Buffalo Sauce is one of the easiest condiments to make at home. Butter, hot sauce, and garlic are all you need for a quick, delicious homemade buffalo sauce.
If you have a serious love of anything and everything “buffalo” flavored then you need to make your own buffalo sauce. This basic buffalo sauce isn’t too spicy (in case you have some heat wimps in the family). The fun thing is that you can make the sauce as spicy – or not – as you want. Try out this sauce on your own buffalo wings with this Baked Chicken Wings with Buffalo Sauce recipe.
What you will love most about this sauce, other than the flavor, is that it takes about 5 minutes total to make. You can whip it up at a moment’s notice. The recipe is a great base to create your own unique buffalo sauce!
This is a mild buffalo sauce. If you want it spicier, add a little Tabasco, Tapatio, or more Frank’s to it, a little at a time until you get the right amount of heat. More garlic? No problem – just add it in! A little honey to sweeten it or ginger to add an Asian twist.
Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe
Homemade Buffalo Sauce Ingredients
- Frank’s Hot Sauce
- White Vinegar
- Garlic Powder
Homemade Buffalo Sauce Directions
Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Once melted, remove from heat.
Add the Frank’s Hot Sauce, garlic, and vinegar. Whisk to combine.
Other than the obvious use on chicken wings, I love to use homemade buffalo sauce on a buffalo shrimp salad, in buffalo popcorn, and even in the slow cooker for buffalo chicken sliders! The possibilities are endless.
Quick and Easy Homemade Buffalo Sauce
Homemade buffalo sauce is quick and easy to make with a few pantry ingredients! Add your favorite flavors to create a personalized buffalo sauce.
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/2 cup Frank's Hot sauce
- 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder (more to taste)
- Melt butter in a small sauce pan over low heat.
- Once melted, remove from heat.
- Add rest of ingredients and whisk to combine.
- Coat chicken wings, shrimp in sauce or use as a dipping sauce.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 23Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
If I don’t have white vinegar can I use malt vinegar?
It will give it a different flavor. But you can try it.
Maria Deloach says
delicious sauce, I cooled it down just a bit by adding just little tomato sauce.
thats not home made unless yopu made franks at your house
Or the Butter, White Vinegar and Garlic Powder, are you really that far out!? Franks Cayenne Sauce is easy to make though, like Tabasco, simple ingredients, simple formula, it’s not rocket science!
great recipe! I love it! I made it with pulled chicken for sandwiches.
I just made this sauce tonight. Thank you sooooo much for the recipe.It was super yummy 🙂
Still one of my favorites! Glad you enjoyed it!
Thanks for sharing this recipe. I made your sauce tonight to use in buffalo chicken calzones for dinner-YUM!
That sounds delicious!! And you’re so welcome.
Frugal Hausfrau says
I love this idea! When my brother was here visiting I bought him “wing sauce” because he uses it on a lot of food – I could have made him this!!
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This sounds super easy to make and super yummy. I’ve been trying to find ways to make more things homemade! Thanks for the share!
Yum! This looks great!
I’m always trying to find a reason to make it and add it to something! My husband thinks I’m nuts….
This is fantastic! I was just wondering yesterday what was in “buffalo sauce” as I made buffalo chicken sliders. Thank you! Pinning. And, thank you for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday! I hope to see you again tomorrow!!
Super easy, right?! Someone’s making a lot of money on that stuff!
Katherines Corner says
Oh my goodness , yum, I think I need to get some wings from the market. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo
Thanks for hosting!
I had no idea buffalo sauce was so easy to make! I’m definitely going to try this with some grass-fed butter!
I know! And you can add to it, too – or use grass-fed butter!
Sounds really good….thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!
Yum! I love buffalo sauce! I add it to my hamburgers, grilled chicken, even roasted cauliflower. Thanks for helping me out with this recipe!
Cauliflower!! Good idea! I’ll have to try that.
Gail Akeman says
I always have hot sauce in the house. Hmm. good idea
It’s super easy to whip up!
Sounds amazing Camille, I’ve never made homemade Buffalo sauce before…gonna start NOW 🙂 Found my way over from Melt in Your Mouth Monday! Pinning 🙂
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Miz Helen says
I just love your sauce and will sure be trying it very soon. Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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Kimberly Amici says
Yummy, my son loves buffalo sauce on his chicken wings, tenders, etc. This will come in handy. Stopping over from WFMW.
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We make our own buffalo sauce too and make it the same way except we don’t add vinegar. Now I need to try it with the vinegar because that sounds like a yummy addition!
So nice to see how easy it is to make Buffalo sauce. Now I know why I like it so much. Hot sauce + butter + garlic = yummy!
Amy Kim ( says
So easy! And I love Frank’s Red Hot! Thanks for sharing!
Sarah Reid, RHNC ( says
My stepbrother does this all the time when we have “plain” chicken for dinner. I’m amazed the butter doesn’t show on his frame!
Lucky him!! 🙂
Looks just perfect, Camille!!! Happy Sunday~
LOVE that you went homemade! Always makes me feel like I’ve done something fabulous! 😀
This is a great recipe, love the idea of making it! Now, if I could just know how to substitute that famous Frank´s sauce..
You can make your own! Well, you can make your own Tabasco so there has to be a way to make the Frank’s too. I pinned the idea a few years ago. 🙂
Helene D'souza says
Love from scratch sauces! Unfortunately we don’t get these sauces here. Thank you for sharing, it’s a keeper. =)
Nichole C says
Yummy! Growing up, my mom almost always made homemade buffalo sauce, and its been years since I remembered this…you just reminded me AND made my mouth water 😉
The Ninja Baker says
Thank you for this recipe, Camille. It’s very nice indeed to have a milder Buffalo sauce in my files. P.s. I may be one of those heat wimps
Kitty Hillcrest says
I made the sauce and poured it over chicken breasts and thighs in a 350 degree oven. But the sauce “separated” while it was cooking….so it was mostly just burned butter at the end (but the buffalo flavor on teh chicken was intact and delicious.Any thoughts about keeping the sauce from separating?
I always add the sauce after the chicken is cooked. For this I’d cook the chicken thighs until 99% done, then spread just a thin layer of the sauce and cook for maybe 5-7 minutes. Take the chicken out of the oven and then cover with sauce. The other option is to cook it exactly how you did, knowing it will separate, and then add another layer of sauce right out of the oven.