A deep dive into BK’s creamy savory chicken sandwich topping

Burger King’s Royal Sauce is a great addition to their host of royal crispy chicken sandwiches. Originally launched as a companion to their new chicken wraps and a replacement for their King’s Sauce (which was taken off the menu in 2017), the Royal Sauce is a savory-sweet addition that’s sure to please BK’s loyal sauce lovers. Let’s dive in!

Things You Should Know

  • The official ingredients in Burger King’s Royal Sauce are a mystery, but it’s thought to include ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, relish, and a host of spices.
  • The sauce mixes sweet tomato and mayo with vinegary pickles, basil, onion, and tangy garlic. It also has a hint of spicy mustard and a dash of ranchy flavor.
  • BK’s royal sauce is available on their regular, spicy, and bacon and swiss chicken sandwiches, along with their classic and spicy chicken wraps.
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What is Burger King’s Royal Sauce?

  1. Burger King took their King’s Sauce off the menu around 2017 and replaced it with their Royal Sauce in 2022, right before they released their Royal Crispy Chicken Wraps.[1] The ingredients behind the savory sauce are a mystery, but it's thought to include mayo, ketchup, relish, and a host of spices.
    • Burger King doesn’t have the calories available for its Royal Sauce, but by our calculations, it might be around 65 kCal for ½ ounce (about 1 tablespoon) of sauce.[2]
    • Burger King hasn’t updated their allergen list with this sauce, so if you have any major food allergies, you might want to avoid ordering any of their chicken dishes with it until they do.[3]
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What does Burger King’s Royal Sauce taste like?

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How do I get Burger King’s Royal Sauce?

  1. Burger King doesn’t offer the sauce on its own like their Honey Mustard, BBQ, Garlic, or Sweet & Sour varieties.[5] However, the sauce can be found in all of BK’s Royal Crispy items (except the Italian Chicken Sandwich, which was available for a limited time and came with marinara instead).[6]
    • Specifically, Burger King’s Royal Sauce is automatically included in these items:[7]
      • BK Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwich
      • Spicy BK Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwich
      • Bacon and Swiss BK Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwich
      • Classic BK Royal Crispy Chicken Wrap
      • Spicy BK Royal Crispy Chicken Wrap
    • If you’re looking for a new secret menu hack, you might be able to ask the employees to add the Royal Sauce to one of BK’s Melts, Cheeseburgers, Whoppers, and other menu items.
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How to Make the Burger King Royal Sauce at Home

  1. The exact recipe of Burger King’s savory, complex Royal Sauce is a mystery. However, this recipe might be the closest to cracking the code and yields about 4 chicken sandwiches worth of delicious sauce.
    • 3/4 cup (172 g) mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon (14.7 g) ketchup
    • 1 teaspoon (4.98 g) spicy mustard
    • 1 teaspoon (5.1 g) relish or finely chopped pickles
    • 12 teaspoon (2.5 mL) Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon (0.79 g) garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon (0.98 g) onion powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon (1.15 g) paprika
    • Salt, pepper, and basil to taste

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