Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hot Wing Sauce

It amazes me how ridiculously expensive chickens wings are here now. When I first came to Georgia, wings were the cheapest chicken you could get, followed closely by legs, then thighs. Breasts were the expensive chicken. But not anymore. We have made wings the best things to eat for some reason. Anyway, they happened to have bags at the store for buy 1 get one free so I had wings this week.
Phil and I love wings with hot wing sauce on them and we have a particular brand that we buy for just a dollar here but today I was supposed to make the wings and had no wing sauce. So I did my usual search for the recipe and then just used what I had in the refrigerator to make my own.

1/2 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup hot sauce (I used the cheap Southern Home brand)
1 1/2 Tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 tsp. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (or what I did was sprinkle it in until it looked like 1/4 tsp to me)
1/8 tsp. garlic powder (a few less shakes than above)

Put it all in a pan on medium heat until it melts and heats up good.

Now since I have already used this I can tell you that the sauce taste was excellent. Very much like the one we usually buy only a bit better as far as I am concerned. However, when I make this again--and I will-- I will cook it a bit ahead of time and probably double the recipe and cook it down until it is thicker as it was a bit thin.
I brushed some on the chicken wings before it was cooked and then poured the rest over the wings afterwards.

It was definitely good! Now I need to learn how to make my own hot sauce.


  1. Hi Becky! The sauce sounds yummy! I like how you use the ingredients you have on hand. Hometeaders are good about that! Homemade beats store-bought any day! Thanks for the recipe! Blessings from Bama!

    1. I was really pleased with how good it tasted. I need to find a good recipe to can now.

  2. When I was young, my Granny used occasionally to cook a chicken for us as a special treat, because it was so expensive. We usually ate beef because it was cheap. Now it is the other way round!

    1. Chicken and pork have always been cheap. Beef used to be fairly cheap (hamburger especially) but now we can hardly afford beef and the cuts are so small.

  3. Hey Becky, I like wings myself. Many years ago, I had the pleasure of tasting Wings in Buffalo where they were created, been hooked ever since. I make a simple sauce, butter and hot sauce. That's it and tastes good.

    1. Well, that is pretty much what this is hot sauce and butter. It is getting so we can buy the frozen bags of wings, if they are on sale for buy 1 get 1, otherwise we are stuck with thighs and legs. Breasts are pretty cheap now but Phil and I really like the dark meat better.