Raising Cane’s Dipping Sauce

Raising Cane’s Dipping Sauce has to be one of my new loves. It is a tangy, rich sauce that is packed full of flavor, and it is a little tough putting your finger on exactly what it is to make it so special. One thing is for certain, you are going to love this copycat Raising Cane’s sauce recipe for your homemade chicken tenders! It also makes a delicious fry sauce too!

Homemade copycat Raisin Cane's dipping sauce in a bowl next to a plate of fried chicken tenders.

About Raising Cane’s Restaurant

You may not know what exactly a Raising Cane’s is, well if you haven’t been to one it is a place that specializes in chicken tenders and this amazing dipping sauce. They also have some of the best lemonade around.

What makes their chicken so special is that it has never been frozen. So these folks care about how their food tastes.

What is Raising Cane’s Sauce?

This sauce is pure heaven, it is a dipping sauce that as developed for dipping chicken tenders. This sauce has the perfect touch of pepper and spices and it has a bit of acid. This combination that is made in heaven is perfect for dipping crispy chicken tenders and French fries.

What is Cane’s sauce made from?

This sauce is made from common ingredients you already have in your pantry! It is made from mayonnaise, Heinz ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and freshly ground black pepper.

Canes Dipping Sauce

Today I am focusing on the dipping sauce because it is terribly unique, and I think it also goes great with French fries, on a hamburger, or even as a sandwich spread. This sauce is so good that you will want to grab an extra or two when you go there.

But if you don’t live near a Raising Cane’s restaurant or want to make a batch of this tasty sauce to have plenty for your meals, this copycat recipe is for you.

Homemade Sauce that’s perfect for Chicken and Fries

I don’t know about you, but I am often utterly fascinated by the dipping sauces that are served when I go out to eat. To me, this is what makes a restaurant dining experience unique.

I don’t always go to the trouble to make a fancy dipping sauce when I cook a meal at home. But this sauce is worth making. It is the perfect sauce for dipping chicken fingers and French fries.

Copycat Raising Cane’s Sauce Recipe Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Mayonnaise – I suggest that you use Dukes, it has the right flavor, it has a little more acid in it than other brands. If you can’t get Dukes I suggest that you use Hellman’s.
  • Heinz ketchup – this is what the restaurant had on hand when they created the sauce.
  • Worcestershire sauce – Lea and Perrins is my go-to brand here, it has more flavor than Heinz or less expensive brands.
  • Garlic powder – my tip here is to make sure that your garlic powder is fresh, your spices have been sitting around for too long, they have lost their pungency.
  • Salt – Kosher salt is my favorite, the flakes of salt tend to pack more of a punch than the regular table salt.
  • Ground black pepper – if you can grind it fresh, your taste buds will thank you!
Ingredients for copycat Raising Cane's dipping sauce recipe

How to Make Canes Sauce

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Stir to thoroughly combine.
  3. Refrigerate the sauce for a few hours before serving.

Canes sauce will stay good in a container refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

Homemade copycat Raising Canes dipping sauce in a blue bowl next to fried chicken tenders on a white plate.

How to store copycat Cane’s Sauce

Be sure to store the copycat Raising Cane’s sauce in the fridge. Your homemade sauce will last in an airtight container for up to ten days. It is not likely your sauce will last for that long!

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Homemade copycat Raising Cane's dipping sauce in a bowl next to fried chicken tenders on a white plate.

Raising Cane’s Sauce

Make Raising Canes dipping sauce at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Canes Sauce, Raising Cane – Dipping Sauce, Raising Canes Recipes, Raising Canes Sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 18
Calories: 93kcal


  • 1 cup mayonnaise Hellman's or Dukes recommended
  • ½ cup Heinz ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce plus 1 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper fresh ground is best


  • Place all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Stir all the ingredients until well blended.
  • Refrigerate the sauce in an air-tight container for a few hours before serving.



The sauce will stay good refrigerated in a container for up to 2 weeks.
Recipe Yield: 1 1/2 cups


Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. alyssa

    I made this recipe twice now and the first time came out much better. the second time I made it I followed recipe to the T.

    here’s the difference I’ve learned;
    use kraft mayo, NOT HELMZ Mayo (it has a way stronger tease and alters the flavor)
    only use 1/4 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce (add more if needed)
    1/2 cup of spicy ketchup & 1/2 of regular ketchup. (optional or 1/4 for spicy ketchup)

  2. Wayne

    5 stars
    I made this recipe and it was very good. My second making, I added to the recipe 1/4 cup chili sauce and 3 tablespoons of habernera hot sauce to give it a kick. Love it even more now

  3. Kynon

    Hey! What Worcestershire sauce did you use? I happen to have Heinz… but I feel like it tastes very different compared to others.

  4. Kiana White

    Hi I haven’t made this yet but I have a question, would using Miracle Whip be problematic to the recipe?

  5. Gabby

    5 stars
    Halted the recipe and took others advice to add pickle juice. Didn’t wait too long to try the sauce and it was still good!

  6. Stephanie

    5 stars
    Well, it turned out great. I was following the recipe to a T, except for having cut it in half. Then I went to put the garlic in and accidentally used onion powder by mistake. I have to say it was delicious, I couldn’t imagine it being any better. So, I may stick with my mistaken version. Or replace it with garlic next time and compare.

  7. Rashell

    4 stars
    I would give 5 stars if tweaked a little. We did a side by side comparison tonight. Very close when we added more ketchup so 3/4 cup instead of 1/2 it was exact as far as we could tell.

  8. Ian

    Add a tiny amount of distilled white vinegar to this recipe, and let it sit for 24 hours, and prepare to be blown away.

  9. Ambre

    5 stars
    I’m so happy I tried this recipe! I made it, and asked my daughter to try it without telling her what it was. She said, “it tastes just like Cane’s sauce!” She actually ate all of her chicken using this sauce, and she doesn’t like chicken!

  10. Rachel

    5 stars
    I just used this recipe and it was so good! I had some fresh ground pepper, but not much, so I ended up having to use so much more, but still, it’s really good!

    • Leigh

      It seems like i can taste dill pickle juice in the canes sauce so i was going to add pickle juice too!! Also i wondered if A1 or Heinz 57 might be added in the sauce instead of Worcestershire sauce. I made the sauce and compared mine to Canes and it seems like 1 thing is missing which might be pickle juice or the steak sauce. I tried lemon juice and a little white vinegar but still there is a tad of something missing that is a tad more tangy & salty! I think pickle juice might do the trick!!

  11. Rufus

    Cane’s just opened a restaurant in my neighborhood last week, so I made my first visit yesterday. Was looking for recipes to dupe it

    Haven’t tried this yet, but I think it could be improving by replacing the ketchup with H***z Chili Sauce and adding a TBSP of brown mustard. The sauce tasted a lot like a knockoff of cajun remoulade (makes sense, the founder is from Louisiana), and the quick version is usually made with mayonnaise, chili sauce (pretty similar to ketchup– made with Tomato paste , Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Dehydrated Onions, Garlic Powder and spices) and mustard.

    Maybe what you’ve got is about the same, but my first impression was chili sauce and wanted to pass it on. Thanks for the starting point.

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