Wingstop Atomic Sauce Recipe

Your new go-to 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 January 21, 2023

Game nights aren’t complete without a bucket of wings smothered in this Wingstop Atomic Sauce Recipe. It’s a twist on classic buffalo sauce, with even more tasty flavor and spices!

Wingstop Atomic Sauce Recipe

Wingstop is a chain of American restaurants that began in 1994 in Texas. Wingstop specializes in boneless and bone-in chicken wings and is famous for its unique variety of sauces.

Their signature sauce is the Atomic Sauce, made from hot peppers, onions, garlic, and a combination of secret spices. It has a spicy, vinegary kick that waters the eyes and keeps you coming back for more!

This Atomic Sauce isn’t just for hot wings though. It also makes a great dip for fries and chicken tenders and tastes amazing on sandwiches and tacos.

Make every dish memorable with the help of this deliciously spicy sauce!

Tips and Tricks for Making Wingstop Atomic Sauce

  • Jar your sauce and give it out as a gift to friends and family! Make sure you boil the jars first to kill bacteria.

  • Add more of the peppers if you want an extra spicy sauce. The seeds carry most of the heat, so you can remove or add more to suit your tastes.

  • Blend the sauce in a food processor to get a super smooth sauce. A blender will also work, but make sure there are no big chunks of tomatoes or peppers.

  • Swap out white vinegar for lemon or lime juice. This will still give your sauce a tang, but also adds a nice citrus twist.

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Wingstop Atomic Sauce Recipe

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time40 min
  • Servings12
  • Yield12 cups

Level: Easy




  1. Blend Peppers, Tomatoes, Garlic, and Onion

    Add Roma tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, habanero pepper, jalapeno pepper, chipotles, bell peppers, chopped onion, and bulb garlic to the food processor.

    Blend until all the ingredients are smooth. Ensure most of the seeds have been pulverized.

  2. Cook Sauce Mixture

    Place a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the sauce mixture to the pot.

  3. Add Sugar, Salt, Vinegar, and Allspice

    Add sugar, salt, vinegar, and allspice to the pot. Stir to combine with the sauce.

  4. Simmer For 30 Minutes

    Let the mixture simmer for 30 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent the sauce from sticking to the bottom.

  5. Jar Your Sauce

    Remove the mixed sauce from the heat and allow it to cool. Once cool, pour the sauce into sterilized jars or bottles and seal.

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What to Serve with Wingstop Atomic Sauce

  • Wingstop’s Atomic Sauce makes the perfect glaze or dipping sauce for chicken wings! Toss your fried wings, chicken tenders, or nuggets into this delicious sauce for a pop of tanginess and spice.

  • In my opinion, this also makes the most perfect burger sauce. It’s tangy like ketchup but has so much more complexity and heat from the peppers.

  • Use it on your favorite burger, roasted chicken sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, or even as a taco sauce. The hot chili peppers make this sauce the perfect accompaniment to any Mexican dish.

  • You can also use this hot sauce as a soup base for your favorite chicken soup! It works great in place of store-bought soup mix for homemade ramen, hot and sour soup, or hot pot. And unlike store-bought soup mixes, there are no fillers or MSG!

  • I usually put hot sauce on my morning eggs, but there’s no reason why you couldn’t use this sauce instead. It will certainly help you perk you up on those early mornings.

Store/Reheat Wingstop Atomic Sauce

This Wingstop Atomic sauce can be stored in the freezer or refrigerator, and reheats easily too!

If your jarred sauce was sealed in a sterile hot water bath, it will keep in the refrigerator for up to six months. You can also freeze this sauce in an airtight container if you don’t have jars.

I recommend using small containers and freezing the sauce in individual portions. This will prevent you from having to thaw an entire container of sauce for one meal.

To reheat, empty frozen or refrigerated Atomic Sauce into a saucepan over medium heat. Let the mixture come to a full boil to kill any bacteria.

You can also use the microwave to reheat this sauce. Use a microwave safe container and set the microwave to HIGH for 3-4 minutes.

Make sure you keep the sauce partially covered while it reheats so the moisture doesn’t escape. This also ensures that the sauce heats evenly.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
  • 98Calories
  • 0.4g Fat
  • 21.4g Carbs
  • 1.9gProtein
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 98
% Daily Value*
Total Fat0.4g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium545mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate21.4g 8%
Dietary Fiber2.4g 9%
Total Sugars17.2g
Vitamin C0mcg 0%
Calcium26mg 2%
Iron1mg 6%
Potassium430mg 9%
*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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