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Honey Sriracha Sauce (Only 10 Minutes)

Honey Sriracha Sauce (Only 10 Minutes)

Whip up a batch of this sweet and spicy Honey Sriracha Sauce recipe in only 10 minutes! This easy sauce recipe requires just 6 ingredients you probably already have on hand. Use it as a glaze, marinade or dipping sauce!

Our favorite way to use this versatile condiment, and the similar Sriracha Aioli, is on Chicken Wings (Honey Sriracha Wings, Smoked Chicken Thighs, and as a sushi sauce.

Honey Sriracha Wings on a silver baking sheet.


The ingredients you need to make this are probably already in your pantry.

  • Sriracha
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Honey
  • Soy Sauce
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Garlic

Variety of food ingredients on a silver baking sheet.

How To Make Honey Sriracha Sauce

There’s isn’t a ton of work that goes into making this flavorful sauce. You melt the butter, gently fry the garlic, blend in the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 5-10 minutes, depending on your desired thickness.


 We put this flavorful sauce on everything! Here are a few ways to use it:

  • Chicken glaze and marinade
  • Honey sriracha brussel sprouts
  • Honey sriracha salmon
  • Honey sriracha shrimp
  • Honey sriracha tofu
  • Honey sriracha meatballs
  • Use In Place of Teriyaki Sauce

Just cook any of the above using your favorite method and then coat (or toss) in the sauce! It can also be used to baste as you cook.

Variety of liquid ingredients in a silver saucepan.

What Is Sriracha Sauce

Sriracha is a very popular condiment, often found in sushi restaurants, Thai restaurants and even hamburger joints. It’s comprised of red chili peppers, vinegar, garlic, salt and sugar. This thick bright red sauce is a powerhouse of flavors.

Huy Fong is by far our favorite brand, however it’s hard to come by these days due to manufacturing issues! If you found a different brand you enjoy, leave a comment below and let us all know!

To read up on this popular Thai condiment, check out this article.


While perfect as written, sometimes we like to mix it up a bit! Here are some variations to consider:

Sweet Sriracha Sauce – For a sweeter version, increase the amount of honey or add a touch of sugar. We add the bare minimum, as we like a heat-forward hot sauce vs. sweet-forward.

Uber Hot – For a spicier sauce, increase the amount of Sriracha or add some red pepper flakes or cayenne chili powder.

Marinade – To use as a marinade, in addition to a sauce or glaze, double the recipe. Just make sure to cool before adding to any protein as to avoid cooking it.

Glass jar with honey sriracha sauce and a silver spoon.

Expert Tips

  • Watch the garlic as it toasts so it doesn’t burn. All it needs is 30-60 seconds until it’s done.
  • The consistency of this sauce will thicken as it cools, so keep that in mind when simmering.
  • Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
  • We don’t recommend freezing. It takes a few minutes to re-make and you want top quality.
  • To reheat in the microwave, heat for 15 seconds, remove and stir. Repeat in 15 second increments until your desired temperature is reached.
  • To reheat on the stove, add the leftovers to a small saucepan over low heat and cook until your desired temp is reached.

Drink Pairings

Without knowing what recipe you’re using it in, it’s hard to pinpoint exact recommendations, so I’ll generalize. If using in a chicken recipe or seafood recipe, pair it with a Riesling, or Cabernet Sauvignon.

A Chelada or Michelada would also work, as they have many of the same flavor profiles.

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Spoon dipped in Honey Sriracha Sauce.

Honey Sriracha Sauce

Whip up a batch of sweet and spicy honey sriracha sauce in less than 12 minutes! This easy sauce recipe requires just 6 ingredients.
Our favorite way to use this sauce recipe is on Honey Sriracha Wings, Smoked Chicken Thighs, and as a sushi sauce.
5 from 41 votes
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Dipping Sauce Recipes, Sriracha, Sushi Sauce
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 1362kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $2.50


  • 4 oz unsalted butter
  • ¼ tsp minced garlic
  • ½ cup honey
  • cup Sriracha chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice


  • Pre-heat a small sauce pan over medium heat and add the butter.
    4 oz unsalted butter
  • Once the butter is melted, add the garlic and cook for 30-60 seconds, until fragrant.
    ¼ tsp minced garlic
  • Add the honey, Sriracha, soy sauce, and lime juice and gently simmer for 5-10 minutes; the longer it simmers the thicker the sauce. Remove from heat and use when ready.
    ½ cup honey
    ⅓ cup Sriracha chili sauce
    2 tbsp soy sauce
    2 tsp fresh lime juice


Calories: 1362kcal | Carbohydrates: 144g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 92g | Saturated Fat: 58g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 244mg | Sodium: 4145mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 141g | Vitamin A: 2968IU | Vitamin C: 64mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg
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