Chick-Fil-A Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce Recipe (CopyCat)

Chick-Fil-A Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce Recipe (CopyCat)

We are so excited to share this Chick-Fil-A Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce recipe with you!

If you love the sauce that Chick-fil-A uses on their sandwiches, you will love this recipe. This sauce is perfect for grilled chicken or pork tenderloin. 

Plus, it is so easy to make! You will be surprised by how much flavor this sauce has. Trust us; your family will love it!

What is the Chick-Fil-A Honey Roasted BBQ sauce recipe?

Chick-Fil-A Honey Roasted BBQ sauce

The Chick-Fil-A Honey Roasted BBQ sauce recipe is a tantalizing blend of sweet and smoky flavors. The key ingredients are Honey, molasses, apple cider vinegar, and Tomato paste.

To create the perfect balance of sweet and smoky flavors, the Honey is slow-cooked to caramelize, and the molasses is added for depth of flavor. 

The apple cider vinegar helps cut through the sweetness, while the tomato paste adds body and a touch of acidity.

Combined, these ingredients create a delicious BBQ sauce perfect for chicken, pork, or beef. So, if you’re looking for a new way to spice up your grill game, give the Chick-Fil-A Honey Roasted BBQ sauce recipe a try.

Can I make this copycat recipe at home?

You can easily make a copycat version of Chick-Fil-A’s Honey roasted BBQ sauce at home! Mix ketchup, Honey, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.

How long does it take to make this sauce?

This sauce only takes about 15 minutes to make, start to finish. That includes the time for the ingredients to come to a simmer on the stovetop. Once they’re all combined and heated through, it’s ready to use!

Chick-Fil-A Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce Recipe (CopyCat)

Chick-Fil-A Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce

This Chick-Fil-A Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce Recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and smoky with a little bit of heat. It's easy to make and can be used on many different things!
4 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally, and cook until the sugar has dissolved and the sauce is heated through.
  • Use the sauce immediately, or store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword Chick-Fil-A Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce Copycat Recipe
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Will this sauce taste like the original?

This Chick-Fil-A Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce Recipe is a clone of the popular restaurant sauce, so it will taste just like the original! The only difference is that you’ll know all of the ingredients that went into making it, and you can adjust the flavors to suit your taste.

So, if you like it a little sweeter, add a little more honey. If you want it spicier, up the amount of cayenne pepper. It’s all up to you! Just have fun and enjoy creating your perfect sauce.

Can I add or replace some ingredients?

Yes, you can easily add or replace some of the ingredients in this recipe. For example, if you don’t like apple cider vinegar, you could use white vinegar instead. Or, if you want a little more sweetness, you could add 1/4 cup of Honey. 

Just remember that the more you change the ingredients, the more the flavor will change. So, if you’re looking for an exact clone of the Chick-Fil-A sauce, it’s best to stick to the recipe as written.

But, if you’re looking to create your unique version, then have fun and experiment!

Tips and tricks for a better sauce

Ketchup for this sauce

First of all, use a different type of sugar, like cane sugar or white sugar, for a different flavor.

  1. Try using apple juice instead of cider vinegar for a sweeter sauce.
  2. Add in some chopped onion or garlic for more flavor.
  3. Use smoked applewood chips or another type of wood chip for smoking paprika.
  4. For a spicier sauce, increase the amount of cayenne pepper or add in some diced jalapeños.
  5. If you want a thinner sauce, add some water or additional apple cider vinegar.
  6. Use this sauce as a marinade for chicken, pork, or beef before grilling or baking.
  7. Brush it on grilled meat or vegetables during the last few minutes of cooking.
  8. Serve it as a dipping sauce for chicken fingers, wings, or nuggets.
  9. Use it as a condiment on burgers, sandwiches, or wraps.
  10. Stir it into pasta or rice dishes for a flavor boost.
  11. Add it to baked beans or use it as a barbecue sauce for pulled pork.
  12. Mix it into coleslaw or potato salad for a sweet and tangy flavor.
  13. Use it as a glaze for ham, salmon, or other types of fish.

And finally, drizzle it over fruit salads or grilled fruit for a unique and tasty dessert.

Things to dip in this sauce

Nuggets
  • Chicken strips: Whether you’re using store-bought or homemade chicken strips, this sauce is the perfect dipping sauce.
  • Fries: Another classic dipping sauce combo. This sauce would also be great on sweet potato fries!
  • Onion rings: Ditch the ketchup and try this Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce as a dipping sauce for your onion rings.
  • Wings: Chicken wings and this sauce were made for each other. You could even use it as a wing sauce!
  • Veggies: carrots, celery, pepper dip ’em all in this sauce! It’s a great way to get kids (and adults!) to eat their veggies.
  • Pretzels: Soft pretzels are delicious, but they’re even better dipped in this Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce.
  • Chips: BBQ chips, tortilla chips, potato chips… they’re all delicious dipped in this sweet and smoky sauce.
  • Sandwich: Add something extra to your sandwich by dipping it in this Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce. It would be especially good on a pulled pork sandwich!
  • Meatballs: Whether making homemade meatballs or using store-bought, this is a great sauce to dip them in.
  • Crockpot Honey Roasted BBQ Chicken: This sauce would also be great on chicken cooked in the crockpot. Try my Crockpot Honey Roasted BBQ Chicken recipe!
  • Pizza: BBQ sauce on pizza is delicious, and this Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce would be especially good. Try it on my Crockpot BBQ Chicken Pizza!
  • Rice: This sauce would be a great way to spice up plain rice. Try it with my Crockpot Honey Roasted BBQ Chicken and Rice recipe!
  • Quesadillas: Dip your quesadillas in this sauce for a delicious twist. Try it with my Crockpot Honey Roasted BBQ Chicken Quesadillas!
  • Wraps: Wrap up your favorite fillings in a tortilla and dip them in this sauce.

Can I store this sauce?

Yes, you can store this sauce in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Things to take care of while storing this recipe

  • 1. Make sure the container is sealed tightly.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Keep away from heat.
  • Keep away from direct sunlight.
  • Do not freeze.
  • Stir before using.
  • Use a clean spoon when taking out the sauce.
  • Reheat before using, if necessary.

Final Words

This Chick-Fil-A Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce Recipe is a copycat of the famous restaurant sauce and tastes just like the original! The main thing is that you’ll know exactly what went into producing it, and you’ll be able to customize the flavors to your liking.

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