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Canes Sauce Recipe

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.

Raising Cane's Sauce Recipe {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

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.

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

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!

close up canes sauce in white bowl

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Canes Sauce Recipe

Raising Cane's Sauce Recipe {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

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

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 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 Serving Calories 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 should only be used as a general guideline.

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Wednesday 27th of January 2021

I added Dijon mustard per one of the above comments and it was perfect! I added about 1 -2 T. Yum!

Christine @ myblissfulmess

Wednesday 19th of August 2020

Super easy sauce and it was excellent with the EXTRA Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders. I used light mayo to keep the calories in check and of course no one could tell. Kids loved it too! It would be excellent for fries, onion rings, and even burgers!

texas chick

Thursday 25th of June 2020

my nephew works there and says there is dijon mustard and onion powder in it... so my recipe is mayo, ketchup, dijon mustard, worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, fine ground black pepper, kosher salt, and i added a bit of tony cachere's, cuz if you look at the sauce, there are red specks in it.. likely from paprika or cajun seasoning. mine tastes just like theirs.


Wednesday 21st of October 2020



Saturday 23rd of May 2020

Made this and added Old Bay seasoning.. PERFECT MATCH!!!


Friday 31st of January 2020

This tastes JUST like the one from Cane's. I love that I can always have some on hand now!

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