Whenever I’m having a gathering of friends or family, whether it’s for a game day or birthday party, there’s nothing easier to serve than piles of chicken wings or chicken nuggets that everyone can help themselves to. However, these can be a little plain on their own, so I love to add a fun and varied selection of dips that my guests will enjoy. You might enjoy simple chicken dipping sauces such as ketchup or Ranch dressing, but after a while, these start to get a little dull! So if you are looking to try out something new and impress your friends and family during your next party, today I’ve gathered together fifteen delicious dipping sauce recipes for you to try!
15 Easy and delicious Chicken Dipping Sauce Recipes
1. Thai Dipping Sauce
If you are looking to spice things up a little bit, there’s nothing better than a Thai dipping sauce like this one from Boulder Locavore. With simple ingredients such as vinegar, ginger root, turbinado sugar, and chili flakes, you’ll create the perfect balance of sweet and sour tastes. A few drops of siracha will add a bit more spice to the sauce and further enhance the flavor of your chicken. You can create this dipping sauce in just five minutes, which you can then pour into small dishes to serve.
2. Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce
Using just three simple ingredients, this classic dipping sauce is one of my all-time favorites. The best thing about this quick dipping sauce is that it’s created using simple ingredients that you’ll probably already have in your pantry. The sweet and sour flavors perfectly complement each other, and the kick of Dijon enhances the taste of the sauce even further. Try this recipe from Pinch of Yum which takes only a few minutes to create and doesn’t require any heating or cooking. You’ll just put the five ingredients in a bowl together and whisk until combined.
3. Mustard and BBQ Sauce
Punch Fork shares this rich dipping sauce with us which involves combining honey mustard with BBQ sauce. This dipping sauce would make a great accompaniment for chicken wings on a game-night, yet it is versatile enough to serve with French fries or any other chicken dishes. The best thing about this dip is that it only takes a few minutes to prepare and is suitable for both vegetarians and those on a gluten-free diet.
4. Mayo And Chives Dip
Are you looking for a refreshing sauce to go with your chicken, steak, or sandwiches? Mantitlement shares this versatile sauce which has a complex range of flavors to create a delicious sauce for any dish. With just a few minutes in the kitchen and a selection of common ingredients, this dipping sauce will be your new go-to when you are catering for friends and family members. It’s made from mayo, mustard, soya sauce, Worcestershire sauce, butter, garlic, and chives. Once it’s made, store it in an airtight jar, as this is a sauce you’ll want to return to over and over again!
5. Garlic Aioli
Garlic aioli is one of the simplest yet tastiest dipping sauces you can make. With just three simple ingredients required to create it, you’ll enjoy the depth of the garlic and the way the addition of lemon juice contrasts with the creaminess of the mayo. It’s the perfect dip to enjoy alongside buffalo chicken wings. The Cookie Rookie shares the easiest way to make this dip, which you’ll make again and again to enjoy at all of your festivities throughout the year.
6. Basil Dipping Sauce
Try this creamy and tasty dipping sauce recipe by Hellmann’s. It’s ideal for serving with chicken skewers for an appetizer or on a buffet. Made with three main ingredients, which are basil, mayonnaise, and garlic, you will end up with a sauce that has a creamy texture and a strong flavor. No cooking is required for this dip since you’ll simply blend together the ingredients and it will be ready to serve! If you can, use the recommended olive oil mayonnaise, as this will give an extra richness to the sauce.
7. Zaxby’s Dipping Sauce
Allrecipes shares with us a different take on a traditional BBQ dip. This dipping sauce is perfect for you if you are looking for something with a similar taste to BBQ sauce yet with even more flavor. This recipe requires just mayo, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce as the three main ingredients. Simply add in a pinch of garlic powder, black pepper powder, and salt, and you’ll be ready to serve this alongside your chicken dippers or wings! For best results, store your dip in the fridge for two hours before serving, to help the ingredients blend together perfectly.
8. Comeback Sauce
Comeback sauce is the ideal dip to serve alongside Southern fried chicken or to add to your finger food buffet. This dip has a hint of heat to it, and once you’ve tasted it, you’ll be hooked! You will need to combine mayo, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and loads of hot sauce for this dip. The great thing about this sauce is that you can customize it to fit you and your guests’ tastes, so if you are serving it to kids and teens, maybe reduce the amount of hot sauce you add. She Wears Many Hats shares detailed instructions for this tasty sauce, which will take you less than ten minutes to create.
9. Tahini Dip
If you are looking for a unique addition to your next party buffet, try out this popular Middle Eastern-inspired dip. Give Me Some Oven shares this simple recipe, and if you love the flavor of tahini, this will soon become one of your new favorite dips. It is super simple to make, and the only ingredients you’ll need are tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and cumin. Prepare this sauce a few hours in advance of serving, so that the flavors mingle together well for the best results.
10. Avocado-Cilantro Dip
Are you looking for a healthy dip to serve with your chicken? Paleo Leap has the perfect recipe for you, and this avocado-cilantro dip is super creamy and full of healthy nutrients. To create this sauce, you’ll just need avocado, cilantro, lemon juice, and garlic, and you’ll simply blend the ingredients together to get a smooth texture. For best results, use a food processor to make this dip, as it will ensure there are no lumps of avocado left after mixing everything together.
11. Mexican Salsa Dip Sauce
Better Homes & Gardens brings you an unusual dip recipe that has a Mexican twist to it. If you love salsa, this dipping sauce is the perfect choice for your next party and would make a great addition to your Taco Tuesdays. It’s super easy to make, and all you’ll need to create this dip is salsa, sour cream, and Mexican cheese. Mix everything together and enjoy the creamy and tangy flavors of this salsa dip with your chicken strips or fajitas.
12. Avocado Ranch
Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom gives you another creamy avocado sauce that kids and teens will love. With just five ingredients, you can create a delightful dip to go with chicken, French fries, and sandwiches. You’ll simply add all of the ingredients into your blender and then blend until you get your desired consistency. Add more ranch seasoning until you get the perfect taste, and to find the perfect thickness, add in one teaspoon of water at a time to ensure it doesn’t get too runny.
13. Spicy Soy Sauce
Are you looking for a simple Asian dip sauce? Try this quick and easy spicy soy sauce from Culinary Ginger. It’s a versatile sauce that can go with almost anything and requires just three household ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Simply combining soy sauce, honey, and chili flakes, you’ll have a tasty Asian dipping sauce. Just add sliced green onions and sesame seeds to garnish before serving.
14. Pizza Dip sauce
Better Homes & Gardens shares this unusual yet delicious dip that will be enjoyed by adults and kids alike. This Italian-style dip combines pizza sauce, olives, and Italian cheese, and you’ll simply mix everything together before putting your bowl into the microwave. You want to ensure the cheese is fully melted before serving, and you’ll have a creamy and cheesy dip that’s perfect for serving alongside your favorite chicken tenders or pizza.
15. Horseradish Sauce
This creamy and light horseradish sauce will make a great dip for your chicken. It has a rich texture and a tangy flavor thanks to the combination of sour cream, horseradish, and apple cider vinegar. For additional freshness, add chopped chives before serving, as suggested in this recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen. While this is a fantastic option for your chicken, you’ll also enjoy returning to this recipe again the next time you are cooking prime rib or beef tenderloin.
All of these chicken dipping sauces are extremely versatile, and you’ll enjoy using them alongside a variety of meals in the future. They’ll be the ideal addition to your party buffet at your next family gathering, and will go well with almost all types of finger foods. If you feel particularly creative, consider trying to create your own sauce, by adding or taking away different ingredients to suit your personal preferences. All of these dips and sauces are so quick to make, so there’s no excuse when you are next serving chicken to not spend a few additional minutes in the kitchen. When you find the perfect dipping sauce for your chicken dish, there’s nothing better, and it can really help elevate your dinner to the next level!