Homemade Asian chicken wing sauce can be as spicy as you want, or mild. Give your air fryer or baked wings a kick of flavor with this. If you loved our Asian steak marinade using beef you are going to go crazy over this one as well.
This Asian chicken wing sauce is amazing! Using guajillo chiles, or your favorite type, and a bit of sweetness you can create the perfect dipping sauce for chicken wings at home. A spicy chicken wing sauce you’ll want to make again again with your favorite appetizer. (affiliate links present, originally published 2/22)
Homemade Chicken Wing Sauce
This one was just created to lather on once your baked crispy chicken wings are cooked, or to just dip them in. That is totally up to you. We have been known to make these fun finger foods for dinner, not just a starter or snack. With a bunch of different dips you could make a different one each week and not repeat for weeks.
This will only take you about 15 minutes to make. Adjust as you go along to add more sweetness or heat to your liking. Then use immediately and/or make a large batch and bottle it for later.
Chicken Wing Hot Sauce
If you can find fresh peppers at the store, go for it. Most times they are bought dried and then when you boil them with a bit of water they kinda’ come back to life. You can keep them on hand this way too and make it year round without having to go back to the store, that is always nice.
- You can find a bag of Guajillo chiles here
- You’ll need some water to bring them to life and soften up
- Use some orange juice for sweetness and tartness
- Apple cider vinegar
- Fresh lime juice
- Diced roasted garlic
- Honey for sweets
- Olive oil and seasonings like salt and pepper
A blender is needed to really blend it up nicely and get it smooth. To further that, use a fine mesh strainer at the end to get any slightly larger chunks out of it too. Pour back into your pot, into a bowl to toss with your drummettes, or if are serving a lot of people you could pour it into a slow cooker with the top on, on the warm setting.
Guajillo Chile Sauce
We talk about how to cook chicken wings a lot on my site. Why? Um…..because they’re amazing. I mean kinda’ a complete meal as far as I am concerned. Ok so maybe you need some carbs or something, so yes we love a batch of air fryer pretzel bites with mustard pretzel dip on the side too. 😉 Oh my my mouth is watering now.
If you haven’t found the best way to cook wings yet I will list our faves below:
- Our dry rub air fryer chicken wings really don’t need buffalo chicken wing dip of any kind, but up to you.
- If you wanted to try something different, you could use this sweet spicy sauce on air fryer turkey wings too.
- Boneless wings are great for little ones so they don’t have to eat around the bones. Make on a sheet pan or in your Ninja Foodi for extra crispiness.
Want to try a vegetarian version of sorts, toss this all over some air fryer cauliflower wings y’all. I mean we do eat meat but are obsessed with these for sure. They take less than 30 minutes and are almost as filling as their meat counterpart. Lower in saturated fat for sure, you should give them a whirl too.
Game Day Wing Sauce
This is great served as a chicken nuggets dip too! That is right, if your kids love hot hot add this to the choices with their tenders.
- In a small saucepan add the chilis with 1/2 cup of water. Let it begin to boil for 6 minutes. Pour the chilies with the water left, in a blender with your garlic, onion, paprika, orange juice, lime juice, and vinegar.
- taste, add cayenne pepper for added heat, more garlic for chili garlic sauce, or soy sauce for saltiness
- Blend until smooth. Use a fine strainer to make sure you remove any larger pieces, so it is completely smooth. In a medium saucepan add 1 tablespoon of oil.
- Let it heat up and pour the sauce into the pan and heat over low heat until it thickens a bit, about 10 minutes. Stir constantly. While it’s heating up, add in the honey, and additional salt and pepper to taste. Mix until combined
- Remove Asian buffalo wing sauce from heat and pour over your favorite wing recipe, toss to coat.
Sprinkle with diced chives and/or sesame seeds and serve on a baking sheet lined with foil (sprayed with cooking spray) if you’re serving a crowd. You will want something on the side to tame the heat, believe me. Slices of carrots and celery with blue cheese and ranch dressing are perfect for that.
The best way to reheat chicken wings in air fryer <——is right here for ya’.
Asian Wing Sauce Recipe
As far as serving goes I would dress what you’re going to eat then and there, but then keep the rest separate. That way your meat will save nicely and not get soggy when you to to reheat them later.
You can jump to recipe below and get started on it. If you do want to double or triple this so you can store it for later you totally could. Bottled up and canned, this makes a great gifts during the holidays or have available as a Super Bowl party party favor to take home.
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Asian Chicken Wing Sauce
- 1 pan
- 1 blender
- In a small saucepan add the guajillo chilis with 1/2 cup of water and let it begin to boil for 6 minutes. Pour the chilies with the water left in the sauce pan, in a blender with the garlic, onion, paprika, orange juice, lime juice, and vinegar.
- Blend until smooth. Use a strainer to make sure you remove any pieces of chili, so it is completely smooth. In a medium saucepan, add one tablespoon of olive oil.
- Let it heat up and pour the sauce into the pan and heat over low heat until it thickens a bit, about 10 minutes. Stir constantly. While it's heating up, add in the honey, and additional salt and pepper to taste. Mix until combined
- Remove from heat and pour over wings and toss to coat.