Make your own Zax Sauce and dip your chicken and fries at home using this copycat recipe of Zaxby’s Zax Sauce. A seasoned creamy dipping sauce for chicken fingers and french fries.
Zaxby’s is a favorite fried chicken fast food joint here in the South. I remember the first time I experienced it about 8 years ago when Ben and I were first married. We were visiting friends in Greenville, SC and Ben said I had to try this place out.
I didn’t like it.
Then, we had it a few more times during other road trips and I grew to love it. Weird, I know. When we moved to Mississippi, we lived just down the road from a Zaxby’s and ate there once a week. We found a way for our family of three (at the time) to eat for $10, including chicken tenders, fries and a drink for all. It was a treat.
One thing we absolutely LOVED about Zaxby’s is their Zax Sauce. It’s a creamy seasoned sauce for dipping your chicken and fries. It’s the BEST. Judah was only two years old, so we would trick him out of his Zax Sauce so we could eat his. It went something like this: “Judah, look at that thing over there!” He would turn his head, and we would quickly swap our package of Zax Sauce that was half eaten with his newly opened pack. He never noticed. Ha!
When we moved to a different town, Zaxby’s was no longer just down the street. This was good and bad for us. Probably good for my waistline (not sure because I was pregnant back then). 😉 But, bad that we now often forget about Zaxby’s because it’s not as convenient.
Good thing I can now make the Zax Sauce at home by whipping up just a few staple pantry ingredients. I initially made this chicken and fries dip last year, using the recipe from Food.com and didn’t get photos to share with you until now. But, the recipe was missing something as is. I added some seasoned salt and BOOM, Ben and I both thought it tasted closer to the real deal.
I think Zaxby’s restaurants are starting to spread to locations as far north as Indiana, so if you haven’t tried it out yet, go for it. And when you do, get the Zax Sauce on the side, and then order an extra because you will want more than one pack.
I serve this homemade Zax Sauce with crinkle cut fries because crinkle cut is the best. What’s your favorite?
Copycat recipe of Zaxby's Zax Sauce. A seasoned creamy dipping sauce for chicken fingers and french fries.
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoons ketchup
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving, to allow the flavors to blend. Serve with chicken fingers and/or french fries.
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