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2 metal cups with dipping sauce for chicken wings on wood board. Fresh chives, knife. slat shaker and glass mixing bowl in back. Gray background.

Homemade Chicken Wing Dipping Sauce

Author: Janet Harlow
Course: Appetizers and Snacks, Sauces and Dressings
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
This dipping sauce for buffalo chicken wings is super simple but the perfect cooling dip. It has a sour cream base, just four more simple ingredients and mixes up in 5 minutes.
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Prep Time 5 mins


  • ½ c sour cream (low-fat or dairy-free options ok)
  • 4 tsp vinegar - apple cider, white, white wine, white balsamic or rice vinegars will work
  • 1 tsp agave, maple syrup or other liquid sweetener
  • ¼ tsp granulated onion (or ⅛ tsp onion powder)
  • ¼ tsp granulated garlic (or ⅙ tsp powder)
  • tsp salt
  • 2 pinches finely ground black pepper
  • 1 heaping Tbsp finely chopped chive


  • Place the sour cream, vinegar, agave, onion and garlic granules, salt and pepper into a small mixing bowl. Stir well with a wire whisk or fork until smooth.
  • Stir in the chopped chive.
  • Taste. This is the flavor balance that I prefer, but if you want it a little more salty add a couple of pinches of salt. More sweet? Add a ½ tsp or more of sweetener. More sour? Add another ½ teaspoon or more of vinegar.
  • Be sure to check out my recipe for crispy, oven-baked, gluten-free chicken wings.
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