Buffalo Dipping Sauce

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Wing time Buffalo Sauce

This easy Buffalo Dipping sauce recipe is the perfect accompaniment to chicken wings, either as a dipping sauce or as a sauce you fully coat your wings in. Absolutely delicious.

buffalo dipping sauce
Slowly heating in the saucepan


Upstate New York Buffalo Wings

Many years ago I studied at Rochester University in upstate New York. It was an intense period with much hard work and play. I remember the highlight of each week was Friday evening when we would hit the town for a few beers and some hot wings.


garlic buffalo sauce
Buffalo Hot Wing Sauce


Back in those days, at the beginning of the 1990’s, it was unfortunately before the explosion of craft beer manufacturers in the region, which meant the beer choice wasn’t that brilliant. But wow, were the chicken wings good!!?

We would frequent a number of joints that we knew where we could get a huge plate of freshly cooked Buffalo Wings. Gosh was that a good way to avoid having to cook.


tabasco buffalo sauce
Dipping a chicken wing


Buffalo wings are chicken wings which are coated in a spicy Buffalo sauce, like the buffalo wing sauce described in this recipe. Apparently Buffalo wings were invented in the Anchor Bar and Grill in Buffalo, NY back in 1964 using Frank’s Original hot sauce. And wow, am I glad someone came up with this fantastic idea!

Garlic Buffalo sauce

In this recipe, I add a little bit of Worcestershire sauce, some tabasco and some minced garlic to the original recipe, to make the perfect garlic Buffalo sauce. This is such a perfect recipe to use on game days when you need a pile of hot wings to snack on.


buffalo dipping
Buffalo Dipping Sauce


Some people prefer to use the sauce as a dipping sauce, but I like to cover my chicken wings in the sauce in a bowl, before transporting to a clean plate. Either way, you will need to clean your fingers afterwards! 


buffalo wings


The trick is to make sure you have some nice crispy chicken wings to coat. I make mine in my air fryer, just because it makes them crispy and is a minimum of fuss and energy use.

buffalo sauce


game day snacks
Try this with your Buffalo Hot Sauce!


I hope you enjoy this easy recipe and look forward to hearing how you get on!

How to make a good Buffalo dipping sauce

Buffalo Dipping Sauce

buffalo wings

This delicious spicy Buffalo dipping sauce is easy to make and great to serve up with chicken wings for the perfect Buffalo hot wings!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 75g salted butter
  • 105 g Frank's Redhot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 drops tabasco
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic


  • Extra Cayenne pepper (to make it spicier)


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan on a low heat. Mix in the remaining ingredients and whisk together. Heat until starting to simmer.
  2. Serve up hot as a dipping sauce or use it to cover your cooked wings by pouring over the wings in a bowl before serving up.


If you want to make the sauce spicier, feel free to add some cayenne pepper for an extra kick.

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