5 from 1 vote
Homemade Buffalo Sauce
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
12 mins

The best homemade buffalo sauce made with Frank's Hot Sauce, butter, and spices!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 135 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 1 stick 8 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces Frank's Hot Sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder See below for both store-bought chicken nugget version and homemade chicken nugget version
  1. For the buffalo sauce, quarter the cold stick of butter lengthwise. Make eight cuts across so that the butter is cut into tiny cubes. Transfer to the refrigerator until ready to use. Add Frank's hot sauce, onion powder, Kosher salt, and garlic powder to a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir and allow to come to a simmer. 

  2. Reduce the heat to low. Begin adding in the butter 2-3 cubes at a time, whisking constantly. Once the butter has melted into the sauce, add another 2-3 cubes, and repeat until all of the butter has been incorporated.  Do not rush this process.

  3. Once all of the butter has been added, remove the sauce from the heat and set aside until ready to use. Makes about 1 1/2 cup of sauce. 

  4. Store-Bought Nugget Variation: 16 ounces (about 20) frozen chicken nuggets. Cook the chicken nuggets according to package directions, dip in prepared buffalo sauce and serve right away.

  5. Serves 4-6.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Buffalo Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 1486mg65%
Vitamin A 465IU9%
Calcium 4mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.