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A bowl of hot honey sauce with a spoon lifting up some closer to the camera.

Hot Honey Sauce

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1/3 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Counter Top
  • Cuisine: American


Hot Honey Sauce – a simple, flavorful hot honey recipe that is perfect over chicken, as a dipping sauce and more!


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 12 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • pinch of ground black pepper


  1. Combine ingredients in a small sauce pan.
  2. Bring to medium heat. 
  3. Stir often and let the honey warm through approx. 3-5 minutes (don’t let it boil here – we are just warming it through so it is “hot”).
  4. Remove from heat and use in your favorite recipe – we love it in our Hot Honey Chicken recipe!


  • Honey: Use fresh, real honey. 
  • Spice: feel free to increase or decrease the crushed red pepper depending upon your spice preferences.
  • Storage: keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.