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Buffalo Sauce Recipe

Instead of buying a commercial buffalo sauce from the store with all sorts of ingredients in, give this easy homemade buffalo sauce recipe a try. It takes less than 30 minutes of active prep in the kitchen and the result is stunning. A delicious, hot, spicy sauce to dress up your chicken!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Inactive time7 d
Total Time25 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buffalo Sauce, Buffalo Sauce Recipe, homemade buffalo sauce, how to make buffalo sauce
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 13kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 1 oz bird’s eye chili
  • 3 oz jalapeno chili
  • 1/2 cup white rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce


  • Remove the ends of the chili peppers and cut them into 2-inch pieces. We suggest using rubber gloves for this step since your skin might get burned or irritated cutting them without gloves.
    step 1: Prep chilies
  • Add water, rice vinegar, and salt into a glass container. Then transfer chili peppers into the container. Store it in a dark place at room temperature.
    Step 2: Make the brine and ferment
  • After 5-7 days, it will have some small bubbles floating on the surface. Transfer the chili mixture from the jar into a high-speed blender for 1 minute to get more liquid out of them.
    step 3: blend
  • In a small pan, melt the butter, then add in the paprika, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce.
    step 4: Melt the butter and add seasoning
  • Strain the blended mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to create a smooth sauce.
    Step 5: Strain the mixture
  • Pour the butter mixture into the chili sauce and stir to incorporate. Keep the sauce in a food container. Store the buffalo sauce in the fridge for up to 2 months.
    Step 6: Make the buffalo sauce


  • Try to keep everything as clean as possible because you do not want to introduce any harmful bacteria which could ruin the fermentation.
  • Having the right proportion of salt (2 percent over the weight of chilies) to water is essential. Unhealthy bacteria can grow in a lower-salt environment, however, these bacteria might be killed when there is more salt.
  • You can add a few sweet peppers, like bell peppers, to the jar to temper the spiciness of your sauce.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 13kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 187IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg