Copycat Wingstop Ranch Dressing

This copycat of the Ranch dressing from Wingstop absolutely blew me away. Not only did it make for the perfect wing-dipping sauce, it was fantastic on salads. And for vegetable dippin’. This is one delicious Ranch dressing. Crazy delicious.

Copycat Wingstop Ranch Dressing

This is when I usually say things like “next time I’ll….” or “this recipe would be better if…”. Well, not this time. I wouldn’t change a thing about this copycat Wingstop Ranch dressing. The perfect taste and the perfect consistency, it’s my go-to homemade Ranch.

Copycat Wingstop Ranch Dressing

I wouldn't change a thing about this copycat Wingstop Ranch dressing. It has the perfect taste and the perfect consistency.
Prep Time5 mins
1 hr
Course: Dipping Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 packet Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix not the dip mix
  • 1 1/3 cups mayonnaise not light
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk not low-fat
  • pinch kosher salt

Instructions

  • Mix together the dressing mix, mayonnaise, buttermilk and a pinch of salt in a medium bowl.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Stir before serving.

Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Thai Curry Wings

The first time I tried the Thai Curry Wings at Buffalo Wild Wings I was blown away. It was in West Chester, Ohio, and I remember it like it was yesterday because I absolutely loved the combination of coconut, curry and just a bit of heat. I could’ve just licked the sauce off the wings, but then we were in a public place and that would’ve been awkward. Ever since I’ve been looking for a copycat of BW3’s sauce, and here it is. Now I can lick the sauce off the wings in the privacy of my own home!

I found the Shan chicken white karahi mix in the Pakistani section of our international supermarket. If you can’t find it nearby you can always order it online.

I could not find Thai chile peppers in our supermarket, so I had to go to plan B. I picked up a few packages of dried cayenne peppers, reconstituted them, and chopped them up. It was a great save.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Mango Habanero Wings
Copycat Quaker Steak and Lube Thai ‘R’ Cracker Wings
Copycat Winger’s Wings

Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Thai Curry Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the sauce

  • 12-24 Thai peppers see my note
  • 5 ounces green pepper Tabasco sauce
  • 8 ounces lite coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup ginger paste more or less, to taste
  • 2 packages Shan chicken white karahi mix  found in the Pakistani section of your grocery store

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce (start cooking when you start the wings)

  • Mince the peppers and then pound in a mortar and pestle or grind into a paste using the side of a knife blade. You want the peppers to form a paste.
  • Place the peppers and remaining ingredients into a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir until the ingredients are combined.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and continue simmering, stirring occasionally, while the wings are cooking. You want the sauce to thicken slightly.
  • NOTE: I could not find Thai peppers at our grocery store. You can substitute jalapenos or seranos for more heat. Preferably you want to use a red pepper. I bought dried cayenne peppers, which I then reconstituted in hot water for 1 hour. I then removed the seeds and minced the peppers into a paste.

Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Spicy Garlic Wings

Ok, time to fess up. If I was forced to choose my favorite wing sauce at Buffalo Wild Wingsspicy garlic would be it. The BW3 website says the sauce is ‘spicy and garlicky’ and that’s exactly what this copycat of the restaurant sauce is. Same great flavors, same great heat. Lick-your-fingers good.

Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Spicy Garlic Wings

I so love this copycat Buffalo Wild Wings spicy garlic wings sauce. It’s still Buffalo-sauce like, but with a nice twist making it just different enough but still familiar. The sauce keeps for a bit, so I didn’t hesitate to double the recipe. This sauce is good on grilled chicken or pork wings too.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
Teriyaki Dry Wings
Bayou Blast Wings
Copycat Applebee’s Buffalo Wings

Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Spicy Garlic Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the Buffalo Wild Wings Spicy Garlic Sauce

  • 1 cup Frank’s RedHot sauce
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg yolk from a pasteurized egg
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Instructions

For the wings

For the Buffalo Wild Wings Spicy Garlic Sauce

  • Combine all but the yolk, water and cornstarch in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes then remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Whisk together the egg yolk and water. Whisk in the cornstarch until dissolved.
  • Slowly whisk the mixture into the saucepan.

Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Wings

I love any restaurant, chain or not, that serves chicken wings. I have my favorites for sure, and Buffalo Wild Wings is one of them. BW3s Parmesan garlic wings are to die for. It’s creamy, a little nutty thanks to the Parmesan cheese, and definitely packed with garlic. This copycat of the Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan garlic wings is spot-on crazy good. I absolutely could not stop eating it. So much so that I made wings covered in the Parmesan garlic sauce two days in a row. Is that wrong?

I say without hesitation that you should double the amount of sauce. It’s not so much that you need to drown the wings in it, no. It’s because it’s good on sandwiches and subs too. Crazy garlicky good.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
Copycat Applebee’s Buffalo Wings
Kroger Parmesan Garlic Wings
Heritage Fare Garlic Wings

Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Wings

Prep Time12 hrs
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the sauce

  • 1 medium head garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce (make the day before making the wings)

  • Heat your oven to 350 F.
  • Cut the bottom of the head of the garlic off. Drizzle with just a bit of oil then wrap in foil. Place in the oven for 30 minutes or until softened.
  • Remove the garlic from the foil and let cool slightly. Squeeze the head to extract the garlic cloves. Transfer to a blender or small food chopper.
  • Add the remaining ingredients.
  • Pulse a few times until smooth and the garlic has been chopped.
  • Refrigerate overnight before using. Warm slightly before adding to wings.

Notes

Note that the sauce should be made the day before you make the wings so it has time to ‘get happy’.

Copycat Quaker Steak and Lube Thai ‘R’ Cracker Wings

Whenever we are in the Cincinnati area we make a stop at Quaker Steak & Lube for wings. They have the best sauces and service around. Anita’s favorite sauce there is Thai ‘R’ Cracker, a somewhat sweet chili sauce. We also usually pick up a few bottles of sauce to take home. Those bottles don’t normally last long, so I decided to make a copycat of the sauce. Just like the original, this chili sauce-based mixture combines a bit of sweet and a bit of heat all with a slight Asian zing. It’s really, really good stuff. The kind of stuff that makes you want to lick your wings, which is borderline weird.

Copycat Quaker Steak and Lube Thai 'R' Cracker Wings

The secret to this copycat Thai ‘R’ Cracker sauce is in the chili sauces you choose. Both garlic and sweet chili sauces come in a lot of different variations, making it difficult to match the original taste exactly. I recommend getting a few bottles of each different sauce and mix them and try them to find the combination that you prefer. Our local grocery store had several different brands of each. You can also try your local Asian market for others.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
Quaker Steak and Lube Thai ‘R’ Cracker Wings
Quaker Steak and Lube Louisiana Lickers Wings
Great Value Asian Sweet Chili Wings

Copycat Quaker Steak and Lube Thai ‘R’ Cracker Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

For the sauce

  • 1/4 cup garlic chili sauce or more as desired
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger I substituted 1/2 teaspoon dried ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce

  • Combine all ingredients. Add more garlic chili sauce and sesame oil as desired.

Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Mango Habanero Wings

Don’t fear the habanero. Don’t worry about the heat. Well, ok, maybe a little. But it’s really tamed by the fantastic mango sauce. This might well be the perfect combination of sweet and heat. This is what Buffalo wing sauce wants to be when it grows up. This copycat Buffalo Wild Wings mango habanero sauce is nothing but awesome.

Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Mango Habanero Wings

I used a can of mango nectar when I made this copycat Buffalo Wild Wings mango habanero sauce. It can be found in the Hispanic foods section of your grocery store. If you can’t find it, you might find it in the juice section. In a pinch, you can substitute mango that has been diced and pureed until very smooth. In that case you’ll probably need to strain the sauce before using.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
Meijer Mango Habanero Wings
Copycat Applebee’s Buffalo Wings
Aji Amarillo Wings

Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Mango Habanero Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Your favorite wing seasoning I used Fire-Eater Rub

For the sauce

  • 1 can mango nectar 11.3 ounces
  • Habanero sauce to taste
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup Frank’s RedHot sauce
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce

  • Combine ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Stir and simmer until reduced to the desired consistency.
  • Keep warm until ready to use.