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. This has to be one of the best dipping sauces for chicken around.

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.

Dipping Sauce 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.

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.

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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. Trey

    I love making canes dipped it is the best to dip with fries just like at canes I love make it so easy and I don’t have to wait for it love rasing canes one love

  2. Chicken Fry Fan

    Pretty sure I taste a little curry powder. I think that is the flavor note that makes it different than the rest of the “Fry Sauces.”

    And yes it’s a pretty good sauce.

  3. JohnAB

    I taste salad dressing, instead of mayonnaise. You know, the cheaper version of mayonnaise. Sitting in a Raising Cane’s right now.

  4. Doctor Mu

    That’s pretty Close. Well done. I substituted some of the mayo for olive oil. Also, from my taste they add a little lemon juice. Just a few dashes!

  5. nickofearth

    Weird that I’ve been making something that tastes just like Raising Canes’ sauce since i was a kid to dip taquitos in. BBQ sauce, a some ketchup, a little mustard, some ranch dressing, cayenne pepper and a little pepper. When I first tried Raising Canes I swore I tasted the sauce before and I recalled the dipping sauce I made as a kid. Weird.

    • Kellie

      Raising Cane’s sauce doesn’t have BBQ sauce or cayenne in it…it’s not spicy at all…and I hate spicy so I should know lol. I also don’t think it has ranch in it….just mayo, ketchup, worcestershire and seasonings.

      • Leslie

        I watched a manager make cane’s sauce once. The main ingredients are ketchup and sour cream. I never saw mayo anywhere in the restaurant.

  6. tsipper

    I saw where others said molasses was the only thing missing so I put about 1/2 tsp of molasses with your recipe and had my kids (who love Cane’s) close their eyes and tell me what they were trying and they guessed immediately “Raising Cane’s Sauce” with a big smile on their face…. Thanks for the copy Stephanie!

      • Audrey

        My sis in law have been making and tweaking on this for awhile. We definitely believe tony chacheres creole seasoning is in it while omitting the garlic and salt. Had a co-worked try it and said to try paprika. Added some when I got home today and it was spot on

  7. Ed Zimmerman, Jr.

    I have mixed this sauce with a little Teriyaki sauce. I have also used Ranch Dressing occasionally. I’m tempted to try it with pickle juice from a Kosher Dill, or a little relish. A drizzle on veggies goes a long way too, especially the bland ones.

  8. Chris H

    Nice job Stephanie. It sure is a good base for all your readers to tweak on their own which is what fun cooking is all about. Funny thing about your sauce, while I was making it for my nine year old’s chicken and fries we tried it on our Rueben sandwiches. It was better than the thousand island dressing. Our new favorite! Thanks.

  9. Andrea

    I omitted the salt and added just a smudge of sweet baby rays BBQ sauce and I loved the sauce! My husband was skeptical but when he tried it he loved it as well. Thanks!

  10. Casey

    I had great success with this recipe using a little less mayonnaise (maybe 4/5 of a cup instead of a whole one) and kept adding pepper until it looked the sauce from the restaurant. A+++++++++++++

  11. Tom

    This sauce was very good and close to the original, however there was just one tiny thing missing that I couldn’t quite put my finger on.

  12. Blue Dragonfly

    This is superb! I ran out of ketchup and had less than 1/2 cup, so I added a little Siracha to supplement it and it added a little spicy tang to it, even though it isn’t authentic. I love this website! Thanks for all the great recipes, Stephanie

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