Wingstop Atomic Sauce Recipe

Elen Rustick By Updated August 23, 2023

This homemade Wingstop atomic sauce is quick and easy! It takes just 10 minutes from start to finish (+ cooking time) and will take your next fried chicken night to the next level.

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Making this homemade hot sauce from scratch is not only super easy to make, but it tastes 5 times better than store-bought bottles! So why bother?

Plus, I can adjust the ingredients and the flavors to my liking and this really makes all the difference!

This recipe definitely takes chicken recipes to the next level. And if you combine it with pasta or tacos, you end up with an explosion of (hot) flavors.

What is Atomic Wingstop Sauce?

Wingstop Atomic Sauce is Wingstop’s signature sauce, made from hot pepper sauce, onions, garlic, and a combination of secret flavors and spices. It has a spicy, vinegary kick that my husband loves so much and that keeps him coming back for more.

Make sure to serve this Atomic Flavor Sauce with hot wings or as a dip for fries and chicken tenders. It also tastes amazing on sandwiches and tacos.

How To Make Wingstop Atomic Flavor

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

Level: Easy



How to Make it

Add Roma tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, roasted bell peppers, onion, garlic cloves, pepper sauce, chili powder, garlic, onion powder, black pepper, paprika, allspice, salt, sugar and white vinegar.

Blend until all the ingredients are smooth.

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

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

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

What to Serve with Wingstop Atomic Sauce

  • Of course, fried wings, chicken tenders, chicken wings or nuggets are the perfect accompaniment to this hot sauce.

  • You can also use it as a burger sauce. It’s tangy like ketchup but heat from the peppers. Or in any sandwich such as a roasted chicken sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, or even a taco sauce.

  • To vary a bit, you can also use this hot sauce as a soup base or on morning eggs.

How to Store Wingstop Atomic Sauce

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5 days or freeze for up to 5 months.


How Does Wingstop Cook Their Wings?

Wingstop deep fries their wings giving them a crispy exterior and a tender interior.

How Many Scoville Units Does Wingstop Atomic Flavor Have?

This depends on the exact recipe and ingredients. Generally speaking, a sauce containing habanero peppers ranges from around 100,000 to 350,000 SHUs, and sauces containing ghost peppers can exceed 1 million SHUs.

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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.