Easy Homemade Buffalo Sauce | Perfect Chicken Wing Sauce and More!

Mason jar of buffalo sauce on a cutting board with a white plate full of chicken tenders in the background

Try it next time you eat air fryer chicken wingshomemade chicken tendersbuffalo chicken wraps, or anything else with buffalo sauce. I promise it will change the way you eat!

This easy buffalo sauce recipe is made from scratch with just 7 ingredients and takes only 5 minutes to make.

Each serving is just 105 calories and it contains zero carbs, making it healthy on the keto diet!

Title and Shown: The Easiest Homemade Buffalo Sauce (in a mason jar with chicken tenders in the background)

HOW TO MAKE THIS HOMEMADE BUFFALO SAUCE RECIPE

Combine the Frank’s Red Hot sauce, butter, white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder into a small saucepan on medium-low heat. Whisk frequently.

To make a vegetarian version of this sauce, you can swap out normal Worcestershire sauce (it contains anchovies) for either a vegan Worcestershire sauce or substitute the amount needed with half lemon juice, half soy sauce, and a small pinch of granulated sugar.

You can use another kind of hot sauce if you prefer something to Frank’s, but I personally recommend Frank’s Red Hot to get the best desired taste.

Allow mixture to come to a simmer. The butter should be completely melted. This takes about 5 minutes. Taste the sauce and add salt as needed.

Take off the heat and allow to cool. The sauce will start to thicken as it cools.

You can enjoy immediately as a thinner sauce or refrigerate it for up to a month.

To use refrigerated buffalo sauce, remove from the fridge, stir sauce, and let it sit for 5 minutes. This will allow the sauce to thin up to the right consistency perfect for chicken wings.

Buffalo sauce in a mason jar with a spoon on the side. Chicken tenders on a plate in background.

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO ADJUST THE SPICE LEVEL IN THIS DIPPING SAUCE?

Heat tolerance can vary per person, so it’s important to tailor this recipe to exactly what you want. To make the sauce spicier, simply double the cayenne pepper included.

If you prefer a milder version of this recipe, you can half the amount of cayenne pepper used. You can even omit it if you prefer. This will minimally affect the taste of the sauce and help you lower that spice level.

HOW CAN I USE THIS SAUCE?

This recipe can be used as an easy dipping sauce for chicken tenders, cauliflower, and more. The sauce is also great as a chicken wing sauce.

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