This honey mustard dipping sauce is a perfect chicken dip and can double as a honey mustard dressing. With just 4 ingredients, you can make this easy honey mustard sauce within 5 minutes!
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Honey mustard sauce is a condiment we like to use often to dip our chicken nuggets and our fries. Not only can this serve as a chicken dip, but you can drizzle it over salad as a honey mustard dressing. My recipe for this dipping sauce is super easy with only 4 ingredients. Feel free to add more or less of each ingredient, or stir in a few spices. It's so easy to make this sauce your own!
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Honey Mustard Recipe
It is very simple to mix together just a few items to make this delicious dipping sauce. Gather these ingredients:
Grocery List for Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
- Mayonnaise (¼ cup)
- Honey (1 tablespoon)
- Mustard (1 tablespoon)
- Lemon (1 teaspoon juice)
The amounts listed above are for 3 servings of 2 tablespoons each. So, enough to dip your chicken nuggets. If you want more chicken sauce, it's very easy to double this recipe. You can also use yellow mustard or Dijon mustard. Don't have lemons? Orange juice or vinegar will also work!
How to make honey mustard
I cannot stress enough how easy it is to make homemade honey mustard. If you need a dipping sauce for your chicken or fries, you can have it within minutes! You only need 4 common ingredients: mayo, honey, mustard and lemon juice (or vinegar). Whip it in a bowl and you have your chicken sauce!
- Combine mayonnaise, honey, mustard and lemon juice in a small bowl.
- Whisk until smooth.
- Serve immediately, or chill 2 hours for optimal flavor.
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What others are saying about this Honey Mustard recipe:
I made it and was a little skeptical but it actually tastes delicious! -Dacry
It was delicious! It tasted exactly like the honey mustard in my favorite restaurants. -Jenn
Absolutely delicious and couldn’t be easier! -ShoeFanatic
I made with chicken tenders for dinner tonight. So good, thanks!! -April
Favorite ways to use honey mustard sauce
- Use honey mustard sauce as a dip for chicken fingers.
- Dip your soft pretzels in honey mustard.
- Brush the honey mustard on chicken or pork while grilling.
- Drizzle honey mustard dipping sauce over your favorite salad.
- Spread honey mustard sauce on salmon.
- Toss honey mustard with grilled or roasted vegetables.
- Slab honey mustard on a ham sandwich.
Other homemade condiments
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Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard (or Dijon mustard)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice (or vinegar)
- Combine all ingredients and stir. Serve immediately or cover and chill 2 hours for best flavor. Store up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
- Nutritional values are an estimate only based on ingredients listed.
- For optimal flavor, allow dipping sauce to chill for 2 hours before serving.
- This recipe is very forgiving. Use more or less of each ingredient to your tastes. Like more mustard flavor? Add more mustard. Want it sweeter? Add more honey. Want a little spice? Add spices like paprika, chili powder, cayenne pepper or even horseradish.
- This dipping sauce can be used as a dressing for salads.
- This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.
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This recipe was originally published January 26, 2012 and updated April 23, 2020.
Original blog journal from January 26, 2012:
The neighborhood we live in now is in stark contrast to the neighborhood we left in California. Since we moved into townhomes owned by the seminary, you can guess that there are other young family residents, resulting in many other kids for Judah to play with. Back in California, Judah had no friends his age in the neighborhood and the closest playground was a 15-minute drive. The closest playground here? About 20 feet from my kitchen window. 🙂
Needless to say, Judah is having the time of his life. And, he is being forced to share his toys. Today, he clobbered a girl twice his size as she ran towards his Hot Wheels collection that he so proudly displayed on the sidewalk. Then after the blow, he yelled "Mine!" That's when I clobbered him. Not really. But, that's when I wanted to. 😉
Judah's a good kid. But, he is really having to figure out this sharing thing. I mean, he just turned two, and he's never had to share his own toys very often, so I should give him some slack. But, I'm going to nip it while it's hot.
You know who else needs to work on their sharing skills? Chick-fil-a. I need them to share their various sauce recipes. Specifically, their Polynesian sauce (right, Steph?). 😉 But, trying to find a "copycat" recipe for them is pretty much impossible. So, I took a few packets from their restaurant the other day and will be playing around in my kitchen with the ingredients listed.
Even though Chick-fil-a does have a honey mustard sauce, this honey mustard recipe is actually reminiscent of their "Chick-fil-a Sauce," (although definitely not exact). There are many different ways to make honey mustard. Some people use horseradish, others add more honey, then someone else might throw in some OJ. I like to keep it as simple as possible, with ingredients I always have on hand. This formula is just that and creamy, tangy and the perfect dip for our chicken nuggets.
