Raising Cane's Sauce {Copycat Recipe} | Dinners, Dishes & Desserts (2024)

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Canes sauce is known for its crazy good flavor profile. Dip your chicken fingers, potato chips, and even fries.

Have you ever been to Raising Cane’s? It is a chain fast food restaurant that only serves chicken fingers. We have one in Fort Collins, and were a little skeptical at first, but it has quickly become one of our favorite places.

It is not your traditional fast food chain, that is for sure! They make everything fresh to order, and use real, quality, good pieces of chicken. They are famous for their Cane’s Sauce. It is the only dipping sauce that they offer, and it is just that good, they don’t need to offer anything else.

We absolutely love the Canes sauce, and always need a couple extra when we go. I had to find a way to make it at home, so we could have it more often. It took a few tries to figure out exactly how to make canes sauce, but it is actually super easy. Just mix a few staple ingredients together, let it sit for awhile for all the flavors to blend together, and you are good to go! For a quick weeknight meal you can serve it with homemade chicken tenders or grilled chicken skewers.

What Is Canes Sauce

Raising Cane’s Sauce is a ketchup and mayo based sauce that is spiced up with a few other spices that make it special. From what I have learned it is made slightly different at different areas of the country. In the South it is supposedly a spicier version that is made with creole seasoning. Here in Colorado it isn’t spicy, but has the kick from pepper in the background. So you can use this as a base and then add some spice if you are used to it that way.

Can You Buy Cane’s Sauce

Unfortunately no, they do not sell it by the bottle. When you are at the restaurant, you can order extra cups of the sauce, but nothing that will last or serve very many.

Serving Suggestions

Canes sauce has quickly become a staple at our house. It is good on so much more than just chicken tenders.

  • Great for topping burgers
  • Dip your fries, sweet potato fries, and tots
  • As a dip for chips or veggies
  • Use in place of mayo on sandwiches

What Does Cane’s Sauce Taste Like?

It is similar to a fry sauce but it has the black pepper, Worcestershire and garlic powder in there that give it more flavor. It is tangy with a little bit of a kick. Fry sauce is really just ketchup and mayo, so this is a little different, but very similar.

Unfortunately Raising Cane’s restaurants are not all over the place, so not everyone can experience it. But trust me, try this copycat version for Canes Sauce and you will understand what all the hype is about.

What’s In Cane’s Sauce

Just 5 simple ingredients make up the infamous dipping sauce.

  • Mayo (full fat is best, but you can use whatever you have)
  • Ketchup
  • Garlic Powder
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Black Pepper
  • Creole Seasoning

The creole seasoning is a little bit controversial. A lot of people say it is in there, some people say they make the sauce differently in different parts of the country, and Cane’s isn’t offering up their original recipe. So if you like it, add just a pinch to the recipe.

How to Make Cane’s Sauce

  1. In a small bowl add all of the ingredients.
  2. Whisk until it is well blended.

Seriously, that is it. You can’t get a much easier recipe. The key is really to let it sit in the fridge for a few hours to let the flavors come together. This makes all the difference between a boring sauce and the Cane’s sauce you will fall in love with.

The longer this sits in the fridge the better it gets. You need a minimum of 2 hours for the flavors to start to come together, but if you can let it sit for 24 hours, that is even better!

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Canes Sauce Recipe

Raising Cane's Sauce {Copycat Recipe} | Dinners, Dishes & Desserts (5)

Canes sauce is known for its crazy good flavor profile. Dip your chicken fingers, potato chips, and even fries.

Prep Time5 minutes

Total Time5 minutes


  • 3/4 cup Mayo
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • Pinch Creole Seasoning (optional)


    1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Mix until well combined.
    2. Let sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.
    3. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


Add a pinch of Creole Seasoning for just a hint of spice.

The sauce gets better the longer it sits, so if you can make it 24 hours ahead that is even better.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 205Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 12mgSodium 318mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 1g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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What is the Raising Cane's sauce made of? ›

What Is In Cane's Sauce? Cane's sauce is a take on Russian Dressing or Thousand Island Dressing, AKA many fast food chain's special sauce. It's a mayonnaise-based sauce with ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings like garlic powder and lots of freshly cracked black pepper.

