Chick Fil A Sauce and Tenders

Crispy Gluten free chicken tenders served with a copy cat Chick-Fil-A sauce.

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After ordering the whole menu at Chick-Fila-A for a fast food video, I realized why people loved it so much. It’s tasty, but the ingredients are horrific!

If you love the Chick-Fila-A sauce, my copycat recipe is spot on! It’s made with honey, chipotles, avocado mayo, and totally Bobby Approved. Pair the Chick-Fila-A sauce with crispy gluten free chicken tenders and your family will love it.

Make sure to try my Starbucks egg bites recipe also.

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Chick-fil-a tenders and sauce

How To Make Chick-Fila-A Sauce

To make the Chick-Fila-A sauce at home, but with much cleaner ingredients you will start with avocado oil mayo. Add half a cup of mayo to a bowl along with yellow mustard, a few drops of chipotle hot sauce, lemon juice, smashed garlic, BBQ sauce, and honey.

Before adding the garlic, mince it finely, pinch some salt over, and use the flat side of your knife and smash the garlic into a paste. By doing this, the garlic will melt into into the Chick-Fila-A sauce.

Check for seasoning, you may need a touch more salt or honey. Sauce will last 3 days in the fridge.

How To Make Gluten Free Chicken Tenders

To make the breading of these chicken tenders gluten free, swap out all-purpose flour with paleo flour mix.

I use the Bob’s red mill paleo baking mix, but you can also make your own by combining almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca starch, and arrowroot starch.

Add 1.5 cups of the flour mix to a 9×13 baking dish and season with smoked paprika, chili powder, onion & garlic powder, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

Season the chicken tenders with a good pinch of salt. Coat the tenders in the seasoned flour, making sure they are covered well. Shake of any excess and move to a wire rack set inside a sheet tray.

Allow the coating to rest for 15-30 minutes, this will help it stick to the chicken tenders.

Add enough avocado oil to the bottom of a wide cast iron pan. Heat oil to 350F and pan fry the chicken tenders in batches, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. The chicken tenders will take about 3 minutes on the first side and 2 minutes on the second side.

Once the tenders are done, move them to a cooling rack and cook the next batch. Serve the chicken tenders with Chick-Fila-A sauce and enjoy!

Make sure to try more of my recipes:



Gluten Free Chicken Tenders with Chick-Fila-A sauce.

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chick-Fila-A, chicken tenders, tenders
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Author: Bobby Parrish

Crispy gluten-free chicken tenders with a copy-cat Chick-Fila-A sauce recipe.



For the Chicken:

  • 1.25 pounds chicken tenders
  • 1.5 cups paleo flour mix
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt & pepper
  • Avocado oil

For the Chick-Fila-A Sauce:

  • ½ cup avocado oil mayo
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 2.5 tablespoons honey
  • 1.5 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle hot sauce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salt


  1. For the chicken, add the paleo flour to a large baking dish along with the chili powder, paprika, thyme, garlic & onion powder, ¾ teaspoon salt, few cracks of pepper, and mix well.
  2. Season the chicken tenders with a good pinch of salt then place in the seasoned flour mix. Make sure to press the tenders into the flour and coat well. Shake off the excess flour and move chicken to a wire rack. Let chicken rest for 15- 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile make the Chick-Fila-A sauce by adding the avocado oil mayo to a bowl along with the mustard, BBQ sauce, honey, lemon juice, and hot sauce. Finely chop the garlic clove, sprinkle with salt, and use the flat side of your knife to smash the garlic into a paste. Add to bowl, mix well, and check for seasoning. Set aside.
  4. Preheat a large cast iron pan over medium heat with enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan plus a bit more. Wait for the pan to reach 350F, add half the chicken tenders, raise the heat a touch, and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook another 2 minutes.
  5. Remove chicken from pan and place it on a clean wire rack. Cook the second batch of chicken. Plate the cooked chicken, serve with Chick-Fila-A sauce and enjoy!

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