Homemade Buffalo Sauce is easy to make with just 3 simple ingredients! Pick your favorite hot sauce to make the wing sauce that’s best for you.
Homemade Buffalo Sauce
Depending on whether you’re a big Bills fan or not, Buffalo wings might be one of the best things to come out of western New York. Crispy chicken drums and flats tossed with a delicious blend of hot sauce and butter- what’s not to love there? The confusion comes from when you try to recreate a plate of wings at home.
It doesn’t matter how crispy you get the chicken cooked, the sauce always seems to be the weak link. Chances are, it’s because you’re reaching for the pre-mixed stuff found on grocery store shelves. Go to any wing place: all the sauces are always mixed on location with actual butter- none of this “natural butter type flavor” nonsense! With that in mind, we came up with this recipe for wing’s sauce that’ll make an amazing “at-home wing night” a reality!
If frying’s not an option in your neck of the woods, our No Fry Buffalo Wings Recipe will help you get crispy wings without the oil.
You can use buffalo sauce on more than just wings- our Buffalo Chicken Strips are a great change-up from the usual flats or drums. Pair your strips with the included salad for a tasty little meal!
Ingredients for Wing Sauce
Hot Sauce – The classic pick here is Frank’s Red Hot. Feel free to reach for your favorite hot sauce.
How to make our Buffalo Wing Sauce
Enough talk: here’s how to make some darn good wing sauce! First, get all of your ingredients out of the fridge if you’re keeping them in there. Then get some butter melting in the bottom of a sauce pot.
Make sure the butter’s fully melted and plenty hot before you add in your next ingredients. If we keep everything hot while mixing our sauce, we’re going to ensure that the end product stays real smooth. Back to our butter: next, you’re going to add in your hot sauce.
Let that mixture heat back up before adding in your Italian dressing.
Briefly mix everything together before cutting the heat. From here, you could transfer your buffalo sauce over to a bowl to toss it with some wings.
You could also let it cool a little bit before transferring over to a jar or bottle for storage. If your container is air-tight, it should keep in the fridge for around a month- maybe longer if you use a vinegar-heavy hot sauce.
My sauce is too hot/not hot enough!
For a mild sauce, aim for a 3:1 ratio of butter to hot sauce.
A medium sauce will use about a 50/50 mix butter to hot sauce
Hot wings will usually use a 3:1 ratio of hot sauce to butter- the opposite of what they use for mild.
Buffalo Wing Sauce
- 1 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
- 1/2 cup melted Butter
- 1/4 cup Wishbone Italian Salad Dressing
- Melt butter in in a small saucepan.
- Add hot sauce and whisk until combined.
- Allow to heat up again before whisking in dressing.
- Transfer sauce to a bowl.
- Place wings in sauce and toss to coat.