Can I buy Raising Cane's sauce? ›

And, unless you want to hit the drive-thru and pay extra for a small cup of sauce or make the sauce yourself, you're out of luck. Unlike a few other fast food brands, Raising Cane's has yet to bottle its beloved sauce and take it to market.

Is Cane's sauce and Chick Fil A sauce the same? ›

Cane's Sauce is more sour and peppery, like a mixture of ketchup, mayo, and black pepper. Obviously, there are more ingredients than just those three. Chick-fil-A sauce is sweet, smokey, and rich, with it being made of honey mustard and barbecue.

Is Cane's sauce a trade secret? ›

A trade secret is confidential business information that provides commercial value. These secrets give companies a competitive advantage against competitors. Some of the most well-known trade secrets are Coca-Cola's drink formula and Raising Cane's secret sauce.

Is Cane's sauce honey mustard? ›

Our made-fresh daily Cane's Sauce® is our signature sauce. However, we also make fresh honey mustard in our restaurants. Hot sauce is also available upon request.

Why is cane's sauce so good? ›

While all five ingredients are important to nailing the exact flavor of Cane's sauce, the most crucial step is to allow your sauce to refrigerate overnight before consuming. Part of what makes Cane's sauce so tasty is the temperature contrast between the hot chicken and fries when dipped into the cold, creamy sauce.

Can I order a cup full of canes sauce? ›

You can order a 32 oz cup of Cane's Sauce.

Is KFC sauce similar to Cane's sauce? ›


Finger Lickin' Good Sauce tasted similar to the dipping sauces you get at the chicken finger chains like Zaxby's and Raising Cane's. But this new sauce is different. This time KFC seems to have been inspired by the sweet-and-smokey creamy mustard sauce at Chick-fil-A.

Can you ask for more canes sauce? ›

Yes, extra sauce at Raising Cane's is chargeable.

Is Zaxby's sauce like Cane's sauce? ›

Zax sauce tastes similar to Cane's sauce, but I found it to be just ever-so-slightly less flavorful, and creamy.

Is cane's more expensive than Chick-fil-A? ›

Along with having better food, Cane's is also cheaper than their competitor. A Cane's box combo is $6.98. A four chicken tender combo from Chick-fil-A would be $7.25 and you would get much less in terms of what comes with the meal when you order from Chick-fil-A.

Which is healthier, Chick-fil-A or canes? ›

If you're in a fast-food chicken type of mood, but also would like to stick to a healthier choice, go for Chick-Fil-A because their food is much more nutritiously clean. Get yourself some Raising Canes Chicken if you want something extraordinarily delicious, and make sure to try the sauce when they give it to you!

Who owns Raising Cane's? ›

Todd Graves (born 1972) is an American entrepreneur and founder of Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, a fast food restaurant specializing in fried chicken finger meals. New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Is Raising Cane's junk food? ›

More specific nutritional facts show how unhealthy a meal at Cane's really is. While a box combo contains 61 grams of protein, the food is rich in sodium, cholesterol and fats, having 2130 mg of sodium, 170 mg in cholesterol and 68 grams in total fats.

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Yum Yum Sauce is made of mayonnaise, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, sugar, paprika and water to thin the sauce out. That's it! It's really just a matter of the right ratios of ingredients to get the flavor you want!

Is Cane's sauce made in house? ›

For those not in the know, Raising Cane's is an American fast food restaurant chain that started in New Orleans, Louisiana. They sell chicken tenders, among many other southern staples. They take particular pride in their Raising Canes sauce – signature sauce made in-house.

Is Big Mac sauce the same as Thousand Island? ›

Is Big Mac Sauce the same as Thousand Island Dressing? The two are similar, but they have different ingredient ratios. Also, Thousand Island dressing is made with ketchup and diced onions. Big Mac sauce doesn't use either of these ingredients.

What is Big Mac sauce made from? ›

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