Finger Stickin' Chicken Sauce

Chicken wings are certainly all-American. It seems like everyone and their dog has at least one wing sauce, and often many. All too often your choices are limited to sweet-and-wimpy or rip-your-lips-off hot. Here's my alternative that gives you a little of each.

This sauce gives you sweet and sticky, with just enough heat. The heat isn't just spicy, but it also has a more interesting and deep spicy flavor. I guess you could describe it as "sophisticated heat".

Although I offer this as a chicken sauce, it would be great on pork. It has a tangy sweetness that just screams to be tried on ribs.

Ingredients
1 cup Frank's® RedHot® sauce (original)
1 cup Dark brown sugar
6 Tbsp Butter, unsalted
3 Tbsp Pickapeppa sauce
1 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
1 tsp Black pepper, ground fine

Note: If you don't have, or can't find Pickapeppa sauce, just use two tablespoons of ketchup and one tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, with just a pinch of ground allspice or cloves.

Combine all of the ingredients in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.

Bring the mixture just to a boil, whisking occasionally.

Remove the pan from the heat and let the sauce cool.

Brush on the chicken of your choice, serve and enjoy!

(Makes about 2 cups)

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12 Comments:
Blogger jimmyjames said...
WOW now thats some good looking stuff! jimmyjamesbbq.com loves this stuff!
That looks amazing! Right up my alley :)
Blogger Jennifer said...
Awesome sauce recipe! I love the sweet and spicy combo. Definitely screams for ribs!
Anonymous Anonymous said...
How do you use this sauce? do you marinade meat with this sauce or is it brushed on towards the end on the grill. What if you choose to use the oven to roast the meat? Apply sauce towards the end of bakin time or .....?
Blogger John Dawson said...
Just use as you would a barbecue sauce.
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Dude, I absolutely love your website. I hope to actually get back on the circuit this season after my sabbatical last year. See you then. BBQSKI
Anonymous Anonymous said...
i made this last weekend. Double the recipe as we fought over the last ones. The kids loved it too. This stuff is addictive. We are buying a charcoal grill this weekend.
Gina from Boise
Anonymous Max Gonzales said...
This is the second recipe from your site that I've tried and another success (chili was the first). This sauce is wow good! I agree with the comments about using this sauce on ribs. Next up is your Guinness barbeque sauce...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Just wondering if Texas Pete Hot sauce would be a suitable substitute for Frank's Red Hot Sauce?
Blogger John Dawson said...
Anonymous - I've never tried it, but they're similar so I think it'll be fine.
Anonymous Anonymous said...
I love this sauce!! I've made it with the Franks's Red Hot Sauce and with their Buffalo version. The later simply made it mild. I was wondering how one might go about making a sauce similar to this without the pre-made sauces like Frank's and Pickapeppa.
Blogger John Dawson said...
Anonymous - If you love it, why not simply make it as-is? You'd obviously have to find knock-off recipes for the Frank's and Pickapeppa.

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