I simply can’t get enough of Raising Cane’s signature sauce. But did you know that this is not the only sauce they offer? For this article, I embarked on an indulgent tasting adventure to describe each of the sauces in mouthwatering detail. I’ll share exactly what they taste like, what menu items they pair best with, and how you can easily recreate them at home. So, what sauces does Raising Cane’s have?
Raising Cane’s has only three sauces available, but since they are all quite versatile and different, there is something for everyone — from classic tangly and a bit sweet signature sauce to sweet honey mustard, and lastly, spicy hot sauce.
These sauces are simple but so satisfying, perfect for dipping Cane’s delicious chicken fingers or livening up your fries. Personally, I like to mix up all three for the ultimate combo of tangy, spicy, and creamy. Whether you’re a die-hard Caniac or just discovering Cane’s for the first time, you really can’t go wrong with any of these sauces.
List of Raising Cane’s Sauces & What They Taste Like
When it comes to the delicious sauces at Raising Cane’s, I’ve tried them all. I’m here to give you the lowdown on each one and share what I think pairs best with them.
The Original Cane’s Sauce: Tangy, Sweet, Addictive
The original Cane’s Sauce is tangy, a little sweet, and dangerously addictive. One taste, and you’ll be hooked! This creamy garlic mayonnaise blend is made in-house daily at Raising Cane’s restaurants.
To me, it has hints of garlic, egg yolk, and spices that come together into a flavor explosion in your mouth. Dip your chicken fingers, fries, or toast in it – everything tastes better with Cane’s sauce! Some fans even use it as a spread on their Cane’s sandwiches and wraps.
If you want to make it at home, here’s my version:
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to blend. This recipe makes about 1 ½ cups of sauce, enough for a family meal. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
This versatile sauce goes with everything on the menu. While the original Cane’s sauce pairs perfectly with their chicken, I also like to dip french fries, onion rings, and fried pickles. Add a few drops of hot sauce or sriracha to your liking for extra flavor. However you enjoy it, the original Cane’s sauce is always a good choice!
And the best thing is — you can even get a whole cup of it!
Honey Mustard Sauce: Sweet and Savory, Perfect for Tenders
Their Honey Mustard definitely hits the sweet spot. It has the perfect blend of sweet and savory that pairs great with Raising Cane’s famous chicken tenders.
The honey provides a subtle sweetness that isn’t overpowering. The mustard adds a kick of heat and tanginess. Since Raising Cane’s uses a blend of yellow and spicy brown mustard, the result is a sauce with a zing that isn’t too spicy for most people.
Add some mayonnaise to the mix for a creamy base and spices like garlic powder, paprika, and onion powder for extra flavor, and you get a sauce that perfectly complements the tenders instead of masking their flavor.
I like to dip my tenders generously in this sauce, and there’s really no other way to use it than generously. The sweet and savory combo is also great for dipping fries, Texas toast, or coleslaw. Really, you can’t go wrong pairing this sauce with anything on the menu.
To make honey mustard at home, I usually whisk together 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup honey, 2 tablespoons yellow mustard, 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/4 teaspoon onion powder. Make sure you refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to blend. Your taste buds will thank you!
And here’s what the sauce looks like!
Hot Sauce: The Perfect Spicy Kick
If you’re a sucker for spicy food, then Cane’s Hot Sauce will probably be your personal favorite. This sauce delivers just the right amount of kick without being overwhelmingly hot.
This one has a base of chili peppers, vinegar, and garlic. You can definitely taste the blend of peppers, which is a blend of several kinds of peppers, including jalapeño, habanero, and red pepper flavors. The vinegar adds a nice tangy undertone, and the garlic gives it an extra savory kick. It’s slightly thinner than the other ones, but it still makes a nice coat.
This sauce pairs perfectly with chicken fingers, fries, and Texas toast. The heat cuts through the richness and adds more dimension. It’s also great on the coleslaw for some spice, or you can even add a few drops to the Cane’s Sauce to make it spicier.
To make your own version at home, combine diced jalapeño and habanero peppers, minced garlic, white vinegar, chili powder, and salt.
Blend all the ingredients in a food processor or blender until mostly smooth. You can also leave it chunky if you prefer. Simmer for 10 minutes so the flavors blend and thicken.
The Hot Sauce is a vital part of what makes Raising Cane’s chicken fingers so crave-worthy. It delivers for those who want an extra burst of flavor and heat to balance out the fried goodness and tangy Cane’s sauce.
Since my favorite is the combination of the three, I must ask — have you ever tried combining them all together? Write your Cane’s sauce experiences in the comments below; I can’t wait to hear from you!