I’m a sucker for chicken wings, and while it’s totally fine to use a marinade or a dry rub on chicken breasts, grilled, or baked chicken, if I’m gonna eat a wing it better be saucy! I’m pretty much a sucker for all things buffalo— buffalo wings, buffalo dip, buffalo pizza… But there are so many other options for your wings!
Today, I want to share 3 of my favorite wing sauce recipes. These are super simple and can be stored in your fridge until needed. The flavors are more potent than what you can find in the stores, plus it can save you a few dollars!
1) Classic Buffalo
- 1/2 cup hot pepper sauce
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 – 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 2 – 3 tsp garlic powder (to taste)
- 1 – 3 tsp cayenne pepper (optional, make it hot sauce!!)
All you need to do is mix this over a skillet on low heat until everything is mixed together nicely! Add more cayenne pepper to make it spicier, or leave it out and keep it kid friendly.
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
- 1 – 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 – 3 tbsp garlic powder
- Pepper to taste
I recommend melting down the butter and slowly adding the Parmesan to try to melt it down before adding the other ingredients. If you don’t want to use the butter, you can try heavy whipping cream, but that makes it a little too rich for my taste! I like to use this not only on my wings, but occasionally as a pizza sauce. Yummy!
3) Spicy Garlic
- 1/2 cup hot or buffalo sauce
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp cayenne pepper (more if you like it spicy)
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg yolk (optional)
- 1 – 3 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp water
- Pepper to taste
While this list looks longer than the previous two sauces, it really is just as simple. A lot of people like to use an egg yolk to thicken their sauce, but I prefer to leave it out as it brings down the shelf life of the sauce. Instead, I recommend tweaking the amounts of cornstarch and water until you find a thickness that works for you.
There you have it! My very favorite wing sauces. While, obviously, they are great on chicken wings they can be used in a bunch of different recipes like dips, pizzas, or something like buffalo mac and cheese!
Do you have any wing sauces you prefer over these?! Share with me in the comments!