Honey Sriracha Sauce: A Fiery, Easy Homemade American Condiment Delight

You know those days when things go so hilariously sideways that they end up being almost perfect? Well, let me tell you about the time my husband accidentally bought enough chicken wings to feed an entire football team. It all started with an innocent trip to Costco, which led to a full-blown chicken wing fiesta at our humble abode (How a 10lb bag of chicken wings made its way into his cart instead of chicken breasts is beyond me, considering the difference in size, but there it was.).

So here we were, staring down a 10lb bag of wings like it was some manifest destiny to test every possible wing recipe known to humankind. And honestly, that’s where the magic happened – because I may or may not have stumbled upon the most incredible sauce idea during our chicken escapades.

My kids still laugh about the day we went on a chicken wing culinary adventure, and honestly, there’s something satisfying knowing we made the most out of that mix-up. Sure, we might have sauce stains on our couch as a reminder, but that’s a small price to pay for making the best of a sticky situation (pun absolutely intended). Stay tuned for the dazzling recipe reveal that made me into the Chicken Wing Queen of my New York apartment.


  1. Sriracha sauce – This fiery sauce is the key to unlocking the bold and spicy flavor in this recipe, it’s not too spicy with the addition of the honey.

  2. Honey – The sweet and sticky counterpart to the sriracha, it balances out the heat and adds natural sweetness. It’s also a natural preservative that helps to extend the shelf life of the sauce.

  3. Rice vinegar – A tangy and slightly sweet flavor that’s common in Asian cuisine, it balances out the flavors in the sauce.

  4. Soy sauce – Adds depth and complexity with its rich umami flavor, a staple in Asian cuisine.

  5. Garlic – A clove adds flavor and aroma to this sauce, it’s a staple in most sauce recipes and it gives an added dimension to the sauce. It also doesn’t leave you with garlicky breath after cooking.


  1. Are you ready for some kickin’ sauce action? This honey sriracha sauce recipe is so easy to make and perfect for adding some zing to your favorite dishes.
  2. First things first, gather up your ingredients. You’ll need 4 Tbsp. of sriracha sauce, ½ cup of honey, 2 Tbsp. of rice vinegar, 3 Tbsp. of soy sauce, and 3 cloves of garlic. You’ll also need a medium saucepan and a whisk.
  3. Once you’ve got everything together, let’s get started. In your saucepan, whisk together all of the ingredients. Once they’re well combined, place the saucepan over medium-high heat and bring the mixture to a boil. Keep stirring occasionally to make sure everything is evenly mixed.
  4. Once the sauce reaches a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and let it cook for about 10 minutes. This will help it thicken up. Once it’s done, take it off the heat and let it cool. It will thicken up even more as it cools.
  5. This sauce is perfect for drizzling over some grilled chicken, adding to your stir-fry, or even using as a dipping sauce for your next batch of fried wontons. If you’re feeling adventurous, try using it as a marinade for some shrimp or pork tenderloin. The possibilities are endless.

Serving Suggestions for Amazing Honey Sriracha Sauce

Here are some serving suggestions that will make your taste buds dance with joy:

  • Dipping Sauce: Make the sauce the star of your party by serving it as a dipping sauce for chicken wings, spring rolls or even veggies!
  • Stir-fry: Stir-fry your favorite veggies or meat with this sauce and serve it over rice for a quick and easy dinner.
  • Salad Dressing: This sauce can be used as a salad dressing to add a spicy twist to your greens.
  • Grilled Meat: Marinate your chicken, beef or pork with this sauce and grill it to perfection. The honey will caramelize and the sriracha will add a spicy kick.
  • Noodles: Toss some noodles in this sauce and top it with sliced green onions, sesame seeds and a few drops of sesame oil.
  • Baked Tofu: Slice tofu and bake it in the oven. Once it’s crispy, toss it in the honey sriracha sauce for a flavorful and healthy meal.
  • Sauce for Burritos or Tacos: Drizzle this sauce over your burritos or tacos for a spicy twist.

Try these serving suggestions and let us know which one is your favorite.


Can I use a different type of vinegar for this recipe?

Sure, you can use a different type of vinegar like apple cider vinegar or white vinegar in place of rice vinegar if that’s what you have on hand.

Can I make this recipe vegan?

To make this recipe vegan, you can replace honey with agave nectar or maple syrup and use a vegan soy sauce alternative.

Is this recipe spicy?

With 4 Tbsp of sriracha sauce, this recipe definitely has some heat to it! If you’re not a fan of spicy, you can start with 2 Tbsp and adjust to your liking.

What is the best way to store this sauce?

This sauce will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. But, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s gone before then, it’s that good!

Honey Sriracha Sauce

Elevate your classic honey sriracha sauce with the addition of bold and complex flavors, perfect for dipping or drizzling.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine American, Asian Fusion
Servings 1 cup
Calories 674 kcal


  • Medium saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Cutting board
  • Chef’s knife


  • 4 Tbsp. sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp. five spice powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Begin by preparing your ingredients. Mince the garlic, grate the ginger, and mince the shallot.
  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sriracha sauce, honey, rice vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, shallot, sesame oil, hoisin sauce, and five spice powder.
  • Place saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Once boiling is reached, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes, until it begins to thicken. Stir frequently to prevent burning.
  • Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Allow the sauce to cool and thicken up a bit.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.


This sauce is versatile and can be used for a variety of dishes, from stir-fries to marinades, or as a dipping sauce for your favorite foods.


Calories: 674kcalCarbohydrates: 87gProtein: 6gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 2051mgPotassium: 149mgFiber: 1gSugar: 84gVitamin A: 34IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Sriracha, Honey, Sauce
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