The first time I had Chick-fil-a I was blown away. I had just moved to Orlando, Florida from Oregon, and being an avid foodie reader, I had heard a ton of great things about the fried chicken sandwich restaurant. I ordered a chicken sandwich with Chick-fil-a sauce and was instantly hooked. But every order from thereon was the same, substituting chicken nuggets for the sandwich on occasion. I had never even tried any of the other dipping sauces. So what did I do? I headed over to my local Chick-fil-a and ordered nuggets, waffle fries, and every sauce on the menu. Which is your favorite sauce to grab in the fast-food drive-thru?
Every Chick fil a Sauce, Ranked
7. Barbeque Sauce
?"Our classic barbeque sauce, seasoned with spices, onion and garlic for a rich and bold flavor."
I live in North Carolina and we take our BBQ sauce seriously. One taste of Chick-fil-a's barbeque sauce was all I needed. A little sweet for my taste, the barbecue sauce was pushed aside. My husband always orders BBQ at other fast-food chains for his chicken tenders, but not here!
6. Polynesian Sauce
"A delicious sweet and sour sauce with a strong, tangy flavor."
I grew up on Carl's Jr. chicken stars and sweet and sour sauce so I was excited to try this popular sauce. Unfortunately, it was too sweet a condiment for my chicken and it gained its place at the back of the pack.
5. Honey Mustard
"A savory sauce with the robust flavor of mustard and spices combined with the sweetness of honey."
The bold taste of mustard shines through in this signature sauce, making it great on a deluxe chicken sandwich or with nuggets. It was good, but there were better sauces.
4. Spicy Sriracha Sauce
"A sweet and tangy sauce made with chili peppers for a spicy twist."
Now this is what I'm talking about! I've always been wary of anything spicy (I'm such a wimp when it comes to spice) but I was pleasantly surprised at how mild and flavorful this sauce was. This sweet & spicy sriracha is the perfect compliment to the chicken.
3. Garden Herb Ranch
?"A creamy buttermilk ranch sauce with savory garlic, onion, and herb flavors."
A brand's ranch can make or break them. Hidden Valley Ranch, awesome, Kraft Ranch? Not so much. Chick-fil-A's ranch sauce is the perfect mix of spices and herbs, making it perfect for waffle fries.
2. Zesty Buffalo
"A flavorful hot sauce with a smooth, bold flavor."
I had the hardest time not pushing this sauce to the number one spot. Spicy with a smooth flavor, I will definitely be ordering this sauce again.
1. Chick-fil-a Sauce
"Our classic dipping sauce with notes of honey mustard and a smoky tang."
For number one I had to go with the classic. A mixture of honey mustard, barbecue sauce, and ranch, this dipping sauce is everything you've ever wanted from a chicken dipping sauce.
Where to Buy Bottled Sauces
Did you know Publix, Winn-Dixie stores, Target, Amazon and Walmart started selling 16-ounce bottles of Chick-fil-A and Polynesian Sauce in Florida? The pilot program launched in April with 100 percent of profits going towards the Chick-fil-A Remarkable Futures Scholarship Initiative. It is unknown if the expansion of these sales was affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
You can also make copycat Chick-fil-a sauce pretty easily with honey, yellow mustard, Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and mayonnaise.
Editors Note: This article was originally published on October 21, 2021.