Hot Honey Wings Sauce

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If you like sweet and spicy flavors and a mouthwatering kick in every bite, then you need to try this hot honey wings sauce. This homemade spicy wing sauce is just what you need for a game day feast or a fun meal at home. Sweet and spicy hot honey sauce is sure to become a favorite!

Chicken wing dipping into honey wing sauce.


Hot honey wing sauce is a delicious combination of spicy and sweet flavors. The sweetness of the honey balances the spiciness of hot sauce.

If you are looking for more wing sauce recipes be sure to try this easy blue cheese dip, and ranch.

Why you should try this sauce

  • Flavor packed – This sauce combines sweet, salty, and spicy perfect to make the best hot honey chicken wings.
  • Fast – You can make this in about 5 minutes.
  • Versatile – Not just for chicken wings, this can be used for other things like chicken tender, popcorn chicken, over roasted vegetables, and more.

Ingredients needed

Just 3 simple ingredients you probably already have are needed to make this recipe.

  • Butter – I like using unsalted butter but you can use salted butter if you prefer the taste.
  • Honey – Use your favorite honey to add sweetness to the sauce.
  • Hot sauce – I am using Tabasco hot sauce but feel free to use your favorite like Cholula hot sauce or even Franks Red Hot Sauce. ***Tabasco is on the spicier side so you might want to opt for one of the others if you want to cut back on the heat.
Bowl of hot sauce, butter, and honey bear container.

How to make hot honey wings sauce

Step one: Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl or in a saucepan on the stove.

Bowl of melted butter.

Step two: Stir in hot sauce and honey until completely combined.

Bowl of butter, honey, and hot sauce.

Step three: Use as a dip or toss with your favorite chicken wings.

How to use hot honey sauce

This makes a great dipping sauce or a glaze for chicken wings. It also pairs well with chicken tenders, shredded chicken, vegetables, or even popcorn shrimp.

Jar of hot honey wing sauce with a plate of wings.

Recipe tips

  • This sauce is on the spicy side. You can add more honey if you like sweeter wings. You could also use less hot sauce.

How to store

Store: Keep the honey wing sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You will want to heat it up in the microwave or on the stove before using. This will help melt the butter.

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Hot Honey Wing Sauce

By Heather
This hot honey wing sauce it the perfect dip or glaze for chicken wings, chicken tenders, and more.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce


  • Place the butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat until melted, about 30 seconds. You could also melt the butter in a saucepan on the stove.
  • Stir in honey and hot sauce. Stir until well combined.
  • Toss the sauce with cooked chicken wings or use as a dip.



This sauce is on the spicy side. You can add more honey if you like sweeter wings. You could also use less hot sauce.


Calories: 823kcal | Carbohydrates: 141g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 1863mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 140g | Vitamin A: 1147IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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