In addition to his ‘finger-lickin’ chicken, the Colonel has also brought us some great tasting sauces that deserve some of the spotlight.
One of those sauces is the KFC Supercharger sauce.
Here in the UK, we are blessed to have the KFC Supercharger sauce back on the menu after a brief period of absence. But we can’t be the only ones that think it doesn’t taste quite the same as the second time around, right?
The Colonel built his empire on flavour. And we find the new KFC Supercharger Sauce to be slightly lacking in the flavour this time around.
So, we did what any reasonable person would do and spent weeks trying to replicate the old great taste that paired so perfectly with KFC’s blend of 11 secret herbs and spices.
Well, guess what?
We nailed it. Just like we nailed the big tasty sauce.
And we thought you’d want to know that we nailed it.
So, without wasting any more of your time, here is our recipe for a homemade, KFC Supercharger Sauce:
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Marinating Time: 12 Hours
Total Time: 12 Hours
- 115g Full Full Fat mayonnaise
- 2 tsp chipotle chile in adobo, seeds removed & roughly chopped
- 2 tsp Adobo sauce
- 1/2 tsp Garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper (more if you’d prefer it spicier)
- 1 tbsp Worchester Sauce
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/4 tsp White Sugar
- 1/8 tsp Dried oregano
- Place the mayonnaise, chipotle chilli, adobo sauce and garlic in a food processor of blend and pulse until smooth, around 30 seconds.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients and pulse again until completely combined.
- Transfer to a container and refrigerate for at least 12 hours to give the flavours time to get to know each other.
FAQ's on the KFC Supercharger Sauce
What is the KFC supercharger sauce?
KFC Supercharger sauce is basically a spicy mayonnaise. It’s very similar to Sriracha spicy mayo but it uses chipotle chilis instead of red jalapenos as the spicy element.
Can you still buy supercharger sauce?
If you are in the UK, as of 2021 KFC supercharger sauce is now back on the menu permanently. You can buy individual sauce pots of the stuff and it costs around 40p. So, if you prefer your KFC Flamin wraps or zinger burgers swimming in supercharger sauce, then make sure to pick some up the next time you order!
What is the difference between the Big Mac and big tasty sauces?
The main difference between the two sauces is that the tasty sauce has a much smokier finish. This is achieved with the use of liquid smoke. However, if you cannot find liquid smoke you can substitute it for smoked paprika and achieve a similar finish.
Is Supercharged Sauce Spicy?
Supercharger sauce is simply a spicy mayo. Everyone’s tolerance for spicy food is different and we can only say this from experience: It’s not spicy. The only way to tell if you think its spicy or not is to either get it the next time your in KFC or make it using the above recipe!
Interesting fact: In 2019, KFC started to sell bottles of supercharger sauce. They ran the promotion for around 4 weeks and thousands of fans bought up bottles of the stuff to enjoy at home. Unfortunately for us lot, the sauce is no longer available to buy and we have to make our own at home to get the most out of our homemade burger.
How Many Calories are in KFC Supercharger Sauce?
According to the KFC website, their Spicy Supercharger dip pot has the following nutritional facts:
- kj/kcal – 620/150
- Fat – 15g
- Saturated Fats – 1.2g
- Carbs – 2.7g
- Sugars – 2.4g
- Protein – 1g
- Salt – 0.43g
For those worried about allergens, spicy supercharger dip from KFC contains both Milk & Egg.
What are the KFC Supercharger sauce ingredients?
We tried to look this up online but the Colonel keeps his ingredients under lock and key. Whilst we couldn’t find any concrete evidence as to what’s in the supercharger sauce, using our tastebuds and culinary know-how we think we got a pretty good idea:
- Full Full Fat mayonnaise
- Chipotle chile
- Adobo sauce
- Cayenne Pepper
- Worchester Sauce
- Black Pepper
- White Sugar
- Dried oregano
*UPDATE – Thanks to the wonderful Daniel for contacting us directly with the exact ingredients listed in KFC Supercharger Sauce:
- Rapeseed Oil (50%)
- Spirit Vinegar
- Cultured Buttermilk
- Glucose – Fructose Syrup
- Free Range Egg Yolk (3%)
- Whey Protein Concentrate (From Milk)
- Onion Powder
- Dried Red Bell Peppers
- Modified Maize Starch
- Acidity Regulator (Lactic Acid)
- Dried Garlic, Stabiliser (Xanthan Gum)
- Preservative (Potassium Sorbate)
- Dried Yeast Extract
- Colour (Paprika Extract)
- Dried Parsley
Thanks for sharing with us Daniel, top bloke!