Chicken Dipping Sauce – Perfect for Tenders, Nuggets, or Fried Chicken Sandwiches (Low-FODMAP)
This zesty and tangy dipping sauce goes great with finger foods, fried chicken, or with your next summer barbecue!
Dipping Sauce for More Than Just Chicken
It’s really hard to name a dipping sauce. The best you can do is describe it, or what you can eat with it. Though I’ve called this a chicken dipping sauce, it’d also go really great with fries as well. Plus it’s a great sandwich sauce – like a fried chicken sando or one with pulled pork. Whip out this sauce when you’re looking to balance out a fatty fried food with fresh flavor!
Ingredient Deep Dive and Substitutions
There’s lots of room for adjustment and substitutions in this sauce recipe, so I wanted to take some time to deep dive into some of the ingredients:
I made my own homemade pickles and used the juice for extra flavor. You could easily use store bought pickles (but watch for the garlic if you’re sensitive!) or vinegar if pickles aren’t your thing.
Worcestershire sauce often has garlic but is still rated as low-FODMAP up to 2 tablespoons. I’ve also found brands that don’t have garlic or onion at all!
I’ve used maple syrup since I can’t tolerate excess fructose on my low-FODMAP diet. If that’s not a problem, you could substitute maple syrup for honey which would be extra tasty (and my preference if I could tolerate it).
If you’re on a low-FODMAP diet and can’t tolerate garlic, garlic oil is a must-have. If you can still eat garlic, feel free to replace this with 2 cloves of minced garlic.
Just a note to watch out! Chili powder is often mixed with garlic or onion powder so be careful with what’s in your pantry.
It’s just like the name sounds! It’s usually made by condensing the smoke from wood. A little goes a long way – just use a small bit. It’s not that common of an ingredient, so feel free to skip it if it’s not in your pantry.
Like most sauces, preparation is super easy since you just have to mix it. There you have it!
|2tablespoons parsley, minced
|4teaspoons whole grain mustard
|2teaspoons pickle juice
|1teaspoon tomato paste
|1teaspoon maple syrup
|1teaspoon garlic oil
|½teaspoon chili powder
|¼teaspoon liquid smoke