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. Tina

    5 stars
    My son and I love this recipe! It taste almost like Cane’s except, for me, it was lacking the vinegar and mild spice that Cane’s has so I added some “Fish & Chip Vinegar”, by Crosse & Blackwell, to the recipe. So yummy! To the original recipe, add 3 teaspoons, if you prefer more, increase by 1 teaspoon to your liking. I just need to find a mild spice for that extra kick!

  2. Saved me a drive

    5 stars
    We ordered Cane’s chicken today, but realized we didn’t have the sauce after getting home.
    I’m so glad I found your recipe!
    I didn’t have Worcestershire sauce, so I made my own- 1/2 teaspoon of Soy sauce & 1/2 teaspoon of Hosin sauce. I mixed the two together and ended up only using 1/2 of that mixture as a sub.

    It turned out PERFECT. My teenagers actually said the sauce was better than cane’s. Ha!

    Thank you!

  3. mark

    the raising canes buy me has a line wrapped around the building twice every freakin day!! tells you how good that shi…. is!

  4. Reese

    5 stars
    This is literally the best sauce ever I’m addicted to Canes and this tastes almost exactly like the sauce!!!

  5. Spongebob

    5 stars
    Taste pretty dang close! (I would know because I’ve had canes sauce a lot more than I probably should)

  6. Linda

    Hi, I’ve been trying to find a peach cobbler recipe that is like City Barbecue restaurant. I’ve been making some and tweaking the recipes but I need help. Anybody have a recipe that is similar to City Barbecue’s peach cobbler with me?

  7. Ralph Gizzip

    There’s another chicken place called Guthrie’s (pre-dates Cane’s by 14 years) and their dipping sauce is identical to Cane’s which is identical to BW3’s onion ring sauce which is just like Outback’s Bloomin’ Onion sauce.

  8. Justin

    Pickle juice is what I taste. As a professional chef and certified chef de cuisine. The rest of this recipe is spot on.

    • Leigh

      I believe the secret ingredient is pickle juice because i taste it too!! At first i thought they had used A1 steak sauce or even Heinz 57 but im adding pickle juice because i taste it in their sauce!

  9. Roy

    5 stars
    I like how the people that work at Caine’s know the recipe is not correct but they obviously do not know the recipe themselves. Get a clue, nobody cares where you work.

  10. ANON

    Hiya! So I made your recipe and its rather close but I think I used to work at cane’s and I modified the recipe so that its not the same as original but still brings it VERY close to the proper flavor.

    3/4 Cup Mayonnaise
    3/4 Cup Heinz Ketchup
    1/4 Cup Worcestershire sauce
    1 Tbsp Fresh ground black pepper
    1 Tbsp Garlic Salt
    1/3 Tbsp Minced Garlic(from the jar is fine/preferred)

    Whisked ingredients together with a fork in a medium bowl. Makes about 1 3/4 to 2 cups of sauce.

      • Laura

        Tablespoons seems like a lot but I used that much and it came out delicious. I added more salt & pepper too

    • Marylin

      Don’t think this is anywhere close!!! My grandson is an expert on this sauce and always wants too drink it straight up (age 8). He tried this and chocked and spit out. Was so disappointed!

      • easteatsforstudents

        5 stars
        are you kidding me. My teens love canes and this is super close. hope you can create a better version.

      • Michelle

        5 stars
        Wow Marlyn. That was VERY unnecessarily rude. Quit being a Karen. I was thinking about rating this and then when I saw your rude comment, I had to, just to call you out. If you didn’t like it, you could have just left your rating and kept your rude, and obnoxious comment to yourself.

        I’ve never had canes in my life and I want to SOO bad. There’s not one near me at all, I made this sauce to see how I’d like it because everyone raves about it! It was sooo good.

  11. cindy3539

    5 stars
    O my goodness is this sauce good! I’ve never been to Raising Canes so I don’t know how it compares but, it’s definately worth making! TFS.

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