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, 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.
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.
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.
What else can you use for dipping? Try some homemade corn nuggets.
Did you enjoy dipping your chicken fingers in this dill sauce? Let us know in the comments and please share!
Simple Honey Dill Sauce
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. fresh dill - finely chopped
- 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 information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.
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