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Buffalo Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Buffalo Sauce

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"Dip chicken wings and tenders in this spicy, red sauce. Be sure to have plenty of ranch-style dressing, blue cheese and celery sticks on hand!"

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Original recipe makes 2.5 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, place red pepper sauce, Italian-style salad dressing and butter. Slowly cook and stir until the butter has melted and ingredients are well blended.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 22, 2005

Having lived in Buffalo for the past four years, I can authoritatively state that any wing sauce containing Italian dressing is hardly "authentic." Stick to a mixture of Frank's Red Hot and butter if you're aiming for a true Buffalo taste!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 28, 2004

Hmm. Itilian dressing? Why would you use that?


33 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

All I can say is DELICIOUS! I have tried different recipes but this one is the best. Even better then the restaurants I have been to. I made fresh wings and breaded them in flour with paprika. I also made chicken strips and used this sauce. My husband couldn't get enough of them.

Jan 25, 2004

I fried chicken legs and soaked them in this sauce (prepared exactly as described using tobasco as red pepper sauce) and it was extremely hot. Not spicy but hotter than anything I've ever eaten before. Somehow it was hotter than pure tobasco sauce. I think it was the soaking. What I did was make sauce, then fry chicken, then I soaked the chicken in the sauce in the oven at 170 deg F. until I was done frying the chicken. It was so hot it hurt to use the bathroom afterwards. 5 stars for authentic taste, but don't recommend soaking chicken in it. Use it sparingly or don't use as much tobasco sauce.

Nov 20, 2009

I can say that I was a little "weirded" out by the Italian dressing part, BUT it really adds something to the sauce!! I think the Italian dressing MAKES it!! (That & I always use Franks Hot Sauce!!) Anyhow, I have been using this recipe for over a year now & just looked it up to use for dinner tonight. I had to leave a review since I noticed others were asking why Italian dressing was being used!! I hope this helps!! Try it - you'll like it!!

Jun 10, 2007

Excellent recipe!

Feb 02, 2004

The hit of our Super Bowl! I was so proud my chicken tenders came out just like a restaurant's with this sauce. Didn't change or add a thing. I will use this often!

Jan 25, 2004

Very good. We enjoyed the sauce, we did cut down on the butter.


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  • Calories
  • 76 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 523 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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