We all know buffalo chicken is a winner, but the delicious chicken wing sauce recipes are just what you need to make that appetizer spread pop.
Because who doesn’t love chicken wings, right?
25 Best Sauces for Chicken Wings
Variety is the spice of life, so why not take your next party to new heights and make a full spread of chicken wings?
I’m talking spicy buffalo, sticky Sriracha, garlic-Parmesan, and more.
They’re great for mingling, easy to make in big batches, and deliciously crispy with super juicy meat.
What more could you ask for?
So check out these chicken wing sauce recipes and let me know which you like best!
Probably the most iconic of them all, let’s start with buffalo chicken wing sauce.
It’s spicy, tangy, and incredibly flavorful. It’s also a breeze to make at home.
If you want it authentic, try to find Frank’s RedHot® sauce.
Though any hot pepper sauce will work when you mix in butter, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne, and garlic powder.
This simple homemade sauce requires minimal ingredients and very little preparation.
But it packs in a ton of flavor, and it’s a terrific alternative for those who don’t like things spicy.
Sweet honey offsets the bite of the mustard, while apple cider vinegar blends in with the other flavors like butter in a biscuit.
Once it’s mixed up, use it as a dip or brush it onto your favorite baked wings.
This bold combination of sweet, tart apricots, tangy Russian dressing, and just a hint of onion soup mix will have your taste buds doing backflips.
The flavor profile is truly unique – I bet you’ve never tasted anything like it.
Serve it as an appetizer, and everyone will want the recipe!
This multi-layered recipe it’s just the right amount of spicy to keep you coming back for more.
The garlic, onions, and vinegar make for a nice base. Then comes the surge of silky smooth ketchup to balance out the tang.
Oh, and a generous helping of Sriracha for good measure.
A unique blend of smoky, sweet, and spicy, this sauce is sure to hit the spot.
You’ll balance the kick of chipotle with pure maple syrup. And there’s a touch of garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce for complexity and depth of flavor.
Once you’ve tried it, there’s no turning back!
Lemon pepper sauce is a deceptively simple yet flavor-packed masterpiece. And it only requires a handful of ingredients.
You’ll dredge the wings in cornstarch and lemon pepper seasoning. And to be honest, that’ll make a terrific dry-rubbed wing.
But for something juicier, you’ll make a quick sauce with more lemon pepper, lemon juice, honey, butter, and hot sauce. Yum!
If you’re after a real spicy kick, try this sensational Thai sauce.
The sweet and salty combo comes from a mix of soy sauce, fish sauce, garlic, and lime juice.
But it doesn’t end there! You’ll also add sweet chili, rice vinegar, minced lemongrass, and garlic.
This chili lime chicken wings sauce is a crowd-pleasing favorite – especially for those who like a bit of zing in their food. I think it was once a popular Winsgtop flavor, and it’s clear why!
Featuring chili powder with the bright taste of lime, it’s like a flavor explosion in every bite.
The result is tart, sweet, and savory to the max
Trust me when I say this; nothing comes close to the deliciously sticky sweetness of homemade BBQ sauce.
This recipe is incredibly straightforward to make, and it’s packed with flavor.
The perfect combination of tangy ketchup, sweet honey, smoked paprika, and mustard powder gives this sauce its unmistakable flavor.
And you can so easily modify it to your own liking. Cool, huh?
This South American favorite has plenty of heat and fun flavors with a unique twist.
It’s made from roasted peppers, garlic, olive oil, cilantro, parsley, and a splash of vinegar and spices.
The flavors are zesty yet mellow – perfect for when you crave something with a kick.
But don’t worry, it’s not too spicy!
Caramel whiskey chicken wings? Did I just die and go to heaven?
If you like sweet and savory, this is the ultimate appetizer for you. And it’s shockingly easy to make.
Start with store-bought caramel for easy prep. Then add whiskey, hot sauce, soy sauce, salt, sugar, and cornstarch to thicken it up.
It’ll coat the wings like a dream. And you’ll want to lick the bowl clean!
