“Are you ready for some football?”
That’s right, NFL football season is here once again and it’s time to worry about having the perfect game day snacks. And no game day is complete without chicken wings, one of the most popular game day foods.
Wings are so popular, the National Chicken Council claims, Americans eat over 25 billion pounds of them a year, with 1.25 billion pounds eaten on Superbowl weekend alone. Because of their popularity, size and only two per chicken, they also have become one of the most expensive pieces of chicken in the US.
I’m not sure why wings are so popular in the US. Maybe it’s the primal feeling you get when you’re gnawing on one. Maybe it was a great marketing tactic back in the day. Or of course, it could just be that they are so yummy. Regardless the reason, Americans are now hooked on chicken wings.
Whether you deep fry, bake, steam blanch or grill them, one of the most important decisions about your wings is the sauce.
One flavor or two, or maybe even three! It’s all about impressing everyone with your game day food choices. Of course, you could always use straight out of the bottle wing sauce. And while there are good bottled sauces available, if you really want to impress your friends, you need to make your own sauce.
That’s where I’m here to help! I’ve compiled 12 tasty and yummy wing sauce recipes ranging from spicy-sweet to spicy-hot, some easy and some are little more complicated. Your hardest decision will be choosing which one or ones to make.
1 Traditional Homemade Buffalo Sauce
Everyone has to have an excellent traditional buffalo wing sauce in their recipe book and Honey and Birch’s Homemade Buffalo Sauce recipe will not disappoint.
2 Grilled Honey Soy Chicken Wings
If you’re into Asian flavors, Latin Meets Lagnaippe’s Grilled Honey Soy Wing Sauce recipe will have you licking your fingers and begging for more.
3 Caribbean Sweet and Sticky Hot Wings
Find a little island flair with jerk seasoning and pineapple in Immaculate Bites Caribbean’s Sweet and Sticky Hot Wing Sauce recipe.
4 Wings with Honey Mustard Sauce
If mustard is what you like, then try out Fun, Love and Cooking’s Wings with Honey Mustard Sauce.
5 Honeyed Mango Hot Wings
For a fruity fix, Yes to Yolks’ Honeyed Mango Hot Wings recipe will light up your day with a mixture of mango, serrano chilies and honey.
6 Ginger Lime Cilantro Wings
Fresh ginger, lime and cilantro combine with spicy pepper flakes and honey make for a delightful sticky mess in The Spice Train’s Ginger Lime Cilantro Chicken Wing recipe.
7 Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings
For a simple but wonderfully tasty wing sauce, pull out the sriracha and a little honey in Family Table Treasure’s Honey Sriracha Chicken Wing recipe.
8 Ghost Pepper Chicken Wings
If fiery, burning hot is your favorite flavor of wings, then you’re going to love Chili Pepper Madness’ Crispy Baked Ghost Pepper Chicken Wing recipe.
9 Harissa Chicken Wings
Rose water and harissa paste bring a spicy, exotic flavor to the party in Confessions of a Foodie’s Harissa Chicken Wing recipe.
10 Honey Bourbon Balsamic Chicken Wings
Get a little drunk off the goodness of Reclaiming Yesterday’s Honey Bourbon Balsamic Chicken Wing recipe.
11 Sriracha Blackberry BBQ Wings
Blackberries and sriracha sauce pair perfectly in this fruity, sticky hot recipe for Blackberry Sriracha Wings from Little Broken.
12 Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce Chicken Wings
Treat yourself to a little Asian flavor in The Kitchen Whisperer’s Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce Crispy Baked Chicken Wings recipe.