Adobo Buffalo Wings

Nothing makes me happier than discovering a wing sauce that can be used on much more than ‘just’ wings. The sauce on these adobo Buffalo wings packs some mild heat, just enough and just right. There’s a little sweetness, a little smokiness, and my favorite, a hint of soy sauce. Each bite is a wonderful combination of flavors.

Adobo Buffalo Wings

One great sauce!

The sauce on these adobo Buffalo wings is thick, thick enough for sticking to smoked or grill ribs, chicken, burgers… you name it. I’d definitely recommend doubling the sauce.

Kick it up a bit!

For a little more kick add more adobo, cayenne or red chili flakes. You can also substitute hot sauce for the Buffalo wing sauce, but the Buffalo sauce does add that nice traditional wing flavor.

I store my leftover homemade sauces in squeeze bottles. If refrigerated, I set them out an hour before using so they come to room temperature. You don’t want to put cold sauce on hot wings!

You’ll also want to make these awesome wings:
Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wings
Sweet Baby Ray’s Garlic Parmesan Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Jammin’ Jalapeno Wings
Texas Pete Extra Mild Buffalo Wings
Tangy Tapatio Barbecue Wings

Check out my always-growing list of over 100 homemade wing recipes, including sauces and seasonings!

Adobo Buffalo Wings
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Adobo Buffalo Wings

For a little more kick add more adobo, cayenne or red chili flakes.
Prep Time4 hours
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time4 hours 45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: adobo sauce, Buffalo wings
Servings: 6
Calories: 852kcal


  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock

For the marinade

For the glaze (if tossing the wings with the glaze you may want to thin it somewhat with a little water so the glaze doesn't end up too thick)


For the glaze

  • Combine all ingredients except for the cornstarch in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and continue simmering, stirring, for 15-20 minutes.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Combine the cornstarch with water. Slowly whisk into the glaze.
  • Remove from heat and let cool slightly before pouring thru a whisk.
  • Keep warm over low heat until ready to use. If too thick stir in a little (very little!) water a time to get the desired consistency.


Calories: 852kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 7836mg | Potassium: 852mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 984IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 7mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.