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Buffalo Sauce Recipe

Instead of buying a commercial buffalo sauce from the store, give this easy homemade buffalo sauce recipe a try. It takes less than 30 minutes active prep in the kitchen and the result is stunning. A delicious, hot, spicy sauce to dress up your chicken!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Inactive time7 d
Total Time25 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buffalo Sauce, Buffalo Sauce Recipe, How To Make Buffalo Sauce Recipe
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 10kcal
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 chop finely. I suggest using rubber gloves for this step since your skin might get burned or irritated cutting them barehanded.
  • Transfer chili peppers into a food processor, add water, rice vinegar, and salt. Process for about 3 minutes.
  • Put the mixture into a jar, and store it in a dark place at room temperature.
  • After 5-7 days, it should be a cloudy mixture, with small bubbles floating on the surface. Transfer the chilis from the jar into a high-speed blender for 1 minute to get more liquid out of them.
  • Strain the blended mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to create a smooth sauce. Add paprika and melted butter to the sauce and transfer to a clean jar.
  • Store the sauce in the freezer for up to 6 months.


Try to keep everything as clean as possible because you do not want to introduce harmful bacteria which could ruin your 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 too much salt.
You can add a few sweet peppers, like bell peppers, to the jar to temper the spiciness of your sauce.


Serving: 1serving (1 tbsp) | Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg