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The Best Zaxby’s Wing Sauces, Ranked

If you’re a fan of finger-lickin’ good wings, you must have tried the delicious sauces at Zaxby’s.

As one of the best fried chicken chains, Zaxby’s has been serving some of the tastiest wings for decades.

Whether you are looking to add some extra tang or spice to your meal, Zaxby’s has a sauce that will please your tastebuds.

Zaxby’s offers a variety of sauces, including their signature Zax sauce, Spicy Zax, Teriyaki, Honey Mustard, Ranch, BBQ, and the spiciest of all sauces, the Nuclear.

With so many sauce options to choose from, you will surely create that unique flavor to make your chicken taste perfect.

In this article, we’ve ranked each Zaxby’s sauce by taste, flavor addition, and versatility to help you find the best sauce.

12. Teriyaki Sauce

Teriyaki sauce is a classic Japanese condiment that has become popular worldwide.

The sauce has been Americanized in the US with more flavor to suit our palates.

When it comes to Zaxby’s Teriyaki Sauce, you will either love it or hate it.

This sauce will only fit the bill if you’re looking for the classic traditional teriyaki sauce.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a unique twist on the classic teriyaki sauce, it’s worth trying.

The combination of honey, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce gives this sauce an intense flavor that is both sweet and tangy at the same time.

Nutritional Information:

110 calories, 2g protein, 23g carbohydrates, 1g fat

11. Zax Sauce

According to Zaxby’s, the Zax Sauce was created to be the perfect sauce for their chicken fingers.

The ingredients include mayonnaise, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, tomato paste, white vinegar, sugar, paprika, and black pepper.

When combined, they create a profile similar to a fancy ketchup mixed with mayonnaise.

It pairs well with a variety of Zaxby’s menu items, from chicken wings to sandwiches, making it one of the best fast food dipping sauces.  

If you cannot take any heat or spice, the Zax Sauce is the perfect pick for you.

Nutritional Information:

180 calories, 1g protein, 6g carbohydrates, 17g fat

10. Hot Honey Mustard Sauce

The Hot Honey Mustard Sauce is a great way to add some zing to your meal.

It features the classic flavor of honey mustard with just enough heat to give it an extra kick.

The spiciness is different from the other hot sauces as it has more of a horseradish taste to it.

This sauce is perfect for dipping your favorite appetizers, such as onion rings or mozzarella sticks.

Nutritional Information:

180 calories, 1g protein, 8g carbohydrates, 16g fat

9. Ranch Sauce

Zaxby’s Ranch Sauce is a creamy, tangy dressing used to top salads and sandwiches.

It has a thick consistency that clings to food nicely.

The flavor combines buttermilk, herbs, garlic, onion, and other spices, which all blend for a fantastic taste experience.

Zaxby’s ranch sauce is so good because of its flavorful ingredients.

The buttermilk gives the dressing a pleasant tanginess, while the herbs add depth to the flavor profile.

The garlic and onion powders help give it some bite, while the natural ingredients make it healthier than many other sauces on the market today.

This is an excellent alternative for people who are not into the red sauce.

Nutritional Information:

190 calories, 1g protein, 2g carbohydrates, 20g fat

8. Tongue Torch

Don’t let the name scare you. Well, unless you absolutely can’t take any spice!

The Tongue Torch Sauce is the perfect blend of sweetness and heat.

It has a delightful combination of pineapple, mango, garlic, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, and other spices that create a unique flavor profile with a touch of heat.

Some say it reminds them of a hot habanero sauce but is sweeter and fruitier.

As a spicy food fan, I love it.

It instantly transforms the wings and chicken fingers into an exotic treat.

Nutritional Information:

36 calories, 1g protein, 7g carbohydrates, 1g fat

7. Wimpy Sauce

Think of this sauce as a virgin Buffalo sauce.

If you love the profile of the Buffalo sauce but can’t take the spice, you’ll be happy with the Wimpy Sauce.

The full-flavor blend mimics the Southern classic and is made from ingredients like garlic, onion, tomato paste, vinegar, and paprika.

And the little bit of butter helps to create a wonderful creamy texture that gives you the umami flavor of the original Buffalo sauce without the heat.

Plus, it’s great for dipping your favorite appetizers like nuggets or fries.

Nutritional Information:

50 calories, 1g protein, 10g carbohydrates, 1g fat

6. Sweet & Spicy Sauce

The Sweet and Spicy Sauce has always been a favorite of mine, but I was skeptical when I first encountered Zaxby’s version.

However, after tasting it, I can say it is a great versatile sauce.

With an Asian influence, this sauce is made from ingredients like honey, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and citrus juice.

Although it is supposed to be “spicy,” kids love it because of its sweetness.

So if you have some picky eaters at home, this is one of the sauces you want to try.

Nutritional Information:

140 calories, 1g protein, 32g carbohydrates, 2g fat

5. Nuclear Sauce

If you are looking for the spiciest sauce Zaxby’s offers, this is it.

The Nuclear Sauce mixes habanero pepper and jalapeno peppers that create an intense flavor.

Although it is not the hottest sauce I have had from a fast food chain, I still found it quite spicy.

People who can’t handle spice should stay away from this sauce.

But for others, I recommend trying it to test your spice tolerance limit.

Nutritional Information:

30 calories, 1g protein, 4g carbohydrates, 1g fat

4. Buffalo Garlic Blaze Sauce

The Buffalo Garlic Blaze Sauce is one of Zaxby’s newest sauce creations.

Simply put, it is a milder version of a Buffalo sauce with ample garlic flavor.

When I say ample, I’m not kidding.

But as a garlic lover, I completely love this combo.

Nutritional Information:

180 calories, 1g protein, 6g carbohydrates, 17g fat

3. Honey Mustard Sauce

Zaxby’s Honey Mustard Sauce is a creamy blend of honey and mustard with a hint of garlic, lemon juice, and seasoning for added zest.

This sauce has a smooth texture that won’t overpower your taste buds but instead adds complexity to your meals with its intense flavor profile.

As soon as you open the little sauce container, you’ll notice the sweet aroma of honey mixed with tangy mustard.

When eaten alone, you’ll get a hint of garlic that adds just enough savory notes to balance out the sweetness from the honey.

And when paired with other condiments like barbeque or ranch sauces, it takes on even more depth and flavor with each bite.

Nutritional Information:

150 calories, 0g protein, 6g carbohydrates, 13g fat

2. BBQ Sauce

An awesome BBQ sauce can make or break a meal, and Zaxby’s BBQ sauce is an excellent choice.

This thick, sweet, and smoky sauce will add so much flavor to your meals.

It has natural ingredients, including brown sugar, tomato paste, vinegar, molasses, garlic powder, and smoked paprika, to make the perfect BBQ sauce.

It is great for dipping your favorite items, such as fried chicken or onion rings.

Whenever I have unused BBQ sauce left over from Zaxby’s, I store it like a little squirrel and use it as a marinade for my next grilled chicken meal!

Nutritional Information:

100 calories, 1g protein, 24g carbohydrates, 0g fat

1. Spicy Zax Sauce

The Spicy Zax Sauce is made with a blend of cayenne pepper, garlic, jalapeno peppers, and other spices that give it a unique flavor profile, making it the best Zaxby’s sauce.

Some have described it as a cross between Buffalo wing sauce and ranch dressing.

This sauce is the perfect combination of creamy and spicy, with a slightly tangy flavor.

It’s great for dipping your chicken wings or adding to wraps or salads.

Nutritional Information:

170 calories, 1g protein, 5g carbohydrates, 16g fat

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About the Author

Lianne Fachetti is a content writer who adores food from all cultures. When she’s not working, she’s busy creating new recipes, trying out new restaurants, playing with her German Shepherd Max, and tending to her vegetable garden.


May 5, 2023