31 Wing Sauce Recipes for Game Day

Bring on the wet wipes! Our chicken wing sauce recipes are simply irresistible.

Chicken wings are just one of the many football foods no one can resist. These chicken wing sauce recipes range from Buffalo to cherry-glazed to Dr Pepper barbecue sauce, guaranteed to satisfy anyone’s cravings. Pair them with ranch or blue cheese dipping sauce and a handful of carrots and celery sticks, and you’re all set for the ultimate game-day appetizer or sizzling summer barbecue side. Don’t stop there—these sauces can be used for more than just wings. Make them in large batches to slather on other grilled meats like ribs, burgers or chicken!

Still hungry? Add a couple of these easy football snacks, too.

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Honey-Mustard Wing Sauce

You need only six ingredients to make this game-day appetizer. Turmeric and spicy brown mustard lend a little heat while honey amps up the sweetness in this wing sauce recipe that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.
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Spicy Thai Sauce

This spicy sauce may require a few extra ingredients, but the flavor is unbeatable! Made with fresh ingredients like cilantro, lime juice and ginger root, this fiery chicken wing sauce recipe is a mouthwatering choice for a tailgate spread.

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Buffalo Wing Sauce

Stick to the classics at your next tailgate with this Buffalo chicken wing sauce recipe. This famous recipe combines Louisiana-style hot sauce, butter, molasses and cayenne pepper for a finger-lickin’ good experience. Try using it to make Buffalo chicken tenders.

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Sticky Chicken Wing Sauce

Keep plenty of napkins around for these sweet and saucy wings. Marinated in brown sugar, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce and Creole seasoning, these wings have a sticky, caramelized exterior for a delectable bite. Leave the wings in the fridge overnight and pop them in the oven before the game starts for a winning treat.
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Maple Pepper Glaze

A tantalizing blend of sweet and spicy flavors, this chicken wing sauce recipe uses pepper, garlic and soy sauce to balance out the sweetness from the maple syrup for the perfect flavor. Enjoy these wings fresh out the oven for a hot and crispy bite.
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Spicy Butterscotch Wing Sauce

Elevate your game-day gathering with these butterscotch wings. Infused with heat from Sriracha and crushed red pepper flakes, these wings are covered in a bread crumb topping mixed with chili peppers for a sweet-spicy delight. If you prefer more mild foods, don’t worry: The rich butterscotch sauce helps tame the heat.
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Peanut Wing Sauce

Made with only a handful of ingredients, this chicken wing sauce recipe brings a fusion of flavors with creamy peanut butter, curry powder, sweet honey and soy sauce blended together. Don’t be surprised when these tasty wings are devoured!
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Chili-Lime Wing Sauce

This mixture of sweet maple syrup, bold chili sauce and tangy lime juice just might surprise you with how utterly delicious it is. You’ll want to make sure you have extra batches on deck for those barbecue gatherings!
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Sweet and Tangy Wing Glaze

These wings are an ideal make-ahead appetizer. Toss them in the slow cooker and top them with ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce before leaving them to cook for a few hours.
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Sweet Ginger Glaze

Marinate your chicken wings in a mixture of ginger, honey and orange juice. The sauce has a little heat, too, thanks to a dash of cayenne pepper.
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Asian-Style Sweet and Sour Glaze

Cloaked in a sweet and sour sauce, these crispy tempura wings will turn any guest into a chicken wing lover. The sauce recipe calls for vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, lemon juice and currant jelly for a wing you’ve never tasted before.
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Homemade Spicy Hot Sauce

This go-to hot sauce calls for three types of pepper—habanero, serrano and arbol chiles—living up to its name: hot! In less than an hour, you’ll have five half-pints of this sauce to pour over your wings. Make sure you wear disposable gloves when concocting this sauce to avoid any burning.
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Sticky Honey Glaze

These honey-infused wings have just a few ingredients, but a whole lot of flavor. Sweetened with orange blossom honey and seasoned with smoky paprika, salt and pepper, the tangy sauce makes them hard to resist.
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Classic Barbecue Sauce

