Dipping Sauce For Chicken Wings (3 Ways!)

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Even though tailgating might be very different this year, we all still need some tasty food to go with the game! Make a delicious dipping sauce for chicken wings (or three!) with just a few ingredients to up your snacking game!

Serve wings with sauces and a side of potato salad.

A fun spread for gameday! 

When it comes to gameday food, I like it quick, easy, delicious and most importantly, convenient. My favorite things to serve are chicken wings, some kind of salad (I love potato salad!), fruit, and of course, freshly baked cookies.

Safeway makes it easy to create fresh, delicious and convenient meals for gameday. I got BBQ chicken wings, spicy wings and roasted wings at the hot deli case plus some homestyle potato salad from the cold deli case, fresh cut fruit bowls from the produce section and some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies from the bakery. These items made such a fun and convenient spread and we loved it!

I got the wings, fruit, chocolate chips and potato salad from my local Safeway. However you are planning on watching sporting events this year, Safeway has got you covered with their made in-store chicken wings, freshly-prepared deli salads, bakery treats, and Fresh Cut fruit bowls.

I got all these delicious products at my local Safeway. You can also find them at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market, and Tom Thumb. They always have everything I need. Safeway also offers Grocery Delivery and Drive Up & Go™ for convenient ways to shop, and I love using it. On a chicken wing board place the sauces, carrots and celery.

Dipping sauce for chicken wings (3 ways!)

To add more flavor and fun to the spread, I made three very easy, yet very delicious dipping sauces to go with the wings. Here is a small breakdown on what goes into each dipping sauce:

  • Cilantro lemon sauce: herby and bright thanks to the lemon, this sauce is so good with wings! To make this sauce, you need cilantro, yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. The add a new layer of flavor to the wings and make them even tastier. 
  • Garlic parmesan sauce: so creamy and packed with the flavors of parmesan and garlic. This dipping sauce calls for mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, grated parmesan, parsley and vinegar. 
  • Smoked paprika aioli: you can make aioli from scratch and add some quality smoked paprika to it. Or, take a shortcut and make it with mayonnaise, yogurt, garlic, lime and smoked paprika. Both are so good for dipping wings! 

Three dipping sauces for wings. Made from scratch. Smoked paprika aioli, cilantro lemon and garlic parmesan.

Can I make these sauces ahead of time?

Yes! You can make these a day ahead and store them in airtight containers. When ready to serve, stir them well with a spoon and transfer them to dipping bowls to serve with the wings. 


To make these dipping sauces for chicken wings vegan or dairy free, simply use vegan mayonnaise and dairy free sour cream and yogurt. Make sure they are plain and not flavored. 

Dip the wings in the smoked paprika aioli dipping sauce.

4.77 from 13 votes

Dipping Sauce For Chicken Wings (3 Ways!)

Even though tailgating might be very different this year, we all still need some tasty food to go with the game! Make a delicious dipping sauce for chicken wings (or three!) with just a few ingredients in no time to up your snacking game!  
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
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Cilantro Lemon Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp water
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Garlic Parmesan Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Smoked Paprika Aioli

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt, to taste


Cilantro Lemon Dipping Sauce

  • Chop cilnatro finely and set aside. Mince garlic or grate it and add it to the cilantro.
  • In a bowl, mix yogurt with olive oil, lemon juice and water. Add in cilantro and minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Garlic Parmesan Dipping Sauce

  • Mix mayonnaise and sour cream in a bowl and set aside. Mince garlic finely and add it to the mayonnaise with grated parmesan.
  • Add chopped parsley and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.

Smoked Paprika Aioli

  • Mix mayonnaise and yogurt in a bowl. Add in smoked paprika and lime juice.
  • Mince the garlic cloves and add to the mayonnaise and yogurt mixture. Season with salt and serve.


  • Use vegan mayonnaise and dairy free yogurt for vegan version of these dipping sauces. 
  • You can make aioli from scratch and add some smoked paprika as well.  


Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 367mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 598IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    We are big game day eaters over here and chicken wings is always on the menu! Love all three of these dipping sauces and they will be a staple every time!