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Honey Gold Chicken Wing Sauce

Claire By
Passionate about food and pastries since always, Claire spends most of her time in the kitchen to develop new recipes. She is French but lived many years abroad.
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Updated May 19, 2023

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!

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Honey Gold Sauce

Okay, let’s be honest. Due to the dark ramekin I used, my pictures don’t really do justice to this phenomenal honey gold wing sauce.

Yet, not only is this sauce delicious, but it’s also the perfect complement to chicken wings (or any piece of chicken you prefer!).

It combines butter, hot sauce, spices, soja sauce, and of course, honey, to make a rich, delicious sauce that tastes exactly like the honey gold chicken wings from restaurants in Memphis.

The best part? This incredible recipe takes only 5 minutes of preparation!

Dip your chicken wings in it or coat them generously. Serve with fried shrimp, roasted vegetables of baked brie for a decadent meal!

Honey Gold Chicken Wing Sauce Recipe

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time8 min
  • Total Time13 min
  • Servings4
  • Yield4

Level: Easy


Honey Gold Chicken Wing Sauce Recipe Ingredients


How To Make It

Melt the butter in a saucepan at low medium heat.

Honey Gold Chicken Wing Sauce Recipe Step 1

Once the butter is completely melted, stir in the hot sauce.

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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.

Honey Gold Chicken Wing Sauce Recipe Step 3

Keep stirring until the ingredients are wholly combined and have formed a smooth mixture. The sauce should begin to boil.

Honey Gold Chicken Wing Sauce Recipe Step 4

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.

Honey Gold Chicken Wing Sauce Recipe Step 5

Pro Tips

  • 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.

Storage Instructions

  • 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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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
  • 326Calories
  • 12.1 gramsFat
  • 57.8 gramsCarbs
  • 1.1 gramsProtein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 326
% Daily Value*
Total Fat12.1 grams16%
Saturated Fat7.4 grams 37%
Cholesterol30 milligrams 10%
Sodium2275 milligrams 99%
Total Carbohydrate57.8 grams 21%
Dietary Fiber1.5 grams 6%
Total Sugars53.5 grams
Protein1.1 grams
Vitamin C8 micrograms 40%
Calcium41 milligrams 3%
Iron2 milligrams 13%
Potassium239 milligrams 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.
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