Cane's Sauce Recipe (Copycat)

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5 minutes
March 23, 2024
Carole JonesJump to Recipe

Yes, you can make the famous Raising Cane’s sauce recipe at home. Heck, you might even want to bathe in it if you love this yummy sauce as much as we do around here! All it takes is 6 simple ingredients to make this Cane’s dipping sauce in your own kitchen. Dip your favorite homemade chicken tenders or french fries in this amazing sauce and have all the Cane’s flavors at home without paying the crazy 2024 restaurant prices. Just scroll down to learn how!

Why I Love This Copycat Recipe

One of the biggest benefits of moving to a large metro area last year is the abundance of restaurants to choose from. Before, we only had one neighborhood bar and it was….sad. Our taste buds love it but our wallets and waistlines are taking a hit ๐Ÿ™‚

And Raising Cane’s restaurants have been one of the top favorites for quick-serve options. We are obsessed with their crispy chicken tenders and delicious sauce for dipping both the crinkle-cut fries and the chicken into. Or more honestly, our food usually swims in it instead of an easy dip.

Cane’s Sauce FAQs

What is Cane’s Sauce made of?

The famous chicken tender and french fry dip only has 6 simple ingredients:
1. Mayonnaise
2. Ketchup
3. Worcestershire sauce
4. Creole seasoning
5. Garlic powder
6. Black pepper

Is Raising Cane’s sauce the same as Chick-fil-A sauce?

While both recipes do use some similar ingredients and are both mayonnaise-based, they are not the same recipe. Cane’s sauce has a bit more kick and a bit of a sour tang. Chick-fil-A sauce is sweeter and has some smoky undertones.

What is Raising Cane’s?

If you’ve never been to Raising Cane’s before, go jump on Google and see if you have one close by! It is different than a traditional fast food chain. All they do are chicken fingers…and they do them extremely well. They do offer a sandwich on their limited menu but it is a chicken finger sandwich ๐Ÿ™‚

There is no humming or hawing over what you are going to order. It’s just how many chicken fingers you want in your basket of deliciousness.

This Louisiana based restaurant is growing quickly across the states and their menu is limited but done well. The chicken finger meals come with chicken, fries, Texas toast, coleslaw, and of course the amazing sauce. When we are looking for a treat meal, Cane’s is one of our favorite things to indulge in.

How long before Cane’s sauce goes bad?

If you keep it in an airtight container in your fridge, this homemade sauce will easily last 2 weeks but honestly, it can last longer. I just know some people are very uncomfortable with a longer shelf life than that. As long as you aren’t leaving it out on the counter to get warm as you use it, it is good for 4-6 weeks.

Can I use Miracle Whip instead of mayo?

Ready for some brutal honesty? You can but only if you want to ruin the recipe completely. If you have been around here long enough, you know my strong feelings about this substitution in any recipe. They have very different ingredients and flavor profiles. Each should be used accordingly.

This Raising Cane’s Chicken & French Fry Sauce recipe needs mayonnaise. It is the key ingredient of the recipe so if you change it, it will result in a completely different flavor. Feel free to use a light version of mayo if you are looking to cut a few calories in your fry sauce ๐Ÿ™‚

Do I Have to Let the Dip Sit for 24 Hours?

Do you have to? No…but it will taste like any other fast food restaurant fry sauce. Mainly like mayo and ketchup with nothing else. The 24 hour time in the fridge is really an important step and makes all the difference in the end result. It needs that time to sit and allow the mayonnaise and ketchup to absorb the seasonings.

Is this Recipe the One Raising Cane’s Uses?

About a year ago, a former Cane’s employee leaked the “official” Canes sauce recipe but there is debate how authentic that recipe truly is. This recipe is a take off of the employees version and in my opinion, tastes just like it. If Cane’s would just bottle and sell the stuff, us food bloggers wouldn’t be out here trying to create the best copycat recipe!

How can I use Cane’s Sauce?

If you’ve ever been to this popular restaurant, you know they include one (and only one) container of their sauce with their menu items of chicken and french fries. But what else can you use that sauce for at home?

Think of it as a dip or spread and use it in any of the following options:

  • fresh vegetable dip
  • sandwich spread
  • chip dip
  • chicken wings dip
  • taco sauce
  • sushi sauce

Cane’s Sauce Recipe Variations

If you have been here at MKE long enough, you know I always encourage my readers to try variations of recipes to make it personalized for them. Here are some suggestions for this fast-food chains favorite recipe:

  • Want more spice? Add more black pepper, a few dashes of hot sauce, or some red pepper flakes.
  • Add more Worcestershire sauce if you want some more umami in the finished flavor.
  • Want more savoury than sweet? Add extra garlic powder and creole seasoning, along with some onion powder to the mixing bowl.
  • Add a dash of white vinegar or red wine vinegar to the sauce if you like a more acidic sauce.
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Raising Cane’s Sauce Recipe (Copycat)

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If you love the restaurant, you will love this recipe instantly!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x


  • 1/2 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon creole seasoning


  1. Mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container for 24 hours before serving.


Do not use Miracle Whip for this recipe but you can use light mayo if desired.

  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Fresh
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 76
  • Sugar: 0.8 g
  • Sodium: 32 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg

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Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.


2 years ago

This recipe turned out completely amazing! I was doubtful but I think I might actually like it more than the actual sauce ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Carole

2 years ago

That makes me so happy to hear Kate! Thanks for coming back and leaving your review ๐Ÿ™‚

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