In just 20 minutes, you’ll have a traditional barbecue sauce packed with flavor from hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and ketchup. Make an extra batch for later, to slather on burgers or fried chicken.
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Sweet Sriracha Wing Sauce

This sweet and tangy sauce is so addictive, you won’t know how you lived without it. If you’re not a fan of too much spice, slowly add in more honey to even it out. The lime juice and cilantro help cool it down, too.
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Chili Barbecue Wing Sauce

Made with the traditional barbecue sauce ingredients, this zesty recipe adds chili powder for extra heat. Plan ahead: These wings bake low-and-slow for almost an hour.
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Sweet and Spicy Glaze

Tender, fall-off-the-bone wings are packed with heat from red pepper flakes and chili powder in this chicken wing sauce recipe. Sweet flavors from ketchup, brown sugar and peppers temper the heat.
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Quentin’s Peach-Bourbon Wing Sauce

These bourbon-infused wings have southern flare. To make them, simply toss the wings in a blend of peach preserves, brown sugar, garlic, vinegar and bourbon, then bake for 35 minutes.
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Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce

A can of your favorite soda is all it takes to put this wing sauce over the top. Simply stir it into this classic barbecue sauce recipe for a fan-favorite app.
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Five-Spice Glaze

This wing sauce will tickle all your taste buds, from sweet to spicy to salty, making it an appetizer that everyone wants on game day. All you need are Chinese five-spice powder and a few other pantry staples to whip up a batch of these sticky wings.
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Berry Barbecue Sauce

Jazz up barbecue wing sauce with this blackberry-blueberry version that only takes 30 minutes to make. Reviewers say this recipe is great on pork, too!
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Honey-Barbecue Wing Sauce

These wings are packed with flavors that’ll have your taste buds dancing. They’re dredged in flour, salt, paprika and pepper, then fried and tossed in a finger-lickin’ sauce.
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Hot Wing Sauce

Make these rich and saucy wings a staple on your tailgate spread. The spice level is easy to adjust—go from mild to flaming hot by slowly adding dashes of hot pepper sauce until the flavor is to your liking.
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Chili Wing Sauce

Two kinds of chili give this sauce just a bit of heat, while molasses lends a hint of sweetness. Don’t just stop at wings! Use this sauce to marinate chicken breast and serve it with a side of rice for a square meal.
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Cherry Glaze

Reviewers give this recipe, which stars spiced-up cherry preserves, five stars. You won’t believe how quickly these glazed wings disappear from the serving platter.
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Spicy Wing Sauce

This wing sauce is good, but we think the homemade blue cheese dip really makes the recipe. Leave plenty of time to make these wings as they take two hours to bake. They’re definitely worth the wait.
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Mustard Barbecue Wing Sauce

Here’s a unique wing sauce that’s made with mustard, red wine vinegar, tomato paste, molasses and cayenne pepper. Use it with other meats like ribs and ham for a delicious combo.
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Shortcut Barbecue Wing Sauce

These wings are packed with enough heat to warm you from the inside out. The sauce is semi-homemade, courtesy of two different types of bottled barbecue sauce, plus honey and a jalapeno. Get ready for a flavor explosion that will bring you back for seconds.
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Citrus Barbecue Wing Sauce

This wing sauce brings the vibrant flavors of Florida right to your table. Using orange, lemon and lime juice for a citrus note, red pepper flakes for smokiness and ketchup for a tangy flavor, this sauce will satisfy anyone’s palate.
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Cranberry Wing Sauce

If you like cranberry meatballs, you need to try this wing sauce. Fire up your Instant Pot to make this mouthwatering recipe.
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East Carolina Barbecue Sauce

If you think some types of barbecue sauce are too sweet, this tangy Carolina version might win you over. Using only six ingredients, including hot pepper sauce, crushed red pepper flakes and cider vinegar, this recipe makes a bold sauce perfect for wings, pulled pork and fried chicken.

Ivis Estrada
Ivis Estrada is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home. She focuses on writing lifestyle and food content and building recipe collections. Outside of work you can find her at her favorite park walking her dog, binge watching movies and writing reviews or browsing the aisles at her local bookstores.