25+ BEST Sauces for Wings (Chicken Wing Sauces)

Looking for a tasty wing sauce? This handy guide covers all of the best sauces for chicken wings – buffalo sauce, BBQ sauce, tangy sauces and more!

Did you know there’s more than just the classic buffalo sauce and BBQ sauce you can enjoy on your chicken wings?

There’s an entire world of mouthwatering sauce recipes you should explore. From tangy to spicy to sweet, we’ll fill you in on the best sauces for wings so you can have the most delicious wings ever!

Sauce is a must-have accompaniment to your wings…

With these recipes and glazing ideas, you can take your chicken wings to the next level of deliciousness. You’ll be the hit of the party when you show up with an array of sauces, and even better if you prepare the wings right – I like to bake mine or fry them in the air fryer.

Pick one of your favorite wing sauces from the list below, add a couple chicken wing side dishes, and you’re guaranteed an amazing dinner!

PS – These sauces are also delicious on baked chicken legs, air fried chicken breasts, and air fryer chicken thighs!

The BEST Sauces for Wings

Hand holding spoon dipped into jar of buffalo sauce.
This Buffalo Wing Sauce recipe can be made mild, medium or hot to suit your taste preference. It's the BEST Buffalo Sauce and made with only 4-ingredients!
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Wings arranged on grey plate scattered with cucumbers.
Chinese Chicken Wings are topped with a sweet yet spicy combination of soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and Sambal oelek chili paste.
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These super duper spicy-zesty, messy-good lemon pepper wings are here to rock your grilling world!
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper
If you love Nashville Hot Chicken, you’ll really love these chicken wings that are battered, crispy fried, and slathered in spicy Nashville hot sauce! Boom!
Get the RECIPE from Chili Pepper Madness
Side view of glazed wings on sheet of parchment.
These Vietnamese Chicken Wings are baked in the oven until crisp & coated in a sweet-spicy combination of spices.
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Sticky Mango Curry Oven Baked Boneless Wings- try these easy, delicious baked wings as a healthier option.
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These mango habanero chicken wings are like a Buffalo Wild Wings copycat, but low in sugar! Sticky, sweet, spicy and full of flavor!
Get the RECIPE from A Full Living
Baked Boneless Honey BBQ Chicken Wings with Spicy Ranch…a smidge healthier, and so much tastier than the fried version!
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
Jar of jerk sauce with spoon.
This authentic jerk sauce recipe is jam-packed with spice and an incredible blend of sweet, savory, herbaceous, and warm flavors. Each taste will transport you to the beaches of the Caribbean!
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Crispy Garlic Parmesan Wings. These wings are crispy, garlicky and cheesy, with the perfect crunch.
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Overhead shot of jalapeno ranch in small jar with spoon, topped with sliced jalapenos.
Jalapeño Ranch is perfect as a dressing, dip or sauce. It’s creamy with a distinct herby flavor but its subtle spicy kick is what keeps you coming back for more!
Jalapeno Ranch
Thai chicken wings are coated and served with a spicy peanut sauce for a delicious appetizer that’s a real crowd pleaser. These baked wings are easy to make
Get the RECIPE from The Cookie Rookie
Football, friends or just a fun dinner, these Asian BBQ Boneless Oven Baked Wings will please the crowd. Find the recipe and more at halfbakedharvest.com
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Grilled Greek Chicken Wings! Made with zesty Greek marinade & 2-zone grilling, these Greek wings are totally juicy with the best crispy skin!
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These sticky teriyaki chicken wings are oven baked or fried until golden brown then tossed with a sticky & sweet teriyaki chicken wing sauce!
Get the RECIPE from Drive Me Hungry
Finger-licking, lip-smacking, best ever harissa chicken wings. Made with red pepper paste, spices, and the perfect amount of sweetness.
Get the RECIPE from Posh Plate
Crispy Baked Chicken Wings with a sticky sweet ’n spicy chili lime sauce. These chicken wings are the perfect appetizer for your next party!
Get the RECIPE from Joyful Healthy Eats
These pickleback chicken wings are inspired by a pickleback shot – a shot of whiskey chased with a shot of pickle juice.
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Thai Peanut Chicken Wings with Fiery Pineapple-Jalapeño Salsa – Perfect game day all around crowd pleaser, from halfbakedharvest.com
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Honey mustard chicken wings are a classic party food recipe that’s crispy, sweet, and spicy. The wings are baked to perfection and smothered in a delicious creamy sauce.
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These sweet chili wings are both sweet and spicy; with unique flavors from gochujang and delicately crispy from a light breading.
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Easy baked Honey Sesame Chicken Wings soak in savory teriyaki marinade, then bake & finish under the broiler to create sticky-sweet glaze!
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Jamaican jerk chicken wings with delicious crispy skin and tender and juicy meat are loaded with flavor. They’re easy to make on the oven, grill, or air fryer.
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The wings are marinated in a mixture of spices combined with brown sugar and soy sauce served with avocado ranch.
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Side view of container of blue cheese dressing in small jar with spoon.
This is the BEST Steakhouse Blue Cheese Dressing recipe. It takes less than five minutes to make. Super creamy, tangy and loaded with chunky blue cheese. Drizzle it over some Buffalo Wings. 
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Hand dipping spoon into green sauce.
This Peruvian Green Sauce (or Aji Verde) is a spicy and versatile condiment. Made with jalapeno, cilantro, and fresh lime juice, plus Greek yogurt to give it a creamy texture. It's an amazing dipping sauce for wings.
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Chicken wings in white bowl next to small jar of wing dry rub.
This is the best Chicken Wing Rub for smoking! A handful of simple spices work their magic to infuse savory, smoky, and spicy flavors into chicken wings before they’re smoked to crispy perfection. The easiest way to make flavor-packed chicken wings!
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these sauces can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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Sticky vietnamese chicken wings on serving platter next to small bowl of hot sauce.

25+ BEST Sauces for Wings

Looking for a tasty chicken wing sauce? This handy guide covers all of the best sauces for wings – buffalo sauce, BBQ sauce & so much more! Try these Vietnamese Chicken Wings. Baked in the oven until crisp & coated in a sweet-spicy combination of soy sauce, brown sugar and sambal oelek chili paste.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people



  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce (Kecap Manis)
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Sambal Oelek chili paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 
  • Place chicken on a sheet pan lined with foil. Drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to thoroughly coat. Arrange in a single layer and roast for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browned (they will continue to cook after tossing with the sauce).
  • While the wings roast, make the sauce. Combine the soy, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and sambal oelek.
  • When the chicken is browned, transfer the wings to a large bowl. Add half the sauce and toss to coat.
  • Return the wings to the lined sheet pan and arrange in a single layer. Roast for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until browned. Remove from the oven.
  • Toss with the remaining sauce and sprinkle with chopped cilantro, sesame seeds, and green onions. Serve with lime wedges on the side.
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Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 192mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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