Hooters Chicken Wing Sauce

Hooters Chicken wing sauce is a wonderful wing sauce. While you may have to provide your own Hooter’s girls, you can make Hooters Chicken Wing Sauce just like the restaurant does. When your wings are done, coat them in this sauce and serve.

chicken wings covered in homemade Hooters wing sauce

Hooters Chicken Wing Sauce has loads of flavor. Brown sugar gives it a touch of sweetness to balance the heat from cayenne pepper and Tabasco sauce.

Hot wings are a great appetizer to make for a party, game day, or any fun celebration. This sauce coats beautifully on fried or baked chicken wings, especially homemade Hooters wings.


Here’s what you need:

  • Butter
  • Tabasco Sauce
  • Brown Sugar
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Chili Sauce

Chili sauce can be found in the condiment section at your grocery store. It is usually near ketchup and mustard.

How to Make Hooters Wing Sauce

Simply stir together all the ingredients. That’s it!

You can make the sauce ahead of time. Keep it refrigerated and in a sealed container.

How to Use Hooters Wing Sauce

Toss this tasty sauce on fried or baked chicken wings or chicken tenders.

You can also use homemade Hooters wing sauce for fried chicken sandwiches. Just coat a fried chicken breast with the sauce and place it in a bun with pickles or jalapeno peppers.

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chicken wings covered in homemade Hooters wing sauce

Hooters Chicken Wing Sauce

Hooters wing sauce is so easy to make. 
4.95 from 18 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hooter’s Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 264kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup Tabasco Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce


  • Mix all ingredients together. This will store well in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Serve this with the Hooter’s Hot Wings.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 536mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 995IU | Vitamin C: 9.5mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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Reader Interactions


  1. Ryan

    I’ve never commented on this site before but I believe it was my duty to warn the world. This is absolutely the worst wings sauce that I’ve ever tasted in my entire life. This is not even close to being the wings sauce at Hooters. Whoever posted this recipe should be banned from the internet and will be judged by God. God have mercy on your soul.

  2. Angel

    4 stars
    While this recipe is a great tasting and different… definitely not the classic Hooter wing sauce? Maybe you were trying to copy a sweet sirachi sauce or something?

  3. Mike mundy

    Use the butter and Frank’s hot sauce.. not absolutely perfect copy but damn good and easy.. a lot more realistic than the cluster fk used here for a so called copy.. and guys usually do pretty good.. what happened???

    • Kimberly

      That’s what is was thinking Mike!
      Franks and butter. That’s it.

      But this is sauce for DIPPING the wings in, not Marinating them in ????

      I think ???? lol

  4. WJK

    Totally agree… one could come much closer to the actual recipe by copying the ingredients label off an actual jar of hooters hot sauce!! The OP’s recipe is not good!

  5. Jamie323

    I love this sauce. I make it alot. It’s addictive. I don’t care if it’s not exactly the same as Hooter’s, I think this is better. Thank You So Much FIR Your version. I love ir!!!

  6. Rushgrl2112

    One stick butter softened, 8-10 tbsp hot sauce, 1-2tbsp flour, 1/4tsp garlic powder and 1/4tsp onion powder. Boom. Now I have it whenever I want it.

  7. Walter Penn

    Definitely doesn’t taste like Hooters wing sauce, the balsamic vinegar was a miss, and I am pretty sure the brown sugar and chili sauce is too. I tried it, I am not sold, I will look else where to find the right mix.

    • WJK

      Totally agree… one could come much closer to the actual recipe by copying the ingredients label off an actual jar of hooters hot sauce!! The OP’s recipe is not good!

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