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Vegan Chick-fil-A Sauce

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 2/3 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop (for cashews)
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Sweet, smoky, and tangy in all the right ways, this healthy, oil-free Vegan Chick-fil-A Sauce is so easy to make and sure to take plant-based nuggets, bean burgers, baked fries, and roasted veggies to a whole new level of irresistible goodness.


  • 1/3 cup raw cashews *
  • 2 Tablespoons barbecue sauce *
  • 1 Tablespoon low-sodium vegetable broth *
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 Tablespoon organic maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoons yellow mustard *
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard *
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Pinch sea salt


  1. Place the cashews into a small bowl, cover with boiling water. Allow to sit for 15 minutes, then discard the water, then add the cashews into a high-speed blender.
  2. Then place all the remaining Ingredients into a high-speed blender along with the soaked cashews, and blend on high for one minute, scrape down the sides, and blend for another minute, or until creamy and smooth.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Serving:  Makes 2/3 cup