Chick-fil-A Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce

honeyroastedbbqIf you’ve never had this before, you’re in for a treat. It’s smoky, it’s tangy, it’s sweet, and it’s delicious! This will go great with chicken tenders or even brushed on chicken then baked!

Yield: 1 Cup sauce


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbs Grey Poupon dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 2 1/2 tbs white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp concentrated hickory liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch


  1. Combine together the oil, honey, mustard, ketchup, sugar, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. heat to boiling over medium heat in a saucepan. Stir and remove from the heat. Allow it to cool uncovered for about 10 minutes. Stir in the white vinegar, liquid smoke flavoring and the lemon juice.
  2. While the sauce is cooing, stir the egg yolks vigorously with 2 teaspoons of water for about 2 minutes or unitl the color of the egg yolks are a pale yellow. Stir in the cornstarch until it is dissolved.
  3. Drizzle the sauce mixture, when it’s cooled, into the egg yolk mixture in a steady stream while whisking rapidly.
    This creates a thick, creamy mixture and prevents the oil from separating.
    Cover the finished sauce and chill in the fridge.
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2 Responses to Chick-fil-A Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce

  1. Tina Ray says:

    I went to two different stores looking for liquid smoke for this recipe. I was so excited to make this because Honey Roasted Barbecue is my absolute favorite! I followed the recipe carefully – making no substitutions. I’m sorry – but this didn’t taste anything like Chick-Fil-A’s sauce! I was so disappointed when I threw the whole batch in the trash – it was really inedible. 😕


  2. Central Hicks says:

    Thank you for this wonderful recipe! Made this a couple of days ago and it was a hit! My teen aged daughter is a Chick Fil a snob and really loved the dipping sauce (as it is her favorite). It was nice to make it at home and be able to control the ingredients. Thanks for giving me more “Awesome Dad” points!

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