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7 Dipping Sauce for Chicken Wings

7 dipping sauce for chicken wings ideas that will make your appetizer out of this world delicious. Spicy, teriyaki, bbq, fry, bang bang and garlic parmesan. They’ll knock your socks off!

Dipping Sauce for Chicken Wings

Wanna’ know the best dipping sauce for chicken wings?? There isn’t just one answer, you’ll want little bowls full of all of these on the side next time you make them. Make appetizers fun again.

Chicken Wing Sauce Recipes

When you baked chicken wings or make air fryer wings you can certainly use a dry rub, or just add salt and pepper. What makes the real difference are the wing dipping sauces. I mean blue cheese dipping and ranch dressing are a given but for game day you should really go the extra mile to make them amazing.

Beyond bottled chicken wings dipping ideas, you can amp these babies up with seasonings and creaminess like mayo or sour cream.

hot sauce

BBQ Sauce for Chicken Wings

Let’s talk homemade shall we? For ready made I do like Mambo, regular or spicy. But if you want to make something from scratch you can really tweak it to your liking a lot more. Just make your meat plain with maybe a squeeze of lemon juice when done. Then pour or brush this on and serve.

  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1/2 c water
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar and brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce
  • One tsp garlic and onion powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder or cayenne pepper and tsp paprika

I like a silicone brush like this one here because it’s easy to clean and you can kinda’ use it as a spoon of sorts to mix everything together.

homemade barbecue sauce

Sauce for Fried Chicken Wings

We love this homemade fry sauce for dipping or brushing on when these babies are done.

  • 1/4 c ketchup
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/8 – 1/4 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch seasoned salt like Lawry’s
  • 1/4 tsp. Sriracha if you want to add some heat to it

You may have had this at Culvers or other fast food places served with fries. It is good on so many other things though, we even like it on fried fish. You can easily tweak this to add more salt and/or spice which is nicer than just buying it already made.

How to Make Fry Sauce

Teriyaki Sauce for Chicken Wings

We have used this same blend for all sorts of things like Instant Pot teriyaki chicken and spicy chicken thighs.

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 c. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp Sriracha, or more if you want more heat
  • 3-4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 c hoisin sauce

Add these EXCEPT the cornstarch to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Spoon about 1/4 c. of hot liquid into a dish and whisk 2 tbsp of it into your bowl until smooth. Then pour into your pan and whisk together. Allow it to bubble and thicken. Then do this again with 2 more if you want it thicker, so on and so forth.

Remember that as this sits and cools it will continue to thicken so you don’t want to add a whole bunch so it gets gummy.

homemade teriyaki sauce

Best Chicken Wing Sauce

And now we come to bang bang sauce. You can use this on shrimp too and it’s great. Toss with some pasta for added goodness. It provides a richness to any dish but is great brushed on crispy wings.

  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise and sweet chili sauce
  • 1-3 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1/4 Fresh lime juice squeeze inside is a nice add

Never heard of this stuff?? It’s true to it’s name with a Wallop of flavor that brings everything a step up. If you are serving a brunch or buffet style it is a fun one to add. Many have never heard or tried it so it’s a new item that people will likely rave over and ask for the recipe. (you can share) ; )

bang bang sauce

Chicken Wing Hot Sauce

I mean this is pretty common and often times just served as is right out of the bottle, BUT adding some sweetness is so much better. Kinda’ like our sweet Sriracha wings we made years ago I love savory and sweet mixtures.

  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

We used this on our hot wings in air fryer. Mix all three ingredients together for this buffalo wing sauce. Cook your poultry to a golden brown the way you like it, it’s even great on air fryer fried chicken legs.

buffalo wing sauce

Mustard Sauce for Dipping

I use this mustard dipping sauce for more than just this. It is great for pretzel bites, corn dogs and more. Sometimes I will include cheese dipping sauce as an option too which my youngest actually loves. You will need:

  1. 1/2 cup mayonnaise and Creole mustard which looks a little like Grey Poupon with more of a Southern twist
  2. 1/4 c. regular yellow mustard
  3. And then add 1/4 cup of honey to the mix

If you really love this or any of the others you can easily make a triple batch and add it to a squeeze jar. Save it in the fridge to use later or on other things.

pretzel dipping sauce

Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce Recipe

Ok so this is a new one so I thought I would just add it to this post where they are ALL listed. You can serve this hot or cold on the side or drizzled on top. You may have had this at Buffalo Wild Wings and fell in love. Now you can make your own version and make your own tweaks right at home.

garlic parmesan chicken wing sauce

A mayonnaise based sauce like bang bang, you can add as much citrus as you like and/or cheese. Here it is just whisked together as is but you could just as easily add everything and then heat in the microwave or stovetop. Totally up to you. A creamy chicken wing sauce I bet you’ll love.

Taste as you go and add a pinch of this or that to make it just as you remembered it at the restaurant.

chicken wing sauces

Dipping Sauce for Chicken Wings

Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken wings, creamy, garlic, parmesan, sauce, spicy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 86kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Whisk together all ingredients until smooth. Add tbsp of water or two to thin out if you don't want it as thick. Serve cold or warm in 30 second increments in microwave stirring in between times.
  • Serve with cooked wings.


Nutrition Facts
Dipping Sauce for Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving (0.5 oz)
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 197mg9%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 57IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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