This tangy, sweet, and spicy Honey Gold Chicken Wing Sauce is loaded with flavor. It’s the perfect dipping sauce, or addition to chicken, pork, or side dishes such as mashed potatoes!
Honey Gold Chicken Wing Sauce is one of our favorite sauces at home. That’s simple: everybody loves it, my children and husband alike!
Since it contains honey, it’s deliciously sweet. And even if it includes a bit of hot sauce, it’s subtle and not empowering.
The best part? This incredible recipe takes only 5 minutes of preparation!
I like to prepare it whenever we’re having an apéro. This is an original way to elevate our appetizer table. And we usually dip carrots or cucumber sticks in it!
What Is Honey Gold Sauce?
As the name suggests, the honey gold sauce is a rich sauce, similar to barbecue sauce and tastes like the honey gold chicken wings from restaurants in Memphis.
What Is Honey Gold Sauce Made Of?
Honey gold sauce combines butter, hot sauce, spices, soja sauce, and of course, honey, to make a delicious, thick, and sweet sauce.
What to Serve With Honey Gold Chicken Wings?
You can dip your chicken wings in this sauce or coat them generously. I also like to serve the sauce with crispy wingstop french fries or a fresh salad such as coleslaw kfc or creamy ina’s potato salad.
Honey Gold Chicken Wing Sauce Recipe
- Prep Time5 min
- Cook Time8 min
- Total Time13 min
How To Make Honey Gold Sauce
Melt the butter in a saucepan at low medium heat.
Once the butter is completely melted, stir in the hot sauce.
Next, add the honey, soy sauce, chili or paprika powder, black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. You can also add the salt or as much of this as you like to season the sauce.
Keep stirring until the ingredients are wholly combined and have formed a smooth mixture. The sauce should begin to boil.
Allow the sauce to cook for 3 to 5 minutes until thickened. Make sure you keep stirring it so it doesn’t stick to the saucepan.
Mix with your chicken wings and serve hot.
- Keep your butter cold until you’re ready to start preparing your sauce. This helps its ability to emulsify – which is important for the consistency of the honey gold sauce.
- Melt the butter on a low to medium heat. If the stove temperature is too high, the butter melts too quickly and becomes too thin. This is because you want the butter to thin when the sauce is cooked. The butter, along with the honey, keeps all of the sauce ingredients combined. If you don’t get this good emulsion, your sauce will split and won’t stick to your chicken wings.
- Bake the chicken wings by brushing them with oil or melted butter, then season with salt and pepper. Bake them in the oven until crispy and golden brown.
- Play with the ingredients. For more texture and taste, add crushed red pepper, red chili flakes, or extra hot sauce. To give the sauce a rich caramel flavor, you can also add brown sugar.
- Add a natural conservative. Some people like to add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. White vinegar brings acidity that helps to preserve homemade sauces. It will also add a slightly acidic tangy taste to the sauce. Since this recipe stays fresh for a long time, I don’t add extra white wine vinegar.
How To Store Honey Gold Sauce
- In The Fridge: Butter-based sauce should be kept for 1-2 months in the refrigerator. Cooked wings are safely stored for 3-4 days.
- In The Freezer: The Memphis honey gold sauce can also be stored in the freezer for around 1 to 2 years, while honey gold wings will stay safe for 3 months only.
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- 12.1 gramsFat
- 57.8 gramsCarbs
- 1.1 gramsProtein