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!
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
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.