauce Recipe Is:

  • Creamy
  • Sweet
  • Tangy
  • Satisfying
  • A great fast food Copycat recipe!
  • A Better Version of the Classic Sauce
  • Ready in 5 minutes
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One of the BEST Pantry Staple Sauce Recipes

This spicy chicken sandwich sauce recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple addition to your table!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and tasty meals using a few staples you can rotate. 

I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. A versatile creamy sauce recipe you can make in minutes, and a perfect way to top your crispy chicken sandwiches.

5 Minute Sauces To Enjoy on Anything

This spicy mayo sauce is what I call an Easy Weeknight Recipe – which is on your table in under 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want am easy homecooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.

Browse all our Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins (and sauces!) – a quick meal can be on your table in no time.

This easy recipe isn’t just for chicken sandwiches. It’s great as a dip for French fries, drizzled over grilled chicken breast, or great to dip chicken nuggets into! It’s great with juicy chicken thighs or drumsticks too. It’s tastes a bit like chipotle mayo and buffalo sauce combined into one, a perfect balance of sweet and savory which is a favorite in our house!

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What’s In This Homemade Chicken Sandwich Sauce Recipe?

See the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions!

  • Classic Mayonnaise: I like to use classic mayo, but you can use whatever mayo that you would normally use in recipes. You can also substitute sour cream, Greek yogurt, or plain yogurt if you don’t like mayonnaise.
  • Honey: For a great touch of sweetness.
  • Dijon Mustard – for a really nice flavor and texture, Dijon is a favorite in our pantry… I’d stay clear from yellow prepared mustard for this recipe.
  • Smoked Paprika: give an additional depth of flavor to this dish.
  • Red Chili Pepper Flakes: for a little heat! I like to add a few shakes to this recipe to give this dish a nice complex depth of flavor – or use cayenne pepper! This sauce has medium heat, not too spicy, but definitely has a kick.
  • Black pepper

​More Optional Add-Ins

While the recipe below is truly the perfect dipping sauce, you can add in or swap a few ingredients for match your taste!

  • ​Hot Sauce – for a spicy kick!
  • Pickle Juice – for a savory, briny flavor.
  • Garlic Powder – which gives the sauce a great flavor.
  • Lemon Juice or Lime juice – for extra tang! You could also use white vinegar or apple cider vinegar too.
  • BBQ Sauce – for a sweet and smoky flavor, barbecue sauce is a great add in.
  • Worcestershire sauce – for a salty, rich umami taste.
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How Do I Make This Easy Sauce for Chicken Sandwiches?

  1. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Stir until well combined, and the sauce is thick and creamy.
  2. Alternatively, you could use a blender: blend on low and gradually work up to high speed until the sauce is creamy and well combined.
  3. Add this sauce to you chicken sandwiches (I like adding it to both the top bun and the bottom bun!), burgers with grilled onions, loaded fries, or in between a grilled cheese sandwich.  Enjoy!

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chicken sandwich sauce recipe with honey mustard mayo spices paprika and spicy chili flakes in a ramekin drizzled on a chicken sandwich with a honey dipper.

Chicken Sandwich Sauce

Kelly Jensen
This Chicken Sandwich Sauce recipe that’ll make your next sandwich next level good!  Creamy, tangy, spicy, and sweet honey mustard sauce. Great for loading on a chicken sandwich or burger piled high with your favorite toppings.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 133 kcal


  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili flakes for spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper


  • Make the Sauce: in a medium bowl, add the mayo, Dijon mustard, honey, paprika, and chili flakes (for a spicier sandwich, omit for a milder version), and stir well to combine.
  • Stir until you have a smooth sauce (no lumps).
  • Add a thick spread of the sauce of your favorite chicken sandwich, and enjoy!


Calories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 178mgPotassium: 20mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 34IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Susan

    5 stars
    Our family eats plenty of chicken. I’m always ready to find a recipe that can enhance and spruce it up. I have found one in this recipe

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