Learn how to make Raising Cane’s Sauce at home in just minutes with this delicious copycat version. Just 3 ingredients, plus spices for a creamy, tangy dipping sauce that’s perfect for chicken, fries, or as a spread for burgers and sandwiches!

If you’ve never tried the popular Raising Cane’s Sauce from Raising Cane’s restaurant, you’re in for a real treat with this homemade recipe. The restaurant describes it as “tangy with a little spice”. Simply, mix mayonnaise, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and simple spices for flavors that complement almost anything.

The fast food chain serves this sauce alongside their crowd-pleasing chicken fingers, crinkle-cut fries, coleslaw, and Texas toast. The sauce takes this meal to the next level! The irresistible creaminess and taste will keep you dipping for days! Other ways we like to enjoy this sauce at home is with my homemade Raising Cane’s Chicken tenders, corn dogs, French fries, these air fryer chicken tenders, this hot chicken sandwich, potato wedges, roasted veggies, beef, and seafood.

Ingredients needed

Get ready to elevate your dipping game with this easy, delicious Raising Cane’s sauce recipe! You only need a few simple ingredients you may have everything in your kitchen right now! Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • Mayonnaise: Use a good-quality mayo like Hellman’s or your favorite brand for the best taste.
  • Ketchup: Adds sharp tomato flavor to balance the creamy mayo.
  • Worcestershire sauce: The joining of vinegar, garlic, chile, and molasses flavors gives the sauce a unique umami taste.
  • Seasonings: A simple blend of garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper adds a smoky, savory, delicious flavor to the sauce.

How to make this recipe

This Raising Cane’s sauce recipe is ready in a matter of minutes! Measure out all of the ingredients into a bowl and stir them together. It’s so good, that you’re going to want to double the batch!

  1. Add to bowl: Place all the ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Combine: Stir the ingredients together until smooth and fully combined. 
  3. Serve or store: Enjoy immediately or cover the bowl with plastic wrap to serve later. For longer storage, place the sauce in an airtight container, then refrigerate.

Tips and variations

  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to a few hours before serving to allow all of the flavors to mingle and intensify for the best flavor.
  • This sauce keeps well for weeks! Double or triple the recipe to have plenty of it ready to enjoy.
  • Add a pinch of cayenne pepper if you want it spicy.
  • Lower the fat and calories by replacing some or all of the mayo with Greek yogurt. This will change the flavor a bit, but it will still be delicious.
  • Add about 1/2 teaspoon of liquid smoke for more smokiness.

Frequently asked questions

What is Raising Cane’s sauce made of?

Cane’s sauce is similar to Russian Dressing or Thousand Island Dressing, and not too different from many fast food chains’ special sauce. Our version is made with a mix of mayo, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings.

Does Raising Cane’s sauce taste like Chick-fil-A?

While the two sauces are very similar, Raising Cane’s sauce has a more tangy, peppery taste. Chick-fil-A sauce is sweet, smoky, and rich since it is made with honey mustard and barbecue sauce.

What does Raising Cane’s sauce taste like?

Cane’s sauce is a mix of creamy and tangy, with a generous amount of seasoning that provides just a bit of heat. It pairs fabulously with all types of foods but especially fried chicken and fries!

Ways to enjoy

Cane’s sauce is wonderful served with a variety of foods from chicken to veggies, and it’s especially great with fried foods. Here are some of our favorite ways to use it:

  • Dip: Use it as a dipping sauce for my Raising Cane’s Chicken tenders copycat recipe, French fries, sweet potato fries, egg rolls, or zucchini fries.
  • Condiment: Spread this on top of any burger, wrap, or sandwich!
  • Drizzle: Drizzle over meat, potatoes, roasted vegetables or anything that would complement the savory flavors. Grain bowls would be incredible with this sauce drizzled over the top.

Storage recommendations

The longer the sauce has to sit, the more delicious it becomes! Make it ahead of time for your chicken strips, French fries or burgers!

  • Storing leftovers: Place the Cane’s sauce in an airtight container, then store it in the refrigerator for up to about 4 weeks. Label the container with the name of the sauce and the date it was made, so you can keep track of its freshness.

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How to Make Raising Cane’s Sauce

Learn how to make Raising Cane’s Sauce at home in just minutes with this amazing copycat version. Just 3 ingredients, plus spices for a creamy, tangy dipping sauce that’s perfect for chicken, fries or as a spread for burgers and sandwiches. 
Prep5 minutes
Total5 minutes
Servings 12 Tablespoons



  • Place all the ingredients into a bowl and stir to combine.
  • Cover and place in the fridge until ready to use.


Serving: 1tablespoon, Calories: 68kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 0.1g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 112mg, Potassium: 24mg, Fiber: 0.01g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 26IU, Vitamin C: 0.3mg, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cane’s sauce, fry sauce, special sauce
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