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.
One thing we absolutely LOVE about Zaxby's is their Zax Sauce. It's a creamy seasoned sauce for dipping your chicken and fries. It's the BEST. My recipe is the closest I've found to a homemade version. Many readers have tried it and loved it, too!
Zaxby's is a favorite fried chicken fast food restaurant here in the South. 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.
When Judah was just two years old, he didn't eat much of his sauce so we would trick and switch our package out with 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! We laugh about this story with him today.
🧾 Grocery List
When we moved to a different town, Zaxby's was no longer just down the street so I learned to make Zax Sauce at home by whipping up just a few staple pantry ingredients.
Gather these ingredients:
- Mayonnaise (I love Duke's)
- Garlic powder
- Worcestershire sauce
- Black pepper
- Seasoned salt (such as Lawry's)
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💬 What Others Are Saying
I love the Zax sauce and always order an extra one. I tried your recipe and it tastes really good! Thanks for sharing. -Latanya
I made this the other night to go with some meatballs….IT WAS AWESOME!! Made it again tonight to go with some chicken, I want to try it on a burger next…move over Ranch, and make room for Zax Sauce! -Brenda
It is delicious !! Love it. -Barbara
I tried this and it was tasted exactly the same as the Zax sauce! Everybody loved it! -Emma
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, order an extra Zax sauce because you will want more than one pack. Trust me.
🍟 Recipes to Serve with this Sauce
I serve my homemade Zax Sauce with chicken nuggets and fries. It's also a great burger sauce!
This recipe was originally published November 2013 and updated August 2020.
Copycat Zax Sauce (Chicken and Fry Sauce)
- 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.
- Nutrition information is an estimate only.