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Buttermilk Buffalo Chicken Wing Sauce & DIY Blue Cheese Dip
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Crispy brown butter baked buffalo wings with blue cheese dip

Do you want to cool down the heat in your buffalo wing sauce? If so, this recipe is great for you! The heat in this sweet and spicy buttermilk brown butter buffalo wing sauce is toned down by adding a bit of buttermilk. Yup buttermilk...Not only does the buttermilk reduce the buffalo sauce heat but it gives it an amazing flavor. Try it and see for yourself.  This sauce is perfect with my blue cheese dip (recipe below) and crispy baked chicken wings.

Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author April Wright

Ingredients

Blue cheese dip

  • 2 1/2 oz gorgonzala cheese (or blue cheese)
  • 3 tbsp buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp garlic

Buffalo Wing Sauce

  • 1 recipe for Crispy baked chicken wings *See link to recipe in instructions
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup buffalo hot sauce I used Louisiana Hot Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbs dark brown sugar
  • pinch of smoked paprika
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • 1/2-1 tbsp buttermilk Start off with 1/2 taste add 1/2 tbsp more if needed
  • 2 pinches of onion powder

Cornstarch slurry (optional) I prefer my buffalo hot sauce to be a bit thicker than regular thin buffalo sauce

  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp water

Instructions

  1. Want to make crispy baked wings too? Get recipe HERE. 

    Mix the cornstarch and water together until the clumps are gone. Set to the side.  Place the butter in a sauce pan. On medium heat, cook the butter until it foams and browns with a nutty aroma about 3-5 minutes.

  2.  Immediately, add the brown sugar, hot sauce, garlic, paprika and onion powder. Add the buttermilk. Add the cornstarch slurry (optional). Mix until the sauce thickens. Set to the side.  See note for storing the sauce.

  3. If making the sauce for wing. Add the wings to a large bowl. Pour the sauce over the chicken wings and toss to coat.

To make the blue cheese dip

  1. In a medium bowl, mix all of the blue cheese dip ingredients. Serve immediately or for better flavor cover and chill in the refrigerator  for a couple hours. 

Recipe Notes

  • Recipe for super crispy baked wings is HERE
  • Stir the buffalo sauce in the sauce pan very well to prevent the butter from separating. 
  • Use the buffalo wing hot sauce immediately or store in an airtight container or a mason jar in the refrigerator up to 1 month. Shake well before you use it.  To reheat the sauce. Spoon the sauce into a bowl then microwave for 10-15 seconds. Whisk well before using. 
  • Cornstarch is optional. If your buffalo hot sauce is kind of thin you can use it to help thicken the sauce. 

Blue cheese dip adapted  from Allrecipes.