This sweet, spicy Honey Sriracha Sauce creates the perfect BBQ or dipping sauce to go with ribs, chicken, wings or seafood. The layers of flavors play in your mouth as they swap out the sweetness of the honey and the spiciness of the sriracha.
🍽️ Why This Works
Simple | We all love a great sauce that can be made without too much effort using everyone’s favorite hot sauce.
Tastes Amazing | Don’t you love going to a cookout where you get to taste sauces and foods that aren’t always something you eat at home? This sauce always receives rave reviews because of the sweetness and gentle heat combination in every bite.
Easy to Double or Triple the Batch | You will want to double or triple the batch. This one batch is great to make for a couple of chicken breasts or a few wings as it makes just about one cup in total.
📝 Ingredient Notes
Sriracha Sauce | The main ingredients of this famous Thai sauce are chilis, garlic, distilled vinegar, sugar and salt along with some additives. There is a knockoff version made in the United States called “rooster sauce” that you can use as a substitute.
Look for the sauce in the international aisle of the grocery store next to the soy sauce and oyster sauce on the top shelf.
Honey | Honey will be the agent that pulls in all of the sweetness we taste in the sauce. It also helps the sauce thicken up.
Rice Vinegar | A great sauce generally has a little bit of vinegar. You can substitute with another if you don’t have any of this.
Oyster Sauce | A lot of recipes for this type of sauce call for soy sauce (which is amazing as well), but oyster sauce has a lot more depth of flavor that is remarkable for this recipe. It is a thicker option than soy sauce, and we love to use it when we want those ooey-gooey sauces that really stick to the food.
⏲️ Equipment and Tools
Sauce Pan – A small pan will work, but if you increase the size of the recipe, make sure your pan can handle it.
Whisk – This works best to mix the ingredients in the sauce pan.
Step One: Combine all of the ingredients into a small saucepan and whisk to combine.
Step Two: Place on the stove and bring to a light boil, stirring frequently.
Step Three: Turn off the stove top and allow it to cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to five days in a sealed container.
❗ Recipe Tips and Tricks
This version only makes just under one cup. Double or triple the recipe right away! At least have the ingredients on hand so you can make another batch after you taste it. I bet you will want more than the one cup.
Don’t walk away from the stove when cooking. It heats up fast and comes to a gentle boil quickly. Make sure you stir it frequently.
Choose to simmer this sauce for a bit and it will get even thicker.
🧑🍳 Storage and Reheating
Store the sauce in the refrigerator for up to five days in a sealed container.
Freeze the remaining sauce for up to six months in a sealed container.
Additions and Substitutions
Soy Sauce | Substitute the oyster sauce with soy sauce. The sauce will be a little bit thinner but will still taste delicious.
Add in Lemon or Lime Juice | Putting in a little bit of lemon or lime juice will add in a bit of fresh citrus flavor for an additional fresh flavor.
Ketchup | Adding in a bit of ketchup with make it a bit on the sweeter side while the tang of the sriracha will fall to the back of the palate.
Butter | Add additional richness to the taste by adding 1-2 tbsp of butter to the sauce.
The glaze of this sauce add the perfect stickiness to ribs, while making grilled half chicken, pulling off a batch of smoked chicken wings or chicken drumsticks.
Brush the sauce on at the end of smoking for smoked pork loin or smoked tenderloin.
Serve this as a dipping sauce for chicken nuggets or chicken wings.
Substitute it for recipes that call for chili sauce like the Air Fryer Wings.
❓ Recipe FAQ
The easiest way to make a sauce thicker is to mix one tablespoon of cornstarch and one tablespoon of cold water (make sure it’s cold) and stir together so it’s well blended. Add that to your sauce and heat up again.
Use this technique anytime you want to make a sauce thicker.
Sriracha is a hot sauce that has a bite when you use it in your cooking or sprinkle on top of your food when you want extra heat. Sriracha Sauce are sun ripened chilis that are pureed into a paste, per Huyfong.com.
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Honey Sriracha Sauce
- Sauce Pan
- ½ cup Honey
- 4 tbsp Sriracha Sauce
- 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 3 tbsp Oyster Sauce
- 3 cloves Garlic minced
- Combine all of the ingredients into a small saucepan and whisk to combine all the ingredients.
- Place on the stove and bring to a boil. Stir frequently.
- Turn off and allow to cool.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to five days in a sealed container.