3 Wing Sauce Recipes Your Customers Will Love

Chicken wings are a staple at many bar and grill restaurants. If you want to keep your customers coming back for more, then adding new flavors of chicken wings to your menu every now and then is a great way to do it. Here are three unique wing sauce recipes your customers are sure to love. Each makes enough for about 10 batches of 10 chicken wings.

Asian Chile and Lime Sauce


  • 1 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 5 tablespoons dried chile powder
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch


Combine the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly. Simmer for about 3 minutes, or until the sauce thickens. Cool to room temperature; there's no need to refrigerate this sauce. When a customer places an order, toss the freshly fried wings in the sauce, using ¼ cup of sauce per 10 wings.

Raspberry Barbecue Sauce


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup raspberry jam
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Whisk all of the ingredients together in a refrigerator container. Cover, and let sit for at least 30 minutes before using. Store in the refrigerator, and when a customer places an order, use ¼ cup sauce per 10 wings.

Zesty Italian Sauce


  • ½ cup jarred tomato sauce
  • 1 ½ cups bottled Italian dressing
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated


Combine all of the ingredients in a covered refrigerator container, and stir well to combine. Store the sauce in the refrigerator. When a customer orders wings, toss them with the mixture, using ¼ cup per 10 wings.

If you're selling a lot of these wings, it may be wise to double or triple the sauce recipes to make more ahead of time, so you're not scrambling to prepare a new sauce batch in the middle of dinner service. As customers start trying these wings, expect them to catch on, since flavored wings are very trendy and delicious. You may want to charge a bit more for these flavors than for standard wings, since the sauces require prep time and specialty ingredients. Bon apetit!

If you're looking for more ideas on how to cook chicken, visit a restaurant like Cochran's Cafeteria.