Honey Sriracha Sauce (It’s Irresistibly Good!)

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This sweet and spicy Honey Sriracha Sauce adds so much flavor to baked or grilled chicken and wings. Slather it on as a glaze or use it as a dipping sauce.

» Also try this delicious Yum Yum Sauce, which we use on just about everything we eat!

Chicken with Honey Sriracha Sauce

You will be surprised how amazing this Honey Sriracha Sauce tastes. You might expect it to super spicy because of the Sriracha, but the honey reduces the spice level and seriously ratchets up the deliciousness.

These two flavors together are the perfect accompaniment to chicken. We use it as a glaze on chicken drumsticks and chicken wings. I even make pulled chicken sandwiches with it. Anywhere that you would use BBQ sauce is a candidate.

It’s super simple to make the this honey sriracha sauce. You need just five ingredients that you likely already have on hand. It takes about 5 minutes on the stove top.

Ingredients Needed to Make Honey Sriracha Sauce

The most important ingredient in this sauce is the Sriracha. I prefer Huy Fung Foods Sriracha with the rooster on the bottle. Another brand that’s good is Flying Goose Sriracha with the goose on the bottle.

Honey Sriracha Sauce

You also want to select a good quality honey. Preferably one that is fresh and in liquid form. Honey can get crystallized over time, which won’t work as well for this sauce.

So, the ingredients you need for this recipe are:

  • Sriracha
  • Honey
  • Butter (salted)
  • Soy sauce
  • Lemon juice

How to Make It

This sauce is super easy to make. Just combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and set it over medium high heat.

Honey Sriracha Sauce

Stir it all together and let it bubble for a minute before lowering the heat to a simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the sauce has reduced slightly and thickened up a bit.

You can use the sauce right away, or store it for later. I like to brush it on baked or grilled chicken. It’s great on potatoes as well, try these honey sriracha roasted potatoes.

Chicken with Honey Sriracha Sauce

If storing it for later, you may have to heat it up for a few seconds in the microwave to make it liquid again. The honey can stiffen up in the refrigerator.

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Chicken with Honey Sriracha Sauce

Honey Sriracha Sauce

This honey sriracha sauce is spicy and sweet and a great accompaniment to any meat.
4.84 from 12 votes
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sauce, Sriracha
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 51kcal
Author: Laura


  • 1/4 cup sriracha
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  • 2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  • Mix together all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook for about 5 minutes, until the sauce has reduced and thickened slightly.
  • Use as a glaze or dipping sauce.



Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 341mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

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7 thoughts on “Honey Sriracha Sauce (It’s Irresistibly Good!)

  1. John R says:

    5 stars
    I gave this recipe 5 stars because this is the one I’m going to try and easier than others. I’ve got to ask though is why is the cooking and bringing to a boil necessary and the need for refrigeration?

    • Laura says:

      Cooking and boiling the sauce helps to thicken it and develop the flavors as they come together. You don’t need to refrigerate it unless you have left over (because of the butter), but it’s best to just use it right away.

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