If you enjoy hot pepper sauce, why not make it from scratch?
It’s easier than you think, and you can control how it tastes. So if you like it extra tangy, add extra vinegar.
Either way, you’ll need fresh cayenne peppers. So be sure to get some gloves too!
Mango habanero wings are probably my faves. I mean, I like everything mango-infused, and I love spice, so it’s a no-brainer.
And after one bite, you’ll see why.
Sweet, fruity, and loaded with spice, these bad boys are impossible to resist.
So if you’re looking for an innovative way to liven up your dinner table – this sauce is sure to do the trick!
This moreish combination of melted butter, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion salt, and freshly ground black pepper is to die for.
It may sound simple, but I promise it’s gonna impress.
Of course, since there are so few ingredients, make sure to get the best of the best.
That means no pre-minced jars of garlic (which have a dull, synthetic flavor) and no green tubs of stinky “Parmesan” please.
Fresh garlic has a better, more robust flavor. And freshly grated Parmesan is the only way to get the taste and melty texture.
Nashville hot chicken is an obsession of mine. I just can’t get enough!
So these wings are another must-make, if you ask me.
As the name suggests, these are hot. That means they’re not for kids or anyone who thinks sweet chili sauce is spicy.
Instead, it’s for hardcore spice lovers only!
Featuring a mix of sweet and salty, this popular Korean-style recipe is perfect for the family.
The flavors blend together in seconds, and it coats the wings really well.
You’ll use gochujang for the heat and can add as much or as little as you like. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.
Like the caramel recipe above, this one might sound odd. But if you’ve ever tried Thai peanut chicken, you’ll know this is one tasty sauce.
It balances smooth, creamy peanut butter with spicy cayenne, and both sweet-salty streaks from the tamari sauce.
Serve with chopped nuts for texture, and watch as they disappear.
Any orange chicken fans reading today? Then this is the one for you!
The tangy citrus with the bold, warm ginger is delightful. And that sticky-sweet finish is too good to miss.
Memphis BBQ is one of the boldest sauces you can get your hands on.
It’s a combination of tomato, vinegar, and brown sugar with cayenne pepper and chili powder for a powerful punch.
While this stuff is best on fall-apart ribs, it’s also incredible smothered onto grilled chicken wings.
The combination of sweet and tangy elements makes this sauce irresistible.
It’s perfect for glazing chicken or brushing over ribs while they cook on the grill!
Better yet, this one-of-a-kind sauce takes less than 10 minutes to whip up.
Need something mild yet punchy to please a crowd? You can’t go wrong with the Asian flavors of soy sauce, garlic, and ginger.
It’s salty, spicy, and super punchy. And it’s the kind of combination everyone can get behind.
Serve them up as an appetizer, or enjoy them as your main course. You’ll love them either way.
Here’s another Asian-inspired recipe, only this one features a take-out fave – General Tso chicken.
It combines a delectable blend of ginger, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame seeds.
And there’s a delightful bouquet of spicy chili flakes to lift the acidity.
Fish sauce chicken wings are a savory and exquisite hidden gem of a recipe.
Fragrant garlic, shallot, and lime juice join forces with the potent fish sauce to create an experience that’s bold and irresistible.
If you’re looking for something to jazz up your dinner parties or simply indulge your taste buds, then this dish is perfect.
We’ve been to Nashville and Memphis, so let’s take a trip to Kansas City
The main ingredients here are tomato paste and garlic, providing an exquisite balance of sharp richness.
Brown sugar brings a subtle sweetness to the mix, while the apple cider vinegar provides the underlying tart component.
As for the heat, that’s chipotle powder. Delish!
25. Kung Pao Sauce
Crafted from spicy peppercorns, tart Shaoxing wine, and fragrant sesame oil, Kung Pao sauce is a wonderful condiment with an impressive depth of flavor.
This classic Chinese sauce has been around for centuries but remains as popular as ever – and one taste will explain why!
The perfect blend of savory and bold spices, it’s one you’ll crave again and again.
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