These hot honey recipes will inspire you to use this delicious sweet and spicy condiment in dozens of different ways to make weeknight dinners even tastier.
Once I tried drizzling hot honey over a pizzeria pizza, I became completely obsessed with Mike's Hot Honey.
It was such an unusual condiment to find sitting at the table next to the grated parm and crushed red pepper flakes, I was curious.
I tentatively dipped the edge of my pizza crust in a little of the sweet and spicy and honey and quickly found myself grabbing for more.
Now this unique item is an absolute staple in my kitchen pantry!
Over the last couple of years, I've found dozens of different ways to use hot honey to make my regular weeknight dinners even tastier.
If you haven't gotten into the hot honey craze yet, here are the easiest, and most delicious, places to start:
What Is Hot Honey?
Hot honey is a chili pepper infused honey that has a deep red-amber hue. It is my new favorite sweet and spicy condiment.
The original hot honey is Mike's Hot Honey but other honey makers have jumped on the bandwagon and you can find lots of alternatives at most grocery stores these days.
You could also order a bottle of Mike's Hot Honey on Amazon here.
Hot Honey Chick-Fil-A Sauce
The absolute easiest and one of the most delicious ways to use hot honey is to combine it with fried chicken.
I found the best fried chicken nuggets in the freezer section at Costco. You can bake them in an air fryer or in the oven and they get perfectly crispy.
Drizzle the hot honey right over the nuggets or stir it into my easy homemade Chick-fil-A sauce for a chicken nugget dip.
Hot Honey Chicken
For a lighter alternative to fried chicken, you could make hot honey baked chicken breasts or drizzle the honey over my broiled chicken tenderloins recipe.
Drizzle on Pizza
This was the original way I first tasted hot honey. The pizzeria served it in huge bottles with an easy drizzle spout that I loved.
You could dip the crust in a little dollop of honey on your plate or do like I do and just give the entire slice a gentle drizzle.
I think the hot honey tastes best with a classic cheese pizza or a sausage and pepperoni pizza but it would work great with a barbeque chicken pizza, too.
Sweet and Spicy Charcuterie Board
Honey is a great addition to a charcuterie board since it pairs so well with a variety of cheeses and meats.
Offer a jar of both regular sweet honey AND a bottle of hot honey to add interest to your next cheddar snack board.
Biscuits and honey are a match made in heaven. Make my easy buttermilk drop biscuits and drizzle the hot honey over the top while they are still warm.
Or beat the hot honey into whipped butter for a hot honey butter spread!
Hot Honey Bourbon Chicken
Whenever I use honey for a savory dinner ingredient, I always grab my hot honey for an easy way to give the dish some kick.
The hot honey is an easy way to make my sticky Crockpot bourbon chicken so yummy!
Hot Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs
Honey gives a gorgeous glaze to these spicy honey garlic chicken thighs.
Serve them with fresh green onions over a bed of jasmine rice for a quick dinner.
Hot Honey Dipping Sauce
Dipping sauces aren't just for chicken. You could make a hot honey dipping sauce using my Bang Bang sauce recipe and serve it with roasted shrimp or baked breaded shrimp.
Hot Honey Salad Dressing
Add a kick to your next apple pear salad by mixing hot honey into my mustard vinaigrette.
Honey is a great alternative to brown sugar in some recipes. My spicy sauce for sandwiches could easily be tweaked to use the hot honey in place of the brown sugar.
Spread this on a cold deli ham sandwich or grill it and make a spicy hot ham and Swiss cheese sandwich.
You could use the hot honey as one of the ingredients IN the buttermilk cornbread or reserve it for drizzling over the top of a fresh square at the dinner table.
Hot Honey Ham
Use hot honey on my Crockpot spiral ham, it will add so much flavor to the gorgeous glaze at the end!
Spicy Pimento Cheese Spread
I used the hot honey as a sweet ingredient in my spicy pimento cheese spread.
Serve it with buttery crackers for an easy appetizer, add it to your cheddar snack board, or make grilled pimento cheese sandwiches with juicy tomatoes.
Hot Honey Sriracha Chex Mix
Like things extra hot?? Use a spicy honey to give even more flavor to our favorite sweet and spicy honey sriracha Chex mix.
Hot Honey Mustard Sauce
My easy raspberry mustard dip is perfect for dipping seasoned pretzels in but it runs more sweet than spicy.
Swap the hot honey in the ingredients to give it more kick.
Hot Honey Teriyaki Sauce
I always use hot honey in my homemade teriyaki sauce. It goes so well with the pineapple teriyaki meatballs stir fry!
Hot Honey Pork Tenderloins
Honey and apples are such a wonderful flavor pairing. Using hot honey for my roasted pork in applesauce would be a lovely way to deepen the flavor. Pair them with roasted mini potatoes for a hearty fall meal.
Hot Honey BBQ Sauce
Swap out the brown sugar and use hot honey in my light and sweet BBQ sauce. Brush it over ribs, grilled chicken, or pulled pork.
Hot Honey BBQ Chicken Sliders
Drizzle the hot honey over my baked BBQ chicken sliders for a sweet and spicy sandwich that will fly off the buffet table at your next party.
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