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. 
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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

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. andyymann

    i worked at hooters in ft myers fl for 3 yrs, this is hooter “secret sauce” Louisana Crystal Hot Sauce and butter. Hot is straight sauce medium is 59/50, and mild is 75% hot sauce/ 25% butter. The flour used to be All-pupose flour, Cayanne pepper, accent salt, and I always throw some granulated garlic.

    • Wing Man

      I agree Andyymann. I have been making these wings for years now. I don’t understand why all of the different recipes will say to use tobasco. I always use Louisiana, butter, garlic, and I will tweek a little as needed, and they tatse identical to the real sauce. I love all of Hooters wings. I prefer them over Buffalo Wild Wings anyday!

  2. Chef T

    Hi guys im an ex hooters Chef, the exact recipe for the breading is 250g flour and 80g MSG. best oil to fry with is Palm oil

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  4. Ron Profitt

    Your sauce was delicious. I’ve been working years trying to duplicate the hooters sauce in taste and texture. I believe hooters sauce to be more of a paste Than a liquid. I’m getting closer all the time but am still not satisfied with my current recepie. I Defiantly enjoy the hunt of perfection but I believe my family and friends are enjoying it much more than me!

  5. Ron Profitt

    A delicious wing sauce I agree but defiantly not a copy of the hooters sauce. Having consumed hundreds if not close to a thousand hooters wings from coast to coast I hold the hooter wing as the pinnacle of wings and this sauce does NOT replicate hooters.

  6. Bethany Fasnacht

    When we made our sauce, it was really thick, like a wing butter. How can we fix this? I’d think you’d encounter the same problem after refrigerating?

  7. Thevic29

    Guys don,t go to Hooters to eat wings..They go to see the Boobs hang out,and butt cheeks shining..As a wife this is disgusting..

    • slammin321

      You have never ate there have ya? Jealous much? Love hooters and butts as much as the next guy but enjoy food sports and atmosphere there. Btw my wife loves it as much as I do!

    • Dave

      Well my wife is better looking than any Hooters girl I’ve seen. We BOTH go there for the wings and have a great time. It’s a fun atmosphere. You should really try it sometime. It might kill that bug up your butt. I feel for your husband.

    • faye_valentine

      jealous? if the guys are checking out the girls – why not check out the guys? it’s as simple as that.

      by the way, this looks like a good recipe to try!

      • jeff

        having been through two failed marriages. trying to make your partner Jealous is Never a good Idea. Talking and listening. Know the difference between a feeling and a thought and judgments. But Im here to get a extra mild wing sauce.

    • Tom Tomorrow

      Do you get out much? Guys can go to strip clubs for the boobs. As a wife of a man I can tell you Hooters is not going to ruin your marriage. Lighten up.

    • Wiseass Wife

      I am a wife and I love going to Hooters. Your disgust is more a reflection on your own insecurities than anything else.

    • Walter Penn

      I will tell you what I think is disgusting, is a wife who tries to hold the reins to tight and makes a her husbands life miserable. You sound like one of them. My ex-wife tried that crap on me, that is why she is now my ex…

    • TralFaz

      This type of woman posting this is precisely why Hillary Clinton will never be elected. Every time that woman speaks, men all across the country will be reminded of their ex-wives. All that will be missing, is flying ashtrays. Hooters used to have the best wings bar none. Now they have changed the recipe of their sauces and their wings suck. My wife and I have been going there for wings for nineteen years, and after tonight, i will never go back. And it isn’t because the broads were ugly. I can;t believe they would do something this stupid. This is as dumb as “New Coke” back in the eighties.

    • Lt Covenant

      Yeah… “Thevic”, your an idiot and a generalizing one at that. You don’t have a clue. Maybe your life experience is different or you date guys that treat you like your crappy comment sounds, but don’t lump every guy together. Just like men should never lump every girl together. Your comment shows your narrow minded small thinking andbis just offensive.
      I discovered hooters in the mid 80’s and even wanted to buy a franchise back then. Like others on this page, I think the wing is the example of what hot wings should be. They are not a wet, covered in sauce wing but more like little pieces of fried chicken in a spicy format. And take out orders deliver the same satisfaction as a dine in.. For me, like some men, it really is about the hot wings. And the girls aren’t that pretty. If I wanted to see boobs, I would just go to a strip club. Thanks posting the recipe. I hope to try them soon.

    • Jon

      Hooters is dying! They use to have pretty women with pretty bodies, pretty faces, and nice boobs! Now they have fat women, skinny women, some have men. They suck!! The food hasn’t changed that much but their wings aren’t hot anymore and i love hot wings.Try Twin Peaks!! The scenery is a lot lot better and they have a larger selection of food!!

  8. SassyCindy

    Stephanie thanks for putting this site up! I love it! I am going to have to buy your cookbook. My husband & I will love it! The foods we like without waiting in line or paying restaurant prices! Now I think I will invest in that deep fryer I have always wanted! Is there a deep fryer anyone would recomend?

    • Melissadawn_82

      I just purchased the Emeril deep fryer with the Oil Filtration System from hsn and I love it so much you save money on oil and it frys everything up perfect and its soo easy to clean and dishwasher safe. We have made two batches of hotwings/deep fried oreos and corndogs and everything has came out perfect.

  9. SassyCindy

    Thanks for putting this recipe up! I love hot wings! I cook up a bunch & freeze them so I will have a snack when I want & something easy to heat up when my husband is not home. He does not like hot wings! If I could figure out Tyson’s recipe (I know it is not a restaurant) I would be in hot wing heaven! I think they are close to this recipe!

    • SassyCindy

      If you want to eat somewhat healthy, always pick butter! It is a little more expensive, but butter is a natural food & better for you than oily margarine! Butter is richer & tastes so much better too!

    • Stephanie

      Wow, I am sorry you feel that was the worst sauce you ever tasted. I have received lots of good compliments over the hot wings over the years. I apologize that you had a bad experience.

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