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Copycat Zaxby’s Zax Sauce

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Zaxby’s Zax Sauce is my absolute favorite for dipping chicken or fries! You”ll love this copycat Zaxby’s Sauce recipe-it’s so easy to make!

A piece of chicken dipped into a copy cat Zaxby's sauce next to onion rings

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Do you have Zaxby’s where you live? It’s a fast-food restaurant down in the Southeast that serves the most amazing chicken-along with their famous spicy Zax Sauce for dipping.  (Also sometimes called Fry Sauce or Pink Sauce)

After our last visit, my husband was craving some Zaxby’s so I cooked up my own version of their “chicken fingerz” and made this copycat Zax Sauce recipe to serve with it.  I’m not exaggerating when I tell you the batch was gone in less than 20 minutes!

If you haven’t tried it, give it a shot-I can almost guarantee you’ll be craving it again in no time!

Copycat Zax Sauce Ingredients

  • mayonnaise 
  • ketchup
  • molasses
  • garlic powder
  • lemon juice
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • black pepper

Step by step

It’s so simple to make this easy copycat Zax sauce!

Simply whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl and refrigerate at least two hours before serving.

Chicken tenders next to a copy cat Zaxby's sauce

Tips for best results

  • I use light Duke’s mayo and have no issues with it although many other copycat recipes I’ve found online recommend Hellman’s, supposedly because the lemon flavor is more pronounced.  I add lemon juice to mine so I’ve had no issue.
  • Spray your measuring spoon with nonstick spray before measuring the molasses-it will slide right off and make sure you get the proper amount in the bowl, no sticking to the spoon!
  • Letting the sauce chill in the refrigerator for at least an house is essential to letting the flavors blend. Make it the night before for even better flavor!

Serving suggestions

Serve this sauce with chicken, fries, or onion rings-it’s good with SO many different foods! You can spread it on a sandwich or dip your favorite snacks.

If you’ve tried this recipe please comment and rate it below, I love hearing from you!

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chicken finger dipping in copycat zax sauce

Copycat Zaxby’s Zax Sauce


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Description

Zaxby’s Zax Sauce is my absolute favorite for dipping chicken or fries! I love this copycat Zaxby’s Sauce recipe-it’s so easy to make!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate at least two hours before serving

Notes

  • I use light Duke’s mayonnaise and have no issues with it although many other copycat recipes I’ve found online recommend Hellman’s, supposedly because the lemon flavor is more pronounced.  I add lemon juice to mine so I’ve had no issue.
  • Spray your measuring spoon with nonstick spray before measuring the molasses-it will slide right off and make sure you get the proper amount in the bowl, no sticking to the spoon!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: condiment
  • Method: none
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 63
  • Sugar: 3.1 g
  • Sodium: 198.3 mg
  • Fat: 4.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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10 Comments

  1. I was a manager of a Zaxby’s for a while. While it isn’t the exact thing, this is the closest copy I’ve ever made. So so good!

    1. That’s awesome Tom, we’re stationed with the military overseas and I make this a lot, can’t wait to get back to the US and have the real thing later this year! ~Melissa

    1. It’s just under 2 cups Ellie, about enough for our family of 5 for one meal dipping chicken fingers and fries-it may vary for other families… ~Melissa

  2. Love Zaxby’s sauce and saw this recipe and immediately made it. It’s delicious. So glad to get recipe, thanks.

    1. You’re very welcome Cheryl, I’m craving it right now-it tastes great on so many things doesn’t it!? ~Melissa

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