Pan Fried Chicken Breasts with a Quick Dipping Sauce

Pan Fried Chicken Breasts with a Quick Dipping Sauce

I love creating new recipes for tasty and family-friendly chicken dinners! Next time you're looking for a quick and delicious meal, give these juicy chicken breasts with a homemade dipping sauce a try.

The flavorful sauce adds a delightful kick to every bite. My kids love it because it reminds them of the signature ShackSauce from Shake Shack, a beloved fast-casual restaurant chain known for its delicious burgers, french fries, and milkshakes.

Easy to make and loved by the whole family, these chicken breasts with sauce are perfect for weeknight dinners and can be served with a variety of side dishes, like Healthy Baked Potatoes or Easy Oven Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks.


  • 4 chicken breasts (medium, skinless, boneless)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (for frying)
  • ■■■■ SAUCE: ■■■■■
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
15 minutes
Total time:
25 minutes
Yield: 4 servings | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes


Store chicken leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days and the leftover dipping sauce for up to seven days.

This flavorful mayo-based sauce is fantastic for a variety of uses, such as dipping your favorite finger foods, appetizers, french fries, chicken nuggets, chicken tenders, or even chicken wings!

Prefer a spicy sauce? Simply add a pinch of cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, or a little bit of hot sauce. Adjust the heat level to your liking.


1. Pat dry chicken breasts with a paper towel. Ensure the chicken breasts are relatively the same thickness; if not, you may need to pound the thicker part with a meat mallet for even cooking. Score each piece with a crosshatch pattern, making cuts along and across each breast, being careful not to cut all the way through.
Scored raw chicken breasts on a cutting board.
2. Season both sides of the pieces of chicken with paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
Raw chicken breasts, scored and seasoned, sitting on a cutting board.
3. In a small bowl, combine avocado mayo, ketchup, rice vinegar, maple syrup, paprika, and garlic powder to make the sauce. Stir well. If the sauce is too thick, add a Tablespoon of water and stir again.
Fried chicken dipping sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
Mayo-based dipping sauce for fried chicken.
4. Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts to the hot oil, lower temperature and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked through. Frying times may vary depending on the thickness of the chicken pieces. Ensure the internal temperature reaches at least 165°F (74°C) in the thickest part, as measured by a meat thermometer. 
Chicken breasts frying in a skillet.
Golden brown fried chicken breasts in a skillet.
5. Once cooked, turn off the heat. Spoon some sauce over each chicken breast, then use a brush to evenly spread it.
Fried chicken breasts brushed with dipping sauce.
Cover the skillet with a lid for 1 minute to allow the sauce to warm up and the flavors to meld. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired. For best results serve immediately with the rest of the delicious sauce for dipping.
Pan Fried Chicken Breasts brushed with a Quick Dipping Sauce on a serving board.

Recipe Video

Shop products and ingredients I recommend for this recipe:

Organic Chicken Breasts

Organic Chicken Breasts
Onion Powder

Onion Powder
Garlic Powder

Garlic Powder

Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil
Avocado Mayo

Avocado Mayo

Rice Vinegar

Rice Vinegar
Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

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