Spicy Buffalo wings get a little twist with the use of Sriracha sauce.
Yes, I’m still on my Sriracha kick. My latest creation is making buffalo wings with Sriracha sauce.
The sauce for Buffalo wings is basically just hot sauce with melted butter. It’s so simple to make your own that I don’t plan on ever ordering them again.
I replaced the hot sauce with Sriracha sauce. These came out great. The sauce has the same bright orange color and comes out creamy, spicy, with a hint of the tangy and sweet from the Sriracha sauce. I also added a squeeze of fresh lime juice to cut into the spice just a little.
For the wings you can either bake them until crisp or fry them. Baking is healthier and easier, but I stuck to the traditional deep fried method for these.
This is actually the first time I’ve attempted Buffalo wings and I was really pleased with the result. I will definitely be adding these to my TV watching party food recipes.
Sriracha Buffalo Wings
- 1 1/2 lbs party chicken wings
- vegetable oil for frying
for the chicken coating
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
for the buffalo sauce
- 4 tbsp butter
- 6 tbsp sriracha sauce
- squeeze of fresh lime juice optional
- chopped cilantro optional, for garnish
- Heat vegetable oil to 350°F in preparation for frying. In a small bowl, whisk flour, water, and cornstarch until thick, smooth slurry forms. Coat wings lightly in the slurry (if it clings on too thick, manually wipe some of it off). Fry in small batches, about 9-10 minutes until crispy and golden.
- While wings are cooking, make the buffalo sauce. Melt butter in a small saucepan on the stove. Stir in sriracha until sauce becomes uniform and orange. If desired, add in a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Coat finished wings with sauce (I used a brush and brushed the wings with the sauce, double coating each one). Garnish with cilantro if desired. Serve with carrots, celery and ranch dressing.
- If you would rather bake the wings, do not make the slurry.
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Place wings on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake about 40-50 minutes until wings are crisp.
- While the wings bake, make the sauce. Brush the sauce on the baked wings and serve.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.