Riya panday says
Great recipe, I will definitely try to cook this tonight, looks great. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe with us.
I made it and was a little skeptical but it actually tastes delicious!
Whoa, that is delish! And easy....LOVE!
Thanks I would assume that it would be good for as long as the mustard, mayo and honey is good right!!
How long with this keep in the frig?
Nikki Gladd says
I'm not absolutely sure, but I've used it up to two weeks old. 🙂
Love it! I saw some one else's made it with olive oil and Greek yogart would love that reciepe also!! I'm trying to eat healthy and trying to get my kids on board!! Absolutely love this reciepe!!
Can i leave the lemon...because in my country..its hard to find lemon or should i replace it with other substances
The lemon helps cut the strong mustard taste, so you can leave it out if you don't mind it being strong. Otherwise, if you have access to oranges (or orange juice) try using that instead.
Just made this and it tastes a lot like Ken's Steakhouse honey mustard....
Oh really? I've never had Ken's Steakhouse honey mustard. Is that a good thing or bad thing in your opinion? 🙂
Hazel Irwin says
love new recipies they all sound great
I just stumbled upon this and couldn't wait to try it. It was delicious! It tasted exactly like the honey mustard in my favorite restaurants. Next time I won't add the honey first, because it stuck to the bottom of the bowl. 🙂
I just made this but used plain Greek yogurt and some olive oil instead of mayonnaise and it so delicious! Thanks for your recipe!
i love honey mustin
Ashley Doss Ü says
I am using it for my 4-H at my school hopefully 1 place Ü
Madison M. says
I've heard that their polynesian sauce is actually just Marzetti Honey French dressing. Don't know if that's true or not and I haven't actually tried that dressing but I've heard this over and over again so it must be close at least!
How are you finding Jackson? I was there for 6th and 7th grade and attended school at Bailey Magnet High School (for 7th grade) if you have not seen this building then you should at least drive by, its a huge,deco style structure with massive relief sculptures on the outside...Has the community become safer? The house that RTS put us in was on Andover Dr. less than a mile from the campus, the neighborhood was really rough....major gang problems, hopefully its not that way anymore! I was always envious of the on campus housing, with the playground right in the backyard:) My dad received his MAMFT from RTS Jackson, what is your Husband pursuing?,and how long are you planning on staying?
We are really liking MS so far! I'll send you an email to answer more of your questions... 🙂
are y'all at RTS?...If so I know exactly where you are! We lived there for about 2 years while my dad worked on his 3rd Masters.
Yup, we're at RTS Jackson! 🙂
This was a huge hit served with the soft pretzels for the Super Bowl. Absolutely delicious and couldn't be easier!
Great combination choice! 🙂
Yes! Vicksburg is only 30 mins away from you. Just jump on I-20 and head west! Vicksburg would be a fun day trip! See the river, eat at Rusty's, drive around downtown and see the antebellum homes.
Your little one would love the river front park!
Thanks! We'll definitely have to check it out! 🙂
April was in CT now CA says
This was timely! I made chicken tenders for dinner tonight and when this popped into my reader I made it right away so it would have time to sit. So good, thanks!! And if you do figure out their Polynesian sauce I will be all over that!
Pure Complex says
I absolutely LOVE this post. I always wanted to know how to make Honey Mustard. I tried making it before but I really didn't like the recipe too much.. I can't wait to try this one.
I just discovered your blog and LOVE it. Welcome to MS! I am so glad you are enjoying it!! We live in Vicksburg, are you in Jackson?
Thanks, Jennifer! We are currently in seminary housing in Clinton so we can scope out the area before buying. 🙂 Vicksburg's not far, right? I've heard it's a neat place!
Jessica @Sunny Side Up says
I reallllly love honey mustard. My mouth puckers just thinking of a delicious chicken nugget dunked in that tangy, sweet stuff!
The BearFoot Baker says
My daughter loves Honey Mustard Sauce. I am so glad you shared this recipe:) Thanks!
Oh my gosh, if you can duplicate their Polynesian sauce, I would give you....my first born? Probably not, but man it would be good to know how to make that stuff!
My husband loves honey mustard sauce, I will have to try this!
I love honey mustard sauce!
I found a recipe online for Chick Fil A sauce that included Kens (has to be kens) honey mustard, smokey BBQ sauce, and Ketchup. Maybe that will get you started 🙂