These Sriracha Honey Buffalo Wings awesome. Buffalo wings are fairly hard to pass up at a party, unless you’re a vegetarian. And if that’s the case, there’s always a platter of crispy celery and carrots with the bonus buffalo wing sauce for our vegetarian friends. So everyone wins at our parties.

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Sriracha Honey Buffalo Wings Recipe

A memorable buffalo or chicken wing recipe is all about having a great sauce. This sauce is one that will keep people licking their fingers between every touchdown hoorah. Adding a bit of heat and lively spice doesn’t hurt either. And if your guests leave the party with their palates till tingling, then you know you have a winning recipe.

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Sriracha Honey Buffalo Wings

Love of Sriracha Wings

Our buffalo wing repertoire normally will have mild selection (for the the less spice inclined). It will also have an amped up, spice packed wing variation for the more daring and bold friends. Both are great, but the buffalo wings that are kicked up on the scoville level are so much more fun to eat. This sriracha honey glazed sauce is fantastic. We also have a siriracha chicken wing recipe that we developed and it’s also been a huge hit. The regular sriracha sauce doesn’t have butter. So yay for less calories, but it has a ton of umami flavor from hot sauce and fish sauce. Whichever sriracha sauce you use, they are deadly addicting combinations.

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The Sriracha Cookbook’s Sriracha Honey Buffalo Wings

Anything with spice or sriracha based blast is alway on our radar and there’s a new book by Randy Clemons. He is quite possibly the number one sriracha fan. Randy has a new book out, appropriately called, The Sriracha Cookbook. This book is filled with beautifully photographed recipes full of this sweet/spicy/tangy hot sauce. If you love Sriracha hot sauce, or any hot sauce for that matter, you’ll have plenty of cooking fun with this book.

Best Spicy Buffalo Wings Recipe
photo buffalo wings

The Sriracha Cookbook: We were drawn to his sriracha honey buffalo wings that included plenty of sweet orange blossom honey to balance out the heat. And it contains plenty butter to make it extra rich and special. His sriracha honey wings are a great variation and alternative to our other sriracha wings because of the balance of sweet and spice. Adding the bright pop of fresh lime juice makes his recipe over the top wonderful.

The fun part about Randy’s honey-glazed sriracha buffalo wings is that you can substitute the recipes with any of your favorite hot sauces. The results will probably be equally fantastic.

Sriracha Honey Buffalo Wings on plate

Sriracha Honey Buffalo Wings

Chicken wings can be prepared in different ways to achieve their crispness: fried or baked, with flour or not. Visit this write up on different ways to prepare chicken wings. This recipe shows a baked technique, but you can certainly fry the wings or air fry them to make them crispy.
Our recipe was adapted from The Sriracha Cookbook, with some minor changes.
5 from 15 votes


Chicken Wings

  • 2 pounds (910 g) Chicken Wings , rinsed, and patted dry
  • salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste

For the Sauce

  • 1/2 cup (115 g) Butter
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) Sriracha
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) Honey
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) fresh Lime Juice , about 1 lime
  • chopped fresh cilantro , optional for garnish
  • toasted sesame seeds , optional for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper.
    Preheat oven
  • Add salt and pepper to the chicken wings.
    seasoned chicken wings
  • On prepared baking sheet pan, spread chicken wings out in one even layer (we don't coat our wings with oil before baking, but you can if you want. We find that the oil just makes the wings greasier. The wings release enough fat already). Season chicken wings with salt and pepper.
    raw chicken wings on sheet pan
  • Bake at 425°F/220°C for about 30 minutes, then flip the wings.
    flipping wings
  • Finish baking at 425°F/220°C for about another 10-20 minutes or until the wings are crispy and cooked. Some thick wings will take the full 20 minutes to cook all the way through.
    cooked chicken wings
  • Make Sauce: While cooking the chicken wings, melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.
    melting butter for sriracha honey buffalo wings sauce
  • Add sriracha, honey, salt, and lime juice.
    ingredients added to pan
  • Whisk or stir to combine. Let sauce simmer for about 2 minutes until combined. Keep warm over low heat.
    whisking buffalo wing sauce
  • When ready to serve, toss chicken wings with sriracha-honey sauce or dip the wings in the sauce. Top with optional cilantro and sesame seeds. Serve warm.
    dipping chicken wing in sriracha honey buffalo wing sauce


Crispy Wing Alternate Cooking Methods

Traditional Fry in Oil (uses about 1/2-3/4 cup of cornstarch to coat wings).
Toss the wings in cornstarch to coat, shaking off excess cornstarch. 
Heat about 2-inches of oil in a large pot to 375°F. Fry in batches for about 8 minutes per batch, or until golden and cooked through. Make sure to turn the wings a couple times while cooking so they cook evenly. Season with salt & pepper.
Air Fryer Chicken Wings (here’s our favorite Air Fryer)
Season wings with salt & pepper. 
Air Fry at 400°F for 25-30 minutes, flipping 2-3 times while cooking.
Toss with a little sauce, and then air fry for another 4 minutes. Different models and sizes of air fryers cook quicker than others. So adjust times accordingly. 


Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 407kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 108mg, Sodium: 1338mg, Potassium: 147mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 833IU, Vitamin C: 17mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 1mg

What to do with the extra sauce?

Add the sauce on any grilled meats or even vegetables. The homemade buffalo sauce with the sriracha and honey has so much flavor that it’s even great on pasta. You can add it to eggs like fried eggs or scrambled eggs. Even drizzled over an omelette will make breakfast so much for flavorful. What ever do you, don’t get rid of it because it’s so good!

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