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Buffalo Wild Wings Asian Zing Sauce Copycat Recipe
Buffalo Wild Wings Asian Zing Sauce
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Sauce
Calories: 45
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.8 (10 reviews)
 

Menu Description: "Sweet meets heat: A chili pepper, soy and ginger sauce."

Here's a clone for one of the newer sauces that the wing masters at Buffalo Wild Wings added to the menu. When I get over to BWW, I order up a tall Foster's on tap, and 12 boneless wings covered in this great sauce. It's sweet-and-sour with a kick, and the kick is what the beer's for. Next time you're at the market grab yourself some chili garlic sauce in the aisle with the other Asian foods. That's the crucial ingredient that gives this sauce its heat, along with its deep red color. Once this sauce is made it'll store for weeks in a sealed container in your fridge. Now you've got a quick dip for eggrolls, wontons and spring rolls. Cook up some wings, nuggets or breaded tenders and toss 'em in the gooey goodness until well-coated, then serve hot. And don't forget the beer.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur.

2 teaspoons cornstarch
4 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup chili garlic sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic

1. Dissolved cornstarch in rice wine vinegar in a small bowl.

2. Combine the vinegar solution with the remaining ingredients in a small saucepan over medium/low heat. Heat the mixture, stirring often, until the sauce reaches a boil, then remove it from the heat. Cool, cover, and chill.

3. To use the sauce, pour 1/4 cup over 12 cooked chicken wings, breaded tenders, or chicken nuggets and toss gently until coated.

Makes 3/4 cup sauce (enough to coat 36 wings).





        
Drew  
Submitted on: 11/10/16
Made following this recipe and was fantastic. Add heat to suit yourself. I will add a tad next time... but great taste.
Excellent Sauce!
Myrtle  
Submitted on: 06/26/16
This recipe is pretty close! I'd read in the reviews that it wasn't spicy enough so I added some crushed red pepper flakes to mine. Next time, I may add a little more corn starch to thicken it up just a little but otherwise, the taste was delicious!
Great!
Bryan  
Submitted on: 11/15/15
I took this and did a low carb version, subbing xanthan gum and stevia. Thanks!
your my Zing.
Dianna  
Submitted on: 10/24/15
Just made this sauce. Had to triple it, 36 wings wasn't enough for my crew. Thank you
Asian Zing
Barb  
Submitted on: 10/03/15
Awesome sauce for wings! Absolutely delicious.
Excellent
Mike  
Submitted on: 09/07/15
Very close to the real thing. I used Sriracha and it came out excellent and about as spicy as the restaurant version. I'll be making this a lot.
Asian Zing
Pete  
Submitted on: 09/06/15
This recipe is awesome. The whole household loves it and sooo easy to make. Spice it up a little more and add more chili sauce. Also this recipe only amounts to a small amount and I quadruple the ingredients to make more.
SOOOO Close
Matt  
Submitted on: 03/27/14
WOW this recipe comes so close to the real thing. The texture, the sweetness, the tangyness, the look, everything. Except the heat. It's not very hot, nowhere near close to the real thing. However, heat is easily fixed with the addition of cayenne pepper to your tastes.
Real Close
Dan Bobzien  
Submitted on: 12/16/11
Sauce is extremely close. You could use this for a variety of chinese dishes. Excellent flavor! Worth the 79 cents.
Darin  
Submitted on: 04/08/09
A pretty good sauce...it is close to the BWW version. Not nearly as spicy. I would add more chili sauce next time. Also, if you store in the fridge, it gets very thick due to all of the corn syrup.