Simple Honey-Dill Dipping Sauce

This simple homemade honey-dill dipping sauce takes only 5 minutes to prepare and is perfect for dipping your chicken fingers and fries.

To this day, my most ordered meal in a restaurant is the chicken finger meal, and I almost always order it with honey-dill (if available). I first tried honey-dill sauce at a family restaurant when I was a kid and this recipe is basically a re-creation of that, from what I can remember!

Honey dill sauce on grey background, with a spoon and dill on the side.

Honey-dill sauce, consisting of only 3 ingredients, was created in Manitoba, Canada for dipping chicken fingers and fries into. It is said to have been made by mistake while trying to copy the sauce from another restaurant by memory, but everyone was raving about it and so it was here to stay.

Honey dill sauce in a jar, kitchen towel and fresh dill on the side, grey wooden background.

Some variations of the sauce include adding some lemon juice and mustard powder for some extra zing. Dried dill can also be used in place of fresh, but be sure to lower the amount as dried is more potent. I personally like using fresh dill and love the simplicity of the basic 3 ingredients in this recipe.

This is a very easy and quick recipe to whip up, but if you’re feeling like going the extra mile, you can make your very own mayo from scratch. Mayo is basically a mixture of oil, vinegar and egg, along with a few other flavorings.

Honey dill sauce in a jar, kitchen towel and fresh dill on the side, grey wooden background.

If you are looking for a vegan version of this dip, try using vegan mayo with agave nectar instead. I find agave to be a great substitute for honey in a lot of recipes.

Did you enjoy dipping your chicken fingers in this sauce? Let us know in the comments and please share!

Honey dill sauce on grey background, with a spoon and dill on the side.

Simple Honey Dill Sauce

Joss D
This easy-to-make honey dill dipping sauce is perfect as a dip for chicken fingers and fries, or even as a salad dressing!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 15 tablespoons
Calories 83 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. fresh dillfinely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Whisk all sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Use as a dipping sauce for chicken fingers, fries, etc.
  • Store in a jar or air-tight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 72mgPotassium: 7mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 83IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

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