Honey Sriracha Sauce is going to be your newest obsession. Perfect for chicken and adding to any type of cooked, grilled, or smoked meats, this simple sauce recipe is a great dip or flavor enhancer you'll love.
When it comes to a dipping sauce, it just doesn't get much better than sweet and spicy. The sweetness draws you in, and the subtle heat has you coming back for more. This honey sriracha sauce recipe isn't messing around, either. While I love using this homemade sauce on meats, I think it's delicious on vegetables as well.
If you've been looking for an option for your chicken wings to have in addition to your favorite buffalo sauce, trust me when I say that this is it. It may look like a small container of a delicious marinade or dip, but I can assure you that it's crazy addictive and it'll be gone before you realize it.
Make sure to check out my Sriracha BBQ Sauce for another perfectly balanced heat.
Honey - Honey is key for sweetness. If you can find local honey, support a small business and stock up as you'll be making this delicious sauce again very soon.
Sriracha Sauce - Just a tad bit will bring on the spice!
Kosher Salt - This gives a nice contrast to the sweetness and spice.
How To Make Honey Sriracha Sauce
The simple ingredients create the perfect balance of flavors.
Step One: Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl, using a fork.
Step Two: Pour into a sealed container or a jar with a lid for storage until you're ready to use.
Apple cider vinegar - If you want to add a tad bit of acidity, you can add a tiny amount of vinegar to the mixture. Rice vinegar also works well.
Chili powder - Need even more heat? Sprinkle and store in some chili powder for a kick. Black pepper can also increase the flavor of the sauce.
Garlic - A little bit of garlic juice or dried garlic can be stirred in as well.
Add more or less - Truth be told, this spicy-sweet sauce is really versatile in how you can make it. If you want more heat, add more sriracha sauce. If you want less, add less. The same goes with the sweetness as well. More honey will make it sweeter, less will make it less sweet. You can play with the amount that you add until you get it perfect for how you want it.
What type of foods would you serve honey sriracha sauce on?
This is where it gets fun. You can add this homemade sriracha sauce to grilled carrots (shown above), to grilled chicken, chicken wings, brussels sprouts, fresh fries, or sweet potato fries, or even whip up some honey sriracha meatballs to enjoy.
Keep in mind that this is great as a topping, as a simple marinade, or as a homemade dipping sauce as well. Depending on what you're serving it with is how you should use it.
Can you store this sauce at room temperature?
You can. You can also store it in the fridge if you'd like. If you store it in the fridge, it may become thicker in texture so keep that in mind as you're storing it.
Do you need to cook this on the stove?
You don't - this is one of the reasons that I really enjoy it. However, if you want to heat it on the stove and use it as a coating over your wings or other food items, you can.
Add the ingredients to a medium saucepan and place on the stove. Heat over medium high heat until mixed well, then pour over the top of your cooked wings. You can then toss them around in the sauce until they're totally coated.
As the mixture cools, it will create stickiness to the wings that are crazy good. Most times when you see wings that are coated with a "glaze", it's because they either have honey or molasses as one of the main ingredients.
Can you freeze this sweet and spicy dipping sauce?
This dipping sauce is best served fresh. Since it just takes a few minutes to make and will stay good for a long time once created, there's really no need to add it to the freezer for later.
If you're worried that you're not going to be able to eat it all in the time allotted for it to stay fresh, just got down the amount that you're making. With it being such a simple recipe, you can easily alter the size that you create to fit your current needs. (The same goes for if you need to make a bigger batch, too!)
- 2 oz honey
- 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Stir together all the ingredients.
- Season to taste with additional salt, if desired. Store in the fridge.