This delicious weed-infused buffalo wing sauce recipe uses cannabutter and hot sauce. It’s perfect to lift spirits for parties or watching football games! Works with boneless and bone-in chicken wings. You can easily adjust the THC content per serving for users with lower tolerance for marijuana edibles recipes.
We’ve included two variants, a basic recipe and a more complex recipe for those looking for ideas on how to enhance the flavor profile of their marijuana buffalo wing sauce.
Basic marijuana buffalo chicken wing sauce recipe
Our basic buffalo wing sauce recipe uses the classic combination of butter and Frank’s Red Hot, amended with a portion of cannabutter. The basic recipe is a 50-50 ration of butter to hot sauce. To factor the THC content of your buffalo sauce, you’ll need to know how strong your cannabutter is. See below for links to cannabutter recipes that include THC dosage information.
1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot*
1/4 cup Butter (nixture of mostly regular butter and cannabutter)
1/8 teaspoon (or a few grinds if using a grinder) of finely ground fresh pepper
*Note: other hot sauces can be used, but Red Hot is the classic Buffalo flavor profile. If you use other sauces, be sure to adjust the ratio if necessary if your hot sauce if very hot. For example, a 50-50 butter/Tabasco mix would be quite brutal for most palettes.
To make your wing sauce, melt butter in microwave and combine with Frank’s Red hot. Add pepper and whisk together until consistent. I like to melt the regular butter so it’s bubbly hot, and then plop in my cannabutter in there and let the residual heat of the regular butter melt it. That way I don’t risk the microwave frying the THC and making this buffalo wing recipe a dud.
The 50-50 ratio is relatively hot but not too bad. For a milder sauce, use just 1/4 cup of Franks to each 1/2 cup of butter. You can always add more hot sauce to reach the desired heat level.
If you want a spicier hot sauce, you have several options:
- Increase ratio of Frank’s Red Hot to butter; ex: 3/4 cup hot sauce to 1/2 cup butter
- Add a bit of spicier hot sauce, such as Tobasco, to supplement Frank’s.
- Add additional heat ingredients, such as dried chipotle powder, cayenne pepper powder, etc.
Enhanced weed buffalo wing sauce recipe
After making the basic recipe, the second time I tried spicing it up a bit. I really liked the result, so I figured I’d share it. Feel free to adjust according to the ingredients you have on hand.
1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot
1/4 cup butter/cannabutter mix
1/8 teaspoon finely ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder
1/8 teaspoon dried chipotle powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
How to determine THC content of your buffalo wings
The amount of THC in your buffalo wing recipe depends on how strong your cannabutter is. Assuming that you plan on using the recipe above for four people, figure out how strong you want each person’s experience to be. For most people 25-30 mg is a reasonable dose, so you’d need to use 100 mg of THC total.
If your cannabutter was made with a stick (1/2 cup) of butter and a gram of BHO, then you’d need to use 1 tablespoon of cannabutter to get about 90-100 mg THC total in your wing sauce. Since the recipe calls for 1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons of butter in total, you could use 3 tablespoons regular butter and 1 tablespoon cannabutter in this recipe.
If you haven’t yet made your cannabutter, you’re in luck.
Try these cannabutter recipes
These recipes for cannabutter contain instructions on how to determine potency.
- Cannabutter recipe using BHO/wax/shatter
- Cannabutter recipe using kief/dry ice hash
- Cannabutter recipe using marijuana flowers or trimmed leaves
- Cannabutter recipe using bubble hash
- Cannabutter recipe using scissor hash
Make sure you decarb your weed or concentrate prior to cooking cannabutter with it. Decarboxylation transforms the cannabinoid TCHA into THC, which is needed for you to achieve psychoactive effects when you eat it.
Storing your weed buffalo wing sauce safely
As with all marijuana edibles, store your THC-infused buffalo wing sauce away from children and pets. If you make extra wings, you can always apply the sauce to cooked boneless or bone-in chicken wings and freeze them in individual portions for an easy treat. Heat gently though, you don’t want to overcook the cannabutter in a microwave when reheating.