Consistently ranked among the nation's best fast-food chains, there's a lot to love about Chick-fil-A. Sure, the main appeal is obviously the chicken, but the condiments are pretty darn popular. So popular, in fact, that Chick-fil-A has started selling its signature sauces by the bottle in various retail shops around the country. From their popular Barbeque and Polynesian sauces to newer flavors like Zesty Buffalo and Sriracha, this list ranks all the best Chick-fil-A dipping sauces, with your help.
Chick-fil-A's released some seriously sweet and spicy sauces over the years. While the OG Chick-fil-A Sauce was the first to hit the market back in the '80s, the chicken chain has since released and retooled numerous flavors. Some are delicious, some are spicy, and some, like the Berry Balsamic Vinaigrette, were quickly discontinued and never seen again. The menu might not be as diverse as, say, Sonic, but CFA definitely knows how to stick with the classics.
Everyone who loves Chick-fil-A has a favorite dipping sauce (or two). What's yours? Vote up all your favorite flavors, and vote down all the duds.
Chick-fil-A SaucePhoto: Chick-fil-A
The classic of classics, the Chick-fil-A sauce was first introduced back in the early 1980s when, according to Chick-fil-A, an employee "accidentally mixed barbeque sauce with a honey mustard recipe." Proof that sometimes unexpected miracles really can happen.
Made from a blend of barbecue, ranch, and honey mustard, it definitely has a tangy tinge. The taste is broad enough that it works as a perfect sauce to basically any meal on the menu—from nuggets to fries to Chick-n-Minis and more.
People even use it as a salad dressing. But the real question is, do you?175To dip, or not to dip?
Polynesian SaucePhoto: Chick-fil-A
An argument can be made that Chick-fil-A's Polynesian Sauce is one of the first sauces that really became a hit, what with its tangy-yet-sweet aftertaste. In fact, this sweet(ish) sauce first debuted in 1984 (along with Barbeque and Honey Mustard) and has remained virtually unchanged ever since.
According to Chick-fil-A, it's "A delicious sweet and sour sauce with a strong, tangy flavor." More than anything, though, it's a unique take on the traditional classic sweet and sour sauce, and most foodies either love it or hate it.1812To dip, or not to dip?
Zesty Buffalo SaucePhoto: Chick-fil-A
Chick-fil-A's Zesty Buffalo Sauce is one of the most popular sauces on the menu, but for a time not too long ago CFA considered discontinuing it altogether. Fortunately, Buffalo (sauce) fans around the country rallied together, and in the end, the sauce stayed on menu.
A potent hot sauce that packs "a smooth, bold flavor", the Buffalo Sauce was among the number of newer sauces that were updated in 2016. It's the perfect accompanying sauce to all the various nuggets and strips, and when you're feeling bold it pairs perfectly with the spicy chicken sandwich.148To dip, or not to dip?
Honey Roasted BBQ SaucePhoto: Chick-fil-A
As one of the newer dipping sauces, Honey Roasted BBQ is a solid (if not tame) addition. Not too spicy, but also not too sweet, Chick-fil-A describes it as "A sweet and smoky barbeque sauce made especially for our grilled chicken."
Sure, it may have been specifically made for grilled chicken, but that doesn't mean it won't taste great on those Chick-n-Minis or strips. That said, it's one of the few dipping sauces not available in bottled form (at least not yet).72To dip, or not to dip?