Honey sriracha sauce is the perfect dipping sauce for everything from vegetables to chicken wings. This spicy sauce comes together with just a few simple ingredients and will quickly become your new favorite sauce.

Spoon scooping up honey sriracha sauce.

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Sriracha Honey Sauce Recipe

Sriracha honey sauce is a delicious combination of spicy sriracha, sweet honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and garlic. It will quickly become one of your new favorite sauces.

The sweetness of the honey combined with the hot sauce is the perfect balance of flavors. It pairs perfectly with some of your favorite foods.

You won’t be looking for honeyracha in your local grocery store after you try this delicious sauce. Homemade sauce can seem a little daunting to make, but it really is a simple recipe and packed full of flavor.

Ingredients you’ll need for this sweet and spicy sriracha sauce

Detailed instructions and measurements to make honey sriracha sauce are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

Honey sriracha sauce really is simple to make and only requires a few easy-to-find ingredients. You’ll need:

  • honey – grab a jar of your favorite honey for this because it will act as the sweetener. If you love spicy foods and want to kick it up a notch, you can use hot honey.
  • sriracha sauce – this chili sauce (sometimes referred to as rooster sauce) is the star player of the recipe and lends the unique flavor and spice you’ll want. You can substitute with garlic chili sauce if you’re unable to find sriracha.
  • reduced-sodium soy sauce – I like to stick with reduced sodium to control a little of the sodium content and salt flavor.
  • rice vinegar – You can find rice vinegar at your local grocery store either with the other vinegar or in the Asian food section.
  • garlic – be sure to use freshly minced garlic. I know it’s easier to use the pre-minced jarred garlic, but using fresh really makes a huge difference in this recipe. The pre-minced garlic will get lost in the sauce and you won’t be able to really taste it. You want it to be able to add to the flavor of the sauce.
Ingredients need to make honey sriracha sauce.

How to make honey sriracha sauce

  1. Start by adding all of the ingredients to a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Whisk together and continue stirring occasionally as it heats.
  3. Bring the sauce to a boil and then turn it down to a simmer.
  4. Simmer gently for 10 minutes, whisking occasionally. It will start to thicken slightly.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool. It will continue to thicken more as it cools down.
  6. Once it’s completely cool and at room temperature, serve or store for later and enjoy!

Tips and Tricks when making this honey sriracha sauce recipe

  • To control the heat, you can add less sriracha and more honey.
  • For a little citrus flavor, you can add in some lime juice or orange juice to the sauce.

How to serve this spicy honey sriracha sauce

This spicy sweet sauce is perfect in so many ways. You can get creative by adding it to other great recipes, but a few excellent ways to use it are:

  • French fries – use it as a dipping sauce with your favorite crispy fries
  • Shrimp – make honey sriracha shrimp. Saute the shrimp in a skillet and once they are cooked through, coat them in the honey sriracha sauce until the sauce is heated through.
  • Brussel Sprouts – make honey sriracha brussels sprouts by coating your roasted sprouts in the sticky sauce
  • Meatballs – pour it over them for some honey sriracha meatballs
  • Wings – Amp up your football food with some honey sriracha wings. I like these crispy air fryer wings.
  • Salmon – use it as a honey sriracha glaze on top of grilled or baked salmon
  • Mayo – add it in your mayo to make a sriracha mayo with extra sweetness.
  • Chicken Nuggets – skip the barbecue sauce and ketchup. Use this sauce instead!
  • Chicken Thighs – make honey sriracha chicken by basting your chicken thighs in this sauce while they cook. This also works with chicken breast and chicken drumsticks.
  • Pork Chops – Use it as a glaze for grilled pork chops.
Spoon drizzling honey sriracha sauce into a small glass jar.

How to store homemade honey sriracha sauce

Honey sriracha sauce can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days. It’s important that it’s in an airtight, sealed container.

I like using either jelly jars or Rubbermaid Brilliance containers.

FAQs about the honey sriracha sauce recipe

What is sriracha sauce?

Sriracha sauce is a smooth, red, hot sauce made up of a combination of red jalapeno chili peppers, vinegar, sugar, garlic, and salt. It’s often thicker than it’s other hot sauce counterparts.

How hot is sriracha sauce?

On the Scoville scale, sriracha is 2,200. As far as hot sauces go, it’s milder than most. For comparison, Tobasco is 2,500 and Cholula is 3,600 on the Scoville scale.

What does sriracha sauce taste like?

Sriracha tastes like a spicy, tangy, hot sauce with a hint of garlic.

What is a substitute for sriracha sauce?

You can use garlic chili sauce in place of sriracha sauce in recipes. 

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Honey Sriracha

By: sweetlysplendid.com
5 from 34 votes
Prep 5 minutes
Servings: 16
Honey sriracha sauce is the perfect dipping sauce for everything from vegetables to chicken wings. This spicy sauce comes together with just a few simple ingredients and will quickly become your new favorite sauce.

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients to a saucepan over medium heat
  • Whisk together and continue stirring as it heats
  • Bring it to a boil and then turn it down to a simmer.
  • Simmer gently for 10 minutes, whisking occasionally. It will start to thicken slightly.
  • Remove from the heat and allow it to cool. It will continue to thicken more as it cools down.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Can add to variety of items for either dipping or as a “honey sriracha glaze”: shrimp (honey sriracha shrimp), vegetables like brussel sprouts to make sriracha honey brussel sprouts, on top of meatballs (link to turkey meatballs) for some honey sriracha meatballs, to your favorite wings (I like these crispy air fryer wings) for some honey sriracha wings.
  • Use it to make sriracha mayo
  • Control the heat by lowering or increasing the amount of sriracha

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 36kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 0.4g, Fat: 0.03g, Saturated Fat: 0.004g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g, Sodium: 208mg, Potassium: 24mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 6IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine: American

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy. It should only be used for estimation purposes and is not a guarantee of any kind. Nutritional information varies widely between brands and types of ingredients used. It is recommended that you calculate the nutritional information based on your own ingredients and brands used. Sweetly Splendid, LLC makes no guarantees as to the exact nutrition information.

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