Tired of spicy mayo sauce recipes that all taste the same?
Love the Supercharger sauce down at KFC?
Then you need to check out this KFC Supercharger Sauce recipe.
Instead of sriracha, the Colonel uses chipotle chilis and adobo sauce for the spicy heat.
Think south of the border instead of the Far East.
Unfortunately, this sauce isn’t always available. And when it is, you can only get it on KFC’s chicken sandwiches or wraps.
Yeah, I know you can buy it by the bottle at various locations.
But the stuff costs over five bucks, and who knows how long it’ll be available.
So it was time to get to work and make a copycat recipe with that authentic south-of-the-border flavor that is super easy to make at home.
After some experimentation (and a few trips to KFC), I’ve put together a KFC Supercharger Sauce recipe that tastes even better than the original.
The key was balancing out the heat with some savory and sweet flavors.
And since you’re making it at home, you can make it as hot or mild as you like.
The key to authentic Supercharger sauce is to give it plenty of time in the fridge so the flavors can develop.
That’s why I recommend making it the night before.
So if you’re looking for a delicious new twist on spicy mayo, read on for a great-tasting KFC Supercharger Sauce recipe.
It’s finger-lickin’ good!
- 1 What Do You Need To Make KFC Supercharger Sauce
- 2 How To Make KFC Supercharger Sauce
- 3 Other Things To Consider When Making KFC Supercharger Sauce
- 4 KFC Supercharger Sauce Recipe
What Do You Need To Make KFC Supercharger Sauce
garlic adds spicy complexity to your supercharger sauce, and you can’t have too much.
So add as much as you like!
You can substitute garlic powder if you don’t have any fresh cloves available.
Adds creamy deliciousness to your sauce.
I prefer to use homemade, but feel free to use your favorite brand.
And if you like more tang, you can substitute Miracle Whip for the mayo.
Chipotles are jalapeno chilis canned in adobo sauce and give your sauce a smokey heat.
Feel free to experiment with different chilis to change the spice.
Gives the sauce the perfect smokey taste.
I prefer tomato sauce over ketchup because it’s not as sweet.
However, you can use ketchup, but adjust the honey, so you don’t over-sweeten your sauce (unless that’s what you’re going for!)
It isn’t supercharged without more heat, but if you prefer a milder sauce, go ahead and omit the cayenne.
Or you can substitute red pepper flakes instead of cayenne to add some texture and a spot of color.
The perfect blend of savory and umami flavors.
Adds balance to the spicy flavors.
I prefer honey, but you can substitute white or brown sugar, even molasses.
Adds a slightly bitter, earthy flavor with just a hint of mint.
Salt and Pepper
The final touch, but make sure you don’t over-season your sauce.
- Cutting board
- Fork (for mashing the chipotles)
- Spoon or spatula
How To Make KFC Supercharger Sauce
Step One: First, take enough chipotle chilis (one or two, depending on the size) from the adobo sauce to equal two teaspoons and give them a rough chop. Then, go ahead and peel and mince the garlic as well.
Step Two: Then add the chopped chipotles and two teaspoons of the adobo sauce to the mixing bowl and mash them with your fork until they make a paste.
Step Three: Next, add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Step Four: Cover and place in the fridge overnight to let the flavors develop. It seems like a long time, but this step is critical if you want an authentic-tasting Supercharger sauce. For this reason, I recommend making it the night before.
Step Five: Serve chilled or warmed.
Other Things To Consider When Making KFC Supercharger Sauce
You Can Customize Your Sauce
This KFC Supercharger Sauce recipe makes a delicious and authentic-tasting spicy mayo.
But if you’re feeling adventurous, you can explore some exciting variations with a few simple changes.
For example, omit the chipotle chilis and adobo sauce and use a spicy Thai chili paste or garlic chili paste for an Asian-inspired supercharger sauce.
Add as much garlic as you like!
Or give your sauce some citrus zing by adding a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and a bit of lemon zest.
Speaking of zing, you can also add a tablespoon of your favorite vinegar. I like apple cider, but surprisingly, balsamic gave it a nice balance of sweetness and tang.
Mix in a tablespoon of chopped cilantro for a more earthy flavor.
You can also substitute soy sauce for Worcestershire sauce.
You’re only limited by your imagination, so go ahead and experiment with different ingredients until you find your favorite version.
What Can I Eat With KFC Supercharger Sauce?
If it’s KFC, it’s got to be chicken. And this KFC Supercharger Sauce recipe doesn’t disappoint. It’s the perfect dipping sauce for crispy chicken nuggets.
But this versatile sauce goes with so much more than just chicken. The spicy south-of-the-border heat packs the perfect amount of spice to wake up any dish.
- Use it as a grilling sauce for pork and fish.
- The perfect sauce for the perfect fish tacos.
- Drizzle over grilled veggies for a spicy side.
- Delicious with game day wings!
- Use it as a dip for all your favorite finger foods.
- Who doesn’t love spicy fries and potato wedges?
- Use it instead of mayo on all your favorite sandwiches.
- Blend with olive oil for a Southwestern-inspired pasta sauce.
Make More Than You Need!
If you crave spicy mayo, you’ll love this KFC Supercharger Sauce recipe.
Plus, the longer it sits, the better it gets.
So go ahead and double the recipe.
Your extra sauce will stay fresh in the fridge for up to two weeks in an airtight container, though I wouldn’t recommend freezing it.
- 1 - 2 cloves of fresh garlic, peeled and finely minced
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons of chipotle chilis, chopped
- 2 teaspoons Adobo sauce
- 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
- ½ teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon Worchester Sauce
- ½ teaspoon honey
- ½ teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- First, take enough chipotle chilis from the adobo sauce to equal two teaspoons and give them a rough chop.
- Then add the chopped chipotles and two teaspoons of the adobo sauce to the mixing bowl. Using a fork, mash the chilis until they make a paste.
- Next, peel and finely mince the fresh garlic.
- Add the mayonnaise, minced garlic, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, honey, and chopped oregano to the mixing bowl and mix well.
- Taste and adjust any of the ingredients to suit your taste.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Cover and place in the fridge overnight to let the flavors develop.
- Serve chilled or warmed.
- Like it hot? Add more cayenne pepper or red chili flakes.
- A tablespoon of your favorite vinegar will give your sauce some tang.
- Add fresh chopped cilantro for an earthy flavor and a spot of color.
- Use Thai chili paste instead of chipotle and adobo for an Asian-inspired flavor.
- Add fresh lemon juice and a bit of lemon zest for a citrus zing.
- Don't have honey? Go ahead and use white or brown sugar. For a deeper flavor, you can substitute molasses.
- If you like a rich tomato flavor, add a teaspoon of tomato paste.
- Use sriracha instead of the chipotles and adobo sauce.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 7gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 175mgCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1g
Other KFC sauce guides you may want to read:
- What Sauce Does KFC Have?
- What Sauce Is On A Zinger Burger?
- KFC Coleslaw Sauce Recipe
- KFC Zinger Sauce Recipe
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